Season 8, Episode 24
The hunt is on for a pedophile who left his victim comatose. Meanwhile, Briscoe is offered a deal to avenge his daughter's death. Stokes: Ray Anthony Thomas. Kusevitsky: William Hill. Feldman: Cliff Gorman. Anderton: Robert Vaughn.
Season 8, Episode 23
Tabloid journalism comes under scrutiny during a murder case involving a prominent man who blames his wife's death on a gossip columnist. Abbott: Timothy Carhart. Marco: Joe Mantello. Laura: Leslie White. Fowler: Brian Keeler. Levitt: John Slattery.
A teacher's shooting involves the rape of a mentally challenged coed by students, whose attorney claims they weren't aware of her condition. Valerie: Lauren Ambrose. Cathy: Jennifer Bill. Randy: Gerry Rosenthal. Roscoe: Jon Abrahams. Chris: Robert Clohessy.
Season 8, Episode 21
The investigation of a murder leads to a case that challenges Schiff's job; meanwhile, Briscoe tries to help his daughter. Monica: Isabel Gillies. Cathy: Jennifer Bill. Anderton: Robert Vaughn. Mallory: Mark Lotito. Flynn: Neal Jones.
Season 8, Episode 20
A 12-year-old quadriplegic dies at home, and paramedics claim he was suffocated. The suspects include the boy's parents and sister. Dr. Semenko: John Hickok. Lois: Maryann Plunkett. Sutter: John Procaccino. Mrs Hodge: Jane Connell. Mr. Hodge: Gordon Connell.
A defendant will not allow an insanity plea, thus complicating matters for the brother who turned him in with hopes of securing medical treatment for him. Matthew: Michael Medeiros. Ben: Ken Welsh. Melnick: Tovah Feldshuh. Fetzer: Steve Mellor. Judge Bourke: Donna Hanover.
Season 8, Episode 18
A nurse is hospitalized after a fall that she claims resulted from a fight she had with a man who's been stalking her and sending her suggestive e-mail. Andrea: Susan Floyd. Lowry: Stephen Gevedon. Manetti: Joe Lisi. Dutton: Robert Joy. Golofsky: Harry Goz.
Season 8, Episode 17
The death of a student leads to a case involving an HIV-positive male who's seeking to infect as many women as possible, and McCoy wants to charge him with murder. Twist:Jason Hayes. Leslie: Susan May Pratt. Anne Paulsen: Glynnis O'Connor. Lana: Heather Burns. Judge Feist: Merwin Goldsmith.
Season 8, Episode 16
The detectives investigate the murder of a psychologist who was involved in helping the Archdiocese to arrange annulments. Atkins: Jill Clayburgh. Molly: Haviland Morris. Redfield: Tony Roberts. Jim: John Wojda. Behrens:Tom O'Rourke
The lawyer (Philip Bosco) of a mob don who's a suspect in a hit man's murder, insists his client is mentally unfit to stand trial. Johnny Di Maio: Michael Rispoli. Alberto Napoli: Frank Savino. Vickie: Katherine Narducci. Ronny: John O'Leary. Judge Larkin: Rochelle Oliver.
Season 8, Episode 14
The brutal beating of a man leads to an investigation that involves two rape incidents, in one of which the victim was comatose. Harding: Erik Jensen. Greta: Cecilia Hart. Leslie: Marin Hinkle. Singer: George Bamford. Frank: Jonathan LaPaglia. Joe: George Palermo.
Season 8, Episode 13
The lawyer for a killer whose latest victims are a social worker and a sportscaster uses exposure to TV violence as a defense. Chandler: Mitchell Lichenstein. Pressman: Dennis Boutsikaris. Thatcher: John Benjamin Hickey. Judge Samuel: Gene Saks.
Season 8, Episode 12
A shooting attack in a restroom leaves detectives trying to determine who was the intended target. Lindsay: Vera Farmiga. Dr. Mayer: Stephen Pearlman. Verdon: Joanna Merlin. Shrier: Christine Farrell. Rigg: Fred Burrell.
A drunken driver kills three persons and is charged with first-degree murder in a case that causes strong disagreements between McCoy and Ross. Dressler: Daniel McDonald. Billings: David Garrison. Judge Feldman: Cliff Gorman. Susan: Kathryn Meisle. Norris: Gene Canfield.
Season 8, Episode 10
The planned circumcision of a couple's daughter (Emmy Rossun) leads to a rift between the American father and the Egyptian mother and then to a killing. Martin: Cotter Smith. Rina: Ava Haddad. Cahill: Steve Landesberg. Mrs. Newman: Abby Lewis. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach.
Season 8, Episode 9
An answering-machine message begins an investigation that leads to a teen (Sam Huntington) who claims to have set a fire that claimed the life of his stepsister. Anderton: Robert Vaughn. Judge Simons: Anne Jackson. Weaver: Bob Dishy. Elaine: Mia Dillon. McCoy: Sam Waterston.
Season 8, Episode 8
A murder investigation uncovers a lawyer who's able to fix cases for high fees; and the DA wants to find the attorney's partner within the system. Harmon: David Marshall Grant Baker: Bruce MacVittie. Baez: Roger Pretto. Liriano: Jacinto Taras Riddick. Lisa: Alexandra Neil.
Season 8, Episode 7
The investigation into an apparent suicide leads to a case involving an adoption, a former spouse, the widower's son, and a person who's been living a lie. Burdett: Stephen Mendillo. Frances: Deborah Rush. O'Brien: Harry O'Reilly. Ryan: Mark Jacoby.
A crossover episode with "Homicide: Life on the Street" involves the murder of a 14-year-old model. Dr. Janaway: Tom Tammi. Mrs. Janaway: Maureen Anderman. Drake: Dan Hedaya. Ramirez: Sam Valle. Falsone: Jon Seda Danvers: Zeljko Ivanek.
Killings during a robbery lead to the uncovering of a militia, the members of which declare themselves POW's in a war against the Government. Christie: Denis O'Hare. Judge Scarletti: Ted Kazanoff. Robbins: Gerry Becker. Kay: Betsy Aidem. Ross: Carey Lowell.
Season 8, Episode 4
The shooting of a mother leads to a case involving not only the person who fired the gun but also the doctor who declared her brain dead. Dr. Cosgrove: Michael Nouri. Camacho: Carlos Pizarro. Marty: Armand Schultz. Sutter: Robert Stanton. Judge Schreiber: John Ramsey.
The investigation into a Navy pilot's death leads to a lieutenant (Kate Walsh) who was the deceased's lover. But McCoy faces military opposition over jurisdiction in the case. Miller: Patti LuPone. Mrs. Stroud: Molly Price. Billings: Daniel Von Bargen.
Season 8, Episode 2
Bloodstains in a hotel room lead to a case involving two students and a missing baby who they insist was stillborn. Christina: Mags Chernock. Tommy: Zach Chapman. Talbert: Benjamin Hendrickson. Garnett: James Rebhorn.
Season 8, Episode 1
Two teens (Rob McElhenney, Michael Maronna) are accused of killing a fast-food deliveryman. Tyrell: Donna Murphy. Adele: Ellen Muth. Shatenstein: Sig Libowitz. Mr. Wheeler: James Handy. Mrs. Wheeler: Suzanne Costallos. Mrs. Timon: Ava Maria Carnevale.