Law & Order - Season 12, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Who Let the Dogs Out?

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Episode Info

Season 12 of Law & Order featured a new face in the D.A.'s office: feisty young A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn, played by Elisabeth Rohm. The opening episode, based on a real-life California case, gets under way when a jogger and her pet terrier are mauled by a vicious pit bull. Further investigation reveals that the attack dog's original owner, now serving two life terms in Attica, bred the animal for illegal dog fights. It is up to the D.A.'s office to prove that the pit bull's current caretakers, Sherri and Roger Quinn (Melissa Leo, Bruce McCarty), were fully aware of how dangerous their "pet" was when they bought it. Originally slated to air on September 19, 2001, this episode was moved forward to the following week.

Cast

Jerry Orbach
as Det. Lennie Briscoe
Sam Waterston
as ADA Jack McCoy
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Edward Green
Elisabeth Röhm
as ADA Serena Southerlyn
S. Epatha Merkerson
as Lt. Anita Van Buren
Dianne Wiest
as DA Nora Lewin
Melissa Leo
as Sheri Quinn, Sherri Quinn
Bruce McCarty
as Roger Quinn
Kelly Aucoin
as Rich Porter
Robert Hogan
as Judge Albert Scholl
Joel Marsh Garland
as Ralph Carson
David Warshofsky
as Danny Miller
Tom O'Rourke
as Peter Pehrens
Tanya Berezin
as Arraignment Judge Lenz
Leslie Hendrix
as ME Rodgers
Alice Playten
as Woman in Park
Edwin J. McDonough
as Patrik Collin
P.J. Benjamin
as Dr. Paul Garrett
Reade Kelly
as Glen Malloran
P.J. Brown
as Bill Reade
Jeff Woodman
as Matthew Heller
Andrea Navedo
as Det. Ann Cordova
Nance Williamson
as Asst. ME Jansen
Leila Danette
as Old Lady
Eddie Trucco
as Manning
Kevin Flynn
as Uniformed Policeman
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