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Law & Order

Episodes

22 Episodes 1990 - 1991

The iconic police procedural series "Law & Order" is perhaps best known for its two-part structure. The first half-hour of each episode is devoted to the men and women who investigate crimes and the second dramatizes the experiences of the individuals in the judicial system who bring the associated criminals from those cases to justice. In its first season, the program introduces us to several related characters - including Detective Mike Logan (Chris Noth), Sgt. Max Greevey (George Dzundza), Capt. Donald Cragen (Dann Florek), Exec. Asst. DA Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty) and DA Adam Schiff (Steven Hill). Cases this season include a doctor's possible negligence when a woman dies in the ER following a stressful graveyard shift; a woman with a rocky relationship history who dies following an argument and may have been killed by one of her former boyfriends; the search for conspirators in an abortion clinic bombing; and ultimately, Cragen's implication in an internal affairs investigation.

Episode 1

Prescription for Death

Thu, Sep 13, 1990 43 mins

An ER fatality leads to charges against a resident (Paul Sparer), who may be an alcoholic. Greevey: George Dzundza. Logan: Chris Noth. Stone: Michael Moriarty. Robinette: Richard Brooks. Cragen: Dann Florek. Schiff: Steven Hill. Nevins: Ron Rifkin

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Episode 2

Subterranean Homeboy Blues

Thu, Sep 20, 1990 43 mins

Greevey and Logan investigate a subway shooting by a former dancer (Cynthia Nixon), whose motivations are viewed differently by prosecutors Stone and Robinette (Michael Moriarty, Richard Brooks). George Dzundza, Chris Noth. Cragen: Dann Florek.

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Episode 3

The Reaper's Helper

Thu, Oct 4, 1990 43 mins

A murder case involving AIDS and euthanasia is reluctantly brought to court by Stone and Robinette. Jack Curry: Peter Frechette. DeBakey: Charlotte Moore. Stone: Michael Moriarty. Holland: Tom Signorelli. Mrs. Holland: Barbara Andres. Robinette: Richard Brooks.

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Episode 4

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die

Thu, Oct 11, 1990 43 mins

After the murder of a wealthy young woman is investigated, Stone and Robinette try to keep her reputation from being victimized as well. Ned Loomis: Thomas Calabro. Rebecca: Marita Geraghty. Polly: Haviland Morris. Stone: Michael Moriarty. Robinette: Richard Brooks.

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Episode 5

Happily Ever After

Tue, Oct 23, 1990 43 mins

After a man is murdered and his wife wounded, a suspect is arrested, but evidence later shows that more than one person may have been involved. Janet Ralston: Roxanne Hart. Bob Himes: Bob Gunton. Gordon Shaeffer: Philip Bosco. Greevey: George Dzundza. Logan: Chris Noth.

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Episode 6

Everybody's Favorite Bagman

Tue, Oct 30, 1990 43 mins

The mugging of a councilman leads Greevey and Logan to arrest a mobster (Paul Guilfoyle), whom Stone and Robinette later use to trap corrupt officials. Cosmatos: Trey Wilson. Wentworth: Roy Thinnes. Conti: Dick Latessa. Greevey: George Dzundza. Logan: Chris Noth.

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Episode 7

By Hooker, by Crook

Tue, Nov 13, 1990 43 mins

Greevey and Logan's investigation of a family man found unconscious in Central Park leads to the prosecution of a socialite (Patricia Clarkson) who runs "a catering business." Jolene: Jenny Robertson. Auclair: Addison Powell. Greevey: George Dzundza.

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Episode 8

Poison Ivy

Tue, Nov 20, 1990 43 mins

The killing of an honor student by a cop stirs up racial unrest, and Greevey and Logan try to determine if a gun was planted on the deceased by a policeman (John Finn). Silky: Erik King. Doris: Erika Alexander. Greevey: George Dzundza. Stone: Michael Moriarty. Logan: Chris Noth.

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Episode 9

Indifference

Tue, Nov 27, 1990 43 mins

Greevey and Logan investigate a child-abuse case that involves a battered wife (Marcia Jean Kurtz) and her spouse (David Groh), a therapist who deals in cocaine. Shambala: Lorraine Toussaint. Judge: Louis Zorich. Babcock: John Seitz. Logan: Chris Noth.

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Episode 10

Prisoner of Love

Tue, Dec 4, 1990 43 mins

The discovery of a corpse leads Greevey and Logan to the door of a city commissioner (Larry Keith), whose alibi is a socialite (Frances Conroy) with a dark secret. Stohlmeyer: Amy Aquino. Cathy: Marjorie Monaghan. Sondra: Fran Brill. Greevey: George Dzundza.

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Episode 11

Out of the Half-Light

Tue, Dec 11, 1990 43 mins

A black teen (Kisha Miller) claims that she was raped by white policemen, and Stone and Robinette's efforts to build a case are stymied by a politician (J.A. Preston). Mrs. Crawford: Sandra Reaves-Phillips. Mr. Crawford: Frankie R. Faison. Stone: Michael Moriarty.

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Episode 12

Life Choice

Tue, Jan 8, 1991 43 mins

A woman is killed by an explosion at an abortion clinic, and Stone and Robinette want to prosecute whoever ordered the bombing. Rose Schwimmer: Caroline Kava. Mrs. Donovan: Laurie Kennedy. Celeste: Bridgit Ryan. Kevin: Kevin O'Rourke. Stone: Michael Moriarty.

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Episode 13

A Death in the Family

Tue, Jan 15, 1991 43 mins

Greevey and Logan search for a suspected cop killer (Jerome Preston Bates), whose lawyer (David Margulies) wants to make a deal with Stone and Robinette. Sandoval: Wendy Makkena. Cassie: Nan-Lynn Nelson. Yost: Louis Guss. Logan: Chris Noth. Stone: Michael Moriarty.

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Episode 14

The Violence of Summer

Tue, Feb 5, 1991 43 mins

Greevey and Logan reopen an investigation to help Stone and Robinette build a case involving an assault on a TV reporter (Megan Gallagher). Pruiting: Al Shannon. Cutrona: Ken Johnston. Lucia: Sandy Baron. Schiff: Steven Hill. Stone: Michael Moriarty.

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Episode 15

The Torrents of Greed

Tue, Feb 12, 1991 43 mins

After the police probe an assault on a candy-store owner, Stone and Robinette build a sweet case against a mobster (Charles Cioffi). Part 1 of two. Le Claire: Lee Richardson. Zuckert: Steven Keats. Pilefsky: Stephen McHattie. Beigel: Bruce Altman. Stone: Michael Moriarty.

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Episode 16

The Torrents of Greed

Tue, Feb 19, 1991 43 mins

Conclusion. Stone (Michael Moriarty) tries to get Beigel (Bruce Altman) to turn against his brother-in-law, the "dandy don" (Charles Cioffi). Katherine: Christine Baranski. Pilefsky: Stephen McHattie. Le Claire: Lee Richardson. Greevey: George Dzundza. Logan: Chris Noth.

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Episode 17

Mushrooms

Tue, Feb 26, 1991 43 mins

The killing of an infant triggers a case in which Stone goes after the person who hired a teenage killer (Justin Cozier). Mrs. Winters: S. Epatha Merkerson. Ingrams: James McDaniel. Anson: Brad Sullivan. Kay: Michael Mantell. Greevey: George Dzundza. Logan: Chris Noth.

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Episode 18

The Secret Sharers

Tue, Mar 12, 1991 43 mins

In the prosecution of a young man (Enrique Munoz) accused of killing a drug dealer, Stone is pitted against a flashy lawyer (J.D. Cannon) who's never lost a case. Shambala: Lorraine Toussaint. Father Torres: Paul Calderon. Mrs. Rivers: Miriam Colon. Stone: Michael Moriarty.

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Episode 19

The Serpent's Tooth

Tue, Mar 19, 1991 43 mins

After a wealthy couple are murdered in their home, their sons (Matt Hofherr, Stephen Mailer) become the prime suspects. Margaret: Frances Sternhagen. Petrovich: Jonathan Hadary. Schwab: Lewis Stadlen. Osinski: Olek Krupa. Greevey: George Dzundza.

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Episode 20

Troubles

Tue, Mar 26, 1991 43 mins

Greevey and Logan (George Dzundza, Chris Noth) investigate a killing involving Irish terrorists. O'Connell: Anthony Heald. Fenwick: Paxton Whitehead. Mrs. McDiarmid: Betty Miller. Mallahan: Donal Donnelly. McCarter: Kevin J. O'Connor. Stone: Michael Moriarty.

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Episode 21

Sonata for a Solo Organ

Tue, Apr 2, 1991 43 mins

From 1991: After a kidney transplant, charges are brought against a surgeon (Paul Roebling) and the patient's father (Fritz Weaver) because the organ was illegally obtained. Joanna: Jennifer Van Dyck.

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Episode 22

The Blue Wall

Sun, Jun 9, 1991 43 mins

Cragen is under investigation for conspiracy in a case involving the chief of operations (Robert Lansing), a friend who may have laundered drug money. McCrory: William Andrews. Wilson: Pirie MacDonald. Marge: Ellen Tobie. Stone: Michael Moriarty.

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