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S01 E01: The Butterfly Clip Effect
Law and Order S01 E01, Prescription for Death
Inspired by the 1984 death of Libby Zion.
S01 E02: Ferociously Curled Bangs
Law and Order S01 E02, Subterranean Homeboy Blues
Inspired by the shooting of Barry Allen, Troy Canty, Darrell Cabey, James Ramseur by Bernie Goetz, The Subway Vigilante.
S01 E03: AOL Keyword: Rough Trade
Law and Order S01 E03, The Reaper's Helper
Inspired by the controversial Dr Jack Kevorkian.
S01 E04: A Waterballoon Full of Condoms
Law and Order S01 E04, Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
Inspired by the murder of Jennifer Levin by Robert Chambers, The Preppy Killer.
S01 E05: Nothing Too Suspish
Law and Order S01 E05, Happily Ever After
Inspired by the murder of Carol Stuart.
S01 E06: This Really Frosts My Cookies
Law and Order S01 E06, Everybody's Favorite Bagman
Inspired by the 1986 Parking Violations Bureau Scandal and the death of Donald Manes.
S01 E07: Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, JOLEEEEEENE
Law and Order S01 E07, By Hooker, By Crook
Inspired by the case of Sydney Biddle Barrows, The Mayflower Madam.
S01 E08: Marshmallow Tolerance Level
Law and Order S01 E08, Poison Ivy
Inspired by the murder of Edmund Perry by Police Officer Lee Van Houten.
S01 E09: Principal Babadook
Law and Order S01 E09, Indifference
Inspired by the murder of 6-yr old Lisa Steinberg by her parents Joel Steinberg and Hedda Nussbaum.
S01 E10: Zambonis on Ice
Law and Order S01 E10, Prisoner of Love
Inspired by the murder of Norwegian fashion student Eigil Dag Vesti aka the Death Mask Murder.
S01 E11: Vampire Chicken
Law and Order S01 E11, Out of the Half-Light
Inspired by the Tawana Brawley sexual assault allegations.
S01 E12: Judy Dench's Time Adventure
Law and Order S01 E12, Life Choice
Inspired by the attempted bombing of a San Diego abortion clinic and the assassination of Dr George Tiller.
S01 E13: Birdemic & Sharknado
Law and Order S01 E13, A Death in the Family
Inspired by the case of Larry Davis.
S01 E14 & 15: TIM/The Exonerated Five & Central Park Jogger
Law and Order S01 E14, The Violence of Summer
Inspired by The Central Park Jogger killing and the story of The Exonerated 5.
S01 E16 + 17: Widow Biegel/Widdle Beagle & Skeletons Forever!
Law and Order S01 E15 & 16, The Torrents of Greed Part I & II
Inspired by the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.
S01 E18: BATMAN
Law and Order S01 E17, Mushrooms
Inspired by the rise in bystander killings due to gun violence and stray bullets.
S01 E19: Defense Attorney, Foghorn Leghorn
Law and Order S01 E18, The Secret Sharers
Inspired by the Daingerfield Church Shooting.
S01 E20: Anger, Grief, Denial, Tennis
Law and Order S01 E19, The Serpent's Tooth
Inspired by the murder of Jose and Kitty Menendez by their sons Lyle and Erik Menendez.
S01 E21: A Ghost Bit My Sandwich
Law and Order S01 E20, The Troubles
Inspired by Joe Doherty and Northern Ireland's period known as The Troubles.
S01 E22: Organ Trail
Law and Order S01 E21, Sonata for Solo Organ
Inspired by the urban legends of kidney and organ theivery.
S01 E23: Really Uncomfortable Face Touching
Law and Order S01 E22, The Blue Wall
Inspired by the double-crossing of Joe Sanchez and police corruption.
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