Law & Order: The Eighth Year [5 Discs] [DVD]

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Synopsis

There's quite a shakeup at Baltimore PD's homicide division as Homicide: Life on the Street begins its sixth season. Detective Kay Howard and videographer J.H. Brodie are gone, while the others are rotated. Paul Falsone (Jon Seda) has moved to homicide from auto-theft, and former beat cop Stuart Gharty (Peter Gerety) has been promoted to detective. Also new to the force is Laura Ballard (Callie Thorne), a homicide detective from Seattle. And gone beyond recall is former squad member Beau Felton, whose headless body has been discovered. The season's first story arc involves the ethical dilemma faced by Lt. Al Giardello (Yaphet Kotto) when he is obliged to probe a murder involving highly respected community activist Felix Wilson (James Earl Jones). Other plot threads involve the investigation into Det. Kellerman's (Reed Diamond) highly suspicious shooting of drug kingpin Luther Mahoney, which also sparks a long campaign of vengeance masterminded by Mahoney's grim and unforgiving sister Georgia Rae (Hazelle Goodman); and Falsone's seemingly endless court battle over the custody of his son. Individual episodes of note include "Baby It's You," the conclusion of a rape case that began on the NBC series Law & Order; "Mercy," in which Alfre Woodard recreates her St. Elsewhere role as Dr. Roxanne Turner; and "Subway," a tour de force for guest star Vincent D'Onofrio, which inspired a behind-the-scenes special on PBS. Season six ends with the tragic consequences of the Luther Mahoney affair: an all-out bloodbath between Luther's sister and the detectives which leaves three of the principal characters seriously wounded.

Cast & Crew

  • Ned Beatty - Det. Stanley Bolander
  • Richard Belzer - Det. John Munch
  • Daniel Baldwin - Det. Beau Felton
  • Melissa Leo - Det./Sgt. Kay Howard
  • Clark Johnson - Det. Meldrick Lewis
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