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Law & Order

Law & Order

NBC 1990

"In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.""Law & Order" is a blended police procedural and courtroom drama created by Dick Wolf. The structure for the one-hour show is a two-part approach: The first half focuses on NYPD homicide detectives investigating a crime—often derived from a real-life headline—and apprehending a suspect. The second half takes place in the courtroom, with the district attorney prosecuting the defendant.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Law & Order

Law & Order - S9E24

#1 - Refuge (2)

8.00

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 #1 Best episode of Law & Order from 76 votes.

Law & Order - S6E23

#2 - 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 #2 Best episode of Law & Order from 93 votes.

Law & Order - S16E22

#3 - Invaders

7.96

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 #3 Best episode of Law & Order from 81 votes.

Law & Order - S9E23

#4 - Refuge (1)

7.93

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 #4 Best episode of Law & Order from 86 votes.

Law & Order - S14E24

#5 - C.O.D.

7.89

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 #5 Best episode of Law & Order from 71 votes.

Law & Order - S16E13

#6 - Heart of Darkness

7.86

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 #6 Best episode of Law & Order from 63 votes.

Law & Order - S16E16

#7 - Cost of Capital

7.85

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 #7 Best episode of Law & Order from 66 votes.

Law & Order - S16E21

#8 - Hindsight

7.82

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 #8 Best episode of Law & Order from 62 votes.

Law & Order - S17E5

#9 - Public Service Homicide

7.82

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 #9 Best episode of Law & Order from 73 votes.

Law & Order - S15E5

#10 - Gunplay

7.81

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 #10 Best episode of Law & Order from 69 votes.

Law & Order - S17E21
#11 - Over Here
7.81
Season 17 - Episode 21

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

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Law & Order from 53 votes.

Law & Order - S8E19
#12 - Disappeared
7.81
Season 8 - Episode 19

A defendant refuses to allow his lawyer to raise the issue of insanity, this complicating matters for the brother who turned him in with hopes of securing medical treatment for him.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Law & Order from 78 votes.

Law & Order - S16E14
#13 - Magnet
7.81
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 #3 Best episode of Law & Order from 62 votes.

Law & Order - S15E14
#14 - Fluency
7.80
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 #4 Best episode of Law & Order from 71 votes.

Law & Order - S8E22
#15 - Damaged
7.80
Season 8 - Episode 22

The case of a teacher's shooting uncovers a vendetta involving the rape of a mentally challenged coed by three students, whose attorney claims they weren't aware of her condition.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Law & Order from 81 votes.

Law & Order - S20E23
#16 - Rubber Room
7.80
Season 20 - Episode 23

Lupo and Bernard race against time to find a student posting internet blogs threatening to blow up a school.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Law & Order from 116 votes.

Law & Order - S8E24
#17 - Monster
7.80
Season 8 - Episode 24

During the search for a pedophile who raped a 10-year-old, a snitch offers Briscoe a chance to avenge his daughter's death. Meanwhile, Van Buren learns that her job is in jeopardy; McCoy is ordered to appear before a disciplinary committee because of his conduct in a DUI case; and the increasingly political Schiff worries that the rape case may adversely impact his reelection bid.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Law & Order from 89 votes.

Law & Order - S6E21
#18 - Pro Se
7.80
Season 6 - Episode 21

The investigation into multiple homicides at a clothing store leads to the arrest of a schizophrenic who presents McCoy with a formidable opponent when he decides to represent himself.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Law & Order from 89 votes.

Law & Order - S17E11
#19 - Remains of the Day
7.80
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 #9 Best episode of Law & Order from 74 votes.

Law & Order - S15E12
#20 - Mammon
7.79
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 #10 Best episode of Law & Order from 75 votes.

Last updated: mar 02, 2021

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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