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Law & Order

Season 5 1994 - 1995

  • 1994-09-22T03:00:00+01:00 on NBC
  • 45 mins
  • 18 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama

"In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories."

Filmed entirely on location in New York, the realistic program looks at crime and justice from a dual perspective. In the first half-hour, Detective Cyrus Lupo and his new partner, Detective Kevin Bernard, investigate crimes and apprehend suspects under the supervision of their precinct lieutenant, Anita Van Buren. In the second half-hour, the focus shifts to the criminal courts as Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter and the Assistant District Attorney Connie Rubirosa work within a complicated justice system to prosecute the accused under the guidance of the newly appointed District Attorney Jack McCoy.

23 episodes

5x01 Second Opinion

  • Season Premiere

    1994-09-22T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

A woman's death exposes an unorthodox method of treating cancer that Executive Assistant DA McCoy intends to prove is negligent homicide.

5x02 Coma

  • 1994-09-29T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

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.

5x03 Blue Bamboo

  • 1994-10-06T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

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.

5x04 Family Values

  • 1994-10-13T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

After it's determined that a wealthy woman did not commit suicide but was murdered, the detectives question both her first and second husbands and her teenage daughter.

5x05 White Rabbit

  • 1994-10-20T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

A routine investigation uncovers evidence that leads Briscoe and Logan to a long-time fugitive, a radical Vietnam War opponent on the run since a 1971 burglary that left a policeman dead.

5x06 Competence

  • 1994-11-03T03:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

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.

5x07 Precious

  • 1994-11-10T03:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

When Briscoe and Logan suspect that a missing infant may have been murdered by her parents rather than kidnapped, they uncover a terrible family secret which hides a mentally ill serial killer.

5x08 Virtue

  • 1994-11-24T03:00:00+00:00 — 46 mins

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.

5x09 Scoundrels

  • 1994-12-01T03:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

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.

5x10 House Counsel

  • 1995-01-05T03:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

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.

5x11 Guardian

  • 1995-01-12T03:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

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.

5x12 Progeny

  • 1995-01-26T03:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

The investigation into the killing of an abortion clinic doctor leads to an activist group led by a former priest.

5x13 Rage

  • 1995-02-02T03:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

A Wall Street broker accused of murdering his mentor uses the defense of "black rage" in court.

5x14 Performance

  • 1995-02-09T03:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

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.

5x15 Seed

  • 1995-02-16T03:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

A routine investigation into a woman's death leads Briscoe and Logan to a fertility doctor guilty of unethical practices, but who cannot apparently be touched because of confidentiality rules, and patient reluctance to talk.

5x16 Wannabe

  • 1995-03-16T03:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

The shooting of a board member of an exclusive private school leads to a blue-collar family and a classist system.

5x17 Act of God

  • 1995-03-23T03:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

A bomb at a construction site kills a 12-year-old boy, and the suspects include the bankrupt contractor and a jealous husband.

5x18 Privileged

  • 1995-04-06T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

The investigation into a double murder leads to a young alcoholic whose family once lived in the victims' house and who had admitted to his AA group that he's had nightmares about killings.

5x19 Cruel and Unusual

  • 1995-04-20T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

The death of an autistic youth in custody reveals a multitude of unusual and possibly illegal therapies being used, but also parents reluctant to pursue a prosecution.

5x20 Bad Faith

  • 1995-04-27T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Logan relives unhappy childhood memories when a friend is found dead, a presumed suicide, until the investigation reveals recent contact with a former priest, with a history of pedophilia.

5x21 Purple Heart

  • 1995-05-04T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

The investigation into a taxi driver's murder involves a loan shark, a forged check, a missing plumber and the victim's wife.

5x22 Switch

  • 1995-05-18T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Suspects in a psychiatrist's murder include the victim's ex-husband, a patient suffering from multiple-personality disorder and her obstructive father.

5x23 Pride

  • 1995-05-25T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

A gay city councilman is murdered and the trail leads to a bigoted rival politician and a male prostitute.