Law & Order (season 10)

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Law & Order (season 10)
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Season 10 U.S. DVD Cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 22, 1999 (1999-09-22) – May 24, 2000 (2000-05-24)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)[1]
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The 10th season of Law & Order premiered on NBC, September 22, 1999 and ended May 24, 2000.

Cast[edit]

Ed Green (played by Jesse L. Martin) replaced season 9's Rey Curtis (Benjamin Bratt) in the role of junior detective.

Actor Character Main cast Recurring cast
Jerry Orbach Lennie Briscoe entire season N/A
Jesse L. Martin Ed Green entire season N/A
S. Epatha Merkerson Anita Van Buren entire season N/A
Sam Waterston E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy entire season N/A
Angie Harmon A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael entire season N/A
Steven Hill D.A. Adam Schiff entire season N/A

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
206 1 "Gunshow" Ed Sherin René Balcer September 22, 1999 E1106

A murderer's shooting spree in Central Park prompts Briscoe and his new partner, Detective Ed Green, to trace the murder weapon's origin; McCoy makes it his mission to punish the killer and the gun manufacturer.

207 2 "Killerz" Constantine Makris Richard Sweren September 29, 1999 E1103
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.
208 3 "DNR" David Platt Teleplay by: Kathy McCormick
Story by: William N. Fordes
October 6, 1999 E1109

As Briscoe and Green investigate the shooting of a 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.

209 4 "Merger" Stephen Wertimer Lynn Mamet October 13, 1999 E1101
The murder of a drug-laden teen presents the detectives with a host of suspects from her wealthy family.
210 5 "Justice" Matthew Penn Teleplay by: Gerry Conway
Story by: William N. Fordes & Gerry Conway
November 10, 1999 E1104
After the murder of a lawyer, McCoy finds himself on the opposite side of the courtroom from his former colleague, Jamie Ross, when she defends a man who claims to have key evidence that could put to death a man McCoy believes was wrongly convicted.
211 6 "Marathon" Jace Alexander Richard Sweren & Matt Witten November 17, 1999 E1105
A frustrating investigation of a purse-snatching victim who was fatally shot leads to tension between Briscoe and Green over age and racial innuendos. Briscoe notices his partner has developed a dangerous habit.
212 7 "Patsy" David Platt René Balcer & Lynne E. Litt November 24, 1999 E1102
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.
213 8 "Blood Money" Matthew Penn Barry Schindel December 1, 1999 E1111
A taxi driver finds that his passenger is dead, leading the detectives to a case involving an insurance scam and Holocaust victims.
214 9 "Sundown" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: Krista Vernoff
Story by: William N. Fordes & Krista Vernoff
December 15, 1999 E1107
A patient is found beaten to death in a hospital lounge — and the resulting case involves infidelity, Alzheimer's disease and a ladies' man.
215 10 "Loco Parentis" Constantine Makris Richard Sweren & Matt Witten January 5, 2000 E1115
After sanitation workers find a teenage boy's body, the investigation leads to a school bully who displays an avid interest in martial-arts weapons, and whose father bought the murder weapon.
216 11 "Collision" David Platt Teleplay by: Gerry Conway
Story by: William N. Fordes & Gerry Conway
January 26, 2000 E1116
The investigation of a schizophrenic woman's death leads to a case involving a homeless man and his right to refuse medication. It is revealed that the schizophrenic woman and the homeless man were lovers. The woman told the man to kill her if he loved her. She also loved him. He refused to take his medication because he wanted to die because of guilt. He pleads guilty to manslaughter in the first degree along with medication in the psychiatric facility.
217 12 "Mother's Milk" Richard Dobbs Lynn Mamet & Barry Schindel February 9, 2000 E1110
Bloodstains in an apartment that belonged to a young couple with a baby leads to the separated parents, each of whom claims that the other has the infant. The baby is later found dead.
218 13 "Panic" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: William N. Fordes & Lynn Mamet
Story by: Kathy McCormick & Matt Witten
February 16, 2000 E1117
Briscoe and Green investigate the shooting of a best-selling mystery writer and the death of her accountant, with a love triangle involving the author's consulting FBI agent (Tom Berenger) as a possible motive for the crime.
219 14 "Entitled" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Richard Sweren
Story by: Dick Wolf, René Balcer & Robert Palm
February 18, 2000 E1112

The focus of the case returns to a politically influential family and, during the course of the trial, McCoy finds the powerful matriarch to be a formidable opponent.

  • This episode is the continuation of Season 4 Episode 17 "Mayhem."
  • This is the conclusion from crossover episode with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 1 Episode 15.
220 15 "Fools for Love" Christopher Misiano Kathy McCormick & Lynne E. Litt February 23, 2000 E1113
After the bodies of two teens are found, the detectives trace their identities and learn that one of them had a sister who was traveling with the girls.
221 16 "Trade This" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: Barry Schindel
Story by: René Balcer & Barry Schindel
March 1, 2000 E1118
The murder of a stockbroker points to a coworker and supervisor (Michael Gross (actor)) involved with organized crime when a hired hit man kills the prime suspect.
222 17 "Black, White and Blue" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: Lynne E. Litt & Matt Witten
Story by: Richard Sweren & Lynne E. Litt
March 22, 2000 E1120
The murder of a young white man in Harlem sparks outrage when it is discovered that two police officers intentionally dropped him off in a known crime area.
223 18 "Mega" David Platt Lynn Mamet April 5, 2000 E1121
The investigation into a helicopter bombing points to a victim's wife and her unconventional financial adviser (Michael McKean).
224 19 "Surrender Dorothy" Martha Mitchell Barry Schindel & Matt Witten April 26, 2000 E1125
The body of a teacher, suspected of having an affair, is found in a car trunk and the investigation involves husband and father-in-law, both of whom are psychiatrists.
225 20 "Untitled" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: Barry M. Schkolnick
Story by: Richard Sweren & Barry M. Schkolnick
May 3, 2000 E1124
A wealthy woman, who is a patron of the arts, is found dead in her apartment and the ensuing investigation leads to a suspect whose violence was spurred by a painting similar to the crime scene.
226 21 "Narcosis" Constantine Makris Kathy McCormick & Lynne E. Litt May 10, 2000 E1123
The discovery of a strangled prostitute's body leads to a case involving illegal immigrants and a family grappling with internet addiction.
227 22 "High & Low" Richard Dobbs Teleplay by: Gerry Conway
Story by: William N. Fordes & Gerry Conway
May 17, 2000 E1122
Detectives Briscoe and Green probe the strangulation of a college coed who moonlighted as a stripper, and while they believe a pair of drug-dealing skinheads committed the murder, they struggle to determine the motive of the strip club owner who paid them for the hit. However, as they work their way up the ladder of complicity, the cops learn that the slaying is keyed to an insider trading scam that forces McCoy to connect a former porn star with a businessman.
228 23 "Stiff" Jace Alexander Teleplay by: Hall Powell
Story by: René Balcer & Hall Powell
May 24, 2000 E1119
The detectives' investigation into why a wealthy woman is comatose involves her husband, daughter, and doctor (John Slattery).
229 24 "Vaya Con Dios" Christopher Misiano René Balcer & Richard Sweren May 24, 2000 E1108

The death of an elderly man trying to find who was responsible for the torture killing of his son in Chile in 1973 leads to a former high-ranking Chilean Army officer who is in New York receiving cancer treatments at a Manhattan hospital.

Notes and references[edit]

  • Jesse L. Martin joins the cast as Det. Ed Green in this season.
  • This is the final season to feature Steven Hill as Adam Schiff. Steven Hill was the last original cast member to leave the series.
  • The Law & Order spinoff, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, debuted at the time of this season.
  • This season features all five of the series' longest serving characters: Anita Van Buren (17 seasons), Jack McCoy (16 seasons), Lennie Briscoe (12 seasons), Adam Schiff (10 seasons) and Ed Green (9 seasons). Additionally, one member of the original cast of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Mariska Hargitay), who remains on the show to date, appears in the episode 'Entitled'. Christopher Meloni departed SVU in 2011, Richard Belzer in 2013, and Dann Florek in 2014.
  • "Entitled," episode 219, is a continuation of an SVU episode of the same name.
  • Adrienne Shelly guest starred in the episode of 'Law & Order' titled "High & Low" (Season 10) in which she portrayed the character Wendy Alston. Shelly herself would later on be murdered, which inspired the episode 'Melting Pot' (Season 17).

External links[edit]


Preceded by
Season Nine
(1998-1999)
List of Law & Order seasons
(1990-2010)
Succeeded by
Season Eleven
(2000-2001)