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.