Law & Order - Season 13, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

American Jihad

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Law & Order rips another story from the headlines in the series' 13th-season opener. When a professor specializing in stem-cell research is murdered, the detectives at first suspect that the killer was a pro-life zealot. It soon develops that the actual target for extermination was the professor's wife (also murdered in the attack), who was raising money and public awareness for Muslim women's rights. Ultimately, the clues lead to a young Muslim extremist who calls himself Mousah Salim, but who is actually an American named Greg Landen (Wil Horneff). In prosecuting the case, the lawyers try to ferret out the motivation behind Landen's wild-eyed fanaticism, with surprising results. Fred Dalton Thompson joins the cast as new DA Arthur Branch.

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
Fred Dalton Thompson
as DA Arthur Branch
Ali Farahnakian
as Atty. Anwar Muhammed
Robin Mattson
as Francine, Francine Landon
Donna Hanover
as Judge Borke
Merritt Wever
as Jennifer Taylor
Carolyn McCormick
as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet
Jason Butler Harner
as Bernard Noah
Ramon De Ocampo
as Michael Sanchez
Abigail Lopez
as Eva Sanchez
Jeff Brooks
as Charles Scott
Jordan Lage
as University Dean Jeff Bodner
Pilar Witherspoon
as Gina Sparrow
Jason Kolotouros
as Derek Greer
E.J. Carroll
as Kevin Bracken
Paul Urcioli
as Dog Walker
Amro Salama
as Salman Mogazi
John Cariani
as Julian Beck
Larry Sherman
as Arraignment Judge Fraser
Andrea Navedo
as Det. Ana Cordova
Liz Larsen
as CSU Tech Jessica Reed
Joe Gonzalez
as Sgt. Martinez
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