Law & Order (season 2)

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Law & Order (season 2)
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Season 2 U.S. DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network NBC
Original release September 17, 1991 (1991-09-17) – May 14, 1992 (1992-05-14)
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The second season of Law & Order aired on NBC between September 17, 1991, and May 14, 1992. This season marked the first death of a main character, as George Dzundza had departed the series after the conclusion of the first season. The death of his character Max Greevey is shown in the season premiere. Carolyn McCormick makes her first recurring appearance as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet.


Phil Cerreta (played by Paul Sorvino) replaced season 1's Max Greevey (George Dzundza) in the role of senior detective. The cast was otherwise unchanged.

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]


No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
23 1 "Confession" Fred Gerber Michael Duggan & Robert Palm September 17, 1991 (1991-09-17) 67416
Logan forces a confession at gunpoint from the man suspected of murdering Max Greevey and, in the process, endangers Stone's prosecution. Logan is also introduced to his new partner, Phil Cerreta (Paul Sorvino), while he speaks to a counselor, Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (Carolyn McCormick).
24 2 "The Wages of Love" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman
Story by: Robert Stuart Nathan & Ed Zuckerman
September 24, 1991 (1991-09-24) 67405
A double homicide of an older man and his younger lover casts suspicion on both the ex-wife and the former boyfriend of the murdered duo, with the murdered man's son holding the key to the mystery.
25 3 "Aria" Don Scardino Teleplay by: Christine Roum
Story by: Michael S. Chernuchin
October 1, 1991 (1991-10-01) 67411
A lethal drug overdose of a young actress leads the detectives to an aggressive stage mother and a pornographic movie producer.
26 4 "Asylum" Kristoffer Siegel-Tabori Teleplay by: Kathy McCormick
Story by: Robert Palm
October 8, 1991 (1991-10-08) 67409
A victim's stabbing death in front of a coffee shop leads to one vagrant testifying against another. But the conviction is threatened twice based on the lack of a search warrant for a suspect's home - first an SRO hotel room and second a lean-to in the park.
27 5 "God Bless the Child" E.W. Swackhamer David Black & Robert Stuart Nathan October 22, 1991 (1991-10-22) 67404
A couple, whose religious beliefs forbids medical treatment, is on trial for letting their daughter die of strep throat infection. Stone's prosecution hinges on whether either or both of the parents wanted to call for medical help. The investigation uncovers two other pertinent facts: 1. the night of the girl's death, the mother was drinking (also against the couple's religious beliefs), and 2. the couple had another child that died under similar circumstances.
28 6 "Misconception" Daniel Sackheim Teleplay by: Michael S. Chernuchin
Story by: Michael Duggan & Michael S. Chernuchin
October 29, 1991 (1991-10-29) 67410
The mugging of a pregnant legal secretary leads to a charge against her employer of assault, which is upgraded to murder when the baby dies. Time span confirmation of the baby's conception and the employer-secretary affair eliminates the employer as a suspect. Suspicion shifts to the secretary and her boyfriend (a disbarred lawyer) when a wiretap reveals that the couple intended, first, to have the employer held criminally responsible for the baby's murder and, second, to sue the employer for wrongful death. Initially, the primary issue appears to be the fetus age at which a murder charge can be leveled. The primary issue proves to be two-fold; 1. whether the suspects can be held accountable for knowing both the law and its meaning, and 2. even if the suspects cannot legally be convicted of the baby's murder, whether they can be convicted of a lesser crime, i.e. attempted murder.
29 7 "In Memory Of" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: David Black & Robert Stuart Nathan
Story by: David Black & Siobhan Byrne
November 5, 1991 (1991-11-05) 67413
The renovation of a brownstone uncovers the remains of a young boy who disappeared thirty-one years earlier during the 1960 presidential campaign. The discovery revives a wrenching and long-suppressed memory in a childhood friend and neighbor-and the suspect's daughter.
30 8 "Out of Control" John Whitesell Teleplay by: Jack Richardson
Story by: David Black & Robert Stuart Nathan
November 12, 1991 (1991-11-12) 67403
The detectives investigate the gang rape of a college student during a fraternity Halloween party, but when her own testimony can't be supported by the evidence, it becomes hard to prove rape.
31 9 "Renunciation" Gwen Arner Michael S. Chernuchin & Joe Morgenstern November 19, 1991 (1991-11-19) 67414
When a gambler is killed, the hit-and-run investigation leads to the discovery of a schoolteacher carrying on an affair with one of her students. Cerreta and Logan suspect that she may have manipulated him into killing her husband.
32 10 "Heaven" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Nancy Ann Miller & Robert Palm
Story by: Robert Palm
November 26, 1991 (1991-11-26) 67415
The investigation into an illegal social club fire which claimed 53 fatalities leads to a connection between arson, illegal immigrants and the sale of green cards.
33 11 "His Hour Upon the Stage" Steve Cohen Robert Nathan & Giles Blunt December 10, 1991 (1991-12-10) 67407
The discovery of a frozen corpse in a dumpster leads to rival Broadway producers.
34 12 "Star Struck" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: Robert Nathan & Sally Nemeth
Story by: David Black & Alan Gelb
January 7, 1992 (1992-01-07) 67406
An obsessive fan pleads temporary insanity when he is charged with attempting to murder the soap opera actress who is the center of his life.
35 13 "Severance" Jim Frawley Teleplay by: Michael S. Chernuchin & William N. Fordes
Story by: Michael Duggan & William N. Fordes
January 14, 1992 (1992-01-14) 67418
Stone faces an old rival in court as he tries to link a hit man and three murders to a sleazy lawyer and a powerful man behind bars.
36 14 "Blood Is Thicker" Peter Levin Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman
Story by: Robert Nathan & Ed Zuckerman
February 4, 1992 (1992-02-04) 67422
An apparent mugging ends in the death of a wealthy woman but the case comes to hang on a silver pin that may have been in the victim's possession.
37 15 "Trust" Daniel Sackheim Teleplay by: René Balcer
Story by: Michael Duggan & René Balcer
February 11, 1992 (1992-02-11) 67417
Stone is determined to see that a teenage boy doesn't get away with murder twice when the young man is brought to trial for the shooting death of one of his friends.
38 16 "Vengeance" Daniel Sackheim Teleplay by: Michael S. Chernuchin & René Balcer
Story by: Peter S. Greenberg & Michael S. Chernuchin
February 18, 1992 (1992-02-18) 67420
The parents of a murdered woman contest Stone's prosecution of her killer so that he can be extradited to their home state, where the death penalty still exists.
39 17 "Sisters of Mercy" Fred Gerber Teleplay by: René Balcer
Story by: Robert Palm & René Balcer
March 3, 1992 (1992-03-03) 67423
Cerreta and Logan investigate the accusation that a nun in charge of a shelter for teens molested a young addict.
40 18 "Cradle to Grave" James Frawley Robert Nathan & Sally Nemeth March 31, 1992 (1992-03-31) 67424
The discovery of a dead baby leads to a case involving a slumlord who would not provide any heat and who defends her actions by blaming the rent laws.
41 19 "The Fertile Fields" Ed Sherin Michael S. Chernuchin & René Balcer April 7, 1992 (1992-04-07) 67425
The brutal murder of a Jewish jeweler appears to be a hate crime, but the investigation soon leads back to the man's brother and his shady business deals. First appearance of Leslie Hendrix as Assistant Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers.
42 20 "Intolerance" Steven Robman Robert Nathan & Sally Nemeth April 14, 1992 (1992-04-14) 67426
When a Chinese-American honors student is killed, the investigation uncovers a racist mother whose son was competing with the victim for the same scholarship.
43 21 "Silence" Ed Sherin Teleplay by: René Balcer & Michael S. Chernuchin
Story by: René Balcer & Michael Duggan
April 28, 1992 (1992-04-28) 67427
A politician opposes the prosecution of his son's murderer because it might mean revealing that his late son was gay.
44 22 "The Working Stiff" Daniel Sackheim Teleplay by: Robert Palm
Story by: William N. Fordes & Robert Palm
May 12, 1992 (1992-05-12) 67428
The murder of a Wall Street legend begins a case involving an ailing union worker, a former governor and old friend of Schiff's.

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Preceded by
Season One
List of Law & Order seasons
Succeeded by
Season Three