Law & Order: the Ninth Year
One of television's longest-running and most popular dramas, Dick Wolf's Law and Order, returns in this box set that offers the program's entire ninth season. The 24 episodes seen here originally aired between September 23, 1998 and May 26, 1999. Among other developments, this was the season that said goodbye to Detective Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis (Benjamin Bratt), following the character's lengthy series of personal crises. Meanwhile, Wolf and co. introduced another character who would go on to become an audience favorite: Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael, played by Angie Harmon. Returning actors included Sam Waterston and Jerry Orbach; installments this season included Bait, Flight, Agony, Scrambled and Venom. This was also the season that featured the installment Sideshow: Part II, a crossover episode to the popular Barry Levinson series Homicide: Life on the Street.