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.
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."
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."
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.
Wed, Oct 21, 1998 43 mins
After a child in a day-care center dies of a virus, Briscoe and Curtis try to find the source of the infection.
Wed, Nov 4, 1998 43 mins
After the detectives find a murdered postman and a woman who was left for dead in her flat, the investigation leads to a serial killer and a surprise.
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.
Wed, Nov 18, 1998 43 mins
The killing of a professional escort leads to a case involving the close relationships between a young man and two older women.
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.
Wed, Dec 9, 1998 43 mins
A double murder leads to a case involving the deceased's wife and stepmother and a problem with Canadian officials over the suspect's extradition due to Canada's objection to the death penalty.
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.
Wed, Jan 13, 1999 43 mins
A police-department cover-up hinders the prosecution of a 30-year-old murder case involving a university protester and a security guard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.