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Law & Order

Episodes

24 Episodes 2002 - 2003

Season Thirteen of NBC's blockbuster procedural drama "Law and Order" resumes its chronicles of the NYPD detectives in charge of investigating homicides, and the DA's office that prosecutes those crimes. This season brings back Senior Detective Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach), detective supervisor Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson), Detective Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin), Executive ADA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), and ADA Serena Southerlyn (Elisabeth Röhm), while Arthur Branch (Fred Dalton Thompson) replaces Nora Lewin as DA. Cases this season include: a Muslim citizen suspected of a double homicide following an argument with a professor; Briscoe and Green's investigation of a hitman-style killing that leads them to an incredibly unlikely suspect; a pro baseball player suspected of murdering his chauffeur; the demise of a Russian model that may or may not be tied to medical malfeasance; and much more.

Episode 1

American Jihad

Wed, Oct 2, 2002 43 mins

An American Muslim (Wil Horneff) defends himself against charges that he murdered an academic who challenged his religious beliefs. DA Arthur Branch: Fred Dalton Thompson. Ed Landen: Richard Bekins. Francine Landen: Robin Mattson. Judge Borke: Donna Hanover. Green: Jesse L. Martin.

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Episode 2

Shangri-La

Wed, Oct 9, 2002 43 mins

The investigation of a high-school teacher's murder leads to a suspect who may be suffering from an identity crisis. Fiona Reid: Stephi Lineburg. Jessica Sheets: Susan Floyd. Gary Bergen: Rob Campbell. Stanley Matson: Bruce Nozick. Margaret Chapman: Hallie Foote. Chuck: Kevin Nagle. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Southerlyn: Elisabeth Rohm. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 3

True Crime

Wed, Oct 16, 2002 43 mins

While investigating the death of a rock singer, Briscoe and Green encounter a former detective (Tony Lo Bianco) who's writing a book about the deceased's late husband, a rock star whose demise may not have been a suicide. Jeremy Cook: David Thornton. Travis Jones: Stivi Paskoski. Rain Bridgeman: Kellie Overbey. Judge Steinman: Susan Blommaert. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Green: Jesse L. Martin. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 4

Tragedy on Rye

Wed, Oct 30, 2002 43 mins

Three men who were caught on videotape with a large-screen TV that was stolen from a woman's apartment are charged with her murder. Matt Carton: Omar Sharif Scroggins. Harry Johnson: Malcolm Barrett. Daniel Otum: Dakota Anderson. Andrew Maynard: Tim Ransom. Mrs. Platt: Darcy Pulliam. Mr. Platt: Gil Rogers. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Branch: Fred Dalton Thompson. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 5

The Ring

Wed, Nov 6, 2002 43 mins

DA Arthur Branch's influential acquaintance (Stevie Ray Dallimore) becomes a murder suspect. Branch: Fred Dalton Thompson. Housman: Brennan Brown. Hobart: Patrick Breen. Molly: Annie Meisels. Judge Venturelli: Vince Pacimeo. Caitlin Birch: Greer Goodman. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Green: Jesse L. Martin. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 6

Hitman

Wed, Nov 13, 2002 43 mins

After a contractor with mob connections is found dead in his brownstone, Briscoe and Green want to question his wife (Gretchen Egolf). Randy Porter: Bobby Cannavale. Bobby Vignerelli: Tony Darrow. Austin Foster: Stuart Burney. James Astangura: Rocco Sisto. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Southerlyn: Elisabeth Rohm. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 7

Open Season

Wed, Nov 20, 2002 43 mins

After his client is acquitted for the attempted murder of a cop, a high-profile defense lawyer is killed. Danielle Melnick: Tovah Feldshuh. Julian Preuss: Garret Dillahunt. Matthew Clemens: Michael Louis Wells. Judge Barbara Lusky: Iris Little Thomas. Harrison Taylor: Michael Mulheren. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Southerlyn: Elisabeth Rohm. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 8

Asterisk

Wed, Nov 27, 2002 43 mins

The detectives investigate the murder of a limousine driver who was working for a star baseball player (Reynaldo Rosales). Martin Stanley: Josh Stamberg. David Arkuss: Bill Dawes. Alan Fenwick: Jay O. Sanders. Judge Walter Bradley: Peter McRobbie. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Southerlyn: Elisabeth Rohm. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 9

The Wheel

Wed, Dec 11, 2002 60 mins

After a woman's smoldering body is found outside a Chinese diplomat's apartment, a case develops that involves a cult and an old friend (Chris Sarandon) of DA Branch. Li Chen: Tzi Ma. Akai Yuen: Grant Chang. Tommy Wong: Ken Leung. Wendy: Liana Pai. Sally Xiao: Kate Rigg. Branch: Fred Dalton Thompson. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 10

Mother's Day

Wed, Jan 8, 2003 60 mins

The aftermath of a hit-and-run killing results in Southerlyn facing a former acquaintance (Charissa Chamorro) in court. Diane Payton: Ellen McLaughlin. Caroline Milius: Janet Zarish. Ronald Milius: Martin Kildare. Waiter: Allie Woods. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Southerlyn: Elisabeth Rohm. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 11

Chosen

Wed, Jan 15, 2003 43 mins

The killing of a high-class bookie results in a trial, in which an attorney (Peter Jacobson) demonstrates a lot of showmanship and offers an unusual defense for his client. Steve Strelzik: John Rothman. Judge Bryce Miller: Ross Bickell. Dean Riley: James Hindman. Holly Strelzik: Stephanie Roth Haberle. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Southerlyn: Elisabeth Rohm. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 12

Under God

Wed, Feb 5, 2003 60 mins

A drug dealer's killing leads to a case involving a dead teen's father (Bruce MacVittie) and a priest (Denis O'Hare). James Wheeler: Peter Frechette. Judge Link: Maggie Burke. Bishop Durning: Dick Latessa. Dr. Olivet: Carolyn McCormick. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Green: Jesse L. Martin. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 13

Absentia

Wed, Feb 12, 2003 60 mins

After a witness (Mandy Patinkin) fails to appear in court, he's linked to a 20-year-old murder case. Finnerty: Andrew McCarthy. Anne-Marie: Christina Rouner. Ashman: John Tormey. Marvin Silverman: David Chandler. Eddie Travandze: Gene Farber. Det. Rene Laberc: Jean Brassard. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Green: Jesse L. Martin. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 14

Star Crossed

Wed, Feb 19, 2003 60 mins

The investigation of a sportscar saleman's death leads to a woman (Vanessa Ferlito) with expensive tastes and to a mentally challenged man (Chandler Adrian Parker). Dean Conners: Peter Gerety. Darren Tarlow: Matthew Rauch. Derek Greer: Jason Kolotouros. Tyler Barnes: Joseph Vincent Gay. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Green: Jesse L. Martin. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 15

B-tch

Wed, Feb 26, 2003 43 mins

An investigation into the murder of a stockbroker involves insider trading and a disliked executive (Lucie Arnaz) known as the "queen of cosmetics." Lindsay Tucker: Melissa Errico. Helen Brolin: Maria Tucci. Olivet: Carolyn McCormick. Skoda: J.K. Simmons. David Nunan: Bryan Hanna. Phil Brucker: Tom Ligon. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Branch: Fred Dalton Thompson. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 16

Suicide Box

Wed, Mar 26, 2003 43 mins

Gregory Hines plays a charismatic lawyer whose client shot a policewoman in an act of vengeance. Janet Thomas: Oni Faida Lampley. Stevie Thomas: Chad Tucker. Gail Berardi: Lisa Eichhorn. Jason Hendri: Ato Essandoh. Judge Esther Morrow: Pippa Pearthree.

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Episode 17

Genius

Wed, Apr 2, 2003 43 mins

The killing of a cab driver leads to a case involving a lost book, two authors and the accused demanding the death penalty. Clay Warner: David Wike. Nelson Lambert: Stanley Anderson. Ira Simpkis: Saul Rubinek. Helen: Sonia Braga. Julian Beck: John Cariani. Green: Jesse L. Martin. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 18

Maritime

Thu, Apr 17, 2003 43 mins

The discovery of a woman's body leads to a case involving a missing athlete, his troubled brother (Craig Walker) and their parents. Matt Wolchesky: Tom Mason. Howard Ridgeway: John Doman. Miriam Ridgeway: Lizbeth Mackay. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. Southerlyn: Elisabeth Rohm. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 19

Seer

Wed, Apr 23, 2003 43 mins

The neighbour of a murdered woman claims to be a psychic who had a vision of the killing and tried to warn her.

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Episode 20

Kid Pro Quo

Wed, Apr 30, 2003 43 mins

A private school's director of admissions is found murdered on a park bench and police find threats from parents on her cellphone.

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Episode 21

House Calls

Wed, May 7, 2003 43 mins

A model's sudden death leads to a case involving a doctor and prescription drugs.

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Episode 22

Sheltered

Wed, May 14, 2003 43 mins

Briscoe and Green try to find the person responsible for a series of seemingly random shootings.

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Episode 23

Couples

Wed, May 21, 2003 43 mins

Briscoe and Green attempt to solve several unconnected murders and a pregnant woman's kidnapping.

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Episode 24

Smoke

Wed, May 21, 2003 43 mins

In the season finale, a pedophile celebrity is under investigation in his baby son's fatal fall from a hotel window, while an out-of-court settlement comes under scrutiny.

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