24 Episodes 2003 - 2004
Season Fourteen (2003-4) of the hit NBC procedural drama "Law & Order" carried with it a milestone: this was the last regular season appearance of longtime actor Jerry Orbach as Senior Detective Lennie Briscoe; in the spring of 2004, the performer moved to a spin-off, "Law & Order: Trial By Jury," but died in mid-season. Additional characters appearing alongside Briscoe in the character's final year include: Detective Supervisor Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson), Detective Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin), Executive ADA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), ADA Serena Southerlyn (Elisabeth Röhm), and DA Arthur Branch (Fred Dalton Thompson). Stories this season include: the relationship between a bounty hunter's death and a reporter with questionable standards; a case where the decomposed body of a woman turns up in the Hudson, leading investigators to explore the connection between her prospective attorney and a crooked judge; the death a fraudulent grief counselor who gets poisoned by one of his victims; and ultimately, Briscoe's departure from the 27th.
Wed, Sep 24, 2003 43 mins
A serial killer's public defender (Alexander Chaplin) claims attorney-client privilege in not revealing where bodies of victims are located. Mark Bruner: Ritchie Coster. Jessica Sheets: Susan Floyd. Wendy Weiss: Mimi Lieber. Julie: Vanessa Liguori. Judge Taylor: Connie Winston.
Wed, Oct 1, 2003 60 mins
The investigation of a bounty hunter's murder leads to a case involving a reporter (Reuben Jackson) and a defense based on affirmative-action pressures. Randy Dworkin: Peter Jacobson. Cosette: Colleen Clinton. Arnie Gleason: Richard Topol.
Wed, Oct 8, 2003 43 mins
A murder investigation involves the SARS virus and a biochemist who was having an affair.
Wed, Oct 22, 2003 43 mins
The body of a fatally stabbed young actress is found at the home of a Broadway composer.
Wed, Oct 29, 2003 43 mins
Briscoe and Green investigate a nightclub fire that began with a rock band's flamethrowers and resulted in 23 fatalities. Teddy: John Doe. Teresa: Aleksa Palladino. Linda: J. Smith-Cameron. Kathy Teller: Jenna Stern. Eddie: Jonathan Togo.
Wed, Nov 5, 2003 43 mins
A murder investigation leads to a case of stolen identity and revenge.
Wed, Nov 12, 2003 43 mins
The discovery of a woman's body in the Hudson River leads to an investigation that uncovers a scandal involving attorneys and a judge.
Wed, Nov 19, 2003 43 mins
The detectives investigate the near-fatal shooting of a TV reporter who made enemies while covering the war in Iraq.
Wed, Nov 26, 2003 43 mins
A pediatric oncologist becomes the chief suspect in the fatal poisoning of a former con man.
Wed, Dec 3, 2003 43 mins
After a sweatshop owner is beaten to death, suspicion falls on the husband of a worker he impregnated.
Wed, Jan 7, 2004 43 mins
A homeless man, seemingly a hit-and-run victim, turns out to have been beaten before being struck by the car.
Wed, Jan 14, 2004 43 mins
The investigation of a former bookie's murder leads to a recently released mob boss and an unusual hit man.
Married With Children
Wed, Feb 4, 2004 43 mins
The death of a woman who fell from a hotel balcony leads to a case involving a lesbian couple and a state law banning gay adoption.
Wed, Feb 11, 2004 43 mins
A councilman is killed and a water inspector wounded in a City Hall shooting.
Wed, Feb 18, 2004 43 mins
An attorney claims extreme emotional disturbance as a defense for the man accused of strangling a combative university student.
Can I Get a Witness?
Wed, Feb 25, 2004 43 mins
The shooter who killed a small-time drug dealer is traced through his glass eye; however, eyewitnesses become frightened by another killing.
Wed, Mar 3, 2004 43 mins
After body parts turn up in garbage bins, an investigation leads to a suspect who has an assumed identity.
Wed, Mar 24, 2004 43 mins
A murder victim's videotaped recollection of a Holocaust incident is shown at a trial in which two people stand accused of her killing.
Wed, Mar 31, 2004 43 mins
An assistant district attorney's murder is linked to an unsolved mob-related killing.
Everybody Loves Raimondo's
Tue, Mar 26, 1991 43 mins
A movie producer and a gangster are murdered at a trendy restaurant.
Wed, Apr 21, 2004 43 mins
A fan who caught a foul ball in a playoff game is killed by an ex-con who previously served 20 years for a crime he didn't commit.
Wed, Apr 28, 2004 43 mins
During a visit to New York, a Japanese nightclub owner is shot and his wife is killed, after which he returns home.
Wed, May 12, 2004 43 mins
The day after his marriage to a much younger woman, a caviar entrepreneur is found dead and the suspects include his bride and his daughter from his first marriage.
Wed, May 19, 2004 43 mins
After 12 seasons as Det. Lennie Briscoe, Jerry Orbach bows out in the series' 14th-season finale, which deals with two killings.