22 Episodes 2006 - 2007
Season Seventeen of NBC's hit procedural series "Law & Order" continues to dramatize the experiences of the detectives in the NYPD homicide division, and the DA office responsible for prosecuting the crimes that homicide investigates. Returning from prior seasons are: Senior Detective Ed Green (replacing Joe Fontana), Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson), Executive ADA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), and DA Arthur Branch (Fred Dalton Thompson); newly joining the ensemble are Detective Nina Cassady (Milena Govich) and ADA Connie Rubirosa (Alana de la Garza). Cases this season include: the mysterious death of an 8-year-old girl in a building explosion, a washed-up actor who drives while intoxicated and turns up at a rehearsal with blood on his clothes, an incident where a corporate attorney's body turns up in a hotel room, a famous producer who gets gunned down in broad daylight after adopting a baby from Africa, and many more.
Fri, Sep 22, 2006 43 mins
In the season premiere, the murder of a police officer leads detectives to a tabloid photographer and the sparring Hollywood couple who he has been chasing.
Fri, Sep 29, 2006 43 mins
The murder of a suburban housewife is discovered after a picture of her bloody corpse is posted on a popular Web site. Det. Cassady's computer savvy proves an asset as she and Green investigate the case.
Fri, Oct 6, 2006 43 mins
Criminal wrongdoing is difficult to prove in the case of an 8-year-old girl who was killed when a house exploded as she walked by it.
Fri, Oct 13, 2006 43 mins
Richard Brooks reprises his role as ADA-turned-defense attorney Paul Robinette, whose client is accused of murdering a Middle Eastern man, a crime investigated by Green and Cassady in conjunction with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Public Service Homicide
Fri, Oct 20, 2006 43 mins
Carl Mullaly turns up dead after a TV magazine show airs a story that portrays him as a sexual predator. Green and Cassady investigate the victim's neighbour, who is the father of an 8-year-old girl.
Fri, Oct 27, 2006 43 mins
A CEO of a military body-armour company is shot dead as he arrives to his daughter's sweet 16 birthday party; the investigation leads Cassady and Green to believe the murder was committed by someone unhappy with the Iraq War.
In Vino Veritas
Fri, Nov 3, 2006 43 mins
Chevy Chase plays an unemployed television actor who lets loose with a drunken, bigoted rant during a DUI bust, at which time Green and Cassady discover evidence of another far more vicious crime.
Fri, Nov 10, 2006 43 mins
A maker of sleazy videos exploiting young drunken women is investigated after one of his associates turns up dead.
Fri, Nov 17, 2006 43 mins
McCoy calls for the death penalty in the case of a convicted mass murderer who escaped from jail and killed again.
Fri, Dec 8, 2006 43 mins
A female escort is among the suspects brought in for questioning about the murder of an attorney connected with a high-profile wiretapping case.
Remains of the Day
Fri, Jan 5, 2007 43 mins
A young man, who was homeless and addicted to drugs, dies under very strange circumstances while visiting his mother, a tabloid personality known for her alleged gold-digging ways.
Fri, Jan 12, 2007 43 mins
Secrets about an adopted child are uncovered in the course of an investigation into the shooting death of a soap-opera star's husband.
Fri, Feb 2, 2007 43 mins
A student is shot at a politically charged university assembly and the investigation leads to a Ph.D. student dealing in embryonic-stem-cell research who feels threatened by the tactics of the assembly speaker---a right-wing conservative.
Fri, Feb 9, 2007 43 mins
A popular reverend is suspected of a gay actor's murder when it is discovered the victim threatened to out the pastor and expose his hypocritical stance on homosexuality.
Fri, Feb 16, 2007 43 mins
The death by hanging of a successful actress and loving mother leaves the detectives searching for clues to prove it is a case of murder and not the suicide it appears to be.
Fri, Feb 23, 2007 43 mins
A publisher is murdered shortly after putting out a controversial book, which may or may not be a factor in the crime.
Fri, Mar 30, 2007 43 mins
Arson is suspected in a series of church fires, but the case becomes a murder investigation when a victim is found in the charred ruins.
Fri, Apr 6, 2007 43 mins
A female rapper is murdered and the suspect list is a long one, but the detectives are unsure if her death was connected to her music or just a random attack.
Fri, Apr 27, 2007 43 mins
A Russian businessman dies after being poisoned, so the FBI thinks the case is an act of terrorism, but the detectives uncover a mystery involving the man's business that could send the investigation in a different direction.
Fri, May 4, 2007 43 mins
After a boy is found dead in a park, suspicion falls on a former sex offender in the neighbourhood. But the case becomes confusing when the man provides information that points to another suspect.
Fri, May 11, 2007 43 mins
Detectives look for a connection after two homeless men are beaten to death on the same day, and discover that one of the victims and a suspect had both served in Iraq.
The Family Hour
Fri, May 18, 2007 43 mins
In the season finale, an ex-senator is accused of murder, and his trial becomes a spectacle due in part to a publicity-hungry judge and an arrogant defense lawyer.