23 Episodes 1994 - 1995
NBC's long-running procedural drama resumes its ongoing chronicles of the NYPD detectives who investigate homicides, and the District Attorney staff that prosecutes them, in this fifth season of "Law & Order." Returning characters this season include Det. Logan (Chris Noth), DA Adam Schiff (Steven Hill), Senior Detective Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach), detective supervisor Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) and ADA Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy), while heavyweight Sam Waterston makes his series debut as Executive ADA Jack McCoy. Stories this season include: the owner of a stand-up (Larry Miller) and his possible implication in uxoricide, the complications that arise in Van Buren's life when she shoots a child in the back, a case where a drug addicted young woman winds up dead on the lawn of a day care center, a bombing at a construction site that leaves a 12-year-old child dead, and much more.
Wed, Sep 21, 1994 43 mins
A doctor, described as a "class-A quack," is taken to task for her unorthodox treatment of breast cancer. ADA Jack McCoy: Sam Waterston. Gwen Young: Elizabeth Ashley. Nicholas Bennett: Tony Roberts. Dr. Nancy Haas: Jan Maxwell.
Wed, Sep 28, 1994 43 mins
A club owner (Larry Miller) is suspected of having shot his wife, who was about to divorce him. Kate: Debra Monk. Weston: John Cunningham. Susannah: Heather Gottlieb. Jessica: Brittany Slattery.
Wed, Oct 5, 1994 43 mins
When a singer (Laura Linney) who once worked for a nightclub owner is arrested for his murder, her lawyer uses "battered-woman syndrome" as a defense. Kaskel: Joyce Reehling. Hellman: Ron Orbach. Judge: Shawn Elliott. Kincaid: Jill Hennessy. McCoy: Sam Waterston.
Wed, Oct 12, 1994 43 mins
After a woman's murder, the detectives question both her first and second husbands---and her daughter. Martell: Stephen Shellen. Maggie: Sarah Paulson. Conner: Will Lyman. Bowden: Thomas Kopache. Wheeler: Victor Raider-Wexler.
Wed, Oct 19, 1994 43 mins
The detectives locate a woman (Mary-Joan Negro) who was involved in a 1971 crime and has been in hiding. William M. Kunstler: Himself. Goodwin: Peter Friedman. Margaret: Peggy Roeder. Mrs. Perella: Marilyn Chris.
Wed, Nov 2, 1994 43 mins
When Lt. Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) is the victim of a holdup by two teens, she kills one. Zack: Omar Sharif Scroggins. Osborne: Samuel E. Wright. Gwen: Jacklyn Brooke Sanford. Mrs. Gordon: Lisa Louise Langford.
Wed, Nov 9, 1994 43 mins
After questioning the parents (Julie Boyd, Kevin O'Rourke) of a missing baby, Briscoe and Logan suspect that the child may have been murdered. Brolin: Maria Tucci. Dr. Slavin: Nada Rowand. Judge Leon: Sam Gray.
Wed, Nov 23, 1994 43 mins
McCoy uses a charge of "larceny by extortion" against a councilman (Anthony Heald) accused of demanding sex for a law-firm partnership. Sarah: Regina Taylor. Powell: Joanna Merlin. Judge Shreiber: John Ramsey. Evelyn: Anne Lange. Locke: Christopher Cousins.
Wed, Nov 30, 1994 43 mins
Suspects in a lawyer's murder include a swindler (Michael Zaslow), who conned a woman out of her fortune, and the woman's once-wealthy son (Jonathan Hogan). Bell: Edie Falco. Alice: Lisa Emery. Jane: Jane Hoffman.
Wed, Jan 4, 1995 43 mins
McCoy has a battle of wits with his long-time friend (Ron Leibman), a mobster's defense attorney. Anna: Jessica Walter. Furini: Vincent Pastore. Dosso: Fil Formicola. Priscilla: Leslie Ayvazian.
Wed, Jan 11, 1995 43 mins
The detectives investigate the death of a female junkie who was left to die in the yard of a day-care center. Kamen: Jon Cypher. Mrs. Blanchard: Joan MacIntosch. Matthew: Dallas Roberts. Pollard: Gerry Bamman.
Wed, Jan 25, 1995 43 mins
The investigation into an abortion doctor's murder leads to an activist group led by a former priest. Jenkins: Thomas Schall. Garnett: James Rebhorn. Jeanine: Cynthia Vance. Reed: Jack Gilpin. Dr. Moran: Ruth Williamson.
Wed, Feb 1, 1995 43 mins
"Black rage" is used as a defense in the case of a Wall Street broker (Courtney B. Vance) accused of killing his mentor. Solomon: Richard Libertini. Bryant: Wendell Pierce. Jack Greer: Chuck Patterson.
Wed, Feb 8, 1995 43 mins
The investigation of an apparent snuff film leads to the discovery of a sex club at a high school. Corey: Monica Keena. Shane: Peter Facinelli. Stein: Richard Venture. Sutter: John MacKay.
Wed, Feb 15, 1995 43 mins
The detectives discover that a fertility doctor has been an anonymous sperm donor in numerous pregnancies. Aronson: Mark Blum. Mrs. Brock: Kristin Griffith. Brock: Ivar Brogger. Judge Ianello: Ron Frazier.
Wed, Mar 15, 1995 43 mins
Two suspects in the murder of a prep-school board member are a transit worker (Bruce Kirkpatrick)---and his son (Graham Sack). Barclay: Boyd Gaines. Dwyer: Harry Groener. Stewart: Matthew Thomas Carey. Mrs. Harrigan: Marian Quinn. Vaughn: Gary Thorup.
Act of God
Wed, Mar 22, 1995 43 mins
After a bomb explodes at a renovation site, killing a 12-year-old, the general contractor is questioned.
Wed, Apr 5, 1995 43 mins
After a couple are slain, the investigation leads to a young alcoholic who has admitted to having nightmares about the killings.
Cruel and Unusual
Wed, Apr 19, 1995 43 mins
After a youth dies in custody, the detectives investigate the clinic where he lived and find that unusual forms of therapy are being administered.
Wed, Apr 26, 1995 43 mins
The probe into the death of Logan's friend involves a former priest with a history of pedophilia.
Wed, May 3, 1995 43 mins
The investigation of a taxi driver's murder involves a loan shark, a check, a missing plumber and the victim's wife.
Wed, May 17, 1995 43 mins
Suspects in the murder of a psychiatrist include a patient with multiple-personality disorder.
Wed, May 24, 1995 43 mins
In the season finale, the investigation of a gay council member's murder involves his roommate and a homophobic politician.