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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 (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 8.25 from 87 votes.

Law & Order - S16E21

#2 - Hindsight (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 8.06 from 69 votes.

Law & Order - S16E13

#3 - Heart of Darkness (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 8.04 from 67 votes.

Law & Order - S16E16

#4 - Cost of Capital (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 8.04 from 68 votes.

Law & Order - S17E11

#5 - Remains of the Day (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 8.03 from 76 votes.

Law & Order - S9E24

#6 - Refuge (Part II) (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 8.03 from 79 votes.

Law & Order - S17E21

#7 - Over Here (Season 17 - Episode 21)

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

The episode was rated 8.00 from 55 votes.

Law & Order - S6E23

#8 - Aftershock (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 7.96 from 106 votes.

Law & Order - S16E14

#9 - Magnet (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 7.95 from 66 votes.

Law & Order - S16E10

#10 - Acid (Season 16 - Episode 10)

After the daughter of one of Van Buren's college friends is found dead in her room, a suicide, Van Buren joins Green and Fontana in hunting down the man who burned her face with acid months earlier, ultimately leading to her suicide. Van Buren is unsucces

The episode was rated 7.94 from 71 votes.

Law & Order - S17E5

#11 - Public Service Homicide (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 7.93 from 75 votes.

Law & Order - S15E22

#12 - Sport of Kings (Season 15 - Episode 22)

The shooting of a Panamanian jockey sends Fontana and Falco into the colorful world of horse racing, and they learn that the animal's owner used stolen funds for the purchase.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 72 votes.

Law & Order - S16E18

#13 - Thinking Makes It So (Season 16 - Episode 18)

Fontana and Green investigate when a bank manager is involved in the robbing of his own bank and learn that his daughter is being held hostage and that he had to go along with the robbery or risk losing his daughter.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 69 votes.

Law & Order - S17E2

#14 - Avatar (Season 17 - Episode 2)

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.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 83 votes.

Law & Order - S14E24

#15 - C.O.D. (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 7.90 from 78 votes.


Last updated: jan 26, 2023


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