Law & Order/Shield

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Season 9, Episode 17
Airdate March 24, 1999
Production Number E0202
Teleplay by David Shore &
I.C. Rapoport and
Rene Balcer
Story by David Shore &
I.C. Rapoport
Directed by Stephen Wertimer
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Shield is the seventeenth episode of the ninth season of Law & Order, and the one hundred ninety-eighth episode overall.

Starring (Law): Jerry Orbach (Detective Lennie Briscoe), Benjamin Bratt (Detective Rey Curtis), S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren)

Starring (Order): Sam Waterston (E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy), Angie Harmon (A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael), Steven Hill (D.A. Adam Schiff)

Guest Stars: Philip Bosco (Lee Jerrold), Holt McCallany (Steve Felton), Skipp Sudduth (Off. Cass), Ellen McLaughlin (Off. Depante), Dylan Price (Pete Bowers), Robert Turano (Sgt. McAllen), George Murdock (Judge Eric Bertram)

with J.K. Simmons (Dr. Emil Skoda)

and Jenny Bacon (Marissa Hastings)

with Larry Clarke (Detective Morris LaMotte), Ümit Celebi (Gary Morris), George Feaster (Jeff Morris), Daniel Southern (Lieutenant Gilroy), Madison Arnold (Mr. Pelham), Lucy Martin (Mrs. Pelham), Marlene Forte (Alicia Bowers), Bobby Spillane (Terry Mays), Mike Dooly (Charlie Nash), Gustave Johnson (Lester Morton), Kim Pistone (Lois Henick), Marissa Matrone (Sandra Felton), Jessica Molaskey (Janet Markson), Joan Wooters (Helen Adelman), Magaly Colimon (Dr. Arlene Brooks), Jayne Houdyshell (Marge Littleton), Doc Dougherty (Sergeant Kaufman), Josh Liveright (Detective Wurlitzer), David Heuvelman (Robert Murphy), David Maley (First IA Detective)


Plot Overview

Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of a police officer who was killed by his female co-worker who claims that she was abused by him, but nobody on the police force helped her out.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments