Mad Dog

PUSHING THE LIMITS -- McCoy (Sam Waterston) testifies at the parole hearing of a convicted serial rapist and is enraged when the perpetrator, Lewis Darnell (guest star Burt Young), is released after serving only 18 years of a 30-year sentence. Later a 17-year-old girl is found suffocated in her home, and McCoy, sensing that Darnell is the murderer but short on evidence, sets out to find a legal loophole to ensure Darnell's speedy return to prison. McCoy's persistence -- from 24-hour surveillance to the use of 'Megan's Law' -- brings him dangerously close to abusing his prosecutorial authority.

Season 7 | Episode 18

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