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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed, Nov 6, 2002 43 mins
DA Arthur Branch's influential acquaintance becomes a murder suspect.
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.
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.
Wed, Nov 27, 2002 43 mins
The detectives investigate the murder of a limousine driver who was working for a star baseball player.
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.
Wed, Jan 8, 2003 60 mins
The aftermath of a hit-and-run killing results in Southerlyn facing a former acquaintance in court.
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.
Wed, Feb 5, 2003 60 mins
A drug dealer's killing leads to a case involving a dead teen's father and a priest.
Wed, Feb 12, 2003 60 mins
After a witness fails to appear in court, he's linked to a 20-year-old murder case.
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.
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.
Wed, Mar 26, 2003 43 mins
Gregory Hines plays a charismatic lawyer whose client shot a policewoman in an act of vengeance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed, May 7, 2003 43 mins
A model's sudden death leads to a case involving a doctor and prescription drugs.
Wed, May 14, 2003 43 mins
Briscoe and Green try to find the person responsible for a series of seemingly random shootings.
Wed, May 21, 2003 43 mins
Briscoe and Green attempt to solve several unconnected murders and a pregnant woman's kidnapping.
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.