Law & Order Season 22 Episode 8: "Chain Of Command" Quotes
Maroun: You were right. Lockett was a good man, but he followed the chain of command and he died for it.
Price: He was a soldier. He was just following orders.
Maroun: That doesn't mean it was right.
Price: Whoever said it did?
Nolan: Turns out Fallon has a glioblastoma -- a brain tumor on his right frontal lobe. The defense is arguing it impacted his impulse control.
McCoy: How did we not know about this?
Maroun: It was diagnosed only a week before the murder. He hadn't received treatment yet and by his account hadn't told anyone yet, including his attorney.
McCoy: That strains credulity.
Price: A judge thought so too but ultimately accepted their change of plea.
Maroun: Studies link glioblastomas specifically to toxic exposure from burn pits.
McCoy: So from Fallon's perspective, Lockett was responsible not only for his best friend's suicide but for his own diagnosis. That only strengthens his motive.
Maroun: But the defense has a neurooncologist that will testify the tumor is responsible for the murder and impaired Fallon's ability to distinguish right from wrong in the moment.
McCoy: That's not true. But it's good strategy. Allows them to introduce the burn pits and the tragic aftermath and paint the defendant as the victim.
Maroun: In a way, he is.
Shane was dying. Pulmonary fibrosis. Suicide was just a shortcut, but you can't put that in the obit.Martinez
Shaw: I recognize that guy. That's Vincent Martinez, Reisner's associate. They served together in Iraq.
Cosgrove: That's gotta be Reisner's funeral. Oh, we gotta grab him now.
Shaw: Frank. No, no, no. You and I can go in there and keep eyes on Martinez and we can wait for a discreet moment to approach after.
Cosgrove: Discreet? That guy is murder suspect number one. We don't know if he's armed, if he's going in there to shoot up the place.
Shaw: He's not gonna shoot up the place. It's a veteran's funeral!
Shaw: So? Frank, my brother's in the military. My father was. These funerals matter. So let's show them some respect, huh?
CEO: Projections are made up numbers. We didn't do anything wrong.
Shaw: Then why cut out the CFO?
CEO: She has no financial imagination.
Shaw: And Alex did?
CEO: He followed orders. He was a former soldier so I knew he'd do what he was told.
Sonia: I assure you, I was not having an affair with Alex Lockett.
Shaw; We saw the crater you left in his office wall. You have a good arm.
Cosgrove: You were tired of being his little secret, you wanted to go public, but he broke it off. That would make anybody angry.
Sonia: Why must men always reduce a woman down to sex?
You know, he was awfully dressed up for a midnight smoke under the stars.Dixon
Shaw: All these windows, someone must have heard something.
Cosgrove: Nah. Everyone around here goes to bed before the 10 o'clock news.