Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Season 1 Episode 5

Baby Boom

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 25, 2005 on NBC
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Baby Boom
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Kibre and Gaffney must prosecute a nanny accused of killing the baby she was caring for by causing shaken baby syndrome. The only problem is they receive a judge who favors the defense since he was a former legal aid attorney.

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  • This episode is the reason I consider Trial by Jury the best of the franchise, even above the latest Law & Order episodes.

    9.2
    The nanny Case. One of the old times favorite, it's a known case and from time to time you can see an episode of any procedural show with that storyline.



    So what makes this one better ?



    The Lawyer / Writer who came up with the closing argument. I don't remember any closing argument in any series (including law & Order) that was so realistic, so gripping and so heart wrenching. (And I have seen enough real life closing argument to know this is one of the best written).



    Bebe Neuwirth makes the best fictional attorney I have seen in recent years and her closing argument makes you picture the murder second by second. That is what is so frightening : the fact I had to see an actor mimicking a nanny shaking a baby for a full 30 seconds to realize how horrendous the act could be. 30 seconds might not be long as a concept but when you see in real time 30 seconds of a baby being shook causing his/her death, you definitely have a better idea what these persons have done.



    So my hat to the writer and to Bebe Neuwirth who should get an award for his episode.moreless
Bebe Neuwirth

Bebe Neuwirth

A.D.A. Tracey Kibre

Amy Carlson

Amy Carlson

A.D.A. Kelly Gaffney

Scott Cohen

Scott Cohen

Detective Chris Ravell (Episode 5+, Recurring Previously)

Kirk Acevedo

Kirk Acevedo

D.A. Investigator Hector Salazar

Fred Dalton Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson

D.A. Arthur Branch

Linda Emond

Linda Emond

Dr. Emily Downey

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Candice Bergen

Candice Bergen

Judge Amanda Anderlee

Guest Star

Michael Cullen

Michael Cullen

Detective Joseph Terrano

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Steve Zirnkilton

Steve Zirnkilton

Opening Narration

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