Law & Order
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered on September 13, 1990, and completed its 20th and final season on May 24, 2010. At the time of its cancellation, Law & Order was the longest-running crime drama on American primetime television. After The Simpsons, both Law & Order and Gunsmoke tied for the second longest-running scripted American primetime series with ongoing characters.
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 14, 1990
Prescription For Death Sep 14, 1990 When a young woman dies during a hectic emergency room night shift, her father claims the hospital was negligent, and an investigation leads the detectives to believe that the doctor treating her may have been drunk on duty.
S01 E02Sep 21, 1990
Subterranean Homeboy Blues Sep 21, 1990 The shooting of two black men by a white woman in a crowded subway initially appears to be a case of self-defense, but further investigation reveals revenge as a possible motive.
S01 E03Oct 5, 1990
The Reaper's Helper Oct 5, 1990 The death of a man with AIDS appears to be the work of a serial killer who may have been motivated by mercy.
S01 E04Oct 12, 1990
Kiss the Girls And Make Them Die Oct 12, 1990 Stone has difficulty prosecuting a privileged preppie with a history of abusing his girlfriends after one of them dies at his hands.
S01 E05Oct 24, 1990
Happily Ever After Oct 24, 1990 Greevey and Logan have a hunch that robbery is a cover for the real motive in the death of a millionaire in a parking garage.
S01 E06Oct 31, 1990
Everybody's Favorite Bagman Oct 31, 1990 The mugging of a councilman leads the detectives to arrest a mobster, who in turn leads Stone and Robinette to corrupt city officials.
S01 E07Nov 14, 1990
By Hooker, By Crook Nov 14, 1990 When Logan and Greevey investigate how a family man came to be found unconscious in Central Park, they uncover a very high-class call girl operation run by a well-educated socialite.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 18, 1991
Confession Sep 18, 1991 Logan crosses the line in order to obtain a confession from the man suspected of murdering Max Greevey. Stone finds that his prosecution is placed in jeopardy because of Logan's actions.
S02 E02Sep 25, 1991
The Wages Of Love Sep 25, 1991 A double homicide casts suspicion on both the ex-wife and the former boyfriend of the murdered duo, with the dead man's murdered son holding the key to the mystery.
S02 E03Oct 2, 1991
Aria Oct 2, 1991 A lethal drug overdose leads the detectives to an aggressive stage mother and a pornographic movie producer.
S02 E04Oct 9, 1991
Asylum Oct 9, 1991 The conviction of a homeless man for murder is threatened on appeal based on the lack of a search warrant for his "home", which was a lean-to in Central Park.
S02 E05Oct 23, 1991
God Bless The Child Oct 23, 1991 A couple faces trial after they deny medical help to their daughter based on their religious beliefs.
S02 E06Oct 30, 1991
Misconception Oct 30, 1991 The mugging of a pregnant legal secretary leads to a case involving her lover, her boss and charges of murder when she loses the baby.
S02 E07Nov 6, 1991
In Memory Of Nov 6, 1991 The renovation of a brownstone uncovers the remains of a boy who disappeared 31 years earlier, reviving a wrenching and long-suppressed memory in his childhood friend and neighbor.
S03 E01Sep 24, 1992
Skin Deep Sep 24, 1992 When a sleazy photographer is murdered, his models appear to be the most likely suspects.
S03 E02Oct 1, 1992
Conspiracy Oct 1, 1992 The assassination of an African-American leader leads to the arrest of a man whose ex-wife was suspected of having an affair with the victim.
S03 E03Oct 8, 1992
Forgiveness Oct 8, 1992 A priest-turned-lawyer uses race and class as the basis for his defense of a young Mexican man who murdered his wealthy girlfriend after she broke up with him.
S03 E04Oct 15, 1992
The Corporate Veil Oct 15, 1992 A teenager's fatal heart attack is traced to fraud and greed on the part of the manufacturer of his pacemaker and their supplier.
S03 E05Oct 22, 1992
Wedded Bliss Oct 22, 1992 The discovery of a young woman's body in the river leads to an investigation of illegal sweatshops and the enslavement of young immigrants.
S03 E06Nov 5, 1992
Helpless Nov 5, 1992 Dr. Olivet accuses her gynecologist of rape, but Stone finds his case in trouble when he discovers that Olivet tape-recorded the crime.
S03 E07Nov 12, 1992
Self Defense Nov 12, 1992 Cerreta and Stone find themselves on opposite sides of the fence when a storeowner kills two robbers and then claims self-defense as a justification.
S04 E01Sep 16, 1993
Sweeps Sep 16, 1993 A guest is murdered on-air on a controversial talk show. Meanwhile Logan and Briscoe have a new boss, Lt. Anita Van Buren, and Stone gets a new collague; the police and district attorney attempt to prosecute the show's abrasive host.
S04 E02Sep 30, 1993
Volunteers Sep 30, 1993 A disruptive, unbalanced homeless man is found severely beaten in an alley of the middle class neighborhood he calls home, leading Stone to try and prosecute one of the residents for premeditated murder.
S04 E03Oct 7, 1993
Discord Oct 7, 1993 A college student charges an admittedly promiscuous rock star with rape, but he claims the act was consensual.
S04 E04Oct 14, 1993
Profile Oct 14, 1993 Stone finds himself up against an ambitious black lawyer defending a white, racist serial killer.
S04 E05Oct 21, 1993
Black Tie Oct 21, 1993 The police suspect a cover up when they receive an anonymous tip that a wealthy man was murdered by his wife, who refuses to allow an autopsy after a physician declares that the death occurred from natural causes.
S04 E06Oct 28, 1993
Pride and Joy Oct 28, 1993 A 17-year-old boy becomes the chief suspect in the murder of his father, raising questions of self-defense and abuse that the family does not want to face.
S04 E07Nov 4, 1993
Apocrypha Nov 4, 1993 Stone and Kincaid try to prove that the young woman believed to have planted a bomb in a parking garage had been brainwashed and was acting under the direct orders of a charismatic cult leader.
Season 5Sundance | TNT
S05 E01Sep 22, 1994
Second Opinion Sep 22, 1994 A woman's death exposes an unorthodox method of treating cancer that Executive Assistant DA McCoy intends to prove is negligent homicide.
S05 E02Sep 29, 1994
Coma Sep 29, 1994 A comedy-club owner comes under suspicion for having shot his wife, now comatose with a bullet in her head, after it's discovered he was abusive and she was about to divorce him.
S05 E03Oct 6, 1994
Blue Bamboo Oct 6, 1994 The killing of a Japanese nightclub owner who was visiting New York leads to the arrest of a singer who once worked for the deceased, and whose lawyer uses the ""battered-woman syndrome"" as a defense.
S05 E04Oct 13, 1994
Family Values Oct 13, 1994 After it's determined that a wealthy woman did not commit suicide but was murdered, the detectives question both her first and second husbands and her teenage daughter.
S05 E05Oct 20, 1994
White Rabbit Oct 20, 1994 A routine investigation uncovers evidence that leads Briscoe and Logan to a long-time fugitive, a radical Vietnam War opponent on the run since a 1971 burglary that left a policeman dead.
S05 E06Nov 3, 1994
Competence Nov 3, 1994 When Lt. Van Buren is the victim of an attempted holdup by two teens, she fires her gun and kills one of them, and the detectives are faced with the fact that she shot an unarmed child in the back.
S05 E07Nov 10, 1994
Precious Nov 10, 1994 When Briscoe and Logan suspect that a missing infant may have been murdered by her parents rather than kidnapped, they uncover a terrible family secret which hides a mentally ill serial killer.
Season 6Sundance | TNT
S06 E01Sep 21, 1995
Bitter Fruit Sep 21, 1995 Briscoe and his new partner, Det. Reynaldo Curtis, investigate the murder of a young girl who disappeared between school and her music lesson, with a blurry film from an ATM machine as their clue.
S06 E02Sep 28, 1995
Rebels Sep 28, 1995 Briscoe and Curtis have a hard time finding cooperative witnesses when investigating the murder of a college student at a rough biker bar.
S06 E03Oct 19, 1995
Savages Oct 19, 1995 McCoy and Kincaid clash over the death penalty as McCoy prosecutes a man who murdered an undercover cop during a drug bust.
S06 E04Nov 2, 1995
Jeopardy Nov 2, 1995 A triple murder at a magazine publishing company leads to a case of sibling rivalry, a protective matriarch and a corrupt judge.
S06 E05Nov 9, 1995
Hot Pursuit Nov 9, 1995 When the detectives solve a series of murders committed by a holdup team in ski masks, McCoy must determine whether a young woman found with them is an unwilling hostage, or an active participant in the crimes.
S06 E06Nov 16, 1995
Paranoia Nov 16, 1995 Briscoe and Curtis try to solve a co-ed's murder after a graphic description appears online, while McCoy finds himself up against a lawyer who is reluctant to reveal elements of her client's past.
S06 E07Nov 23, 1995
Humiliation Nov 23, 1995 The investigation into a prostitute's murder leads to a married plastic surgeon as the obvious suspect, but Kincaid has a hunch that an elaborate frame-up is in play.
Season 7Sundance | TNT
S07 E01Sep 19, 1996
Causa Mortis Sep 19, 1996 McCoy's new second chair, ADA Jamie Ross, is determined to prosecute as harshly as possible a carjacker who took the life of a teacher as she pleaded for her life on an audio tape discovered at the crime scene.
S07 E02Sep 26, 1996
ID Sep 26, 1996 The cops tackle identifying a corpse left in an elevator, and McCoy finds his prosecution of the suspect later hampered by a vindictive judge who resents Ross's in-court rebuke for sexual harassment.
S07 E03Oct 8, 1996
Good Girl Oct 8, 1996 Briscoe and Curtis have to break the mutual alibi of two girlfriends as they try to find the killer of a young black man, whose angry parents pressure McCoy to indict a young woman who claims the victim had raped her.
S07 E04Oct 24, 1996
Survivor Oct 24, 1996 Briscoe and Curtis's investigation of the murder of a rare coin dealer nets them a millionaire as a suspect, but Ross has to play detective too as the DA's office tries to establish a provenance for the missing coin collection.
S07 E05Oct 31, 1996
Corruption Oct 31, 1996 Curtis, angered by the attitude of an old colleague of Briscoe's, looks beyond the findings of an IAB investigation and turns up evidence of police corruption that puts the DA's office into competition with an ambitious judge and Briscoe under investigation for stealing evidence from a police lockup.
S07 E06Nov 7, 1996
Double Blind Nov 7, 1996 The murder of a janitor in a university laboratory building leads back to a student employee whose participation in a drug study may have prompted the crime.
S07 E07Nov 14, 1996
Deadbeat Nov 14, 1996 The murder of a deadbeat father whose son is dying of leukemia presents McCoy and Ross with a sympathetic suspect and a moral dilemma.
Season 8Sundance | TNT
S08 E01Sep 25, 1997
Thrill Sep 25, 1997 The cops break the seemingly random murder of a pizza delivery guy with a little ""undercover"" work in the park, but McCoy and Ross face a harder battle to get a conviction when the two defendants resolutely point the finger at each other, and the one item identifying the actual killer is the recording of a confession-made to a priest.
S08 E02Oct 9, 1997
Denial Oct 9, 1997 Bloody sheets and an apparently stolen credit card lead Briscoe and Curtis to a pair of college age lovers who present McCoy and Ross with a united front of denial that one of them killed their newborn son and disposed of the body.
S08 E03Oct 16, 1997
Navy Blues Oct 16, 1997 McCoy finds himself battling the Navy and the office of the Judge Advocate General as he tries to prosecute a female pilot accused of murdering her married lover after he tried to break off with her.
S08 E04Oct 30, 1997
Harvest Oct 30, 1997 A discrepancy concerning the time of death of a drive-by shooting victim leads McCoy and Ross to initiate prosecutions against both the shooter and the doctor who harvested her organs as transplant donations.
S08 E05Nov 6, 1997
Nullification Nov 6, 1997 After the cops trace an eagle tattoo on a man shot and killed while holding up an armored truck to a group of militia members, McCoy finds himself facing one of their number as the pro se counsel for his friends, arguing for the concept of ""jury nullification"", the right of a jury to protect a defendant from an unjust law by finding him not guilty despite the evidence.
S08 E06Nov 13, 1997
Baby, Its You (1) Nov 13, 1997 It's old home week for Briscoe when an apparent murder of a teenage model in New York develops ties to Baltimore, and Detectives Munch and Falsone pay a visit to the Big Apple to observe the case. Meanwhile, McCoy finds himself battling the attorney of the victim's parents for access to his clients and the Baltimore DA for jurisdiction. (Baby, It's You (2) aired on Homicide: Life on the Street, season 6, episode 5.)
S08 E07Nov 20, 1997
Blood Nov 20, 1997 The paternity of a black baby given up for adoption by a white mother might provide a clue to her murderer but it also unearths some long buried family secrets.
S09 E01Sep 24, 1998
Cherished Sep 24, 1998 The investigation into a girl's death reveals secrets the adoptive family was desperately trying to hide.
S09 E02Oct 8, 1998
DWB Oct 8, 1998 Detectives discover a shocking twist involving unlikely suspects when they investigate the brutal beating of a black man dumped near the highway.
S09 E03Oct 15, 1998
Bait Oct 15, 1998 The investigation into how a teen got wounded leads to a case involving a young woman's murder and a drug operation.
S09 E04Oct 22, 1998
Flight Oct 22, 1998 After a child in a day-care center dies of a virus, Briscoe and Curtis try to find the source of the infection, leading to a case involving an extramarital affair, embezzlement and a drug manufacturer.
S09 E05Nov 5, 1998
Agony Nov 5, 1998 After the detectives find a murdered postman and a woman who was left for dead in her apartment, the investigation leads to a serial killer and a surprise.
S09 E06Nov 12, 1998
Scrambled Nov 12, 1998 The murder of an employee at a fertility clinic leads to a case involving a dead man's first and second wives.
S09 E07Nov 19, 1998
Venom Nov 19, 1998 The killing of a professional escort leads to a case involving the relationships between a young man and two older women.
S10 E01Sep 23, 1999
Gunshow Sep 23, 1999 A murderer's shooting spree in Central Park prompts Briscoe and his new partner, Detective Eddie Green, to trace the murder weapon's origination; McCoy makes it his mission to punish the killer and the gun manufacturer.
S10 E02Sep 30, 1999
Killerz Sep 30, 1999 Briscoe and Green believe a 10-year-old is responsible for a child's death, and McCoy wants her isolated to stop any future fatalities.
S10 E03Oct 7, 1999
DNR Oct 7, 1999 As Briscoe and Green investigate the shooting of judge, suspicion quickly points to her husband as the person who ordered the hit, but McCoy's case is hindered when she refuses to implicate her husband during the trial.
S10 E04Oct 14, 1999
Merger Oct 14, 1999 The murder of a drug-laden teen presents the detectives with a host of suspects from her wealthy family.
S10 E05Nov 11, 1999
Justice Nov 11, 1999 Jamie Ross returns as a defense attorney to represent a previous client who has key evidence concerning a prisoner on death row.
S10 E06Nov 18, 1999
Marathon Nov 18, 1999 A frustrating investigation of a purse-snatching victim who was fatally shot leads to tension between Briscoe and Green over age and racial innuendoes. Briscoe notices his partner has developed a dangerous habit.
S10 E07Nov 25, 1999
Patsy Nov 25, 1999 The investigation that follows the discovery of a comatose woman in her apartment leads to an unusual case involving murder and a possible frame-up, despite the prosecution having key DNA evidence to the contrary.
S11 E01Oct 19, 2000
Endurance Oct 19, 2000 After a disabled boy dies of smoke inhalation during a fire, his parents and a building tenant with a history of ""accidental"" fires become suspects.
S11 E02Oct 26, 2000
Turnstile Justice Oct 26, 2000 After a woman's body is found in a subway station, a suspect is arrested, but the resulting case concerns the lack of medication supplied him while in prison.
S11 E03Nov 2, 2000
Dissonance Nov 2, 2000 The detectives investigate the murder of a young violinist whose fellow musicians resented her rapid rise to fame, in a trial that results in threats exchanged between Lewin and the presiding judge who has a history of bias against McCoy.
S11 E04Nov 9, 2000
Standoff Nov 9, 2000 After a prisoner's murder, an investigation leads to a suspect, but the question arises if he acted on his own or on orders from within the prison.
S11 E05Nov 16, 2000
Return Nov 16, 2000 The murder of a storeowner leads to a case where the suspect flees to Israel and may be protected from extradition by Israel's Law of Return.
S11 E06Nov 23, 2000
Burn Baby Burn Nov 23, 2000 A former Black Panther, accused of murdering a Caucasian police officer, questions Green's integrity amidst a politically charged trial.
S11 E07Nov 30, 2000
Amends Nov 30, 2000 Under pressure from the department's top brass, a 20-year-old murder case, initally investigated by Briscoe's now retired boss, is reopened involving the slaying of a teen-age girl with the spoiled son of a politically connected family as the prime suspect.
S12 E01Sep 27, 2001
Who Let The Dogs Out? Sep 27, 2001 The investigation into the death of a jogger mauled by a vicious dog leads to an Attica inmate, his attorneys, and an underground dog-fighting ring.
S12 E02Oct 4, 2001
Armed Forces Oct 4, 2001 The fatal stabbing of a man leads to the discovery of his status as a Vietnam war veteran and the truths uncovered about an incident that occured with him and three former soliders in his division.
S12 E03Oct 11, 2001
For Love Or Money Oct 11, 2001 The death of a parolee, who was a hit man, leads to a wealthy widow and daughter and whether they hired him to kill their rich relative.
S12 E04Oct 25, 2001
Soldier of Fortune Oct 25, 2001 The daring daylight kidnapping of a diamond dealer which results in two murders at the scene uncovers an international dynasty of diamond sales and its links to a foreign civil war.
S12 E05Nov 1, 2001
Possession Nov 1, 2001 Investigating the murder of a woman in a rent-controlled apartment, the detectives discover that she was engaged in a long-running battle with her landlord and had been blocking the potentially lucrative sale of the building.
S12 E06Nov 8, 2001
Formerly Famous Nov 8, 2001 The shooting death of a former singer's wife leads the detectives to investigate his manager and sons after his explanation of the events surrounding her death have no credibility.
S12 E07Nov 15, 2001
Myth of Fingerprints Nov 15, 2001 A murder investigation uncovers deliberately faulty forensics in the wrongful conviction of two men 12 years earlier in the case that paved the way for Van Buren's promotion.
S13 E01Oct 3, 2002
American Jihad Oct 3, 2002 An American Muslim becomes the prime suspect in a double murder after an academic challenges his religious beliefs.
S13 E02Oct 10, 2002
Shangri-La Oct 10, 2002 The murder of a female high school English teacher uncovers a love triangle that includes a female student and a male teacher, both of whom become suspects. The prosecutors have to deal with the student's multiple identities and refusal to live past adolescence.
S13 E03Oct 17, 2002
True Crime Oct 17, 2002 Investigating the death of a rock band singer who had large amounts of cocaine and heroin in her system, the detectives question a former boyfriend who was a disgruntled band mate of her late husband. The prosecuters are hampered by the actions of a retired detective, who worked a case with Briscoe several years back, turned writer whose unconventional research tactics makes him a suspect as well.
S13 E04Oct 31, 2002
Tragedy on Rye Oct 31, 2002 A struggling actress is murdered in an apparent robbery-homicide where a video tape, made by a couple touring the city sold to a local news station, shows three suspects loading the stolen property into an SUV. They are charged with felony murder, a capital crime, and causes unrest with Southerlyn surrounding the death penalty.
S13 E05Nov 7, 2002
The Ring Nov 7, 2002 The discovery of a body in Hells Kitchen who had been wearing a $40,000 diamond ring leads the detectives back to the World Trade Center attacks as the victim had been reported to have died when Tower One collapsed. The ensuing investigation leads to a fiancee and a lover and the determination that the events of 9/11 may have been good timing to hide the fact that she was murdered the night before.
S13 E06Nov 14, 2002
Hitman Nov 14, 2002 The execution style shooting of a city contractor leads Detectives Briscoe and Green to suspect a professional hitman. They first focus upon possible enemies of the victim, but end up suspecting the victim's wife and her boyfried of hiring the killer. However later discovered evidence leads McCoy and Southerlyn to a conspirator that no one had suspected.
S13 E07Nov 21, 2002
Open Season Nov 21, 2002 A defense attorney who had just acquitted a cop killer is gunned down outside a Manhattan restaurant. The detectives start with police officers in the precinct of the injured officer, then to his brother, before they are led to a white supremacist who is part of a national network. McCoy is faced with the unlikely prospect that the defendant's attorney, his friend of 20 years and a friend of the slain lawyer, played a part in the murder of a Florida district attorney following the defendant's arrest. McCoy is able to make a deal that perserves the integrity of his adversary, but not without a cost.
S14 E01Sep 25, 2003
Bodies Sep 25, 2003 While investigating the death of a teenaged girl, the detectives stumble on a pattern of crimes that indicate they are after a serial killer. The suspect, however, puts the prosecutors through an ethical ringer when he discloses his attorney's knowledge of the victims and their whereabouts.
S14 E02Oct 2, 2003
Bounty Oct 2, 2003 The investigation into the murder of a bounty hunter leads to a reporter with compromised ethics and a dubious defense strategy.
S14 E03Oct 9, 2003
Patient Zero Oct 9, 2003 The investigation into the carjacking of a vehicle containing vials of a deadly virus leads the detectives on a search for the first person infected with the virus and a biochemist whose sinister motivations were driven by passion.
S14 E04Oct 23, 2003
Shrunk Oct 23, 2003 The police and prosecutors investigate the connection between an award-winning songwriter and the young woman found murdered in his home to discover who would profit by her death at his hands.
S14 E05Oct 30, 2003
Blaze Oct 30, 2003 A teenager's need for parental love, acceptance and recognition sets in motion the events leading to the deaths of 23 concert goers in a blaze started by a rock band's illegal pyrotechnics.
S14 E06Nov 6, 2003
Identity Nov 6, 2003 When a man is found murdered shortly after depositing almost $400,000 in his savings account, the investigation into the source of funds reveals that the victim ran an identity theft scam which left an elderly man homeless and impoverished.
S14 E07Nov 13, 2003
Floater Nov 13, 2003 The husband of a woman whose partially decomposed body is found floating in the Hudson River becomes the prime suspect in her murder until the prosecutors uncover a connection between her prospective attorney and a judge who has heard a suspiciously high number of his cases.
S15 E01Sep 23, 2004
Paradigm Sep 23, 2004 An Iraqi immigrant who murders a former military policewoman in retaliation for torturing her brother at Abu Ghraib prison claims that she is covered as an enemy combatant under the terms of the Geneva Convention.
S15 E02Sep 23, 2004
The Dead Wives Club Sep 23, 2004 When a woman abandoned by her firefighter husband for his partner's widow is threatened with also losing custody of her children, she murders her romantic rival, claiming that 9/11 post-traumatic stress syndrome prompted her actions.
S15 E03Sep 30, 2004
The Brotherhood Sep 30, 2004 When a prison gang puts out a contract on a Sing Sing corrections officer and his family, assigning the job to a newly released ex-con, the terrified officer pleads preemptive self-defense after he's brought to trial for the parolee's murder. As the trial proceeds, the gang attempts to affect the outcome of the case by sending a death threat to the presiding judge, who refuses to be intimidated. Shortly after the conclusion of the trial, McCoy discovers that the defendant's fears about the power and the reach of the gang were well-placed.
S15 E04Oct 7, 2004
Coming Down Hard Oct 7, 2004 McCoy goes after the C.E.O. of a pharmaceutical company who knowingly commissioned further clinical trials on a drug to extend its patent protection yielding millions of dollars of profit without disclosing that previous clinical studies had demonstrated that the drug created a high risk of suicide in its users.
S15 E05Oct 21, 2004
Gunplay Oct 21, 2004 After Green goes undercover to gather evidence on the gun dealers who murdered two detectives during a buy-and-bust, McCoy is able to connect the hit men to the attorney who paid them to avenge the death of his gun-running stepson at the hands of the same detectives during a similar buy-and-bust several years earlier.
S15 E06Oct 28, 2004
Cut Oct 28, 2004 When a plastic surgeon's greed and narcissism contribute to his failure to care for a patient that ultimately results in her death, Branch insists that McCoy prosecute him for criminally negligent homicide, rather than leave the matter to the civil courts, after an investigation reveals a several instances of the doctor's inattention to patient care.
S15 E07Nov 11, 2004
Gov Love Nov 11, 2004 The investigation into the death of a governor's wife uncovers a web of infidelity, greed, and corruption which forces McCoy to counter a defense based on a ground-breaking interpretation of spousal privilege.
Season 16Rent or Buy
S16 E01Sep 22, 2005
Red Ball Sep 22, 2005 A young girl is abducted in broad daylight, and the only link to the girl is an ex-convict who wants a deal before he's willing to talk.
S16 E02Sep 29, 2005
Flaw (2) Sep 29, 2005 Green and Fontana bring S.V.U. detective Olivia Benson onto their scene when a D.O.A. has her number on his cell phone. (Design (1) aired on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, season 7, episode 2.)
S16 E03Oct 6, 2005
Ghosts Oct 6, 2005 Fontana and McCoy pursue a man believed to have murdered a young girl ten years earlier despite numerous obstacles.
S16 E04Oct 13, 2005
Age of Innocence Oct 13, 2005 The bombing death of a husband set to remove the feeding tube of his wife, who's in a persistent vegetative state, focuses the investigation on the protesters.
S16 E05Oct 20, 2005
Life Line Oct 20, 2005 Police turn their attention to the murder of an undercover reporter, but realise that the killer isn't as guilty as he appears.
S16 E06Nov 3, 2005
Birthright Nov 3, 2005 Teenage suspect Traci Sands dies in police custody after being arrested for the murder of the man who reported her to child protective services. Rodgers reveals that she died because someone outfitted her with a benecrine I.U.D. that reacted with Sands' sickle cell syndrome and ended up killing her. Fontana and Green follow the trail to a charitable clinic and nurse Gloria Rhodes, who believes she is saving the world by sterilizing women that she does not believe are worthy of having children. McCoy faces former assistant district attorney Paul Robinette in court as Robinette defends Rhodes.
S16 E07Nov 10, 2005
House of Cards Nov 10, 2005 The team investigates the killing of a single mother and the abduction of her child.
Season 17Rent or Buy
S17 E01Sep 23, 2006
Fame Sep 23, 2006 Green and Cassady investigate the death of a cop accidentally killed during a botched robbery which leads them to stolen photographs of a celebrity mother married to a player.
S17 E02Sep 30, 2006
Avatar Sep 30, 2006 Green and Cassady investigate after the photograph of a dead woman is found on a popular website, B-Frendz.com. Their investigation leads them to a mentally disturbed young man whom the teenage daughter of the victim claims kidnapped and raped her, but his lawyer offers up an even greater incentive -- the supposed kidnapping victim, Molly Preston.
S17 E03Oct 7, 2006
Home Sweet Oct 7, 2006 When eight-year-old Jenna Wechsler dies as a result of a building explosion, Green and Cassady follow the trail of evidence to Rosalie Schaffner, the owner's ex-wife. McCoy and Rubirosa pursue Rosalie Schaffner despite a lack of concrete evidence, but the case takes a turn when Rubirosa finds a piece of evidence that points them in a new direction.
S17 E04Oct 14, 2006
Fear America Oct 14, 2006 After Eric Khabaly is seen being murdered on tape in what appears to be an American movement against Islam, Green and Cassady investigate the case which leads them to Khabaly's cousin, Ben Faoud, who appears to be connected to a terrorist cell functioning inside New York. Unfortunately, the best link to Faoud appears to surround a recent shipment of uranium, which McCoy and Rubirosa are forbidden to mention by the federal government. When news of the uranium leaks out, McCoy and Rubirosa find themselves the victims of intense federal scrutiny, and Paul Robinette's vigorous defense of young Faoud doesn't help matters.
S17 E05Oct 21, 2006
Public Service Homicide Oct 21, 2006 When Carl Mullaly is discovered murdered in his apartment, Green and Cassady learn that he had recently been profiled on HardFocus, a tabloid talk show that exposes sex offenders who are caught via the ScumWatch website. With an eight-year-old girl as the only eye witness, detectives arrest the murderer, but McCoy and Rubirosa soon learn that HardFocus is a lot more involved than they claim.
S17 E06Oct 28, 2006
Profiteer Oct 28, 2006 The shooting of a local businessman is linked to a killing in Iraq, and McCoy and Rubirosa refuse to allow the killer to plead out.
S17 E07Nov 4, 2006
In Vino Veritas Nov 4, 2006 A has-been actor wearing blood-stained clothing arrested for drunken driving reveals religious prejudices during his rantings.
Season 18Rent or Buy
S18 E01Jan 3, 2008
Called Home Jan 3, 2008 Cyrus Lupo returns to New York after four years abroad to deal with his own terror. Lupo and Green investigate two suicides committed the same way. The detectives are suspicious of a parolee known as "Dr. Death".
S18 E02Jan 3, 2008
Darkness Jan 3, 2008 Lupo and Green's first offical case together is a kidnapping that happened during a citywide blackout; a housekeeper is slain and a mother and daughter are kidnapped. The evidence that links all the kidnappers is the father and husband of the kidnap victims. When they search the kidnappers' hideout, they find preparations which implies that the kidnappers knew that the blackout was coming. Cutter must convince the man to testify after he has lied about a search warrant to save the man's daughter, or else the kidnappers will all go free. Issues of a warrantless search arise. Courtroom scenes revolve around questions of Enron-like manipulation of energy.
S18 E03Jan 10, 2008
Misbegotten Jan 10, 2008 The explosion of a package including scientific research injures a pregnant security guard, leading to the investigation of the scientist's experiments.
S18 E04Jan 17, 2008
Bottomless Jan 17, 2008 The investigation into a pair of missing pants leads to the murder of a young lawyer. Lupo and Green soon turn their suspicions to a businessman who works for a shady multinational corporation called SavingsMart.
S18 E05Jan 24, 2008
Driven Jan 24, 2008 Lupo and Green investigate the shooting death of young white teenager and a 9 year old black girl. The investigation hits a brick wall when both white and black communities refuse to talk - an unfortunate result of formerly black neighbourhoods being bought out by rich whites. The detectives discover that the teenage victim and two of his friends had a basketball taken from them by a black teenager which eventually led to an altercation with deadly consequences and subsequently to surprising culprits.
S18 E06Jan 31, 2008
Political Animal Jan 31, 2008 A triple homicide has ties to a politician, but he may be just the first step toward the truth and a killer who will take desperate measures to keep his freedom.
S18 E07Feb 7, 2008
Quit Claim Feb 7, 2008 A hit-and-run investigation leads back to a title company, and Green and Lupo must go undercover to crack the case.
Season 19Rent or Buy
S19 E01Nov 6, 2008
Rumble Nov 6, 2008 The beating death of a stockbroker causes a battle of epic proportions between the victim's family and the faction responsible for his death.
S19 E02Nov 13, 2008
Challenged Nov 13, 2008 A mentally challenged man is reunited with the mother who gave him away after his brother is killed.
S19 E03Nov 20, 2008
Lost Boys Nov 20, 2008 A young woman (Jena Malone) escapes from a polygamous cult.
S19 E04Nov 27, 2008
Falling Nov 27, 2008 The detectives investigate the mystery of a falling construction crane in the city and that leads them to something much more sinister.
S19 E05Dec 4, 2008
Knock Off Dec 4, 2008 A revered sheriff becomes a possible conspirator in a case involving a murdered tourist.
S19 E06Dec 11, 2008
Sweetie Dec 11, 2008 Detectives Lupo and Bernard investigate when the writer of a bestselling memoir is found dead in a community of male prostitutes.
S19 E07Dec 18, 2008
Zero Dec 18, 2008 Cutter is determined to expose misconduct when he realizes an old friend working in the system is obstructing justice in the murder of an environmentalist.
Season 20Rent or Buy
S20 E01Sep 26, 2009
Just A Girl In The World Sep 26, 2009 A crime scene investigator is murdered in her apartment. Her fiance is suspected, but then a journalist is attacked and DNA is found at the scene that links this crime to the murder.
S20 E02Oct 3, 2009
Memo From The Dark Side Oct 3, 2009 The body of a young war veteran is found in a parking garage and the murder is connected to a law professor who used to work for the Department of Justice.
S20 E03Oct 10, 2009
Great Satan Oct 10, 2009 Detectives Lupo and Bernard investigate when an aspiring musician is found dead. A bag of cash leads them to multiple suspects.
S20 E04Oct 17, 2009
Reality Bites Oct 17, 2009 A mother of ten adopted special needs children is murdered. The day after her murder, her husband appears on reality TV.
S20 E05Oct 24, 2009
Dignity Oct 24, 2009 A doctor who performs late-term abortions is murdered in church. The case falls apart for Cutter when Rubirosa is touched by an abortion nurse's testimony.
S20 E06Oct 31, 2009
Human Flesh Search Engine Oct 31, 2009 Bernard becomes the target of a dangerous website that is partly responsible for a homicide the detectives are investigating
S20 E07Nov 7, 2009
Boy Gone Astray Nov 7, 2009 When a young woman is found dead in her apartment, a few tell-tale signs quickly lead Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) to believe that the killer was not after her wealth.