Law & Order - Season 9
Season 9 of Law & Order introduced Angie Harmon as ADA Abbie Carmichael, replacing the departed Jamie Ross (Carey Lowell), who left the district attorney's office to spend more time with her daughter. Compared to Ross, Carmichael's politics leaned much more conservative and less lenient on criminals (reflecting some of Harmon's own political leanings.) A Texas native, she also wasn't afraid to push for the death penalty and wasn't as territorial as her boss Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) about punting jurisdiction to get harsher sentences for criminals. Season 9 was also the last for Benjamin Bratt, who left the show to concentrate on his film career, with Rey Curtis taking early retirement from the police force to support his wife, who had been suffering from multiple sclerosis since Season 7. Bratt would return as Curtis for a guest appearance in the 20th and final season.
"Sideshow" (S9E14) was the third and final two-part crossover the show had with fellow NBC stablemate Homicide: Life on the Street, which was in its final season. The episode "Empire" (S9E20) featured Julia Roberts as a guest star, who was arguably the biggest A-list movie star ever to appear on the series. (Her decision to appear no doubt had something to do with the fact that she was dating Benjamin Bratt at the time.)
- Detective Lennie Briscoe - Jerry Orbach
- Detective Rey Curtis - Benjamin Bratt
- Lieutenant Anita Van Buren - S. Epatha Merkerson
- Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy - Sam Waterston
- Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael - Angie Harmon
- District Attorney Adam Schiff - Steven Hill
The following weapons were used in Season 9 of the television series Law & Order:
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Detective Lennie Brisco (Jerry Orbach) is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver. Despite the NYPD having officially switched to automatic pistols on January 1st, 1994, older officers like Briscoe were grandfathered in and allowed to continue carrying revolvers.
Smith & Wesson Model 66
Curtis checks a snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 66, believing it might be a murder weapon in "Venom" (S09E07).
An Enfield No.2 is seen in a gun collection in "Venom" (S09E07).
Colt Detective Special
An Colt Detective Special is seen in a gun collection in "Venom" (S09E07). A nickel-plated DS is the murder weapon in "True North" (S09E09).
American Derringer Model 1
An American Derringer Model 1 is seen in a gun collection in "Venom" (S09E07).
Flintlock dueling pistols
A pair of flintlock dueling pistols are seen in a gun collection in "Venom" (S09E07).
Smith & Wesson 5946
Heckler & Koch USP
A Heckler & Koch USP is a murder weapon in "Hunters" (S09E13). It is described as an "HK 9mm."
Andrei Rogatin (uncredited) draws a nickel-plated Colt Commander in the teaser of "Refuge, Part 1" (S09E23). According to the dialogue, it is chambered in ".45."
Briscoe recovered a Beretta 84FS from a suspect in "Refuge, Part 1" (S09E23.) According to dialogue, it's chambered in "9mm."
Bail Agent Ron Difka (Christopher McHale) draws an unidentifiable pistol when Briscoe and Curtis burst into the room in "Hunters" (S09E13.) It is never seen clearly enough to properly identify, but it might be an M1911A1.
ESU officers are seen with MGC M16 replicas in numerous episodes. Some of them have round A2 handguards.
Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy"
A Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy"s is seen in a gun collection in "Venom" (S09E07).
Winchester Model 1873
A Winchester Model 1873s is seen in a gun collection in "Venom" (S09E07).
Remington Rolling Block
A Remington Rolling Block rifle is seen in a gun collection in "Venom" (S09E07).
A skinhead (Desmond Curran) is armed with a Valmet rifle in "Hate" (S09E10). There's not enough detail to make a more specific ID. Sgt. Frank Shepard (Tom Kemp) of the Pennsylvania State Police refers to it as a "modified AK."
Double Barreled Shotgun
A Double Barreled Shotgun is seen in a gun collection in "Venom" (S09E07). Another double barreled shotgun is seen in a shadow box in "True North" (S09E09).
Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun
Briscoe finds a Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun that the suspect was reaching for in "Sideshow" (S09E14).
Bail Agent Andy Grenada (Nick Sandow) picks up an unidentifiable shotgun with a pistol grip when Briscoe and Curtis burst into the room in "Hunters" (S09E13.) Curtis later picks it up, but it is never seen clearly enough to identify.
A Browning M1919A4 is on display at a Neo-Nazi meeting in "Hate" (S09E10).