Law & Order - Season 11
Season 11 of Law & Order began with the revelation that District Attorney Adam Schiff (Steven Hill) had resigned to work with Simon Wiesenthal and the Holocaust Project. He is replaced by interim DA Nora Lewin (Dianne Wiest), who is introduced to the cast and audience by none other than the then-mayor of New York himself, Rudolph W. Giuliani. (The mayor's then-wife, actress Donna Hanover, was a semi-regular on the show as well.) Lewin, having worked in academia, was much more idealistic than Schiff, and frequently clashed with a battle-hardened Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and unforgiving conservative Abbie Carmichael (Angie Harmon).
Season 11 was the final season for Angie Harmon, who felt her character wasn't developing and left the show to pursue other projects. In the season finale, Abbie announced that she was going to take a job with the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, leaving an opening for guest appearances, as the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York was based in Manhattan. Harmon, who at the time, had more appearances in the Assistant District Attorney role than any of her predecessors, had wanted Abbie killed off however, and Dick Wolf refused, having already killed off Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy). Either way, Harmon never returned to the Law & Order universe.
On the flip side of that, Season 11 also had the last of two guest appearances by former regular Carey Lowell as Jamie Ross, who once again returned as a defense attorney in "School Daze" (S11E22). Although Jamie Ross never returned to the original Law & Order, she made two more appearances in the spinoff Law & Order: Trial by Jury as a judge.
- Detective Lennie Briscoe - Jerry Orbach
- Detective Ed Green - Jesse L. Martin
- Lieutenant Anita Van Buren - S. Epatha Merkerson
- Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy - Sam Waterston
- Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael - Angie Harmon
- Interim District Attorney Nora Lewin - Dianne Wiest
The following weapons were used in Season 11 of the television series Law & Order:
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Detective Lennie Brisco (Jerry Orbach) is armed with a Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver. Despite the NYPD having officially switched to automatic pistols on January 1st, 1994, older officers like Briscoe were grandfathered in and allowed to continue carrying revolvers.
Glock 17s with blued and stainless slides are seen throughout the season.
Smith & Wesson 5946
An M1911A1 is the murder weapon in "Hubris" (S11E09).
Non-Gun Beretta 92F
The weapon used in a school shooting is revealed to be a Non-Gun Beretta 92F in "School Daze" (S11E22). All scenes involving actual onscreen gunfire used non-guns, probably due to expense and regulations.
Non-Gun Smith & Wesson .38 J-Frame Revolver
Frank Morris (uncredited) opens fire on Judge Linda Karlin (Roxanne Hart) with a Non-Gun Smith & Wesson .38 J-Frame Revolver in "Judge Dread" (S11E23). It is later identified as "a .38."
Detective Rodney Hill (John Roney) returns fire with a Non-Gun Glock in "Judge Dread" (S11E23).
ESU officers are armed with Ithaca 37 shotguns.
Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW
ESU officers are seen with Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDWs in "A Losing Season" (S11E14).
Defense Technologies 37mm Gas Gun
An ESU officer is armed with a Defense Technologies 37mm Gas Gun in "Burn Baby Burn" (S11E06).