22 Episodes 1992 - 1993
Dick Wolf's iconic American procedural drama "Law & Order" continues its tales of the NYPD detectives who investigate homicides, and the members of the District Attorney's office who prosecute them, in Season Three of the series. Most of the regulars from Season Two return this time around - including Det. Logan (Chris Noth), Capt. Cragen (Dann Florek), A.D.A.s Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty) and Paul Robinette (Richard Brooks), DA Adam Schiff (Steven Hill), and - initially - gt. Phil Cerreta (Paul Sorvino), although Senior Detective Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) arrives in mid-season and replaces Phil Cerretta. Cases this season include the slaying of a sleazy pimp/photographer in his studio, the malfeasance of a pacemaker manufacturer that inadvertently causes a teen's death, the discovery of a sweatshop worker's corpse in a nearby river, serial deaths at a diabetes clinic that the men trace to computer hackers, and many more.
Wed, Sep 23, 1992 43 mins
Probing the murder of a photographer, Cerreta and Logan (Paul Sorvino, Chris Noth) try to determine if one of the women who posed for him may have disposed of him. Stone: Michael Moriarty. Angela Brant: Alberta Watson. Celeste Foxx: Maeve McGuire.
Wed, Sep 30, 1992 43 mins
After the leader of a black organization is killed, identifications lead to the arrest of a teacher (Jeff Gendelman). Lowenthal: Eric Bogosian. Satima Tate: Gloria Foster. Sandra: Cynthia Martells.
Tue, Oct 6, 1992 43 mins
The investigation of a college junior's murder involves the victim's boyfriend (Luis Antonio Ramos) and her hot-tempered father (David Leary). Weaver: Laurence Luckinbill. Father Gregory: Luke Reilly. Lynch: Richard Holmes. Logan: Chris Noth. Stone: Michael Moriarty.
The Corporate Veil
Tue, Oct 13, 1992 43 mins
A teen suffers a heart attack, prompting an investigation involving pacemakers and a company that manufactures them. Roger Cleary: Robert Milli. Steven Cleary: Bruce Norris. Berkley: Dennis Boutsikaris.
Tue, Oct 20, 1992 43 mins
After the body of a teen is fished out of the river, a case develops involving sweatshops and the enslavement of immigrant youngsters. Meadow: John Pankow. Mrs. Drake: Patti D'Arbanville.
Wed, Nov 4, 1992 43 mins
When Dr. Olivet (Carolyn McCormick) accuses a gynecologist (Paul Hecht) of molesting her, it leads to a rape case and claims of police entrapment. Melnick: Tovah Feldshuh. Diane: Felicity Huffman. Judge Silver: Howard Witt.
Wed, Nov 11, 1992 43 mins
"They shoot me, I shoot back. I kill them," says an immigrant (Adam Arkin) who pulled the trigger on two brothers. But was it self-defense? Drakos: Ron Rifkin. Fortas: Frank Savino. Christine: Marissa Chibas.
Prince of Darkness
Wed, Nov 18, 1992 43 mins
An attempt to build a case against a hit man (Carlos Sanz) involves the illegal sale of guns and having Cerreta (Paul Sorvino) pose as a buyer. Lobrano: Mark Margolis. Sandra: Saundra Santiago. Minetti: Joe Lisi.
Point of View
Wed, Nov 25, 1992 43 mins
A murder probe by Logan and his partner, Det. Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach), leads to a suspect whose lawyer (Elaine Stritch) knows Stone from law school. Mary: Lisa Eichhorn. Scanlon: Alan North.
Wed, Dec 9, 1992 43 mins
The death of a pregnant Nigerian---who was smuggling heroin internally---leads to a case involving an engineer (Andrew Robinson) and a tribal chief (Wendell Pierce). Balewa: Roscoe Lee Browne. Turner: Talia Balsam. Kano: Afemo Omilami. Salamotu: Beverly Johnson.
Wed, Jan 6, 1993 43 mins
The abduction of a girl whose father (Barry Primus) is a producer leads to accusations of molestation. Janet: Anna Holbrook. Ramona: Joyce Van Patten. Samantha: Madeline Zima.
Right to Counsel
Wed, Jan 13, 1993 43 mins
After a woman is found murdered in her apartment, her younger lover (Richard Cox) lies to the police about when he last saw her. Knight: Mary Mara. Doyle: Darrell Larson. Patton: Bill Moor. Carole: Mady Kaplan.
Night and Fog
Wed, Feb 3, 1993 43 mins
A tailor (Nehemiah Persoff) claims that he helped his wife commit suicide, but further investigation indicates the possibility of murder and that the tailor may be a war criminal. Lowenthal: Eric Bogosian.
Promises to Keep
Wed, Feb 10, 1993 43 mins
The discovery of a body leads to a case involving the victim's fiancé (Frederick Weller) and the fiancé's psychiatrist (Lindsay Crouse). Webber: Fritz Weaver. Janssen: Jenny O'Hara. Mrs. Gorham: Gail Strickland. Gorham: Dennis Creaghan. Mrs. Garrett: Rosemary McNamara. Stone: Michael Moriarty. Olivet: Carolyn McCormick.
Wed, Feb 24, 1993 43 mins
The absence of a weapon complicates the investigation of the killing of a young honors student, who stole from her family to support her drug habit. Robinette: Richard Brooks. Mrs. Bryan: Mary Alice. Bryan: Douglas Turner Ward. Lucian: Kelly Neal. Stark: Leland Gantt. Keisha: Fatima Faloye. Janine: Phyllis Stickney.
Wed, Mar 3, 1993 43 mins
A problem of jurisdiction arises following the murders, one in Queens and the other in Manhattan, of two nurses. Michael Badalucco. Torelli: Dan Hedaya. Shambala: Lorraine Toussaint. Lazar: Mark Blum. Lake: James DeLorenzo.
Wed, Mar 10, 1993 43 mins
A female Naval officer is found dead during a party, but the ensign who was last seen with her was drunk and can't remember what took place. Capt. Bunker: Len Cariou. Ens. Walters: Michael Dolan. Lt. St. Claire: Boyd Gaines.
Wed, Mar 17, 1993 43 mins
The murder of a scientist leads to an investigation involving animal-rights activists. Susan: Frances Fisher. Walsh: John Cunningham. Burke: Lawrence Pressman. Keith: Allan Arbus. Stone: Michael Moriarty.
Wed, Apr 21, 1993 43 mins
Following deaths at a diabetes clinic, a probe keys into computer hackers and a blind man's revenge. Cook: Dana Elcar. Zuckert: Steven Keats. John: Stivi Paskoski. Dr. Hogan: Stephen Elliott. Bowman: Joanna Merlin.
Wed, May 5, 1993 43 mins
A lawyer (Alan King) for a Romanian immigrant says that his defense will be "cultural insanity." Leon: Morgan Weisser. Zanescu: David Margulies. Karen: Iren Bordan. Alex: Richard Council.
Wed, May 12, 1993 43 mins
After a policeman is killed, it's revealed that he was gay and that homophobia prevented some fellow officers from providing backup. Shell: Philip Bosco. Harley: Ron Ryan. Rhodes: Robert Moresco.
Wed, May 19, 1993 43 mins
A murder victim's two most recent boyfriends both deny having been with her on the night of the killing. Gold: George Grizzard. Crandell: John Cleary. Bryce: Leon Russom. Freed: James Villemaire. Fiorello: John Maucere. Stone: Michael Moriarty.