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Law & Order Season 4 Episodes

22 Episodes 1993 - 1994

The iconic procedural drama "Law & Order" returns for this fourth season, with additional tales of the New York City Police detectives who investigate felonies, and the District Attorney staff that prosecutes them. Returning characters this season include Det. Logan (Chris Noth), A.D.A. Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty), DA Adam Schiff (Steven Hill), Senior Detective Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach); newly arrived are detective supervisor Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) and ADA Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy) (replacing Paul Robinette). Cases this season include that of a child molester murdered on a talk show, an octogenarian woman who appears to have been starved to death, a nuclear physicist suspected of mail bombing his wife, the disappearance of a child from a sadistic foster home, a violent assault on a tennis player just prior to a match, and many more.

Episode 1

Sweeps

Wed, Sep 15, 1993 43 mins

In the season premiere, a guest on a talk show is murdered. Meanwhile, the detectives have a new boss and Stone has a new colleague.

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Episode 2

Volunteers

Wed, Sep 29, 1993 43 mins

A homeless person is found beaten on a block where he's been terrorising residents.

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Episode 3

Discord

Wed, Oct 6, 1993 43 mins

A student charges a rock star with rape, but he claims that she consented to sex.

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Episode 4

Profile

Wed, Oct 13, 1993 43 mins

A man who survives a shotgun blast from a serial killer later identifies his assailant from a voice recording.

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Episode 5

Black Tie

Wed, Oct 20, 1993 43 mins

Briscoe receives a call that a wealthy man has been murdered.

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Episode 6

Pride and Joy

Wed, Oct 27, 1993 43 mins

After a superintendent's body is found, the investigation centers on his son.

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Episode 7

Apocrypha

Wed, Nov 3, 1993 43 mins

After a bomb explodes, the challenge is proving that the bomber was carrying out the orders of a cult leader.

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Episode 8

American Dream

Tue, Nov 9, 1993 43 mins

A skeleton unearthed during an excavation turns out to be a missing corpse in a case prosecuted by Stone. Swann: Zeljko Ivanek. Beverly: Sophie Hayden. Doyle: Scott Sowers. Rafferty: Mark Tymchyshyn.

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Episode 9

Born Bad

Tue, Nov 16, 1993 43 mins

A lawyer (Maria Tucci) enters a not guilty plea for a teen on the grounds that he possesses a chromosome that makes him "violently predisposed." Chris: Wil Horneff. Ms. Bishop: Helen Gallagher. Andy: James Madio.

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Episode 10

The Pursuit of Happiness

Wed, Dec 1, 1993 43 mins

The suspect in a murder case is the victim's wife, a Russian immigrant who, against her husband's wishes, took a job---and perhaps even a lover. Irina: Natalia Negoda. Nancy: Faith Prince. Nunez: Jesse Corti.

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Episode 11

Golden Years

Wed, Jan 5, 1994 43 mins

Briscoe and Logan try to determine if an elderly woman's demise was hastened by her granddaughter (Julie Dretzin). Maria: Denise Hernandez. Melnick: Tovah Feldshuh. Judge Barry: Doris Belack. Meadow: Michael Ryan.

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Episode 12

Snatched

Wed, Jan 12, 1994 43 mins

A millionaire friend (Theodore Bikel) of Schiff's won't cooperate with the police following his son's kidnapping. Hastings: Leo Burmester. Jason: Reg Rogers. Watson: Vyto Ruginis. Helena: Bernadette Penotti. Schiff: Steven Hill. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach.

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Episode 13

Breeder

Wed, Jan 19, 1994 43 mins

While investigating a newborn's disappearance, Briscoe and Logan uncover a scam involving private adoptions. Debra: Angie Phillips. Dorothy: Ann Dowd. Stephen: Judson Mills. Jane: Deirdre O'Connell.

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Episode 14

Censure

Wed, Feb 2, 1994 43 mins

Kincaid resigns from Schiff's office because of an affair in her past. Thayer: David Groh. Gold: George Grizzard. Janet: Jane Kaczmarek. Selig: Roberta Wallach. Rudman: Kip Niven.

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Episode 15

Kids

Wed, Feb 9, 1994 43 mins

The fatal shooting of a 14-year-old involves the son (Eric Alperin) of a former police detective (Robert Hogan). Shell: Philip Bosco. Billy: Danny Gerard. Mrs. Wojak: Pamela Blair. Ida: Marilyn Cooper.

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Episode 16

Big Bang

Wed, Mar 2, 1994 43 mins

A scientist (Harris Yulin) becomes the chief suspect after his wife is the victim of a letter bomb. Weiss: Randle Mell. Patton: Bill Moor. Conners: Jennifer Van Dyck. Judge Larkin: Rochelle Oliver. Alice: Ellen Lancaster.

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Episode 17

Mayhem

Wed, Mar 9, 1994 43 mins

During a 24-hour period, Briscoe and Logan's caseload includes unrelated murders and a domestic quarrel. Hexter: Tom Riis Farrell. Mrs. Hexter: Peggy Cowles. Louisa: Kathrine Narducci. Profaci: John Fiore. Zelda: Alice Drummond.

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Episode 18

Wager

Wed, Mar 30, 1994 43 mins

The killing of a star athlete's father is linked to gambling debts and threats against the player's family. Williams: Malik Yoba. Barkley: Zakes Mokae. "Papa Doc": Ray Aranha. Albanese: Richard Libertini.

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Episode 19

Sanctuary

Wed, Apr 13, 1994 43 mins

Racial conflicts erupt when a Jewish driver (Michael Constantine) involved in a hit-and-run in Harlem is not indicted. Rev. Ott: Tony Todd. Green: Lorraine Toussaint. Judge Steinman: Susan Blommaert. Mrs. Roberts: Beatrice Winde.

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Episode 20

Nurture

Wed, May 4, 1994 43 mins

A search for a missing 10-year-old (Stephi Lineburg) results in an unusual kidnapping case. Arnette: Lisa Eichhorn. Siegel: Christine Baranski. Beatrice: Camryn Manheim. Judge Baum: Scotty Bloch. Sprague: Bruce MacVittie.

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Episode 21

Doubles

Wed, May 18, 1994 43 mins

Prior to a tournament, a tennis player (Stacey Moseley) has her wrist broken; and a competitor is among those suspected of having engineered the attack. Alison: Allison Dunbar. Mitch: John Heard. Alan: John Ottavino. Stone: Michael Moriarty. Logan: Chris Noth.

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Episode 22

Old Friends

Wed, May 25, 1994 43 mins

A murder investigation leads to a baby-food company in which a new partner (Victor Slezak) has connections to the Russian mob. Ann: Allison Janney. Rostov: Don Creech. Weaver: Bob Dishy. Packard: Michael Harney. Judge: Doris Belack.

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