Law & Order - Season 12

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Law & Order - Season 12 (2001 – 2002)

Season 12 of Law & Order saw the introduction of Elisabeth Röhm as ADA Serena Southerlyn as a replacement for ADA Abbie Carmichael (Angie Harmon). In "Attorney Client" (S12E22), future L&O regular Annie Parisse made a guest appearance portraying a stripper. Parisse would eventually replace Elisabeth Röhm in the cast in Season 15.

This would also be the last season for Dianne Wiest as Interim District Attorney Nora Lewin, who left the show before Season 13. Like Adam Schiff before her, Nora Lewin never got a proper farewell either, but since she was only the interim DA, it gave the writers some flexibility. She was eventually replaced as DA by Arthur Branch, portrayed by Fred Dalton Thompson in Season 13.

The 2001-2002 season also saw the premiere of yet another spinoff, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and although there weren't any two-part crossovers, DA Lewin and Detectives Briscoe and Green made guest appearances on that series. Season 12 was also the first season to deal with the September 11th attacks, and the opening voiceover was changed to dedicated the season to the victims (which was changed back for the home video release.) Since the show was well into production when the attacks occurred however, it never was mentioned in any of the storylines until episode 12, which didn't air until January of 2002. The ensuing Global War on Terror and terrorism in general would be a fount of storylines for the rest of the series.

Cast:

Law


Order
  • Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy - Sam Waterston
  • Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn - Elisabeth Röhm
  • Interim District Attorney Nora Lewin - Dianne Wiest


The following weapons were used in Season 12 of the television series Law & Order:


Contents


Handguns

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, more senior officers like Briscoe were grandfathered in and allowed to continue carrying revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Det. Briscoe with his S&W 36 in "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (S12E01).
Det. Briscoe with his S&W 36 in "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (S12E01).
Det. Briscoe with his S&W 36 in "Possession" (S12E05).

Glock 19

Detective Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin) and other NYPD officers are armed with Glock 19 pistols.

Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Det. Green with a suspect's Glock 19 in "Prejudice" (S12E10). It is described in the episode as a "Glock 9mm."
Det. Green with his Glock 19 in "Patriot" (S12E24). Note his finger off the trigger.

MGC M1911A1

What appears to be an MGC M1911A1 is found at the crime scene in "Soldier of Fortune" (S12E04). The FBI refers to it as a ".45."

MGC Replica M1911A1
The M1911A1 on the pavement in "Soldier of Fortune" (S12E04).

Glock 17

Some ESU officers are armed with Glock 17s.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
A Glock 17 with a Surefire 644AR weaponlight in "Soldier of Fortune" (S12E04). This season displayed much improvement in the gun handling skills of the actors/stuntmen playing ESU officers compared to past seasons.
An ESU officer aims his Glock 17 with a Surefire 644AR weaponlight in "DR 1-102" (S12E13).
An ESU officer aims his Glock 17 at a suspect in "Patriot" (S12E24).

Browning Hi-Power

A Browning Hi-Power is the murder weapon in "Formerly Famous" (S12E06). It's never shown out of the evidence bag, but Det. Green describes it as a "Browning 9mm."

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
Defense attorney Brad Feldman (Bruce Altman) hands over a bagged Hi-Power in "Formerly Famous" (S12E06).
Det. Green shows Art Cahill (Joe Piscopo) the bagged Hi-Power in "Formerly Famous" (S12E06).

Taurus PT92AFS

Bodyguard James Wilson (David Aron Damane) carries a Taurus PT92AFS in "3 Dawg Night" (S12E09), which Det. Green later takes off of him.

Taurus PT92AFS stainless steel (modern production model without accessory rails) - 9x19mm
Wilson shows Briscoe and Green his piece in "3 Dawg Night" (S12E09).
Det. Green with the PT92AFS in "3 Dawg Night" (S12E09).

Phoenix Arms Raven

A Phoenix Arms Raven is the murder weapon in "The Collar" (S12E11). Is it described as a "Phoenix Arms .25."

Raven Arms MP-25 - .25 ACP
The Raven on the lab table in "The Collar" (S12E11).
Det. Briscoe with the Raven in "The Collar" (S12E11).

Budischowsky/Norton TP-70

A Budischowsky/Norton TP-70 was involved in a murder in "Foul Play" (S12E21). It is described as a ".25."

Budischowsky TP-70 - .25 ACP
Jack McCoy with the bagged TP-70 in court in "Foul Play" (S12E21).

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

ESU officers are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A2 submachine guns.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with early "slimline" handguard - 9x19mm
An ESU officer with his MP5A2 in "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (S12E01).
An ESU officer with his MP5A2 in "Soldier of Fortune" (S12E04).
An ESU officer with his MP5A2 in "Soldier of Fortune" (S12E04).
An ESU officer "aims" his MP5A2 in "DR 1-102" (S12E13). This is clearly a rubber stunt prop, as the front sight is filled in.
Another ESU officer with his MP5A2 in "DR 1-102" (S12E13). Note that the rear sight is filled in as well.
An ESU officer with his MP5A2 in "Oxymoron" (S12E23).
Another angle on that same ESU officer in "Oxymoron" (S12E23). Note the finger off the trigger even on a rubber stunt gun.

Uzi

Uzi submachine guns are used in a murder in "Soldier of Fortune" (S12E04).

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
An ESU officer (Ed Bogdanowicz) with the found Uzis in "Soldier of Fortune" (S12E04).
Det. Green fiddles with one of the Uzis in "Soldier of Fortune" (S12E04).

Daisy Airsoft Model 15

Det. Green finds a Daisy Airsoft Model 15 in a suspect's apartment in "Patriot" (S12E24). It stands in for a real MP5K.

Daisy Airsoft Model 15 MP-5K
Det. Green examines the Model 15 in "Patriot" (S12E24).
Det. Briscoe examines the Model 15 in "Patriot" (S12E24). It appears that the trigger guard and the rear sights are missing.

Rifles

MGC M-16 Model Gun Corp Replica Rifle

A soldier guarding a courthouse is seen with a slung MGC M-16 Model Gun Corp Replica Rifle with A2 handguards, but with an original three-prong flash hider in "Undercovered" (S12E12). This was the first episode to be written and shot after the events of 9/11, and the episode makes numerous references to it.

The MGC M16 Assault rifle: a non firing metal replica built by the Model Gun Corp of Japan and one of the most used non firing replicas of the M16 in movies and television. The 'forward assist' on the early models like the one imaged here are bolt inserts to keep the receiver together. Modern MGC M16 replicas have improved by third parties over the years (like adding A1 flash hiders) making it more accurate to the real thing making it harder for 'Connoisseurs' to identify
The soldier with the slung MGC replica in "Undercovered" (S12E12). Notice that the soldier's uniform lacks any patches, name tapes or rank insignia.
Frank Miller (Terry Serpico) with what is most likely an MGC replica in a photo in "Patriot" (S12E24).

See Also

Law & Order
(1990-2010)
Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3  •  Season 4  •  Season 5  •  Season 6  •  Season 7  •  Season 8  •  Season 9  •  Season 10  •  Season 11  •  Season 12  •  Season 13  •  Season 14  •  Season 15  •  Season 16  •  Season 17  •  Season 18  •  Season 19  •  Season 20
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
(1999-)
Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3  •  Season 4  •  Season 5  •  Season 6  •  Season 7  •  Season 8  •  Season 9  •  Season 10  •  Season 11  •  Season 12  •  Season 13  •  Season 14  •  Season 15  •  Season 16  •  Season 17  •  Season 18  •  Season 19  •  Season 20  •  Season 21
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
(2001-2011)
Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3  •  Season 4  •  Season 5  •  Season 6  •  Season 7  •  Season 8  •  Season 9  •  Season 10
Other Spin-offs Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005-2006)  •  Conviction (2006)  •  Law & Order: Los Angeles (2010-2011)  •  Law & Order True Crime (2017-)
Film Exiled: A Law & Order Movie (1998)
Foreign Adaptations Law & Order: UK (2009-2014)
Related Series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1999)  •  Chicago P.D. (2014-)  •  Chicago Justice (2017)



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