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Law & Order Season 9 Episodes

24 Episodes 1998 - 1999

NBC's long-running procedural drama "Law & Order" returns for this ninth season of stories involving the NYPD homicide division and the New York City District Attorney's office. Returning characters this season include DA Adam Schiff (Steven Hill), Senior Detective Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach), detective supervisor Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson), Executive ADA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and Detective Rey Curtis (Benjamin Bratt), with Angie Harmon joining the ensemble as ADA Abbie Carmichael (replacing Jamie Ross). Stories this season include the investigation of an African American man whose body has been beaten and dumped beside the highway, the death of an employee at a fertility clinic, the demise of a corrections officer with ties to a women's prison, Curtis and Briscoe's efforts to find the man responsible for slaying a parolee before two bounty hunters get to him, and the gruesome demise of a philosophy instructor on a subway line.

Episode 1

Cherished

Wed, Sep 23, 1998 43 mins

In the season premiere, a baby's suspicious death leads to a case involving foreign adoptions and a doctor who McCoy accuses of "peddling defective children."

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Episode 2

DWB

Wed, Oct 7, 1998 43 mins

A vicious hate crime leads to a case involving a nervous eyewitness and the police's "blue wall of silence." Fratelli: David Valcin. Lemotte: Larry Clarke. Dietrich: John Ventimiglia. Veitch: John A. MacKay. Gerwitz John Driver. Carlson: Mark Mineart.

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Episode 3

Bait

Wed, Oct 14, 1998 43 mins

The investigation into how a teen got wounded leads to a case involving a young woman's murder and a drug operation. Rivera: Jose Zuniga. Kevin: Thomas Guiry. Mathis: Victor Colicchio. Taylor: Glenn Kessler. Benvanides: Raphael Baez.

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Episode 4

Flight

Wed, Oct 21, 1998 43 mins

After a child in a day-care center dies of a virus, Briscoe and Curtis (Benjamin Bratt) try to find the source of the infection. Downing: Dylan Baker. Paula: J. Smith-Cameron. Dr. Weiss: John Berg. Harwood: Dennis Creaghan.

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Episode 5

Agony

Wed, Nov 4, 1998 43 mins

After the detectives find a murdered postman and a woman (Christina Haag) who was left for dead in her apartment, the investigation leads to a serial killer and a surprise. Bergstrom: Christopher Patrick Mullen. Lamotte: Larry Clarke. Lazar: Mark Blum.

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Episode 6

Scrambled

Wed, Nov 11, 1998 43 mins

The murder of an employee at a fertility clinic leads to a case involving a dead man's first and second wives.

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Episode 7

Venom

Wed, Nov 18, 1998 43 mins

The killing of a professional escort leads to a case involving the close relationships between a young man (Matt Keeslar) and two older women (Laila Robins, Penny Fuller). Daniel Messler: John Cunningham. Judge Barry: Doris Belack. Det. Tarvis: Karen Ziemba. Orenstein: David Canary. Georgina: Nancy Johnston.

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Episode 8

Punk

Wed, Nov 25, 1998 43 mins

The investigation into a corrections officer's killing leads to a case involving sex in prison and a female inmate who had been prosecuted by Carmichael (Angie Harmon). Alice: Cara Buono. Danielle Melnick: Tovah Feldshuh. Ricky Crimmins: Joe Latimore. Luis Pacheco: Jacinto Taras Riddick. Candy Pacheco: Karina Arroyave.

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Episode 9

True North

Wed, Dec 9, 1998 43 mins

A double murder leads to a case involving the deceased's wife and stepmother (Bellamy Young) and a problem with Canadian officials over the suspect's extradition due to Canada's objection to the death penalty. Anne Paulsen: Glynnis O'Connor.

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Episode 10

Hate

Wed, Jan 6, 1999 43 mins

McCoy attempts to prove that a teen's murder should be linked to the ideas voiced by a white supremacist (Michael Cumpsty). Lamotte: Larry Clarke. Latimer: Jonathan Hogan. Derek: Paul Dawson. Jessica: Anna Belknap. Peter: Joshua Harto. Judge Scarletti: Ted Kazanoff.

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Episode 11

Ramparts

Wed, Jan 13, 1999 43 mins

A police-department cover-up stymies the prosecution of a 30-year-old murder case involving a college protester and a security guard (Michael Higgins). Kushner: Roy Thinnes. Walder: Robert Hogan. Latham: Cynthia Hayden. McCoy: Sam Waterston.

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Episode 12

Haven

Wed, Feb 10, 1999 43 mins

The investigation into the murder of a community leader, who was beaten to death with a baseball bat, focuses on a struggling college student (Avery Waddell). Winters: Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Mills: Sean Cullen. Perry: Curtis McClaren. Clayton: Ron Foster.

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Episode 13

Hunters

Wed, Feb 10, 1999 43 mins

Two bounty hunters (Nick Sandow, Christopher McHale) seem to be one step ahead of the detectives during a murder investigation. Shrier: Christine Farrell. Festov: Stephen DeRosa. Branson: Robert LuPone. Millie: Kerry O'Malley. Spellman: Michael Hobbs.

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Episode 14

Sideshow

Wed, Feb 17, 1999 43 mins

George Hearn stands out as an Independent Counsel in an involving Law & Order that concludes on Homicide: Life on the Street. Actors from Homicide appearing in this episode include Richard Belzer, Michael Michelle and Zeljko Ivanek.

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Episode 15

Disciple

Wed, Feb 24, 1999 43 mins

The investigation of a teenager's death leads to a case involving a religious ritual. Rosa: Frances Conroy. Margo: Sylva Kelegian. Bill: Melvin Rodriguez. Wade: Wendell Pierce. Jacobs: Jim Bracchitta. Judge Denham: Reathel Bean.

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Episode 16

Harm

Wed, Mar 3, 1999 43 mins

Carmichael (Angie Harmon) goes up against two doctors who are charged with criminally negligent homicide after a patient dies during a routine surgery. Dr. Rudnick: Sam Freed. Dr. Michaels: Stephen Bogardus. Salzman: Maria Tucci. Delaney: Michael Gaston.

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Episode 17

Shield

Wed, Mar 24, 1999 43 mins

The murder of a cop leads to a case involving physical abuse in a relationship between the deceased and his former partner, a divorced mother of two (Jenny Bacon). Jerrold: Philip Bosco. Felton: Holt McCallany. Sandra Felton: Marissa Matrone.

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Episode 18

Juvenile

Wed, Apr 14, 1999 43 mins

The investigation into the shooting of a newspaper columnist leads to a murder case from two decades earlier. Hampton: Matthew Bennett. Nicole: Marsha Dietlein. Arlene: Elaine Bromka. Franchetta: Frank Vincent. Myra: Caitlin Clarke. Tucci: Bob Dishy.

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Episode 19

Tabula Rasa

Wed, Apr 21, 1999 43 mins

After a philosophy professor is pushed in front of a subway train and killed, the investigation leads to a suspect (Jay O. Sanders) who, following a divorce, changed his identity and disappeared with his two daughters. Sylvia Fallon: Anne Bobby. Alexis: Tracy Spindler. Susan: Lacey Kohl. Norman Rothenberg: Jeffrey DeMunn. Eleanor Taska: Maggie Low. Judge Holt: Joyce Gordon. Dr. Skoda: J.K. Simmons. Lamotte: Larry Clarke. Off. Quinn: Joe Mulligan.

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Episode 20

Empire

Wed, May 5, 1999 43 mins

Julia Roberts plays a fund-raiser who's involved in a millionaire's murder. The case centers on an entrepreneur (Daniel Hugh Kelly), who's about to build a sports arena, and Roberts' character, who claims that the only person she can trust is Curtis (Benjamin Bratt).

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Episode 21

Ambitious

Wed, May 12, 1999 43 mins

The investigation of a murder leads to two strip-club owners (Joe Piscopo, Mark Linn-Baker) and a mob boss's son (Jeremy Davidson) to whom they pay more than $100,000 a year. Sklar: Richard Libertini. Gervits: John Driver. Lisa Gibson: Julia Mueller. Sager: Stephen Stout.

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Episode 22

Admissions

Wed, May 19, 1999 43 mins

A coed's killing leads to a case involving the deceased's relationship with a professor (Miguel Sandoval) and two male students who vouch for each other's whereabouts on the night of the murder. Andrew: Kurt Deutsch. Dennis: Christopher Gartin. Crowley: John Cunningham.

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Episode 23

Refuge (Part 1)

Wed, May 26, 1999 43 mins

A shoot-out between a motorist and the police leads to the discovery of a gruesome Russian-mob killing and a traumatized boy (Cameron Bowen) who witnessed the murder. Malenkov: Bernie Sheredy. Mrs. Woodson: Amelia Campbell. Olivet: Carolyn McCormick. Ricci: Jenna Stern. Dementev: Nikolai Tsankov. Mrs. Dementev: Mary Kazakova. Margolis: Ben Shenkman. Laskin: Alexandre Nesterov. Judge Taylor: Michael Mulheren. Manning: Terry L. Beaver. Dixon: Lannyl Stephens. Mrs. Chuikov: Lenore Harris.

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Episode 24

Refuge (Part 2)

Wed, May 26, 1999 43 mins

Conclusion. Following a double killing and an attempted murder, the case against the Russian mob leads to a banker (Tom Mason) and international money laundering. Keegan: Sherman Howard. Manning: Terry L. Beaver. Margolis: Ben Shenkman. Pinella: Nelson Vasquez. Judge Berksit: Sally-Jane Heit. Jay Jay: Paul Diomede. Judge Taylor: Michael Mulheren. Malenkov: Bernie Sheredy. Gales: Terry Alexander. Grouse: Terry Layman. Forensic Trefil: Tony Gillian. Weyer: Mark Alan Gordon. Galina: Elyse Knight.

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