Law & Order (season 5)
|Law & Order (season 5)|
Season 5 U.S. DVD cover
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||23|
|Original release||September 21, 1994– May 24, 1995|
Jack McCoy (played by Sam Waterston) replaced season 4's Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty) as Executive Assistant District Attorney. Mike Logan (played by Chris Noth) departed the cast after this season, thus making Adam Schiff (played by Steven Hill) the last remaining first season cast member.
- Jerry Orbach as Det. Lennie Briscoe
- Chris Noth as Det. Mike Logan
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Anita Van Buren
- Sam Waterston as EADA Jack McCoy
- Jill Hennessy as A.D.A. Claire Kincaid
- Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|89||1||"Second Opinion"||Ed Sherin||Michael S. Chernuchin & Jeremy R. Littman||September 21, 1994||69408|
A woman's death exposes an unorthodox method of treating cancer that new Executive Assistant DA McCoy intends to prove is negligent homicide.
|90||2||"Coma"||Jace Alexander||Ed Zuckerman||September 28, 1994||69406|
A comedy-club owner comes under suspicion for having shot his wife, now comatose with a bullet in her head, after it's discovered he was abusive and she was about to divorce him.
|91||3||"Blue Bamboo"||Don Scardino||Teleplay by: René Balcer & Morgan Gendel
Story by: René Balcer & Hall Powell
|October 5, 1994||69402|
The killing of a Japanese nightclub owner who was visiting New York leads to the arrest of a singer who once worked for the deceased, and whose lawyer uses the "battered-woman syndrome" as a defense. While assisting on the case, Olivet remembers her own prior sexual assault.
|92||4||"Family Values"||Constantine Makris||René Balcer & William N. Fordes||October 12, 1994||69401|
A missing victim, a suspicious ex-husband and a family hiding something all contribute to the ADAs' decision to risk their licenses on a hunch. After ruling out suicide, McCoy and Kincaid turn their focus on the missing woman's daughter – and take a giant leap to prove their far-fetched theory.
|93||5||"White Rabbit"||Steven Robman||Ed Zuckerman & Morgan Gendel||October 19, 1994||69411|
|A burglary unlocks a decades-old case. A safety deposit box company unwittingly exposes a female political activist-fugitive who has been hiding for over 20 years. Detectives locate and arrest one of the four involved in the burglary, and ultimately catch the female fugitive who is accused of killing a policeman during a 1971 robbery.|
|94||6||"Competence"||Fred Gerber||Michael S. Chernuchin & Mark B. Perry||November 2, 1994||69409|
|When Lt. Van Buren is the victim of an attempted holdup by two teens, she fires her gun and kills one of them, and the detectives are faced with the fact that she shot an unarmed child in the back.|
|95||7||"Precious"||Constantine Makris||René Balcer & I.C. Rapoport||November 9, 1994||69410|
|When Briscoe and Logan suspect that a missing infant may have been murdered rather than kidnapped, they uncover a terrible family secret.|
|96||8||"Virtue"||Martha Mitchell||Mark B. Perry & Jeremy R. Littman||November 23, 1994||69412|
|McCoy uses a charge of "larceny by extortion" against a councilman, whose former colleague claims he demanded sex in exchange for a law-firm partnership.|
|97||9||"Scoundrels"||Marc Laub||Ed Zuckerman & Charles C. Mann||November 30, 1994||69415|
Among the suspects in a lawyer's murder are a swindler, who conned a woman out of her family fortune, and the woman's once-wealthy son.
|98||10||"House Counsel"||James Quinn||Michael S. Chernuchin & Barry M. Schkolnick||January 4, 1995||69413|
The killing of a man who had served as a juror in a mob trial leads to a battle of wills between McCoy and his long-time friend, the suspect's attorney.
|99||11||"Guardian"||Christopher Misiano||Teleplay by: René Balcer & William N. Fordes
Story by: René Balcer & Brad Markowitz
|January 11, 1995||69404|
|After the body of a young female junkie is identified as the daughter of a wealthy family, Briscoe and Logan try to find out who left her to die in the yard of a day-care center.|
|100||12||"Progeny"||Don Scardino||Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman & Morgan Gendel
Story by: Morgan Gendel & Mark B. Perry
|January 25, 1995||69416|
After the murder of an abortion clinic doctor, Briscoe and Logan are led to a suspect who belongs to a radical pro-life movement and their suspicion soon turns to the group's leader, who admits that he's glad the doctor died. McCoy faces the unpleasant task of charging the respected and charismatic former priest with murder, and the public debate over whether the secular community should interfere in spiritual matters.
|101||13||"Rage"||Arthur W. Forney||Michael S. Chernuchin||February 1, 1995||69414|
A Wall Street broker accused of murdering his mentor uses the defense of "black rage" in court.
|102||14||"Performance"||Martha Mitchell||Teleplay by: Ed Zuckerman & Jeremy R. Littman
Story by: René Balcer & Jeremy R. Littman
|February 8, 1995||69419|
Briscoe and Logan set out to identify the apparent victim in a snuff film, but find her alive and really the victim of a points-for-sex club at her prestigious high school.
|103||15||"Seed"||Don Scardino||Michael S. Chernuchin & Janis Diamond||February 15, 1995||69420|
|A routine investigation into a woman's death leads Briscoe and Logan to a fertility doctor guilty of unethical practices, but who apparently cannot be touched because of confidentiality rules, and patient reluctance to talk.|
|104||16||"Wannabe"||Lewis H. Gould||René Balcer & I.C. Rapoport||March 15, 1995||69417|
The shooting of a board member of an exclusive private school leads to a blue-collar family and a classist system.
|105||17||"Act of God"||Constantine Makris||Ed Zuckerman & Walter Dallenbach||March 22, 1995||69422|
A bomb at a construction site kills a 12-year-old boy, and the suspects include the bankrupt contractor and a jealous husband.
|106||18||"Privileged"||Vincent Misiano||Jeremy R. Littman & Suzanne O'Malley||April 5, 1995||69418|
The investigation into a double murder leads to a young alcoholic whose family once lived in the victims' house and who admitted to his AA group that he had nightmares about the killings.
|107||19||"Cruel and Unusual"||Matthew Penn||René Balcer & Michael S. Chernuchin||April 19, 1995||69423|
|The death of an autistic youth (Steven Burns) in custody reveals a multitude of unusual and possibly illegal therapies being used, but also parents reluctant to pursue a prosecution.|
|108||20||"Bad Faith"||Dann Florek||René Balcer||April 26, 1995||69426|
Logan relives unhappy childhood memories when a friend is found dead; a presumed suicide, until the investigation reveals recent contact with a former priest who has a history of pedophilia.
|109||21||"Purple Heart"||Arthur W. Forney||Morgan Gendel & William N. Fordes||May 3, 1995||69421|
The investigation into a taxi driver's murder involves a loan shark, a missing plumber, a forged check and the victim's wife.
|110||22||"Switch"||Christopher Misiano||Jeremy R. Littman & Sibyl Gardner||May 17, 1995||69425|
|Suspects in a psychiatrist's murder include the victim's ex-husband, a patient suffering from multiple-personality disorder and her obstructive father.|
|111||23||"Pride"||Ed Sherin||Ed Zuckerman & Gene Ritchings||May 24, 1995||69427|
A gay city councilman is murdered and the trail leads to a bigoted rival politician and a male prostitute.
Notes and references
- TV.com (1995-05-24). "Law & Order - Season 5, Episode 23: Pride". TV.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
- Sam Waterston joins the cast as Jack McCoy in this season.
- This is the final season to feature Chris Noth as Det. Mike Logan; he would later reprise his character in the TV movie Exiled: A Law & Order Movie in 1998, and on Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2005.
- Courtney B. Vance appeared in a major role in the episode "Rage". He would later star as a regular in Law & Order: Criminal Intent as A.D.A. Ron Carver.
- The events of the episode "Coma" continues in the following season episode "Encore".
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