If The HBO Series ‘The Night Of’ Were A Single Episode Of ‘Law & Order’

07.25.16 3 years ago 2 Comments
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In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.


[Two maids from a New York cleaning service enter Andrea’s home for their weekly appointment. They are carrying supplies and are in the middle of a conversation.]

MAID: … and so I said, “That’s not a stromboli. That’s a calzone.”

OTHER MAID: The whole city’s going down the drain, if you ask me.

MAID: Not like when we were growing up.

OTHER MAID: You said it.

MAID: Okay, I’ll take the bedroom next if you can take the kitchen.

OTHER MAID: Fine, but I’m not doing the bathroom then.

MAID: We’ll see about that.

[The camera stays on OTHER MAID as she heads to the kitchen. Suddenly there’s a scream from the bedroom. OTHER MAID rushes in to see MAID standing over the bed, staring at Andrea’s bloody nude body. Both recoil in horror.]



[Detectives LENNIE BRISCOE and REY CURTIS enter the house to begin their investigation. They are extremely casual about a mutilated body being a few feet away. LENNIE is drinking coffee.]

MEDICAL EXAMINER: Victim is a young woman, age 20. Twenty-plus stab wounds. Looks like drugs were involved. We’ll know more once we do an autopsy.

BRISCOE: Any sign of a weapon?


BRISCOE: Thanks, doc.

CURTIS: Wow, this creep really did a number on her.

BRISCOE: I’ll say.

CURTIS: We got any leads so far?

BRISCOE: Not much. Couple witnesses on the street think they saw a guy walk in with the vic last night. Dusting the surfaces for prints now. But that’s it.

CURTIS: And a cold, lifeless woman in a bed.

BRISCOE: Cold and lifeless? Sounds like my ex-wife.

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