Family Friend

After Philip and Valerie Messick are attacked in their home, Green and Fontana follow the trail to a small-time thug named Jay Fleckner. After Valerie's testimony unintentionally helps free Fleckner, he is found dead, and detectives soon realize that Bob Cerullo, a family friend of Valerie and her late husband, was the triggerman. Unfortunately, when McCoy attempts to prosecute Cerullo, a retired cop, he threatens to claim that he deliberately planted evidence in his past cases in an attempt to get McCoy to drop all the charges.

Season 16 | Episode 12

Jerry Orbach

Detective Lennie Briscoe

Angie Harmon

Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael

Sam Waterston

Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy

S.Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Van Buren

Jesse L. Martin

Detective "Eddie" Edward Green

Benjamin Bratt

Detective Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis

Dianne Wiest

District Attorney Nora Lewin

Steven Hill

District Attorney Adam Schiff