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Law & Order

Law & Order

NBC 1990

In cases ripped from the headlines, police investigate serious and often deadly crimes, weighing the evidence and questioning the suspects until someone is taken into custody. The district attorney's office then builds a case to convict the perpetrator by proving the person guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Working together, these expert teams navigate all sides of the complex criminal justice system to make New York a safer place.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Law & Order

Law & Order - S16E22

#1 - Invaders

8.09

Season 16 - Episode 22

The family of a man who once turned his customers into the police is slain, and the ensuing fracas pits McCoy against a corrupt D.E.A. agent.

The episode was rated from 92 votes.

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Law & Order - S9E24

#2 - Refuge (Part II)

8.03

Season 9 - Episode 24

McCoy and Carmichael risk violating the civil liberties of witnesses when they are forced to jail them in order to safely continue their investigation.

The episode was rated from 86 votes.

Law & Order - S6E23

#3 - Aftershock

7.97

Season 6 - Episode 23

After Briscoe, Curtis, McCoy, and Kincaid witness the execution of a criminal they brought to justice, their unique reactions to the event culminate in personal tragedies for each of them.

The episode was rated from 109 votes.

Law & Order - S16E13

#4 - Heart of Darkness

7.96

Season 16 - Episode 13

A journalist's suicide becomes suspect after Green and Fontana find evidence at the scene suggesting that it wasn't a suicide after all.

The episode was rated from 75 votes.

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Law & Order - S16E21

#5 - Hindsight

7.96

Season 16 - Episode 21

Fontana and Green are called in to investigate when Green's former replacement, Nick Falco, is suspected of murdering a young woman he had spent the night with.

The episode was rated from 73 votes.

Law & Order - S14E24

#6 - C.O.D.

7.94

Season 14 - Episode 24

Briscoe bids farewell to the 27 as the prosecution of two women for killing each other's husbands comes to a successful conclusion.

The episode was rated from 84 votes.

Law & Order - S17E21

#7 - Over Here

7.94

Season 17 - Episode 21

The detectives link the deaths of two homeless men to the war in Iraq.

The episode was rated from 62 votes.

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Law & Order - S16E16

#8 - Cost of Capital

7.93

Season 16 - Episode 16

The case against a high powered executive accused of killing her lover rests on the executive's estranged husband and unstable teenage daughter.

The episode was rated from 73 votes.

Law & Order - S17E11

#9 - Remains of the Day

7.92

Season 17 - Episode 11

After Michael Jones dies in his mother's hospital room with no immediate explanation, his mother Ashley accuses her former husband's adult children, Miles and Hillary Foster, who are fighting her for control of their father's substantial fortune. The autopsy rules out the Fosters, and points Green and Cassady in the direction of illegally harvested donor bones, which Jones had received in a transplant eighteen months prior. McCoy and Rubirosa struggle to prosecute the case after it becomes clear the only way they will get the evidence they need is to test another young man who received bone grafts from the same woman who had given Michael Jones his legs.

The episode was rated from 86 votes.

Law & Order - S14E22

#10 - Gaijin

7.90

Season 14 - Episode 22

Van Buren has reservations about Branch's tactics in luring a Ginza nightclub owner back to New York after the Japanese government is unwilling to extradite him to face charges of conspiracy and murder in the death of his wife on a New York City vacation.

The episode was rated from 68 votes.

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Law & Order - S15E14
#11 - Fluency
7.88
Season 15 - Episode 14

Fontana and Green are baffled by a series of flu-related deaths until they discover that the victims were given fake vaccine. McCoy goes after the con man who distributed the vaccine for murder.

The episode was rated from 81 votes.
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Law & Order - S17E5
#12 - Public Service Homicide
7.87
Season 17 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated from 85 votes.
Law & Order - S16E14
#13 - Magnet
7.86
Season 16 - Episode 14

Fontana and Green arrest a fellow student after a young man is murdered, but McCoy faces a tough adversary when he tries to prosecute the crime.

The episode was rated from 72 votes.
Law & Order - S15E5
#14 - Gunplay
7.86
Season 15 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated from 79 votes.
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Law & Order - S15E12
#15 - Mammon
7.86
Season 15 - Episode 12

The investigation into the murder of a wealthy husband leads to the uncovering of a conspiracy involving infidelity and greed and leads to one defendant attempting to evade justice by killing the other.

The episode was rated from 84 votes.
Law & Order - S7E17
#16 - Showtime
7.86
Season 7 - Episode 17

The trial of Eddie Newman begins but the prosecution's chances of conviction are hampered by a "dream team" of defense attorneys, Gorton's personal pressures on Ross, the public questioning of the relationship between Curtis and Lisa Lundquist, and a surprise accusation.

The episode was rated from 111 votes.
Law & Order - S17E22
#17 - The Family Hour
7.85
Season 17 - Episode 22

When Nicole Bailey, the ex-wife of a respected former senator, is found murdered and brutalised in her home, Green and Cassady look first at the senator, but follow the trail of clues to a dysfunctional family with a number of potentially embarrassing secrets. McCoy finds himself in the hot seat when he is forced to argue the case in front of a judge more interested in public relations than justice.

The episode was rated from 75 votes.
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Law & Order - S20E23
#18 - Rubber Room
7.85
Season 20 - Episode 23

Detectives search for an anonymous blogger who has posted plans to blow up a school. Lt. Van Buren struggles to keep her personal issues private.

The episode was rated from 127 votes.
Law & Order - S14E6
#19 - Identity
7.84
Season 14 - Episode 6

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.

The episode was rated from 93 votes.
Law & Order - S9E23
#20 - Refuge
7.84
Season 9 - Episode 23

A shootout between a motorist and the police leads to the discovery of a gruesome Russian mob killing --- and a traumatized boy who was an eyewitness to the murder.

The episode was rated from 98 votes.
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Last updated: aug 10, 2022

Comments

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I marked the entire series as watched, even though I probably haven't seen all of them. Too hard to figure out which ones I've watched or not!

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i love to take the computer in the sewing room and put on Law and Orderand sew sew sew , it keeps me relaxed

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i love to watch law and order

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My Husband and i watch a al evening long sometimes... Love it!! ;)

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wish those was still on

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One of my all-time faves. Personally, I think the Jamie Ross and Abbie Carmichael years (7-11) were the best seasons and the show arguably took off properly when the longstanding characters of Van Buren and McCoy joined the ensemble in seasons 4 and 5 respectively - but it's all great TV. I still think it a shame _Law & Order_ was cancelled while _SVU_ rumbled on, much as I still enjoy that show but it's definitely to a lesser degree.

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