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Law & Order is a police procedural and legal drama series that premiered on NBC on September 13, 1990. Set in New York City, where episodes were also filmed, the series ran for twenty seasons before it was cancelled on May 14, 2010, and aired its final episode ten days later on May 24.[1] After its cancellation, AMC Network considered reviving Law & Order for a twenty-first season;[2] however, in July 2010, Dick Wolf indicated that attempts had failed and he declared that the series had now "moved to the history books".[3]

A total of 456 original episodes and one TV movie of Law & Order aired before cancellation.

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Series overview[edit]Edit

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Discs
1 22 September 13, 1990 June 9, 1991 October 15, 2002[4] June 16, 2003[5] April 14, 2003 6
2 22 September 17, 1991 May 14, 1992 May 4, 2004[6] February 28, 2004[7] January 19, 2005 3
3 22 September 23, 1992 May 19, 1993 May 24, 2005[8] November 21, 2005[9] March 8, 2006 3
4 22 September 15, 1993 May 25, 1994 December 6, 2005[10] July 17, 2006[11] September 19, 2006 3
5 23 September 21, 1994 May 24, 1995 April 3, 2007[12] July 23, 2007[13] July 30, 2007 5
6 23 September 20, 1995 May 22, 1996 December 2, 2008[14] February 16, 2009[15] March 4, 2009 5
7 23 September 18, 1996 May 21, 1997 January 19, 2010[16] April 12, 2010[17] April 21, 2010[18] 5
8 24 September 24, 1997 May 20, 1998 December 7, 2010[19] N/A August 4, 2011[20] 5
9 24 September 23, 1998 May 26, 1999 December 6, 2011[21] N/A N/A 5
Film November 8, 1998 June 12, 2012[22] March 21, 2011[23] N/A 1
10 24 September 22, 1999 May 24, 2000 February 23, 2012[24] N/A N/A 5
11 24 October 18, 2000 May 23, 2001 November 6, 2012[25] N/A N/A 5
12 24 September 26, 2001 May 22, 2002 February 26, 2013[26] N/A N/A 5
13 24 October 2, 2002 May 21, 2003 November 5, 2013[27] N/A N/A 5
14 24 September 24, 2003 May 19, 2004 September 14, 2004[28] N/A N/A 3
15 24 September 24, 2004 May 18, 2005 November 4, 2014[29] N/A N/A 5
16 22 September 21, 2005 May 17, 2006 November 4, 2014[30] N/A N/A 5
17 22 September 22, 2006 May 18, 2007 November 4, 2014[31] N/A N/A 5
18 18 January 2, 2008 May 21, 2008 N/A N/A N/A N/A
19 22 November 5, 2008 June 3, 2009 N/A N/A N/A N/A
20 23 September 25, 2009 May 24, 2010 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 456 September 13, 1990 – May 24, 2010 November 8, 2011[32] N/A N/A 104

Episodes[edit]Edit

Season 1: 1990–91[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 1)*The sixth episode “Everybody's Favorite Bagman” was the original pilot made by CBS in 1988, but instead NBC decided to air “Prescription for Death” as the pilot episode of the series in 1990.

  • George Dzundza (Max Greevey) left the cast at the end of the first season. He was replaced by Paul Sorvino.
  • S. Epatha Merkerson guest stars as Denise Winters in the episode "Mushrooms". She then joins the main cast as Anita Van Buren three seasons later.
  • 13 episodes (excluding the CBS pilot) were filmed from the spring to the summer of 1990 before being broadcast. 13 episodes were already in can when the show premiered on NBC.
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1 1 "Prescription for Death" John Whitesell Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman

Story by: David Black & Ed Zuckerman

September 13, 1990 66209
2 2 "Subterranean Homeboy Blues" E.W. Swackhamer Robert Palm September 20, 1990 66205
3 3 "The Reaper's Helper" Vern Gillum Teleplay by: Thomas Francis McElroy, David Black & Robert Nathan

Story by: Thomas Francis McElroy

October 4, 1990 66215
4 4 "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die" Charles Correll Teleplay by: Robert Nathan

Story byDick Wolf

October 11, 1990 66210
5 5 "Happily Ever After" Vern Gillum Teleplay by: David Black & Robert Nathan

Story by: Dick Wolf & David Black

October 23, 1990 66212
6 6 "Everybody's Favorite Bagman" John Patterson Dick Wolf October 30, 1990 83543
7 7 "By Hooker, By Crook" Martin Davidson David Black November 13, 1990 66203
8 8 "Poison Ivy" E.W. Swackhamer Teleplay byJacob Brackman

Story by: Jack Richardson & Jacob Brackman

November 20, 1990 66211
9 9 "Indifference" James Quinn Robert Palm November 27, 1990 66207
10 10 "Prisoner of Love" Michael Fresco Teleplay by: Robert Nathan

Story by: David Black & Robert Nathan

December 4, 1990 66208
11 11 "Out of the Half-Light" E.W. Swackhamer Michael Duggan December 11, 1990 66202
12 12 "Life Choice" Aaron Lipstadt Teleplay by: David Black & Robert Nathan

Story by: Dick Wolf

January 8, 1991 66213
13 13 "A Death in the Family" Gwen Arner Teleplay by: Joe Viola & David Black

Story by: Joe Viola

January 15, 1991 66204
14 14 "The Violence of Summer" Don Scardino Michael Duggan February 5, 1991 66219
15 15 "The Torrents of Greed (Part I)" E.W. Swackhamer Teleplay byMichael S. Chernuchin

Story by: Michael Duggan & Michael S. Chernuchin

February 12, 1991 66222
16 16 "The Torrents of Greed (Part II)" E.W. Swackhamer Teleplay by: Michael S. Chernuchin

Story by: Michael Duggan & Michael S. Chernuchin

February 19, 1991 66225
17 17 "Mushrooms" Daniel Sackheim Robert Palm February 26, 1991 66218
18 18 "The Secret Sharers" E.W. Swackhamer Robert Nathan March 12, 1991 66221
19 19 "The Serpent's Tooth" Don Scardino Teleplay byRené Balcer & Robert Nathan

Story byI.C. Rapoport & Joshua Stern

March 19, 1991 66224
20 20 "The Troubles" John Whitesell Teleplay by: Robert Palm

Story by: Dick Wolf & Robert Palm

March 26, 1991 66214
21 21 "Sonata for a Solo Organ" Fred Gerber Teleplay byJoe Morgenstern & Michael S. Chernuchin

Story by: Joe Morgenstern & Michael Duggan

April 2, 1991 66226
22 22 "The Blue Wall" Vern Gillum Teleplay by: Robert Nathan

Story by: Dick Wolf & Robert Nathan

June 9, 1991 66220

Season 2: 1991–92[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 2)*Paul Sorvino joined the cast as Phil Cerreta.

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23 1 "Confession" Fred Gerber Michael Duggan & Robert Palm September 17, 1991 67416
24 2 "The Wages of Love" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman

Story byRobert Nathan & Ed Zuckerman

September 24, 1991 67405
25 3 "Aria" Don Scardino Teleplay by: Christine Roum

Story byMichael S. Chernuchin

October 1, 1991 67411
26 4 "Asylum" Kristoffer Siegel-Tabori Teleplay by: Kathy McCormick

Story by: Robert Palm

October 8, 1991 67409
27 5 "God Bless the Child" E.W. Swackhamer David Black & Robert Nathan October 22, 1991 67404
28 6 "Misconception" Daniel Sackheim Teleplay by: Michael S. Chernuchin

Story by: Michael Duggan & Michael S. Chernuchin

October 29, 1991 67410
29 7 "In Memory Of" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: David Black & Robert Nathan

Story by: David Black & Siobhan Byrne

November 5, 1991 67413
30 8 "Out of Control" John Whitesell Teleplay by: Jack Richardson

Story by: David Black & Robert Nathan

November 12, 1991 67403
31 9 "Renunciation" Gwen Arner Michael S. Chernuchin & Joe Morgenstern November 19, 1991 67414
32 10 "Heaven" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Nancy Ann Miller & Robert Palm

Story by: Robert Palm

November 26, 1991 67415
33 11 "His Hour Upon the Stage" Steve Cohen Robert Nathan & Giles Blunt December 10, 1991 67407
34 12 "Star Struck" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Robert Nathan & Sally Nemeth

Story by: David Black & Alan Gelb

January 7, 1992 67406
35 13 "Severance" James Frawley Teleplay by: Michael S. Chernuchin & William N. Fordes

Story by: Michael Duggan & William N. Fordes

January 14, 1992 67418
36 14 "Blood Is Thicker" Peter Levin Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman

Story by: Robert Nathan & Ed Zuckerman

February 4, 1992 67422
37 15 "Trust" Daniel Sackheim Teleplay byRené Balcer

Story by: Michael Duggan & René Balcer

February 11, 1992 67417
38 16 "Vengeance" Daniel Sackheim Teleplay by: Michael S. Chernuchin & René Balcer

Story by: Peter S. Greenberg & Michael S. Chernuchin

February 18, 1992 67420
39 17 "Sisters of Mercy" Fred Gerber Teleplay by: René Balcer

Story by: Robert Palm & René Balcer

March 3, 1992 67423
40 18 "Cradle to Grave" James Frawley Robert Nathan & Sally Nemeth March 31, 1992 67424
41 19 "The Fertile Fields" Ed Sherin Michael S. Chernuchin & René Balcer April 7, 1992 67425
42 20 "Intolerance" Steven Robman Robert Nathan & Sally Nemeth April 14, 1992 67426
43 21 "Silence" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: René Balcer & Michael S. Chernuchin

Story by: René Balcer & Michael Duggan

April 28, 1992 67427
44 22 "The Working Stiff" Daniel Sackheim Teleplay by: Robert Palm

Story by: William N. Fordes & Robert Palm

May 14, 1992 67428

Season 3: 1992–93[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 3)*Paul Sorvino (Phil Cerreta) left the cast after the episode “Point of View”. He was replaced by Jerry Orbach (Lennie Briscoe) who came in during that episode.

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45 1 "Skin Deep" Daniel Sackheim Robert Nathan & Gordon Rayfield September 23, 1992 68009
46 2 "Conspiracy" Ed Sherin Michael S. Chernuchin & René Balcer September 30, 1992 68006
47 3 "Forgiveness" Bill D'Elia Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman

Story by: Robert Nathan & Ed Zuckerman

October 7, 1992 68005
48 4 "The Corporate Veil" Don Scardino Michael S. Chernuchin & Joe Morgenstern October 14, 1992 68007
49 5 "Wedded Bliss" Vern Gillum Robert Nathan & Edward Pomerantz October 21, 1992 68004
50 6 "Helpless" James Frawley Michael S. Chernuchin & Christine Roum November 4, 1992 68011
51 7 "Self-Defense" Ed Sherin René Balcer & Hall Powell November 11, 1992 68008
52 8 "Prince of Darkness" Gilbert Shilton Robert Nathan & William N. Fordes November 18, 1992 68003
53 9 "Point of View" Gilbert Moses Walon Green & René Balcer November 25, 1992 68012
54 10 "Consultation" James Hayman Matt Kiene & Joseph Reinkemeyer December 9, 1992 68014
55 11 "Extended Family" Charles Correll Teleplay by: Wendell Rawls & Robert Nathan

Story by: Wendell Rawls

January 6, 1993 68015
56 12 "Right to Counsel" James Frawley Michael S. Chernuchin & Barry M. Schkolnick January 13, 1993 68019
57 13 "Night and Fog" Ed Sherin Michael S. Chernuchin & René Balcer February 3, 1993 68018
58 14 "Promises to Keep" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Robert Nathan & Joshua Stern

Story by: William N. Fordes & Douglas Stark

February 10, 1993 68022
59 15 "Mother Love" Daniel Sackheim Teleplay by: Robert Nathan

Story by: Walon Green & Robert Nathan

February 24, 1993 68024
60 16 "Jurisdiction" Bruce Seth Green Walon Green & René Balcer March 3, 1993 68017
61 17 "Conduct Unbecoming" Arthur W. Forney Teleplay by: Michael S. Chernuchin & René Balcer

Story by: Walon Green & Peter S. Greenberg

March 10, 1993 68023
62 18 "Animal Instinct" Ed Sherin Michael S. Chernuchin & Sibyl Gardner March 17, 1993 68021
63 19 "Virus" Steven Robman Michael S. Chernuchin & René Balcer April 21, 1993 68010
64 20 "Securitate" James Hayman Matt Kiene & Joe Reinkemeyer May 5, 1993 68026
65 21 "Manhood" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Robert Nathan

Story by: Walon Green & Robert Nathan

May 12, 1993 68025
66 22 "Benevolence" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: René Balcer & Douglas Palau

Story by: Douglas Palau

May 19, 1993 68028

Season 4: 1993–94[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 4)*S. Epatha Merkerson (Anita Van Buren) and Jill Hennessy (Claire Kincaid) joined the cast.

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67 1 "Sweeps" James Frawley Craig McNeer & Robert Nathan September 15, 1993 69009
68 2 "Volunteers" James Quinn René Balcer September 29, 1993 69017
69 3 "Discord" Ed Sherin Michael S. Chernuchin October 6, 1993 69012
70 4 "Profile" E.W. Swackhamer Teleplay byGordon Rayfield & Ed Zuckerman

Story by: Gordon Rayfield

October 13, 1993 69010
71 5 "Black Tie" Arthur W. Forney Walon Green & Michael S. Chernuchin October 20, 1993 69004
72 6 "Pride and Joy" Gilbert Shilton Edward Pomerantz & Robert Nathan October 27, 1993 69006
73 7 "Apocrypha" Gabrielle Beaumont Michael S. Chernuchin November 3, 1993 69013
74 8 "American Dream" Constantine Makris Sibyl Gardner November 9, 1993 69018
75 9 "Born Bad" Fred Gerber Michael S. Chernuchin & Sally Nemeth November 16, 1993 69021
76 10 "The Pursuit of Happiness" Dann Florek Morgan Gendel & Robert Nathan December 1, 1993 69005
77 11 "Golden Years" Helaine Head Teleplay byDoug Palau & Ed Zuckerman

Story by: Doug Palau

January 5, 1994 69008
78 12 "Snatched" Constantine Makris Walon Green & René Balcer January 12, 1994 69024
79 13 "Breeder" Arthur W. Forney Michael S. Chernuchin & René Balcer January 19, 1994 69023
80 14 "Censure" Ed Sherin William N. Fordes February 2, 1994 69026
81 15 "Kids" Don Scardino Michael Harbert & Robert Nathan February 9, 1994 69028
82 16 "Big Bang" Dann Florek Ed Zuckerman March 2, 1994 69027
83 17 "Mayhem" James Quinn Teleplay by: Michael S. Chernuchin & René Balcer

Story by: Michael S. Chernuchin & Walon Green

March 9, 1994 69029
84 18 "Wager" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Kevin Arkadie & Harvey Solomon

Story by: Michael S. Chernuchin & Harvey Solomon

March 30, 1994 69002
85 19 "Sanctuary" Arthur W. Forney Michael S. Chernuchin & William N. Fordes April 13, 1994 69030
86 20 "Nurture" Jace Alexander Paris Qualles & Ed Zuckerman May 4, 1994 69011
87 21 "Doubles" Ed Sherin Michael S. Chernuchin & René Balcer May 18, 1994 69001
88 22 "Old Friends" James Quinn Teleplay by: Joshua Stern

Story by: Robert Nathan & Joshua Stern

May 25, 1994 69031

Season 5: 1994–95[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 5)*Sam Waterston (Jack McCoy) joined the cast. Dann Florek reprises his role as Donald Cragen in the episode “Bad Faith”.

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89 1 "Second Opinion" Ed Sherin Michael S. Chernuchin & Jeremy R. Littman September 21, 1994 69408
90 2 "Coma" Jace Alexander Ed Zuckerman September 28, 1994 69406
91 3 "Blue Bamboo" Don Scardino Teleplay byRené Balcer & Morgan Gendel

Story: René Balcer & Hall Powell

October 5, 1994 69402
92 4 "Family Values" Constantine Makris René Balcer & William N. Fordes October 12, 1994 69401
93 5 "White Rabbit" Steven Robman Ed Zuckerman & Morgan Gendel October 19, 1994 69411
94 6 "Competence" Fred Gerber Michael S. Chernuchin & Mark B. Perry November 2, 1994 69409
95 7 "Precious" Constantine Makris René Balcer & I.C. Rapoport November 9, 1994 69410
96 8 "Virtue" Martha Mitchell Mark B. Perry & Jeremy R. Littman November 23, 1994 69412
97 9 "Scoundrels" Marc Laub Ed Zuckerman & Charles C. Mann November 30, 1994 69415
98 10 "House Counsel" James Quinn Michael S. Chernuchin & Barry M. Schkolnick January 4, 1995 69413
99 11 "Guardian" Christopher Misiano Teleplay by: René Balcer & William N. Fordes

Story by: René Balcer & Brad Markowitz

January 11, 1995 69404
100 12 "Progeny" Don Scardino Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman & Morgan Gendel

Story by: Morgan Gendel & Mark B. Perry

January 25, 1995 69416
101 13 "Rage" Arthur W. Forney Michael S. Chernuchin February 1, 1995 69414
102 14 "Performance" Martha Mitchell Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman & Jeremy R. Littman

Story by: René Balcer & Jeremy R. Littman

February 8, 1995 69419
103 15 "Seed" Don Scardino Michael S. Chernuchin & Janis Diamond February 15, 1995 69420
104 16 "Wannabe" Lewis H. Gould René Balcer & I.C. Rapoport March 15, 1995 69417
105 17 "Act of God" Constantine Makris Ed Zuckerman & Walter Dallenbach March 22, 1995 69422
106 18 "Privileged" Vincent Misiano Jeremy R. Littman & Suzanne O'Malley April 5, 1995 69418
107 19 "Cruel and Unusual" Matthew Penn René Balcer & Michael S. Chernuchin April 19, 1995 69423
108 20 "Bad Faith" Dann Florek René Balcer April 26, 1995 69426
109 21 "Purple Heart" Arthur W. Forney Morgan Gendel & William N. Fordes May 3, 1995 69421
110 22 "Switch" Christopher Misiano Jeremy R. Littman & Sibyl Gardner May 17, 1995 69425
111 23 "Pride" Ed Sherin Ed Zuckerman & Gene Ritchings May 24, 1995 69427

Season 6: 1995–96[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 6)*Benjamin Bratt (Rey Curtis) joined the cast; Richard Brooks reprises his role as former ADA Paul Robinette; and Jill Hennessy (Claire Kincaid) left the cast at the end of the season, with her character being killed.

  • "Charm City," episode 124, is the first part of a two-part crossover with the Homicide: Life on the Street episode "For God and Country." It is the first of three such crossover episodes with Homicide.
  • The season finale episode "Aftershock" was the first and only episode of the entire Law & Order series to not feature a case and instead focus on the characters' private lives. Claire Kincaid is killed in a car accident, injuring Detective Lennie Briscoe.
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112 1 "Bitter Fruit" Constantine Makris René Balcer & Jeremy R. Littman September 20, 1995 K0105
113 2 "Rebels" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman & Suzanne O'Malley

Story by: Suzanne O'Malley

September 27, 1995 K0106
114 3 "Savages" Jace Alexander Morgan Gendel, Barry M. Schkolmick & Michael S. Chernuchin October 18, 1995 K0103
115 4 "Jeopardy" Christopher Misiano René Balcer & Jeremy R. Littman November 1, 1995 K0107
116 5 "Hot Pursuit" Lewis H. Gould Ed Zuckerman & Morgan Gendel November 8, 1995 K0110
117 6 "Paranoia" Fred Gerber Michael S. Chernuchin November 15, 1995 K0104
118 7 "Humiliation" Matthew Penn Michael S. Chernuchin & Barry M. Schkolnick November 22, 1995 K0111
119 8 "Angel" Arthur W. Forney Michael S. Chernuchin & Janis Diamond November 29, 1995 K0114
120 9 "Blood Libel" Constantine Makris Teleplay byI.C. Rapoport

Story by: René Balcer & I.C. Rapoport

January 3, 1996 K0109
121 10 "Remand" Jace Alexander René Balcer & Elaine Loeser January 10, 1996 K0113
122 11 "Corpus Delicti" Christopher Misiano Ed Zuckerman & Barry M. Schkolnick January 17, 1996 K0115
123 12 "Trophy" Martha Mitchell Teleplay by: Jeremy R. Littman

Story by: Jeremy R. Littman & Ed Zuckerman

January 31, 1996 K0114
124 13 "Charm City" Ed Sherin Michael S. Chernuchin & Jorge Zamacona February 2, 1996 K0116
125 14 "Custody" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: Morgan Gendel

Story by: René Balcer & Morgan Gendel

February 21, 1996 K0117
126 15 "Encore" Matthew Penn Ed Zuckerman & Jeremy R. Littman February 28, 1996 K0120
127 16 "Savior" David Platt Michael S. Chernuchin & Barry M. Schkolnick March 13, 1996 K0121
128 17 "Deceit" Vincent Misiano René Balcer & Eddie Feldmann March 27, 1996 K0118
129 18 "Atonement" Martha Mitchell Teleplay by: Morgan Gendel

Story by: Ed Zuckerman & Morgan Gendel

April 10, 1996 K0123
130 19 "Slave" Jace Alexander René Balcer & Elaine Loeser April 21, 1996 K0122
131 20 "Girlfriends" Christopher Misiano Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman & Suzanne O'Malley

Story by: Ed Zuckerman & Jeremy R. Littman

May 1, 1996 K0124
132 21 "Pro Se" Lewis H. Gould René Balcer & I.C. Rapoport May 8, 1996 K0119
133 22 "Homesick" Matthew Penn Teleplay by: Barry M. Schkolnick & Elaine Loeser

Story by: Michael S. Chernuchin & Barry M. Schkolnick

May 15, 1996 K0126
134 23 "Aftershock" Martha Mitchell Teleplay by: Janis Diamond

Story by: Michael S. Chernuchin & Janis Diamond

May 22, 1996 K0125

Season 7: 1996–97[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 7)*Carey Lowell joined the cast as Jamie Ross, replacing Jill Hennessy (Claire Kincaid)

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135 1 "Causa Mortis" Ed Sherin René Balcer September 18, 1996 K1106
136 2 "I.D." Constantine Makris Ed Zuckerman September 25, 1996 K1107
137 3 "Good Girl" Jace Alexander Jeremy R. Littman October 7, 1996 K1103
138 4 "Survivor" Vincent Misiano Barry M. Schkolnick October 23, 1996 K1104
139 5 "Corruption" Matthew Penn Teleplay by: Gardner Stern

Story by: René Balcer & Gardner Stern

October 30, 1996 K1101
140 6 "Double Blind" Christopher Misiano Jeremy R. Littman & William N. Fordes November 6, 1996 K1105
141 7 "Deadbeat" Constantine Makris Ed Zuckerman & I.C. Rapoport November 13, 1996 K1108
142 8 "Family Business" Lewis H. Gould Gardner Stern & Barry M. Schkolnick November 20, 1996 K1111
143 9 "Entrapment" Matthew Penn René Balcer & Richard Sweren January 8, 1997 K1109
144 10 "Legacy" Brian Mertes Ed Zuckerman & Jeremy R. Littman January 15, 1997 K1113
145 11 "Menace" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: I.C. Rapoport

Story by: Barry M. Schkolnick & I.C. Rapoport

February 5, 1997 K1114
146 12 "Barter" Dan Karlok René Balcer & Eddie Feldmann February 12, 1997 K1110
147 13 "Matrimony" Lewis H. Gould Ed Zuckerman & Richard Sweren February 19, 1997 K1115
148 14 "Working Mom" Jace Alexander Jeremy R. Littman & I.C. Rapoport February 26, 1997 K1118
149 15 "D-Girl" Ed Sherin René Balcer, Ed Zuckerman & Gardner Stern March 13, 1997 K1119
150 16 "Turnaround" Ed Sherin René Balcer, Ed Zuckerman & Gardner Stern March 20, 1997 K1120
151 17 "Showtime" Ed Sherin René Balcer, Ed Zuckerman & Gardner Stern March 27, 1997 K1121
152 18 "Mad Dog" Christopher Misiano René Balcer April 2, 1997 K1116
153 19 "Double Down" Arthur W. Forney Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman & Shimon Wincelberg

Story by: Richard Sweren & Shimon Wincelberg

April 16, 1997 K1122
154 20 "We Like Mike" David Platt Gardner Stern & I.C. Rapoport April 30, 1997 K1125
155 21 "Passion" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: Barry M. Schkolnick

Story by: Barry M. Schkolnick & Richard Sweren

May 7, 1997 K1124
156 22 "Past Imperfect" Christopher Misiano Janis Diamond May 14, 1997 K1112
157 23 "Terminal" Constantine Makris René Balcer & Ed Zuckerman May 21, 1997 K1102

Season 8: 1997–98[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 8)*This is the first season in the series in which no cast change was made from the previous season.

  • This is the final season to feature Carey Lowell in the main cast as Jamie Ross. She would make a guest appearance in an episode in the next two seasons as well as becoming a judge on the series third spin-off, Law & Order: Trial by Jury.
  • "Baby, It's You" is the second crossover episode with Homicide: Life on the Street.
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158 1 "Thrill" Martha Mitchell René Balcer September 24, 1997 K2508
159 2 "Denial" Christopher Misiano Teleplay byDavid Shore

Story by: David Shore & René Balcer

October 8, 1997 K2504
160 3 "Navy Blues" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: Kathy McCormick

Story byDick Wolf & Kathy McCormick

October 15, 1997 K2510
161 4 "Harvest" Matthew Penn Teleplay byI.C. Rapoport

Story by: I.C. Rapoport & René Balcer

October 29, 1997 K2506
162 5 "Nullification" Constantine Makris David Black November 5, 1997 K2507
163 6 "Baby, It's You" Ed Sherin Jorge Zamacona November 12, 1997 K2511
164 7 "Blood" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: Craig Tepper

Story by: René Balcer & Craig Tepper

November 19, 1997 K2502
165 8 "Shadow" Matthew Penn Richard Sweren November 26, 1997 K2505
166 9 "Burned" Constantine Makris Siobhan B. O'Connor December 10, 1997 K2501
167 10 "Ritual" Brian Mertes Kathy McCormick & Richard Sweren December 17, 1997 K2516
168 11 "Under the Influence" Adam Davidson René Balcer January 7, 1998 K2517
169 12 "Expert" Lewis H. Gould David Shore & I.C. Rapoport January 21, 1998 K2518
170 13 "Castoff" Gloria Muzio David Black & Harold Schechter January 28, 1998 K2512
171 14 "Grief" Christopher Misiano Suzanne Oshry February 4, 1998 K2514
172 15 "Faccia a Faccia" Martha Mitchell René Balcer & Eddie Feldmann February 25, 1998 K2519
173 16 "Divorce" Constantine Makris Barry M. Schkolnick March 4, 1998 K2520
174 17 "Carrier" J. Ranelli David Black April 1, 1998 K2525
175 18 "Stalker" Richard Dobbs Kathy McCormick April 15, 1998 K2523
176 19 "Disappeared" David Platt Richard Sweren & William N. Fordes April 22, 1998 K2528
177 20 "Burden" Constantine Makris David Shore & I.C. Rapoport April 24, 1998 K2526
178 21 "Bad Girl" Jace Alexander René Balcer & Richard Sweren April 28, 1998 K2524
179 22 "Damaged" Constantine Makris Janis Diamond May 6, 1998 K2522
180 23 "Tabloid" Brian Mertes Teleplay by: David Black

Story by: David Black & Alec Baldwin

May 13, 1998 K2515
181 24 "Monster" Ed Sherin René Balcer & Richard Sweren May 20, 1998 K2527

Season 9: 1998–99[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 9)*Angie Harmon joins the cast as Abbie Carmichael in this season. Benjamin Bratt (Rey Curtis) leaves the cast after this season but returns in the twentieth season episode "Fed".

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182 1 "Cherished" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Kathy McCormick

Story by: Carl Nelson, Scott Tobin & Kathy McCormick

September 23, 1998 E0203
183 2 "DWB" Constantine Makris René Balcer October 7, 1998 E0205
184 3 "Bait" Lewis H. Gould Teleplay byDavid Shore

Story by: David Shore & I.C. Rapoport

October 14, 1998 E0204
185 4 "Flight" David Platt Richard Sweren & William N. Fordes October 21, 1998 E0209
186 5 "Agony" Constantine Makris Kathy McCormick November 4, 1998 E0216
187 6 "Scrambled" Martha Mitchell Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman

Story byJudith Hooper & Dick Teresi

November 11, 1998 E0208
188 7 "Venom" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: I.C. Rapoport

Story by: David Shore & I.C. Rapoport

November 18, 1998 E0206
189 8 "Punk" Matthew Penn Teleplay byMatt Witten

Story by: Richard Sweren & Matt Witten

November 25, 1998 E0215
190 9 "True North" Arthur W. Forney Ed Zuckerman December 9, 1998 E0207
191 10 "Hate" Constantine Makris René Balcer January 6, 1999 E0214
192 11 "Ramparts" Matthew Penn Kathy McCormick & Lynne E. Litt January 13, 1999 E0211
193 12 "Haven" David Platt David Shore & I.C. Rapoport February 10, 1999 E0219
194 13 "Hunters" Richard Dobbs Teleplay byGerry Conway

Story by: William N. Fordes & Gerry Conway

February 10, 1999 E0218
195 14 "Sideshow" Ed Sherin René Balcer February 17, 1999 E0210
196 15 "Disciple" Martha Mitchell Teleplay by: Richard Sweren & Lynne E. Litt

Story by: Kathy McCormick & Lynne E. Litt

February 24, 1999 E0220
197 16 "Harm" Richard Dobbs René Balcer & Eddie Feldmann March 3, 1999 E0213
198 17 "Shield" Stephen Wertimer Teleplay by: David Shore, I.C. Rapoport & René Balcer

Story by: David Shore & I.C. Rapoport

March 24, 1999 E0220
199 18 "Juvenile" Lewis H. Gould Richard Sweren & Lynne E. Litt April 14, 1999 E0223
200 19 "Tabula Rasa" Richard Dobbs Kathy McCormick & William N. Fordes April 21, 1999 E0222
201 20 "Empire" Matthew Penn Teleplay by: Robert Palm

Story by: René Balcer & Robert Palm

May 5, 1999 E0217
202 21 "Ambitious" Christopher Misiano Teleplay by: Barry M. Schkolnick

Story by: Richard Sweren & Barry M. Schkolnick

May 12, 1999 E0221
203 22 "Admissions" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: Kathy McCormick & Lynne E. Litt

Story by: William N. Fordes & Lynne E. Litt

May 19, 1999 E0224
204 23 "Refuge (Part I)" Constantine Makris René Balcer May 26, 1999 E0212
205 24 "Refuge (Part II)" Constantine Makris René Balcer May 26, 1999 E0225

Exiled: A Law & Order Movie[edit]Edit

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Exiled: A Law & Order Movie Jean de Segonzac Teleplay by: Charles Kipps

Story by: Charles Kipps & Chris Noth

November 8, 1998

Season 10: 1999–2000[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 10)*Benjamin Bratt (Rey Curtis) left the cast at the end of the ninth season, and was replaced by Jesse L. Martin (Ed Green). Steven Hill (Adam Schiff) left the cast at the end of the season; he was the last first-season cast member to leave the series.

  • This was also the season that aired with the creation of the series’ first spin-off Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
  • "Entitled" is a two-part episode that begins on SVU, marking the fourth and final guest appearance of John Munch (Richard Belzer) following the three crossovers with Homicide: Life on the Street.
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206 1 "Gunshow" Ed Sherin René Balcer September 22, 1999 E1106
207 2 "Killerz" Constantine Makris Richard Sweren September 29, 1999 E1103
208 3 "DNR" David Platt Teleplay by: Kathy McCormick

Story by: William N. Fordes

October 6, 1999 E1109
209 4 "Merger" Stephen Wertimer Lynn Mamet October 13, 1999 E1101
210 5 "Justice" Matthew Penn Teleplay byGerry Conway

Story by: William N. Fordes & Gerry Conway

November 10, 1999 E1104
211 6 "Marathon" Jace Alexander Richard Sweren & Matt Witten November 17, 1999 E1105
212 7 "Patsy" David Platt René Balcer & Lynne E. Litt November 24, 1999 E1102
213 8 "Blood Money" Matthew Penn Barry Schindel December 1, 1999 E1111
214 9 "Sundown" Jace Alexander Teleplay byKrista Vernoff

Story by: William N. Fordes & Krista Vernoff

December 15, 1999 E1107
215 10 "Loco Parentis" Constantine Makris Richard Sweren & Matt Witten January 5, 2000 E1115
216 11 "Collision" David Platt Teleplay by: Gerry Conway

Story by: William N. Fordes & Gerry Conway

January 26, 2000 E1116
217 12 "Mother's Milk" Richard Dobbs Lynn Mamet & Barry Schindel February 9, 2000 E1110
218 13 "Panic" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: William N. Fordes & Lynn Mamet

Story by: Kathy McCormick & Matt Witten

February 16, 2000 E1117
219 14 "Entitled" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Richard Sweren

Story byDick Wolf, René Balcer & Robert Palm

February 18, 2000 E1112
220 15 "Fools for Love" Christopher Misiano Kathy McCormick & Lynne E. Litt February 23, 2000 E1113
221 16 "Trade This" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: Barry Schindel

Story by: René Balcer & Barry Schindel

March 1, 2000 E1118
222 17 "Black, White and Blue" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: Lynne E. Litt & Matt Witten

Story by: Richard Sweren & Lynne E. Litt

March 22, 2000 E1120
223 18 "Mega" David Platt Lynn Mamet April 5, 2000 E1121
224 19 "Surrender Dorothy" Martha Mitchell Barry Schindel & Matt Witten April 26, 2000 E1125
225 20 "Untitled" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: Barry M. Schkolnick

Story by: Richard Sweren & Barry M. Schkolnick

May 3, 2000 E1124
226 21 "Narcosis" Constantine Makris Kathy McCormick & Lynne E. Litt May 10, 2000 E1123
227 22 "High & Low" Richard Dobbs Teleplay by: Gerry Conway

Story by: William N. Fordes & Gerry Conway

May 17, 2000 E1122
228 23 "Stiff" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: Hall Powell

Story by: René Balcer & Hall Powell

May 24, 2000 E1119
229 24 "Vaya Con Dios" Christopher Misiano René Balcer & Richard Sweren May 24, 2000 E1108

Season 11: 2000–01[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 11)*Dianne Wiest joins the cast as Nora Lewin in this season and Angie Harmon (Abbie Carmichael) leaves the series at the end of this season.

  • This is the first season not to premiere in September.
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230 1 "Endurance" Constantine Makris Matt Witten October 18, 2000 E1304
231 2 "Turnstile Justice" Richard Dobbs Barry Schindel October 25, 2000 E1303
232 3 "Dissonance" Lewis H. Gould Wendy Battles November 1, 2000 E1307
233 4 "Standoff" Jace Alexander P.K. Todd November 8, 2000 E1308
234 5 "Return" Stephen Wertimer Aaron Zelman November 15, 2000 E1309
235 6 "Burn, Baby, Burn" David Platt Richard Sweren November 22, 2000 E1306
236 7 "Amends" Matthew Penn William N. Fordes November 29, 2000 E1302
237 8 "Thin Ice" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: Barry Schindel & Matt Witten

Story byBernard Goldberg

December 20, 2000 E1310
238 9 "Hubris" Constantine Makris Kathy McCormick & Wendy Battles January 10, 2001 E1311
239 10 "Whose Monkey Is It Anyway?" Vincent Misiano William M. Finkelstein January 17, 2001 E1318
240 11 "Sunday in the Park with Jorge" James Quinn William M. Finkelstein January 24, 2001 E1301
241 12 "Teenage Wasteland" Constantine Makris Barry Schindel & Aaron Zelman February 7, 2001 E1315
242 13 "Phobia" David Platt Kathy McCormick, Lynn Mamet & Wendy Battles February 14, 2001 E1313
243 14 "A Losing Season" Jace Alexander Barry Schindel & Wendy Battles February 21, 2001 E1322
244 15 "Swept Away: A Very Special Episode" James Quinn William M. Finkelstein February 28, 2001 E1319
245 16 "Bronx Cheer" Richard Dobbs Teleplay by: Richard Sweren

Story by: Richard Sweren & Wendy Battles

March 14, 2001 E1316
246 17 "Ego" James Quinn Wendy Battles March 21, 2001 E1324
247 18 "White Lie" Don Scardino Richard Sweren & Aaron Zelman April 4, 2001 E1312
248 19 "Whiplash" Richard Dobbs Matt Witten & Aaron Zelman April 18, 2001 E1323
249 20 "All My Children" David Platt Barry Schindel & Noah Baylin May 2, 2001 E1326
250 21 "Brother's Keeper" Constantine Makris René Balcer & Joe Gannon May 9, 2001 E1325
251 22 "School Daze" Eric Overmyer Teleplay by: Barry Schindel & Eric Overmyer

Story byDick Wolf

May 16, 2001 E1329
252 23 "Judge Dread" David Platt Richard Sweren & Aaron Zelman May 23, 2001 E1327
253 24 "Deep Vote" Jace Alexander William N. Fordes & Matt Witten May 23, 2001 E1331

Season 12: 2001–02[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 12)*Elisabeth Röhm joined the cast as Serena Southerlyn (character named after Dick Wolf’s daughter). Dianne Wiest (Nora Lewin) left the cast at the end of the season.

  • In the aftermath of 9/11, the main title voiceover by Steven Zirnkilton was changed for the first few episodes to include the following dedication: "On September 11, 2001, New York City was ruthlessly and criminally attacked. While no tribute can ever heal the pain of that day, the producers of Law & Order dedicate this season to the victims & their families and to the firefighters & police officers who remind us every day with their lives & courage what it truly means to be an American".
  • This voiceover was also heard at the beginning of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, whose series premiere was suitably altered to reflect the events; the latter becameL&O’s second spin-off.
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254 1 "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Don Scardino Kathy McCormick & Douglas Stark September 26, 2001 E2208
255 2 "Armed Forces" Martha Mitchell Richard Sweren & Sean Jablonski October 3, 2001 E2210
256 3 "For Love or Money" Constantine Makris Wendy Battles & Sean Jablonski October 10, 2001 E2207
257 4 "Soldier of Fortune" Richard Dobbs Barry Schindel October 24, 2001 E2206
258 5 "Possession" James Quinn Robert Palm October 31, 2001 E2202
259 6 "Formerly Famous" Richard Dobbs Wendy Battles & Marc Guggenheim November 7, 2001 E2201
260 7 "Myth of Fingerprints" David Platt Teleplay by: Terri Kopp & Aaron Zelman

Story by: Eric Overmyer

November 14, 2001 E2209
261 8 "The Fire This Time" David Platt David Black November 21, 2001 E2205
262 9 "3 Dawg Night" Stephen Wertimer Teleplay by: Richard Sweren

Story by: Richard Sweren & Aaron Zelman

November 28, 2001 E2203
263 10 "Prejudice" Ed Sherin Jill Goldsmith December 12, 2001 E2213
264 11 "The Collar" Matthew Penn Richard Sweren January 9, 2002 E2214
265 12 "Undercovered" Jace Alexander Wendy Battles & Noah Baylin January 16, 2002 E2220
266 13 "DR 1-102" Richard Dobbs Marc Guggenheim & Aaron Zelman January 30, 2002 E2216
267 14 "Missing" David Platt Eric Overmyer & Matt Witten February 6, 2002 E2212
268 15 "Access Nation" Constantine Makris Sean Jablonski & Terri Kopp February 27, 2002 E2215
269 16 "Born Again" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: Jill Goldsmith & Matt Witten

Story by: William N. Fordes

March 6, 2002 E2204
270 17 "Girl Most Likely" Steve Shill Lynn Mamet March 27, 2002 E2227
271 18 "Equal Rights" James Quinn Terri Kopp April 3, 2002 E2221
272 19 "Slaughter" Constantine Makris Rob Wright April 10, 2002 E2218
273 20 "Dazzled" Lewis H. Gould Eric Overmyer & Matt Witten April 24, 2002 E2224
274 21 "Foul Play" Richard Dobbs Stuart Feldman May 1, 2002 E2222
275 22 "Attorney Client" Matthew Penn Jill Goldsmith May 8, 2002 E2225
276 23 "Oxymoron" Constantine Makris Michael Harbert May 15, 2002 E2217
277 24 "Patriot" David Platt William N. Fordes & Sean Jablonski May 22, 2002 E2226

Season 13: 2002–03[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 13)*Dianne Wiest (Nora Lewin) was replaced by Fred Dalton Thompson (Arthur Branch) this season.

  • "Absentia" was the first episode in the series to have more than 1 director listed.
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278 1 "American Jihad" Constantine Makris Aaron Zelman & Marc Guggenheim October 2, 2002 E3304
279 2 "Shangri-La" Constantine Makris Michael S. Chernuchin October 9, 2002 E3301
280 3 "True Crime" Martha Mitchell Wendy Battles & Noah Baylin October 16, 2002 E3305
281 4 "Tragedy on Rye" David Platt William N. Fordes October 30, 2002 E3303
282 5 "The Ring" Richard Dobbs Michael S. Chernuchin November 6, 2002 E3309
283 6 "Hitman" Richard Dobbs Eric Overmyer November 13, 2002 E3302
284 7 "Open Season" Matthew Penn Richard Sweren November 20, 2002 E3306
285 8 "Asterisk" Steve Shill Terri Kopp November 27, 2002 E3308
286 9 "The Wheel" Richard Dobbs Jill Goldsmith December 11, 2002 E3307
287 10 "Mother's Day" Jace Alexander Janis Diamond January 8, 2003 E3311
288 11 "Chosen" Ed Sherin Michael S. Chernuchin January 15, 2003 E3310
289 12 "Under God" Gloria Muzio Marc Guggenheim & Noah Baylin February 5, 2003 E3313
290 13 "Absentia" Martha Mitchell & Darnell Martin Eric Overmyer February 12, 2003 E3314
291 14 "Star Crossed" David Platt Richard Sweren February 19, 2003 E3315
292 15 "Bitch" Constantine Makris Michael S. Chernuchin & Roz Weinman February 26, 2003 E3320
293 16 "Suicide Box" Matthew Penn Aaron Zelman March 26, 2003 E3312
294 17 "Genius" Jace Alexander William N. Fordes April 2, 2003 E3318
295 18 "Maritime" Gloria Muzio Wendy Battles April 17, 2003 E3319
296 19 "Seer" James Quinn Jill Goldsmith April 23, 2003 E3316
297 20 "Kid Pro Quo" David Platt Eric Overmyer April 30, 2003 E3325
298 21 "House Calls" Jace Alexander Janis Diamond May 7, 2003 E3323
299 22 "Sheltered" Richard Dobbs Terri Kopp May 14, 2003 E3324
300 23 "Couples" David Platt Lorenzo Carcaterra May 21, 2003 E3317
301 24 "Smoke" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: Michael S. Chernuchin

Story byDick Wolf

May 21, 2003 E3322

Season 14: 2003–04[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 14)*This is the second season in the series in which a cast change has not been made from the previous season.

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302 1 "Bodies" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: William N. Fordes

Story byMichael S. Chernuchin & William N. Fordes

September 24, 2003 E4302
303 2 "Bounty" Matthew Penn Michael S. Chernuchin October 1, 2003 E4304
304 3 "Patient Zero" David Platt Wendy Battles October 8, 2003 E4301
305 4 "Shrunk" Jace Alexander Richard Sweren October 22, 2003 E4305
306 5 "Blaze" Gloria Muzio Marc GuggenheimAaron Zelman & Michael S. Chernuchin October 29, 2003 E4309
307 6 "Identity" Jace Alexander Janis Diamond November 5, 2003 E4311
308 7 "Floater" Richard Dobbs Eric Overmyer November 12, 2003 E4307
309 8 "Embedded" Ed Sherin Craig Turk November 19, 2003 E4303
310 9 "Compassion" Constantine Makris Roz Weinman November 26, 2003 E4308
311 10 "Ill-Conceived" David Platt Aaron Zelman, Noah Baylin & Michael S. Chernuchin December 3, 2003 E4306
312 11 "Darwinian" Jace Alexander Marc Guggenheim January 7, 2004 E4313
313 12 "Payback" Constantine Makris Lorenzo Carcaterra January 14, 2004 E4310
314 13 "Married with Children" Richard Dobbs Wendy Battles & William N. Fordes February 4, 2004 E4315
315 14 "City Hall" Gloria Muzio Richard Sweren & Marc Guggenheim February 11, 2004 E4318
316 15 "Veteran's Day" David Platt Noah Baylin February 18, 2004 E4314
317 16 "Can I Get a Witness?" Don Scardino Aaron Zelman February 25, 2004 E4320
318 17 "Hands Free" Gloria Muzio Janis Diamond March 3, 2004 E4316
319 18 "Evil Breeds" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: Noah Baylin

Story by: Barry Schindel & Noah Baylin

March 24, 2004 E4326
320 19 "Nowhere Man" Martha Mitchell William N. Fordes March 31, 2004 E4324
321 20 "Everybody Loves Raimondo's" Richard Dobbs Teleplay by: Lorenzo Carcaterra

Story by: Richard Sweren & Lorenzo Carcaterra

April 14, 2004 E4327
322 21 "Vendetta" David Platt Teleplay by: David Nahmod

Story by: Michael S. Chernuchin & David Nahmod

April 21, 2004 E4317
323 22 "Gaijin" Jace Alexander Wendy Battles April 28, 2004 E4325
324 23 "Caviar Emptor" Richard Dobbs Roz Weinman May 12, 2004 E4321
325 24 "C.O.D." Matthew Penn Richard Sweren & Marc Guggenheim May 19, 2004 E4319

Season 15: 2004–05[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 15)*Dennis Farina joined the cast as Joe Fontana this season.

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326 1 "Paradigm" Matthew Penn Teleplay by: Richard Sweren

Story byDick Wolf

September 22, 2004 E5301 18.86[52]
327 2 "The Dead Wives Club" David Platt Nick Santora September 22, 2004 E5307 15.39[52]
328 3 "The Brotherhood" Jean de Segonzac Teleplay by: Alfredo Barrios, Jr.

Story by: Wendy Battles & Alfredo Barrios, Jr.

September 29, 2004 E5304 12.94[53]
329 4 "Coming Down Hard" Richard Dobbs Davey Holmes October 6, 2004 E5308 12.51[54]
330 5 "Gunplay" Constantine Makris William N. Fordes & Lois Johnson October 20, 2004 E5306 13.07[55]
331 6 "Cut" Richard Dobbs Wendy Battles October 27, 2004 E5302 13.23[56]
332 7 "Gov Love" Michael Pressman Richard Sweren & Ross Berger November 10, 2004 E5313 15.15[57]
333 8 "Cry Wolf" Don Scardino Nick Santora & Lorenzo Carcaterra November 17, 2004 E5312 13.80[58]
334 9 "All in the Family" Jace Alexander William N. Fordes November 24, 2004 E5303 12.62[59]
335 10 "Enemy" Richard Dobbs Alfredo Barrios Jr. December 1, 2004 E5314 14.71[60]
336 11 "Fixed" Ed Sherin Roz Weinman & Eric Overmyer December 8, 2004 E5311 15.69[61]
337 12 "Mammon" Jace Alexander William N. Fordes & Douglas Stark January 5, 2005 E5316 14.28[62]
338 13 "Ain't No Love" Paris Barclay Richard Sweren & Lois Johnson January 12, 2005 E5315 14.69[64]
339 14 "Fluency" Matthew Penn Nick Santora January 19, 2005 E5318 15.12[65]
340 15 "Obsession" Constantine Makris Wendy Battles & Alfredo Barrios, Jr. February 9, 2005 E5319 13.16[66]
341 16 "The Sixth Man" David Platt Lois Johnson & Richard Sweren February 16, 2005 E5321 13.73[67]
342 17 "License to Kill" Constantine Makris Richard Sweren & Stuart Feldman February 23, 2005 E5322 14.54[68]
343 18 "Dining Out" Jean de Segonzac Davey Holmes March 2, 2005 E5317 14.66[69]
344 19 "Sects" Richard Dobbs Frank Pugliese March 30, 2005 E5324 13.49[70]
345 20 "Tombstone" Eric Stoltz Rick Eid April 13, 2005 E5325 16.85[71]
346 21 "Publish and Perish" Constantine Makris Tom Szentgyorgi April 20, 2005 E5328 14.33[72]
347 22 "Sport of Kings" Michael Pressman Teleplay by: Richard Sweren & Wendy Battles

Story by: Richard Sweren, Nick Santora & Wendy Battles

May 4, 2005 E5323 11.70[73]
348 23 "In God We Trust" David Platt Richard Sweren May 11, 2005 E5326 12.22[74]
349 24 "Locomotion" Matthew Penn Story by: Roz Weinman

Teleplay by: Eric Overmyer

May 18, 2005 E5329 12.41[75]

Season 16: 2005–06[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 16)*This is the third season in which there were no cast changes in between seasons, as every principal cast member who finished season 15 returned.

    • This is Annie Parisse's first full season in the role of ADA Alexandra Borgia. She joined the cast after the 13th episode of the previous season.
  • Parisse and Dennis Farina (Joe Fontana) leave the cast after this season.
  • Michael Imperioli (Nick Falco) reprises his role in the episode "Hindsight".
  • Law & Order: Trial by Jury was canceled by the end of the 2005–06 season, only lasting one season.
  • "Flaw" is the second part of a two-parter that begins on the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Design".
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350 1 "Red Ball" Matthew Penn David Wilcox September 21, 2005 16001 13.03[76]
351 2 "Flaw" Jean de Segonzac Chris Levinson September 28, 2005 16002 15.06[77]
352 3 "Ghosts" Constantine Makris Rick Eid October 5, 2005 16003 12.59[78]
353 4 "Age of Innocence" David Platt Davey Holmes October 12, 2005 16005 10.92[79]
354 5 "Lifeline" Rosemary Rodriguez Greg Plageman October 19, 2005 16006 12.33[80]
355 6 "Birthright" Constantine Makris David Slack November 2, 2005 16007 12.57[81]
356 7 "House of Cards" Michael Pressman Wendy Battles November 9, 2005 16008 10.86[82]
357 8 "New York Minute" Don Scardino Nicholas Wootton November 16, 2005 16009 11.44[83]
358 9 "Criminal Law" Ed Sherin David Wilcox November 23, 2005 16010 11.93[84]
359 10 "Acid" Michael Pressman Richard Sweren November 30, 2005 16011 12.87[85]
360 11 "Bible Story" Rick Wallace Richard Sweren December 7, 2005 16004 12.13[86]
361 12 "Family Friend" Jean de Segonzac Philippe Browning January 11, 2006 16012 12.83[87]
362 13 "Heart of Darkness" Richard Dobbs Carter Harris January 18, 2006 16013 12.38[88]
363 14 "Magnet" Adam Bernstein David Black February 8, 2006 16014 14.53[89]
364 15 "Choice of Evils" Michael Pressman David Wilcox March 1, 2006 16016 12.39[90]
365 16 "Cost of Capital" Michael Watkins Teleplay by: Tom Smuts

Story by: Rick Eid

March 8, 2006 16010 11.79[91]
366 17 "America, Inc." Jean de Segonzac Richard Sweren March 22, 2006 16017 9.00[92]
367 18 "Thinking Makes It So" Tony Goldwyn Michael S. Chernuchin March 29, 2006 16019 9.35[93]
368 19 "Positive" Richard Dobbs Sonny Postiglione April 5, 2006 16020 10.84[94]
369 20 "Kingmaker" Don Scardino David Slack May 3, 2006 16018 10.66[95]
370 21 "Hindsight" Jean de Segonzac Chris Levinson May 10, 2006 16021 12.68[96]
371 22 "Invaders" Matthew Penn Richard Sweren & David Wilcox May 17, 2006 16022 13.59[97]

Season 17: 2006–07[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 17)*Alana de la Garza (Connie Rubirosa) and Milena Govich (Nina Cassady) joined the cast in this season.

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372 1 "Fame" Jean de Segonzac Nicholas Wootton September 22, 2006 17001 11.07[98]
373 2 "Avatar" Vincent Misiano David Slack September 29, 2006 17002 10.03[99]
374 3 "Home Sweet" Richard Dobbs Michael S. Chernuchin October 6, 2006 17003 9.64[100]
375 4 "Fear America" Constantine Makris Sonny Postiglione & Robert Nathan October 13, 2006 17004 9.43[101]
376 5 "Public Service Homicide" Constantine Makris Chris Levinson October 20, 2006 17005 10.20[102]
377 6 "Profiteer" Arthur W. Forney David Wilcox October 27, 2006 17007 9.02[103]
378 7 "In Vino Veritas" Tim Hunter David Wilcox November 3, 2006 17006 10.87[104]
379 8 "Release" Michael Pressman Rick Eid & Nicholas Wootton November 10, 2006 17008 9.57[105]
380 9 "Deadlock" Alex Chapple David Slack November 17, 2006 17009 9.94[106]
381 10 "Corner Office" Joan Stein Schimke Rick Eid & Richard Sweren December 8, 2006 17010 10.23[107]
382 11 "Remains of the Day" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: David Wilcox

Story by: David Wilcox & Shiya Ribowsky

January 5, 2007 17011 9.77[108]
383 12 "Charity Case" Michael Pressman Nicholas Wootton January 12, 2007 17012 9.02[109]
384 13 "Talking Points" Matthew Penn Michael S. Chernuchin February 2, 2007 17013 9.53[110]
385 14 "Church" Constantine Makris Rick Eid February 9, 2007 17014 9.63[111]
386 15 "Melting Pot" Jean de Segonzac Richard Sweren February 16, 2007 17015 9.01[115]
387 16 "Murder Book" Constantine Makris David Wilcox February 23, 2007 17016 8.67[116]
388 17 "Good Faith" Sam Weisman David Slack March 30, 2007 17017 7.47[117]
389 18 "Bling" Karen Gaviola Matthew McGough April 6, 2007 17018 8.22[118]
390 19 "Fallout" Constantine Makris Sonny Postiglione April 27, 2007 17019 7.52[119]
391 20 "Captive" Michael Watkins Richard Sweren May 4, 2007 17020 8.88[120]
392 21 "Over Here" Constantine Makris William N. Fordes May 11, 2007 17021 8.30[121]
393 22 "The Family Hour" Matthew Penn Richard Sweren & David Slack May 18, 2007 17022 9.23[122]

Season 18: 2008[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 18)*Jeremy Sisto (Cyrus Lupo) and Linus Roache (Michael Cutter) joined the cast.

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394 1 "Called Home" Allen Coulter René Balcer January 2, 2008 18001 13.45[123]
395 2 "Darkness" Michael Dinner William N. Fordes & David Slack January 2, 2008 18006 13.45[123]
396 3 "Misbegotten" Michael Watkins David Wilcox & Stephanie Sengupta January 9, 2008 18002 11.05[124]
397 4 "Bottomless" Alex Chapple Ed Zuckerman January 16, 2008 18004 11.55[126]
398 5 "Driven" Alan Taylor Richard Sweren & Gina Gionfriddo January 23, 2008 18009 10.33[127]
399 6 "Political Animal" Jean de Segonzac Ed Zuckerman & David Slack January 30, 2008 18011 11.14[128]
400 7 "Quit Claim" Jim McKay William N. Fordes & David Wilcox February 6, 2008 18010 10.07[129]
401 8 "Illegal" Constantine Makris William N. Fordes & David Slack February 13, 2008 18003 10.24[130]
402 9 "Executioner" Constantine Makris Richard Sweren & Gina Gionfriddo February 20, 2008 18012 10.85[131]
403 10 "Tango" Dean White Stephanie Sengupta February 27, 2008 18013 11.45[132]
404 11 "Betrayal" Marc Levin Richard Sweren & Gina Gionfriddo March 5, 2008 18005 9.68[133]
405 12 "Submission" Constantine Makris Ed Zuckerman March 12, 2008 18007 11.68[134]
406 13 "Angelgrove" Darnell Martin David Wilcox & Stephanie Sengupta March 19, 2008 18008 10.45[135]
407 14 "Burn Card" Mario Van Peebles Ed Zuckerman & David Wilcox April 23, 2008 18014 12.63[136]
408 15 "Bogeyman" Tim Hunter Teleplay by: Richard Sweren

Story by: Richard Sweren & Gina Gionfriddo

April 30, 2008 18015 9.62[137]
409 16 "Strike" Marisol Torres William N. Fordes & David Slack May 7, 2008 18016 8.76[138]
410 17 "Personae Non-Gratae" John David Coles Stephanie Sengupta & Matthew McGough May 14, 2008 18017 8.35[139]
411 18 "Excalibur" Jim McKay René Balcer & Ed Zuckerman May 21, 2008 18018 8.45[140]

Season 19: 2008–09[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 19)*This was the fourth season with no cast changes from the end of the previous season, and it was the first season to start in November.

  • During this season, Law & Order: UK made its début in United Kingdom on ITV1
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412 1 "Rumble" Constantine Makris Richard Sweren & Christopher Ambrose November 5, 2008 19003 7.85[141]
413 2 "Challenged" Fred Berner René Balcer & Ed Zuckerman November 12, 2008 19001 7.91[142]
414 3 "Lost Boys" Chris Zalla Richard Sweren & Gina Gionfriddo November 19, 2008 19004 7.58[143]
415 4 "Falling" Michael Watkins Stephanie Sengupta & Keith Eisner November 26, 2008 19005 7.63[144]
416 5 "Knock Off" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: William N. Fordes & Matthew McGough

Story by: Jonathan Rintels

December 3, 2008 19006 11.26[145]
417 6 "Sweetie" Mario Van Peebles Ed Zuckerman & Luke Schelhaas December 10, 2008 19007 7.46[146]
418 7 "Zero" Marisol Torres Ed Zuckerman & Luke Schelhaas December 17, 2008 19002 6.95[147]
419 8 "Chattel" Jim McKay William N. Fordes & Matthew McGough January 7, 2009 19009 10.11[148]
420 9 "By Perjury" Darnell Martin Richard Sweren & Christopher Ambrose January 14, 2009 19010 8.20[149]
421 10 "Pledge" Alex Chapple Richard Sweren & Gina Gionfriddo January 21, 2009 19008 8.49[150]
422 11 "Lucky Stiff" Marc Levin Ed Zuckerman & Matthew McGough January 28, 2009 19012 8.89[151]
423 12 "Illegitimate" Josh Marston Stephanie Sengupta & Keith Eisner February 4, 2009 19011 8.69[152]
424 13 "Crimebusters" Alex Chapple Richard Sweren & Gina Gionfriddo February 11, 2009 19013 7.52[153]
425 14 "Rapture" Fred Berner Ed Zuckerman & Luke Schelhaas February 18, 2009 19014 7.15[154]
426 15 "Bailout" Jean de Segonzac Richard Sweren & Christopher Ambrose March 11, 2009 19015 7.58[155]
427 16 "Take-Out" Jim McKay William N. Fordes & Keith Eisner March 18, 2009 19016 7.07[156]
428 17 "Anchors Away" Alex Chapple Ed Zuckerman & Matthew McGough March 25, 2009 19017 7.25[158]
429 18 "Promote This!" Michael Watkins Richard Sweren & Christopher Ambrose April 29, 2009 19019 7.69[159]
430 19 "All New" Roger Young William N. Fordes & Keith Eisner May 6, 2009 19020 8.14[160]
431 20 "Exchange" Ernest Dickerson Stephanie Sengupta May 13, 2009 19018 7.82[161]
432 21 "Skate or Die" Norberto Barba Ed Zuckerman & Luke Schelhaas May 20, 2009 19021 6.70[162]
433 22 "The Drowned and the Saved" Fred Berner Richard Sweren & Gina Gionfriddo June 3, 2009 19022 8.79[163]

Season 20: 2009–10[edit]Edit

Main article: Law & Order (season 20)*This was the fifth (and final) season in which the series had no cast changes from the previous season.

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434 1 "Memo from the Dark Side" Fred Berner René Balcer & Keith Eisner September 25, 2009 20001 6.29[165]
435 2 "Just a Girl in the World" Marisol Torres Richard Sweren & Christopher Ambrose October 2, 2009 20002 6.68[166]
436 3 "Great Satan" Michael Dinner Ed Zuckerman & Luke Schelhaas October 9, 2009 20003 7.23[167]
437 4 "Reality Bites" Constantine Makris Ed Zuckerman & Luke Schelhaas October 16, 2009 20004 7.60[168]
438 5 "Dignity" Jim McKay Richard Sweren & Julie Martin October 23, 2009 20005 7.17[169]
439 6 "Human Flesh Search Engine" Darnell Martin Ed Zuckerman & Matthew McGough October 30, 2009 20006 7.00[170]
440 7 "Boy Gone Astray" Rose Troche Teleplay by: Keith Eisner

Story by: René Balcer & Keith Eisner

November 6, 2009 20007 7.99[171]
441 8 "Doped" Mario Van Peebles Richard Sweren & Christopher Ambrose November 6, 2009 20008 8.41[171]
442 9 "For the Defense" William Klayer Ed Zuckerman & Luke Schelhaas November 13, 2009 20009 7.50[172]
443 10 "Shotgun" Roger Young Richard Sweren & Julie Martin November 20, 2009 20010 7.52[173]
444 11 "Fed" Alex Chapple Teleplay by: Keith Eisner

Story by: René Balcer & Keith Eisner

December 11, 2009 20011 8.77[174]
445 12 "Blackmail" Marc Levin Ed Zuckerman & Matthew McGough January 15, 2010 20012 7.32[175]
446 13 "Steel-Eyed Death" Michael Pressman Richard Sweren, Christopher Ambrose & Julie Martin March 1, 2010 20013 7.58[176]
447 14 "Boy on Fire" Rose Troche Teleplay by: Luke Schelhaas & Matthew McGough

Story by: Ed Zuckerman & Matthew McGough

March 1, 2010 20014 7.86[176]
448 15 "Brilliant Disguise" Alex Chapple Teleplay by: Keith Eisner

Story by: René Balcer & Keith Eisner

March 8, 2010 20015 5.18[177]
449 16 "Innocence" Fred Berner Richard Sweren & Julie Martin March 15, 2010 20016 6.90[178]
450 17 "Four Cops Shot" Jim McKay Ed Zuckerman, Luke Schelhaas & Matthew McGough March 22, 2010 20017 5.93[179]
451 18 "Brazil" Jean de Segonzac Teleplay by: Keith Eisner

Story by: René Balcer & Keith Eisner

March 29, 2010 20018 6.01[180]
452 19 "Crashers" Darnell Martin Richard Sweren, Christopher Ambrose & Julie Martin May 3, 2010 20019 6.18[181]
453 20 "The Taxman Cometh" Fred Berner Teleplay by: William N. Fordes

Story by: Ed Zuckerman & William N. Fordes

May 10, 2010 20020 6.17[182]
454 21 "Immortal" Jim McKay Richard Sweren & Julie Martin May 17, 2010 20021 5.91[183]
455 22 "Love Eternal" William Klayer Ed Zuckerman May 17, 2010 20022 6.24[183]
456 23 "Rubber Room" René Balcer René Balcer May 24, 2010 20023 7.60[184]



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