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Law & Order


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.

Episode 1

Second Opinion

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.

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Episode 2


Wed, Sep 28, 1994 43 mins

A club owner is suspected of having shot his wife, who was about to divorce him.

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Episode 3

Blue Bamboo

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.

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Episode 4

Family Values

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.

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Episode 5

White Rabbit

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.

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Episode 6


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.

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Episode 7


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.

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Episode 8


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.

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Episode 9


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.

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Episode 10

House Counsel

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.

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Episode 11


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.

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Episode 12


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.

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Episode 13


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.

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Episode 14


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.

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Episode 15


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.

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Episode 16


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.

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Episode 17

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 (Robert John Burke) is questioned. Melinda Mullins. Chapel: Skipp Sudduth. Pence: Stephen Singer. Krasner: Ilene Getz. Gaston: Ralph Byers. Tiller: Steve Harris.

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Episode 18


Wed, Apr 5, 1995 43 mins

After a couple are slain, the investigation leads to a young alcoholic (Eddie Malavarca) who has admitted to having nightmares about the killings. Larson: Katherine Borowitz. Mrs. Bartlett: Fran Brill. Bartlett: David Leary. Judge Margolis: Allan Miller.

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Episode 19

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. Dr. Colter: Lawrence Pressman. Rothenberg: Jeffrey DeMunn. Mrs. Vilardi: Sheila Tousey. Billy: Edoardo Ballerini. Judge Rivera: Shawn Elliott. Kevin: Steven Burns.

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Episode 20

Bad Faith

Wed, Apr 26, 1995 43 mins

The probe into the death of Logan's friend involves a former priest (Bill Raymond) with a history of pedophilia. Zimms: Kit Flanagan. Mrs. Krolinsky: June Ballinger. Cragen: Dann Florek. Judy: Jan Leslie Harding. Judge Novak: Bill Marcus. Logan: Chris Noth.

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Episode 21

Purple Heart

Wed, May 3, 1995 43 mins

The investigation of a cabbie's murder involves a loan shark, a check, a missing plumber and the victim's wife. Denise: Lisa Gay Hamilton. Elliott: Michael Beach. Breck: Mike Starr. Judge: Dominic Chianese. Contini: Frank Pellegrino. Briscoe: Jerry Orbach. McCoy: Sam Waterston. Kincaid: Jill Hennessy.

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Episode 22


Wed, May 17, 1995 43 mins

Suspects in the murder of a psychiatrist include a patient (Francie Swift) with multiple-personality disorder. Nelson: Sam Groom. Judge Boucher: Lynne Thigpen. Dr. Olivet: Carolyn McCormick. Dr. Latham: Gerry Becker.

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Episode 23


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.

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