Law & Order (season 6)

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Law & Order (season 6)
Law and Order season 6 cover.jpg
Season 6 U.S. DVD Cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 23
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 20, 1995 (1995-09-20) – May 22, 1996 (1996-05-22)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 December 2, 2008 (2008-12-02)[1]
Region 2 February 16, 2009 (2009-02-16)[2]
Region 4 March 4, 2009 (2009-03-04)
Season chronology
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List of Law & Order episodes

The following is a list of Law & Order episodes from the series' sixth season (1995–1996):[3]

Cast[edit]

Rey Curtis (played by Benjamin Bratt) replaced season 5's Mike Logan (Chris Noth) in the role of junior detective. This change left District Attorney Adam Schiff (played by Steven Hill) as the only remaining member of the series' cast from the first season. Technically, however, Hill was not part of the original cast as his character replaced, after only one episode, original D.A. Alfred Wentworth (played by Roy Thinnes).

Actor Character Main cast Recurring cast
Jerry Orbach Lennie Briscoe entire season N/A
Benjamin Bratt Rey Curtis entire season N/A
S. Epatha Merkerson Anita Van Buren entire season N/A
Sam Waterston EADA Jack McCoy entire season N/A
Jill Hennessy A.D.A. Claire Kincaid entire season N/A
Steven Hill D.A. Adam Schiff entire season N/A
Richard Brooks A.D.A. Paul Robinette N/A episode 14
Carolyn McCormick Elizabeth Olivet N/A episodes 5-6,8,16,19,21-23

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
112 1 "Bitter Fruit" Constantine Makris René Balcer & Jeremy R. Littman September 20, 1995 K0105

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 as their clue.

113 2 "Rebels" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman & Suzanne O'Malley
Story by: Suzanne O'Malley
September 27, 1995 K0106
Briscoe and Curtis have a hard time finding cooperative witnesses when investigating the murder of a college student at a rough biker bar.
114 3 "Savages" Jace Alexander Morgan Gendel, Barry M. Schkolmick & Michael S. Chernuchin October 18, 1995 K0103

McCoy and Kincaid clash over the death penalty as McCoy prosecutes a man who murdered an undercover cop during a drug bust.

115 4 "Jeopardy" Christopher Misiano René Balcer & Jeremy R. Littman November 1, 1995 K0107
A dead editor reveals a family dispute over the family business. Detectives find out that the victim's brother tried to sabotage the victim's reputation and business in order to gain new clients for his own, competing business -- but when forensics evidence is ruled inadmissable, McCoy and Kincaid must refocus their case , leads to a case of sibling rivalry, a protective matriarch and a corrupt judge.
116 5 "Hot Pursuit" Lewis H. Gould Ed Zuckerman & Morgan Gendel November 8, 1995 K0110

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.

117 6 "Paranoia" Fred Gerber Michael S. Chernuchin November 15, 1995 K0104

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.

118 7 "Humiliation" Matthew Penn Michael S. Chernuchin & Barry M. Schkolnick November 22, 1995 K0111

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.

  • This episode was the basis for the Law & Order: UK series 5 episode "Crush"
119 8 "Angel" Arthur W. Forney Michael S. Chernuchin & Janis Diamond November 29, 1995 K0114

A mother, claiming that her baby was kidnapped while she was at confession, retraces her steps and actions with Curtis, which raises legal questions later when her attorney introduces a unique defense.

120 9 "Blood Libel" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: I.C. Rapoport
Story by: René Balcer & I.C. Rapoport
January 3, 1996 K0109

A hidden anti-Semitic message in a high school yearbook offers a clue to an art teacher's murder and leads to a case that matches McCoy against "Klan lawyer" Roy Payne.

121 10 "Remand" Jace Alexander René Balcer & Elaine Loeser January 10, 1996 K0113

The victim in a 30-year-old rape and stabbing case is fearful when information received by Briscoe and Curtis creates the possibility of a new trial for the perpetrator.

122 11 "Corpus Delicti" Christopher Misiano Ed Zuckerman & Barry M. Schkolnick January 17, 1996 K0115

The death of a show horse leads to a trial involving insurance fraud, a sting operation and a wealthy woman's disappearance.

123 12 "Trophy" Martha Mitchell Teleplay by: Jeremy R. Littman
Story by: Jeremy R. Littman & Ed Zuckerman
January 31, 1996 K0114

McCoy finds that his career is on the line when his former assistant and ex-lover accuses him of concealing evidence that helped put an innocent man in prison.

124 13 "Charm City" Ed Sherin Michael S. Chernuchin & Jorge Zamacona February 2, 1996 K0116

A subway station gas attack, similar to one that took place in a Baltimore church five years earlier, brings Baltimore homicide detectives Tim Bayliss and Frank Pembleton to New York to assist Briscoe and Curtis in apprehending the prime suspect in both incidents.

125 14 "Custody" Constantine Makris Teleplay by: Morgan Gendel
Story by: René Balcer & Morgan Gendel
February 21, 1996 K0117

Paul Robinette places the system on trial when he defends a young black woman accused of kidnapping her biological baby from his white, adoptive parents.

126 15 "Encore" Matthew Penn Ed Zuckerman & Jeremy R. Littman February 28, 1996 K0120

A jogger killed in Central Park turns out to be the second wife of a former comedy club owner, who was acquitted of killing his first wife. And convicting him this time may hinge on tracing the path of a Colombian coin used as a subway token slug.

127 16 "Savior" David Platt Michael S. Chernuchin & Barry M. Schkolnick March 13, 1996 K0121

A down-on-his-luck ad executive becomes the prime suspect when his wife and son are killed, and his daughter wounded on a night that he claims was spent drinking.

128 17 "Deceit" Vincent Misiano René Balcer & Eddie Feldmann March 27, 1996 K0118
When a young attorney is murdered shortly after he decides to file a sexual harassment claim against his employer, Briscoe and Curtis quickly discover that the alleged harasser and his wife each have an excellent motive for murder.
129 18 "Atonement" Martha Mitchell Teleplay by: Morgan Gendel
Story by: Ed Zuckerman & Morgan Gendel
April 10, 1996 K0123

The investigation into the murder of a model with a passion for cocaine and partying focuses on the men in her life — a nightclub owner, a basketball player, a photographer and a limousine driver.

130 19 "Slave" Jace Alexander René Balcer & Elaine Loeser April 21, 1996 K0122

A woman is shot while sleeping and the investigation leads the police to a boy whose crack-addicted mother has entrusted him to a dealer's care.

This episode was the basis for the Law & Order: UK episode "Deal"
131 20 "Girlfriends" Christopher Misiano Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman & Suzanne O'Malley
Story by: Ed Zuckerman & Jeremy R. Littman
May 1, 1996 K0124

After a college co-ed's body is found, the detectives look for a campus rapist, but the medical examiner's report puts them on a different path, one involving prostitution.

132 21 "Pro Se" Lewis H. Gould René Balcer & I.C. Rapoport May 8, 1996 K0119

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.

  • Guest Star: Denis O'Hare.
  • Served as the basis for the Law & Order: UK series 3 episode "Defence".
133 22 "Homesick" Matthew Penn Teleplay by: Barry M. Schkolnick & Elaine Loeser
Story by: Michael S. Chernuchin & Barry M. Schkolnick
May 15, 1996 K0126

After an infant is found dead in his crib, it's determined he was poisoned, and all evidence points to the child's au pair.

  • Guest stars: Kim Raver and Patti LuPone.
  • This episode was the basis for the Law & Order: UK episode "Shaken"
134 23 "Aftershock" Martha Mitchell Teleplay by: Janis Diamond
Story by: Michael S. Chernuchin & Janis Diamond
May 22, 1996 K0125

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.


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Lambert, David. "Announcement for Law & Order – The 6th Year". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved September 1, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Law & Order: Series 6". Universal Playback. Retrieved December 21, 2009. 
  3. ^ CNET Networks, Inc. (2007). TV.com episode summary for Season 6. Retrieved February 18, 2007.
  4. ^ "Law and Order (9/13/1990 – 5/24/2010)". Retrieved 2011-07-21. 
  5. ^ Frank, Ariel (November 17, 1995). "TV Plot Based on Grant Case, Dunster Deaths". Harvard Crimson. 
  6. ^ Wyatt, Edward (2005-01-08). "Even for an Expert, Blurred TV Images Became a False Reality". New York Times. 
  7. ^ Courrier, Kevin (1998). Law & order: the unofficial companion. Renaissance Books. p. 253. 
  • Benjamin Bratt joins the cast as Det. Rey Curtis in this season.
  • Det. Rey Curtis full first name, Reynaldo, is mentioned in the second episode, "Rebels".
  • This is the final season to feature Jill Hennessy as ADA Claire Kincaid.
  • "Charm City," episode 124, is the first part of a two-part crossover with the Homicide: Life on the Street episode "For God and Country." It is the first of three such crossover episodes with Homicide.
  • The episode "Encore" features Larry Miller reprising his role as Michael Dobson from the Season 5 episode "Coma".
  • In the episode "Custody", Richard Brooks reprises his role as former ADA Paul Robinette.
  • The episode "Atonement" features Michael Imperioli. He will portray Detective Nick Falco in Season 15.
  • The season finale episode "Aftershock" was the first and only episode of the entire Law & Order series to not feature a case and instead focus on the characters' private lives. Claire Kincaid is killed in a car accident, injuring Detective Lennie Briscoe. Detective Curtis has a sexual encounter with a girl he meets in the park; this will lead to marital problems in subsequent seasons.

External links[edit]


Preceded by
Season Five
(1994-1995)
List of Law & Order seasons
(1990-2010)
Succeeded by
Season Seven
(1996-1997)