A young delivery man is found shot to death and the murder trail leads Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Curtis (Benjamin Bratt) to the two teenagers who placed the order. When McCoy (Sam Waterston) and Ross (Carey Lowell) realize that one of the suspects' confessions is protected in the name of religion, they strike a deal to ensure that justice is served. Donna Murphy ('Murder One') guest-stars as defense attorney Carla Tyrell. S. Epatha Merkerson and Steven Hill also stars.