Law & Order

Season 11 Episode 23

Judge Dread

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 23, 2001 on NBC
7.3
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Judge Dread
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The attempted murder of a tough judge sends Briscoe and Green on a wild goose chase to track down his homicidal nemesis. When the perpetrator is found, Carmichael and McCoy have a difficult time making a case.

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  • When a hitman is gunned down while trying to gun down a tough-to-the-point-of-sadistic judge, police trace the employer as a nerdy white-collar criminal looking at 45 years from her hands. The employer claims that he was coerced into it.moreless

    8.4
    Yay! This episode happens to be the first I ever watched, and the episode which sucked me into the series.



    I had been watching all these other crappy CSIish crap, where everything is so dramatic, the good guy is a genius, the good guy is arrogant, always gets the last word, never ever loses, makes up forensics...



    And then I watch this episode, which is almost average for Law and Order, yet a billion points beyond CSI.



    The plotting was smart, leaving the ending uncertain. Did the arsonist set the whole thing up and screwed the system, or did the accountant put on an act to look coerced?moreless
Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

Det. Lennie Briscoe

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Exec. ADA Jack McCoy

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon

ADA Abbie Carmichael

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green

Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest

Interim DA Nora Lewin

David Wohl

David Wohl

Randall Wylie

Guest Star

Matthew Del Negro

Matthew Del Negro

Driver

Guest Star

Carolee Carmello

Carolee Carmello

Janice Wylie

Guest Star

Tovah Feldshuh

Tovah Feldshuh

Danielle Melnick

Recurring Role

Scott Sowers

Scott Sowers

Jimmy McGowan

Recurring Role

Dan Ziskie

Dan Ziskie

State Police Investigator

Recurring Role

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