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Law & Order

Episodes

23 Episodes 2009 - 2010

The twentieth and final series of blockbuster procedural drama "Law & Order" concluded its saga of the men and women working as NYPD homicide detectives and responsible for investigating crimes, and the employees of the DA office responsible for prosecuting them. 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), with an added character in Chief M.E. Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers (Leslie Hendrix). Stories this series include a family of four slain in their home - with apparent ties to two mentally unbalanced individuals; the demise of a fashion company owner who turns out to have ties to a nefarious website; a pharmaceutical worker who turns up dead while planning to blow the whistle on her parent company; the homicide of a young model linked to a complex web of relationships in the political community; and much more.

Episode 1

Memo From the Dark Side

Fri, Sep 25, 2009 43 mins

In the 20th-season opener, a war veteran's body is found in a university parking garage, and the subsequent murder investigation leads Lupo and Bernard to a law professor (David Alan Basche) who once worked for the Department of Justice. Greg Tanner: Creighton James.

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Episode 2

Just a Girl in the World

Fri, Oct 2, 2009 43 mins

The slaying of a crime-scene investigator turns the victim's unfaithful fiancé into a suspect, but an attack on a young journalist (Camille Chen) complicates the investigation.

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Episode 3

Great Satan

Fri, Oct 9, 2009 43 mins

A musician's corpse turns up behind a trash can, along with a bag of money, kicking off an investigation that leads detectives to Don Sorenson (John Bolger) and what may be a kidnapping gone awry.

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Episode 4

Reality Bites

Fri, Oct 16, 2009 43 mins

The death of a mother of 10 adopted, disabled kids kicks off an investigation that exposes an affair and a bid for reality-show stardom, which caused tension in the household. Larry Johnson: Jim Gaffigan.

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Episode 5

Dignity

Fri, Oct 23, 2009 43 mins

A doctor who performed late-term abortions is found slain at a church, and the man's wife accuses a pro-life protester of the murder. Meanwhile, Lt. Van Buren receives troubling news, and Connie deals with a moral crisis.

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Episode 6

Human Flesh Search Engine

Fri, Oct 30, 2009 43 mins

A slain fashion-company owner puts detectives in the path of a photographer (Jeremy Beiler) who points them toward a Web site marred by threatening posts. Sid Maxwell: Rene Ifrah.

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Episode 7

Boy Gone Astray

Fri, Nov 6, 2009 43 mins

Detectives Lupo and Bernard find suitcases full of cash and drugs while investigating the murder of a rich young woman, and security-camera footage leads them to a drug cartel.

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Episode 8

Doped

Fri, Nov 6, 2009 43 mins

A fatal drunken-driving accident may be more than what it seems when a suspicious nasal spray is found at the scene. In the course of the investigation, Detectives Lupo and Bernard turn their attention toward the victim's boss (Rich Sommer).

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Episode 9

For the Defense

Fri, Nov 13, 2009 43 mins

The slaying of a witness in a murder trial kicks off an investigation that exposes a conspiracy rife with affairs, black-market dealings and drug cartels, and creates a predicament for ADA Connie Rubirosa and the remaining witnesses.

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Episode 10

Shotgun

Fri, Nov 20, 2009 43 mins

An elderly man is forced to defend his shop from an armed robbery. The resulting investigation has Lupo and Bernard probing ulterior motives for the crime.

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Episode 11

Fed

Fri, Dec 11, 2009 43 mins

The disfigured body of a campaign volunteer is found with the word "FED" scrawled on his chest, kicking off an investigation that turns up numerous suspects. Rey Curtis: Benjamin Bratt.

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Episode 12

Blackmail

Fri, Jan 15, 2010 43 mins

Detectives Lupo and Bernard investigate the murder of a journalist, and the probe embroils a talk-show host (Samantha Bee) in a scandal involving numerous workplace liaisons and a blackmail attempt.

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Episode 13

Steel-eyed Death

Mon, Mar 1, 2010 43 mins

After a family is found brutally murdered in their home, Detectives Lupo and Bernard track down two leads---a troubled, runaway teenager and a suspect who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Episode 14

Boy on Fire

Mon, Mar 1, 2010 43 mins

Detectives Lupo and Bernard probe the murder of a high-school student whose body was burned in a parking lot, and the investigation uncovers a shocking cell-phone video, a shady educator and phony alibis. Moses: Aaron Shaw.

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Episode 15

Brilliant Disguise

Mon, Mar 8, 2010 43 mins

A young woman's body is found in a hotel food-service cart, and the murder investigation turns up superficial evidence implicating a medical student who may be using a research project as a ruse to commit crimes. Ray Backlund: Timothy Busfield.

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Episode 16

Innocence

Mon, Mar 15, 2010 43 mins

Cutter takes on his mentor, Emily Ryan (Amy Madigan), when she tries to overturn the conviction of a man found guilty of a hate crime, and a secret from Cutter's past may affect the trial's outcome. Lisa Klein: Anna Chlumsky.

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Episode 17

Four Cops Shot

Mon, Mar 22, 2010 43 mins

A man shoots four police officers to death, and the investigation reveals a protective mother and evidence that the victims may have known the shooter. When an arrest is made, the ensuing trial pits cops and detectives against the prosecutors.

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Episode 18

Brazil

Mon, Mar 29, 2010 43 mins

A global-warming symposium becomes a crime scene after a scientist is poisoned and collapses during a speech. Detectives Lupo and Bernard initially suspect rivals from his field of study, but a messy custody battle points the investigation toward the victim's family. Tammy Blanchard, Tony Hale.

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Episode 19

Crashers

Mon, May 3, 2010 43 mins

A model's body is set ablaze in an alley, kicking off an investigation that forces Lupo and Bernard to retrace the steps of two party crashers who made an appearance at a political event. Meanwhile, Lt. Van Buren faces health-care woes.

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Episode 20

The Taxman Cometh

Mon, May 10, 2010 43 mins

The death of a young socialite points Lupo and Bernard toward the victim's cousin, and the ensuing investigation exposes a hefty inheritance, a secret romance, a fraudulent adoption and an unborn child.

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Episode 21

Immortal

Mon, May 17, 2010 43 mins

A stabbing victim dies after being left at a hospital, and the investigation exposes an exploited family.

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Episode 22

Love Eternal

Mon, May 17, 2010 43 mins

A television crew from a fashion makeover show finds a murder victim locked in a dog cage, and his wife becomes the prime suspect.

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Episode 23

Rubber Room

Mon, May 24, 2010 43 mins

The series ends as Lupo and Bernard try to locate a blogger who threatened to blow up a school, but the teachers' union hampers the probe. Van Buren's personal issues become a public affair. Olympic star Lindsey Vonn appears as a union employee.

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