Causa Mortis

CAREY LOWELL JOINS THE CAST -- In this ripped-from-the-headlines plot, Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Curtis (Benjamin Bratt) investigate the carjacking/murder of a young mother who leaves behind a husband and four small children. The case seems cut and dry when they discover the woman covertly recorded her own murder on a pocket tape recorder, even getting the murderer to say his name. When the tape and murder weapon get thrown out of court on a technicality, McCoy (Sam Waterston) and his new partner, Asst. D.A. Jamie Ross (Carey Lowell, 'Leaving Las Vegas'), must pull out all the stops to keep a cold-blooded murderer from going free.

Season 7 | Episode 1

Jerry Orbach

as Detective Lennie Briscoe

Angie Harmon

as Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael

Sam Waterston

as Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy

S.Epatha Merkerson

as Lt. Van Buren

Jesse L. Martin

as Detective "Eddie" Edward Green

Benjamin Bratt

as Detective Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis

Dianne Wiest

as District Attorney Nora Lewin

Steven Hill

as District Attorney Adam Schiff