The Best Episodes Directed by Richard Dobbs

Caviar Emptor

#1 - Caviar Emptor

Law & Order Season 14 - Episode 23

When a caviar importer is murdered the day after his wedding to a much-younger woman, the large pool of suspects includes his new wife, his children, and his chief competitor, each of whom has a compelling motive for committing the crime.

star 7.94
148 votes

#2 - Harm

Law & Order Season 9 - Episode 16

Briscoe and Curtis investigate a possible homicide while probing the assault of a retired divorce attorney.

star 7.88
148 votes
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Heart of Darkness

#3 - Heart of Darkness

Law & Order Season 16 - Episode 13

A journalist's suicide becomes suspect after Green and Fontana find evidence at the scene suggesting that it wasn't a suicide after all.

star 7.73
127 votes
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#4 - Sects

Law & Order Season 15 - Episode 19

Police and prosecutors go after a fanatical cult leader who encourages sex with children among her followers.

star 7.67
136 votes
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#5 - Enemy

Law & Order Season 15 - Episode 10

The prosecution of a drug trafficker responsible for a stash house massacre is hampered when McCoy discovers that the defendant claims diplomatic immunity, and has been working as an undercover operative aiding the U.S. military in Afghanistan.

star 7.66
137 votes
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#6 - Abuse

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 2 - Episode 11

Stabler and Benson suspect parental neglect may have led to the tragic death of the son of two famous singers, leading them to fear for their little girl. Benson develops a strong attachment to the girl, who has a history of serious injuries. Her parents don't like Benson around their daughter, so they take out a restraining order and put Benson's job in jeopardy.

star 7.65
281 votes

#7 - Hysteria

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 1 - Episode 4

When a young woman is found dead, she is initially believed to be a prostitute and the latest in a long line of victims, but when looking into her home life Benson and Stabler realise that she does not fit the pattern, and may not be connected to the other deaths after all, but the other deaths have a connection no one anticipated.

star 7.63
708 votes
The Ring

#8 - The Ring

Law & Order Season 13 - Episode 5

The discovery of a body in Hells Kitchen who had been wearing a $40,000 diamond ring leads the detectives back to the World Trade Center attacks as the victim had been reported to have died when Tower One collapsed. The ensuing investigation leads to a fiancee and a lover and the determination that the events of 9/11 may have been good timing to hide the fact that she was murdered the night before.

star 7.62
120 votes
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School Daze

#9 - School Daze

Law & Order Season 11 - Episode 22

Jamie Ross returns to defend a student accused in a mass school slaying.

star 7.61
139 votes
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Everybody Loves Raimondo's

#10 - Everybody Loves Raimondo's

Law & Order Season 14 - Episode 20

Greed, treachery and disrespect shape the motives for murder when two men are gunned down at an exclusive restaurant.

star 7.61
130 votes
Coming Down Hard

#11 - Coming Down Hard

Law & Order Season 15 - Episode 4

McCoy goes after the C.E.O. of a pharmaceutical company who knowingly commissioned further clinical trials on a drug to extend its patent protection yielding millions of dollars of profit without disclosing that previous clinical studies had demonstrated that the drug created a high risk of suicide in its users.

star 7.60
134 votes
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DR 1-102

#12 - DR 1-102

Law & Order Season 12 - Episode 13

The bludgeoning of two women in their apartment leads the detectives to a suspect who has taken a hostage while demanding legal representation ... and Southerlyn's actions, while heroic, results in disbarment proceedings against her for violation of Disciplinary Rule 1-102.

star 7.59
147 votes

#13 - Positive

Law & Order Season 16 - Episode 19

When a teenage boy commits suicide after firing on a doctor and hitting an innocent party, Fontana and Green investigate why he was after the doctor to begin with.

star 7.57
123 votes

#14 - Paranoia

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 2 - Episode 14

The rape of a veteran police officer, who trained Benson, is first linked to her ex-husband's gambling debts, and then to her fellow officers.

star 7.56
376 votes
Mother's Milk

#15 - Mother's Milk

Law & Order Season 10 - Episode 12

Bloodstains in an apartment that belonged to a young couple with a baby leads to the separated parents, each of whom claims that the other has the infant.

star 7.55
179 votes

#16 - Whiplash

Law & Order Season 11 - Episode 19

When an hispanic male is found dead from a severe chest trauma, Detectives Briscoe and Green discover that he and two other illegal immigrants had been in a staged automobile accident. As evidence mounts linking numerous similar car crashes with the same employer, chiropractor, insurance adjuster, and lawyers, A.D.A.s McCoy and Carmichael must determine who is ultimately responsible for the man's death, from which so many others profited.

star 7.54
129 votes

#17 - Misleader

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 1 - Episode 17

After the pregnant daughter-in-law of a prominent religious figure is found murdered in her hotel room, the detectives turn their eyes on her well-connected family only to discover that her infidelity, and the probable father of her child, was probably what lead to her death.

star 7.53
370 votes
Bronx Cheer

#18 - Bronx Cheer

Law & Order Season 11 - Episode 16

When a woman is found strangled to death with a large quantity of the drug Ecstasy in her handbag, Detectives Briscoe and Green have difficulty gathering sufficient evidence for an indictment of their prime suspect, drug-dealer Francis 'Taz' Partell. But when they question one of his former associates, they discover new evidence indicating that Taz is responsible for the earlier murder of a bouncer in Bronx county.

star 7.52
154 votes
Married with Children

#19 - Married with Children

Law & Order Season 14 - Episode 13

The death of a woman who fell from a hotel balcony leads to a case involving a lesbian couple and a state law banning gay adoption

star 7.51
125 votes
Home Sweet

#20 - Home Sweet

Law & Order Season 17 - Episode 3

When eight-year-old Jenna Wechsler dies as a result of a building explosion, Green and Cassady follow the trail of evidence to Rosalie Schaffner, the owner's ex-wife. McCoy and Rubirosa pursue Rosalie Schaffner despite a lack of concrete evidence, but the case takes a turn when Rubirosa finds a piece of evidence that points them in a new direction.

star 7.51
162 votes
Foul Play

#21 - Foul Play

Law & Order Season 12 - Episode 21

The investigation into the death of a private investigator uncovers corruption, deceit, and immigration fraud in a Youth Baseball League whose manager will go to any lengths to win.

star 7.50
103 votes
Soldier of Fortune

#22 - Soldier of Fortune

Law & Order Season 12 - Episode 4

The daring daylight kidnapping of a diamond dealer which results in two murders at the scene uncovers an international dynasty of diamond sales and its links to a foreign civil war.

star 7.49
144 votes
The Wheel

#23 - The Wheel

Law & Order Season 13 - Episode 9

The smoldering corpse of an Asian girl found outside the Chinese consul general's apartment leads the detectives to believe she had made a political statement. When forensics shows that she had been murdered beforehand, they find themselves in the middle of a religious conflict with the consul general their prime suspect and his attorney an old friend of District Attorney Branch.

star 7.49
134 votes
Chat Room

#24 - Chat Room

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 1 - Episode 18

When a teenage girl comes into the squad room to tell the detectives that she was raped by a man she met on the Internet, the detectives set up a special sting operation but end up stepping on some highly-placed toes as Munch plays the kid to net the big fish.

star 7.48
378 votes

#25 - Sheltered

Law & Order Season 13 - Episode 22

It's a race against time as the detectives go on the hunt for a sniper whose victims are shot in broad daylight.

star 7.47
139 votes

#26 - Cut

Law & Order Season 15 - Episode 6

When a plastic surgeon's greed and narcissism contribute to his failure to care for a patient that ultimately results in her death, Branch insists that McCoy prosecute him for criminally negligent homicide, rather than leave the matter to the civil courts, after an investigation reveals a several instances of the doctor's inattention to patient care.

star 7.47
141 votes

#27 - Runaway

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 2 - Episode 16

The search for a police officer's runaway daughter, which leads the detectives through an underground rave culture that caters to wayward teens, is seen through the eyes of the squad room personnel and their interviews with the Internal Affairs division.

star 7.46
394 votes

#28 - Hunters

Law & Order Season 9 - Episode 13

Briscoe and Curtis race against time to find the killer of a parolee before two bounty hunters find the suspected murderer.

star 7.45
119 votes

#29 - Stalker

Law & Order Season 8 - Episode 18

When a woman is found unconscious at the bottom of her apartment stairs, Briscoe and Curtis must figure out what happened -- before it's too late. In order to make his case, McCoy pits the two detectives against each other in the courtroom.

star 7.44
200 votes

#30 - Floater

Law & Order Season 14 - Episode 7

The husband of a woman whose partially decomposed body is found floating in the Hudson River becomes the prime suspect in her murder until the prosecutors uncover a connection between her prospective attorney and a judge who has heard a suspiciously high number of his cases.

star 7.43
145 votes
Tabula Rasa

#31 - Tabula Rasa

Law & Order Season 9 - Episode 19

After a philosophy professor is pushed in front of a subway and killed, the investigation leads to a suspect who, following a divorce, changed his identity and disappeared with his daughters.

star 7.43
170 votes
Turnstile Justice

#32 - Turnstile Justice

Law & Order Season 11 - Episode 2

After a woman's body is found in a subway station, a suspect is arrested, but the resulting case concerns the lack of medication supplied him while in prison.

star 7.43
187 votes

#33 - Hitman

Law & Order Season 13 - Episode 6

The execution style shooting of a city contractor leads Detectives Briscoe and Green to suspect a professional hitman. They first focus upon possible enemies of the victim, but end up suspecting the victim's wife and her boyfried of hiring the killer. However later discovered evidence leads McCoy and Southerlyn to a conspirator that no one had suspected.

star 7.40
142 votes
High & Low

#34 - High & Low

Law & Order Season 10 - Episode 22

Detectives Briscoe and Green probe the strangulation of a college coed who moonlighted as a stripper, and while they believe a pair of drug-dealing skinheads committed the murder, they struggle to determine the motive of the strip club owner who paid them for the hit. However, as they work their way up the ladder of complicity, the cops learn that the slaying is keyed to an insider trading scam that forces Assistant D.A. McCoy to connect a former porn star with a businessman.

star 7.37
142 votes
Formerly Famous

#35 - Formerly Famous

Law & Order Season 12 - Episode 6

The shooting death of a former singer's wife leads the detectives to investigate his manager and sons after his explanation of the events surrounding her death have no credibility.

star 7.30
147 votes