Law & Order Season 12

Season 12

Law & Order Season 12

First Air Date: September 26, 2001

First Aired on    :   2001
Episodes    :   24 episodes



Episodes

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12x24 Patriot (May 22, 2002)


A tenement building explodes and the lone victim is Joseph Haden. The building was rent controlled and there had been a tenant strike, so the police initially suspect arson. But the landlord doesn't have insurance, ruling out their arson theory, and the medical examiner discovers that Haden's neck was broken and he was tied up before the explosion happened. Trying to figure out Haden is even more difficult. He didn't appear to have a family or a girlfriend and never got any substantial mail. He worked at the Jiffy Job service station making minimum wage, yet had $90,000 in the bank. Briscoe and Green do some more digging and find out that Haden was using an alias, and his real name was Yusuf Haddad.


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12x23 Oxymoron (May 15, 2002)


The body of a scantily clad woman is found on the Upper East Side. Because of her attire, it is initially presumed that she could be a high-class escort, especially after promiscuous behavior is uncovered by the medical examiner. The detectives uncover a seven-digit number on a slip of paper inside her pocket, which turns out to be a hack driver's ID. They track down the cab driver who claims he dropped the woman off on 60th St. and there was a black Infiniti waiting for her. But she died 33 blocks uptown. The Detectives retrace her steps and discover she had been at a ""swingers"" party where she got into a fight with another woman, Alexandra Shabtai, who works at a nightclub and ID's the dead woman as Eliza Glaser, a cosmetic dermatologist who was providing her with the narcotic Oxycodone.


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12x22 Attorney Client (May 08, 2002)


The wife of an attorney with many disgruntled clients is killed but the detectives believe that he was the intended target as he was willing to reveal information despite confidentially agreements. As the investigation continues, his tumultuous love life is exposed and the prosecutors are suspicious of his desire to return to the courtroom.


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12x21 Foul Play (May 01, 2002)


The investigation into the death of a private investigator uncovers corruption, deceit, and immigration fraud in a Youth Baseball League whose manager will go to any lengths to win.


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12x20 Dazzled (April 24, 2002)


When a ""gold digging"" wife is found dead, there are plenty of possible perpetrators. Her husband has become ""whipped"" and blinded by his young wife and then messes up his story to Briscoe and Green. When he finally comes around, it seems that the wife's ex-boyfriend was getting revenge for being fired from a contracting job. The medical examiner uncovers some more clues which point to a bitter alcoholic ex-wife. Eventually, ther criminal comes forward but the only crime she's committing is trying to save her family.


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12x19 Slaughter (April 10, 2002)


The investigation of a student's killing leads to a case involving meat contamination at a food service.


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12x18 Equal Rights (April 03, 2002)


A stock analyst's murder leads the detectives to a corporation whose stock had fallen ... and plenty of suspects in the investors.


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12x17 Girl Most Likely (March 27, 2002)


When a high school student is found dead in an apartment building, Briscoe and Green suspect that the murder was a result of her running a website. As McCoy and Southerlyn investigate the case further, they realize that her best friend, who was reluctant to come forward as a witness, may be the answer to the murder.


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12x16 Born Again (March 06, 2002)


The investigation into the death of an 11-year-old girl uncovers the possible culpability of the child's mother and a rebirthing therapist.


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12x15 Access Nation (February 27, 2002)


The murder of a psychologist leads to a case involving a computer company that sells information and their responsibility in shielding their clients' history in order to serve their needs.


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12x14 Missing (February 06, 2002)


When a girl's parents frantically search for her, Briscoe and Green see that the girl's belongings were packed up in her apartment. They learn that the girl had been seeing a married man -- her boss. When the boss is brought up on charges, his wife sheds some new evidence.


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12x13 DR 1-102 (January 30, 2002)


The bludgeoning of two women in their apartment leads the detectives to a suspect who has taken a hostage while demanding legal representation ... and Southerlyn's actions, while heroic, results in disbarment proceedings against her for violation of Disciplinary Rule 1-102.


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12x12 Undercovered (January 16, 2002)


The father of a dying girl gets his revenge on an insurance executive who denied a certain leukemia treatment for his daughter. One problem arises when the father is technically on both sides of the law.


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12x11 The Collar (January 09, 2002)


The death of a cleric leads the detectives to a priest who was given information by a murder suspect outside of the church but insists that he can't discuss anything about it, bringing McCoy to question whether the confessional seal should apply.


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12x10 Prejudice (December 12, 2001)


The murder of a magazine publishing company's black CEO leads to a suspect who has a clear streak of racism and whose attorney intends on using that as a mental defect.


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12x09 3 Dawg Night (November 28, 2001)


When a celebrity is implicated in a nightclub murder, McCoy and Southerlyn battle the flaks who attempt to insulate their client from any involvement or interrogation.


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12x08 The Fire This Time (November 21, 2001)


When a building is set ablaze, a girl must be identified despite her fatal burns. Through further investigation, it turns out that an extreme environmentalist group struck the match...


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12x07 Myth of Fingerprints (November 14, 2001)


A murder investigation uncovers deliberately faulty forensics in the wrongful conviction of two men 12 years earlier in the case that paved the way for Van Buren's promotion.


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12x06 Formerly Famous (November 07, 2001)


The shooting death of a former singer's wife leads the detectives to investigate his manager and sons after his explanation of the events surrounding her death have no credibility.


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12x05 Possession (October 31, 2001)


Investigating the murder of a woman in a rent-controlled apartment, the detectives discover that she was engaged in a long-running battle with her landlord and had been blocking the potentially lucrative sale of the building.


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12x04 Soldier of Fortune (October 24, 2001)


The daring daylight kidnapping of a diamond dealer which results in two murders at the scene uncovers an international dynasty of diamond sales and its links to a foreign civil war.


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12x03 For Love Or Money (October 10, 2001)


The death of a parolee, who was a hit man, leads to a wealthy widow and daughter and whether they hired him to kill their rich relative.


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12x02 Armed Forces (October 03, 2001)


The fatal stabbing of a man leads to the discovery of his status as a Vietnam war veteran and the truths uncovered about an incident that occured with him and three former soliders in his division.


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12x01 Who Let The Dogs Out? (September 26, 2001)


The investigation into the death of a jogger mauled by a vicious dog leads to an Attica inmate, his attorneys, and an underground dog-fighting ring.




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