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Law & Order Season 13 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

In the season premiere, an American Muslim defends himself against charges that he murdered an academic who challenged his religious beliefs.

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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.

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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 who's writing a book about the deceased's late husband, a rock star whose demise may not have been a suicide.

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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 flat are charged with her murder.

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Episode 5

The Ring

Wed, Nov 6, 2002 43 mins

DA Arthur Branch's influential acquaintance becomes a murder suspect.

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Episode 6

Hitman

Wed, Nov 13, 2002 43 mins

After a contractor with mob connections is found dead in his flat, Briscoe and Green want to question his wife.

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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 policeman, a high-profile defense lawyer is killed.

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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.

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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 flat, a case develops that involves a cult and an old friend.

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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 in court.

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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 demonstrates a lot of showmanship and offers an unusual defense for his client.

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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 and a priest.

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Episode 13

Absentia

Wed, Feb 12, 2003 60 mins

After a witness fails to appear in court, he's linked to a 20-year-old murder case.

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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 with expensive tastes and to a mentally challenged man.

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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.

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Episode 17

Genius

Wed, Apr 2, 2003 43 mins

The killing of a taxi driver leads to a case involving a lost book, two authors and the accused demanding the death penalty.

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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 and their parents.

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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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