All 23 episodes from the fifth season of the American television crime drama series starring Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan, featuring stories often taken from the headlines and following each crime from two perspectives - the police investigation and the trial of the accused. Episodes are: 'Second Opinion', 'Coma', 'Blue Bamboo', 'Family Values', 'White Rabbit', 'Competence', 'Precious', 'Virtue', 'Scoundrels', 'House Counsel', 'Guardian', 'Progeny', 'Rage', 'Performance', 'Seed', 'Wannabe', 'Act of God', 'Privileged', 'Cruel and Unusual', 'Bad Faith', 'Purple Heart', 'Switch' and 'Pride'.
Unlike most police procedurals, Dick Wolf's seminal series takes the viewer from crime to conviction. As its title suggests, Law and Order
pairs the perspectives of the police and prosecutors. The first half of the show devotes itself to the investigation of a crime in New York City, while the second half dives into the legal proceedings. Series five features Chris Noth in his final series as Detective Mike Logan, with seasoned veteran Jerry Orbach playing the wry Lenny Briscoe. This season also marks Sam Waterston's first as Jack McCoy, one of the most popular characters on the series. Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy) joins McCoy in the district attorney's office. The fifth series of the Emmy-winning series features an impressive roster of guest stars, including Laura Linney and Edward Herrmann. Future Sopranos
regulars Edie Falco, Aida Turturro, and Dominic Chianese also make appearances.