A suspect, Risley Tucker (Moses Gunn), has been hauled in for the murder of 11-year-old Adena Watson. Having pursued this case for weeks, Bayliss (Kyle Secor) and Pembleton (Andre Braugher) are anxious for a chance to wrest a confession from Tucker. Unfortunately, it will be their last chance: If Tucker doesn't crack within the next 12 hours, they will be forced to let him walk. Writer Tom Fontana won an Emmy for this episode.
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