ROBERT VAUGHN ('THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.') AND ANNE JACKSON (a.k.a. MRS. ELI WALLACH, 'LEAVE 'EM LAUGHING') GUEST-STAR -- A murder confession left on the wrong answering machine prompts Detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Curtis (Benjamin Bratt) to reopen a two-year-old arson case that claimed the life of a little girl. The evidence leads to the victim's teenage stepbrother -- an unstable kid sheltered by his politically connected grandfather (guest star Robert Vaughn, 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'), a longtime friend of D.A. Schiff's (Steven Hill) with a secret of his own. Anne Jackson guest-stars as Judge Simons. Carey Lowell, Sam Waterston and S. Epatha Merkerson also star.

Season 8 | Episode 9

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