22 Episodes 2008 - 2009
Season Nineteen 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. This season witnessed no cast changes from the prior year. Returning characters included DA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson), ADA Connie Rubirosa (Alana de la Garza), Detective Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson), Detective Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto), and EADA Michael Cutter (Linus Roache). Cases this season include: two university biologists who return home and find their son and housekeeper dead, a mafia-affiliated truck driver who gets slain, a serial killer who targets homeless men, and ultimately, a charity executive who turns up dead - a case that brings an old friend back into McCoy's life and may force the distinguished DA to prosecute him.
Wed, Nov 5, 2008 43 mins
The fatal beating of a stockbroker spurs an epic clash between his family and the group responsible for his death in the 19th-season premiere.
Wed, Nov 12, 2008 43 mins
A murder victim is found at a park, and the resulting investigation has detectives enlisting the help of a mentally-challenged man to crack the case.
Wed, Nov 19, 2008 43 mins
A young man's murder is linked to a woman who escaped from a polygamist cult. Jena Malone, Colm Meaney.
Wed, Nov 26, 2008 43 mins
The probe of a fatal construction-crane collapse becomes an investigation into an attempted murder.
Wed, Dec 3, 2008 43 mins
A tourist is murdered, and the case sends Bernard and Lupo to upstate New York for clues. Dianne Cary: Katee Sackhoff.
Wed, Dec 10, 2008 43 mins
The investigation of a memoir author's murder leads Lupo and Bernard to a nightclub, a stalker and a possible cover-up. Kate Tenny: Vivica Fox.
Wed, Dec 17, 2008 43 mins
A woman's body is discovered in a city garden, and the murder case exposes a possible conflict of interest for Cutter. Ned Beatty guest stars.
Wed, Jan 7, 2009 43 mins
The murder probe of two divorce attorneys uncovers disturbing cases of abuse and neglect involving children adopted from Haiti.
Wed, Jan 14, 2009 43 mins
Cutter and Connie contend with an unscrupulous attorney (Dallas Roberts) after a plaintiff in the lawyer's class-action suit against an airline company is murdered. Mercedes Ruehl guest stars.
Wed, Jan 21, 2009 43 mins
Married biologists find their son and housekeeper murdered in their home, prompting an investigation that has the wife revisiting her sorority days.
Wed, Jan 28, 2009 43 mins
The investigation of a trucking-company owner's murder uncovers possible ties to the Russian mob and evidence of a secret love affair.
Wed, Feb 4, 2009 43 mins
A hostage situation leaves a troubled NYPD officer dead. The resulting probe uncovers a man who may be the illegitimate son of a famous president.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 43 mins
A baby is killed during the bombing of an Army recruitment center, which steers detectives toward a group of war protesters.
Wed, Feb 18, 2009 43 mins
A Web site operator's death leads Lupo and Bernard to investigate a Christian subculture. Elsewhere, McCoy's political rival uses the media to exploit the situation.
Wed, Mar 11, 2009 43 mins
Lupo and Bernard uncover a kidnapping plot while probing the death of a banking CEO's mistress.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 43 mins
A writer's murder points Lupo and Bernard toward a closed espionage case.
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 43 mins
Lupo and Bernard uncover a love triangle while investigating a television reporter's murder.
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 43 mins
Detectives Lupo and Bernard find a link to bias-related incidents against Hispanic men after an illegal immigrant is attacked and left unconscious on a service road.
Wed, May 6, 2009 43 mins
The bodies of a firefighter and his wife are found in their new townhome after they were brutalized and murdered, and the resulting investigation becomes a political liability for Jack McCoy.
Wed, May 13, 2009 43 mins
Detectives Lupo and Bernard track the killer of two scientists whose bodies were set on fire. A lawyer wants to strike a deal for a suspect's confession, but Connie has misgivings about the case. Wendy Teal: Gretchen Hall.
Skate or Die
Wed, May 20, 2009 43 mins
The murders of three homeless men are attributed to a serial killer, but detectives think a copycat killer may be involved after they find out a victim was wearing a pair of roller skates that did not belong to him.
The Drowned and the Saved
Wed, Jun 3, 2009 43 mins
The murder of a charity executive exposes allegations of stalking and blackmail as Lupo and Bernard seek leads from the victim's secretary, her ex-boyfriend and a politician's wife in the 19th-season finale.