It’s been a good revival for Law & Order Season 21 Episode 10, with a cross-over with SVU right at the season finale starring Mariska Hargitay as Benson. The long-running series by Dick Wolf, the original one, was revived after a long process that made Wolf make a deal with NBC and Universal TV that made his company, Wolf Entertainment, remain on the network for five more years.
The result is this show, and more interactions and cross-overs with other shows in the Law & Order franchise to mix things up a little. Dick Wolf remains as an executive producer and Rick Eid is now the showrunner. Lastly, the series will return for a twenty-second season next year! Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the episode recap.
Law & Order Season 21 Episode 10 Recap
Off-duty detective James ‘Jimmy’ Doyle was slain in Law & Order Season 21 Episode 10. He was Det. Cosgrove’s friend, and he took it personally. Detectives learned of his girlfriend, Ms. Gates when they interviewed his wife, Heather Doyle. She was a Black woman who told detectives about the stress in their relationship since she dated a White cop in an environment of high police brutality tensions.
The investigation led to another male who had previously dated and pursued the woman, and he told police he heard two gunshots and then saw a White man sprinting down the street. Surveillance footage corroborated his story, and they soon tracked down the fugitive, Scott Gleacher.
Gleacher was in the region because he was being recognized at an event for an organization he founded. While being probed, Gleacher obstructed police, allowing them to investigate his group for empowering young females. They also discovered Regina Daniels, his 19-year-old girlfriend. Kendra Daniels, her older sister, shut down the cops when Benard asked about her recent sutures and bruising on her temple.
Gleacher was subsequently examined again by the police, and he claimed to know who had shut down Det. Doyle in exchange for immunity. Lieutenant Dixon insisted that ADA Maroun negotiate a plea agreement with the defendant to apprehend a cop killer. The DA’s office gave Gleacher immunity, and he told them that when he went to see Regina that night, her sister Kendra approached him, cautioned him to keep away from her sister, and then pulled a gun on him. Gleacher rushed their way after hearing Doyle identify himself. Gleacher fled after hearing two bullets.
Detectives came to Kendra’s house to obtain her tale, but she wasn’t telling the truth, and they arrested her because they had blood proof on her shirt. Chief McGrath spoke with DA McCoy and expressed his desire for justice in Doyle’s death. He also intended to send a message: murder an officer in New York, and you’ll be locked up for the rest of your life.
The prosecution and McCoy discussed the case, and McCoy ordered Price to follow the evidence. Price couldn’t bring up the race issue because there was no other evidence against the defendant.
The Charges Are Presented
Price charged Kendra with Aggravated Manslaughter in court. She was remanded in jail on $3 million bails. The cops at the hearing were enraged and branded Price a “coward.” Cosgrove then challenged Price about not pursuing 1st Degree Murder charges. He claimed it was because she was Black and appeared to be slapped on the wrist. Price explained his problem, but Cosgrove refused to listen. Benard interjected to calm Cosgrove down, then praised Price for going against the NYPD to pursue the law.
The Topic Of Racism
The defense undoubtedly played the race issue, bringing up an internal affairs investigation into his previous racist statements. The judge permitted the two investigations into the case to be used as context. Doyle was portrayed as a racist by the defense. The prosecution demonstrated that no charges were brought against Doyle, and his accusers committed horrible crimes, presumably looking for a scapegoat for their misdeeds. Heather challenged the prosecution for allowing the defense to smear her ex-reputation. As a result, they decided to invite Doyle’s girlfriend to the stand to demonstrate his character.
When Kendra entered the stand, she explained to the defense why she did not follow his directions. She told him she had a gun, and the sight in his eyes scared her. Furthermore, she didn’t want to wind up like dead countless others who died due to police overzealousness. She also defended herself. The prosecution demonstrated how Kendra abandoned Det. Doyle is to die. The jury found Kendra not guilty of first-degree manslaughter but convicted of second-degree manslaughter!
Law & Order Season 21 Episode 10 Release Date
Law & Order Season 21 Episode 10 was released on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 20:00 hrs, Eastern Time, United States, on NBC. Firstly, the 43-minute episode was titled “Black and Blue”, Eriq La Salle directed it out of a script penned by Rick Eid and Dick Wolf. This marks the season finale of the revival of this show.
Law & Order Season 21 Trailer
Where To Watch Law & Order?
Law & Order airs on NBC on Thursdays at 20:00 hrs, Eastern Time, United States. Secondly, you can stream the show from Hulu, Peacock Premium, Fubo TV, Spectrum on Demand, AMC+, and DirecTV. Lastly, the show is available for purchase from Apple iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft Store and Vudu Fandango.