Law & Order/Animal Instinct

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Animal Instinct
Season 3, Episode 18
Airdate March 17, 1993
Production Number 68021
Written by Michael S. Chernuchin and
Sibyl Gardner
Directed by Ed Sherin
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Animal Instinct is the eighteenth episode of the third season of Law & Order, and the sixty-second episode overall.

Starring (Law): Jerry Orbach (Detective Lennie Briscoe), Chris Noth (Detective Mike Logan), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen)

Starring (Order): Michael Moriarty (Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone), Richard Brooks (A.D.A. Paul Robinette), Steven Hill (D.A. Adam Schiff)

Also Starring: Carolyn McCormick (Dr. Elizabeth Olivet)

Guest Stars: Frances Fisher (Susan Boyd), John Cunningham (Donald Walsh), Charles Brown (Riggs), Allan Arbus (Dominick Keith), George Murdock (Judge Eric Bertram), Peter Maloney (Lab Technician)

and Lawrence Pressman (Nicholas Burke)

with Frank Biancamano (Larry Norbash), John Fiore (Tony Profaci), David Schechter (Dirk Chesney), Mary Joy (Linda Briskin), Edmond Genest (Judge Feldman), William Andrews (Frank MacCrae), Martina Degnan (Sonja Hughes), Robert Trumbull (Dean Jerome Parks), Peter Birkenhead (Pelkie), Anthony DeRiso (Peters), Nick Smith (Ferguson), Carol Vernon (Jury Forewoman)


Plot Overview

After a research scientist is murdered, the investigation initially leads to a group of animal-rights activists, but the case takes a turn when evidence that shows that the scientist's husband was having an affair with a co-worker.


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