The BEST episodes written by Michael S. Chernuchin

End Game
star
7.98
518 votes

#1 - End Game

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 20 - Episode 24

When a teenager is found dead in the Hudson River, Lt. Benson suspects Rob Miller is behind the mysterious death but can’t prove it. Despite having only circumstantial evidence, ADA Stone takes the case to court before Miller can destroy more lives.

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Bifocals
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7.98
91 votes

#2 - Bifocals

Rogue - Season 4 - Episode 7

Ethan helps Clea with her case before double-crossing her. Patrick catches up with Sadie. Clea figures out the identity of the mystery man killed at the warehouse. Ethan, Mia and Marty join forces for one final deal.

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The Undiscovered Country
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7.94
611 votes

#3 - The Undiscovered Country

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 19 - Episode 13

When an infant goes missing, the SVU finds themselves taking sides in a family's right-to-die court case.

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Runyon Canyon
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7.93
182 votes

#4 - Runyon Canyon

Law & Order: LA - Season 1 - Episode 14

When pre-med freshman Beth Garrett is found strangled to death, a mysterious text leads the detectives to a potential suspect. After some investigating at her sorority, the detectives learn that there is more to this mild mannered bookworm than initially meets the eye. Meanwhile, DDA's Dekker and Rubirosa are forced to change their strategy when game-changing evidence is discovered at the last minute.

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Baggage
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7.92
120 votes

#5 - Baggage

Rogue - Season 3 - Episode 13

Ethan deals with an unexpected gunman and questions whether Mia can be trusted. In other events, Marty tries to contain the damage after the audio of Talia's death is leaked.

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For God and Country (2)
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7.92
177 votes

#6 - For God and Country (2)

Homicide: Life on the Street - Season 4 - Episode 12

Continuing the investigation in New York City, Egan's wife is questioned by Frank and Tim. Just a few hours later, Egan's wife is killed and Egan's son is seen running. Kendall is taken into proctective custody until he gives up the suspect's name. Lennie Briscoe and Rey Curtis (from Law and Order) come to Baltimore. Munch finds out that Lennie knew his ex-wife a little too much (She moved to NYC after divorcing him). The suspect tried to escape in a seaplane but is caught. NYC ADA Claire Kincaid comes down to extradite him back to NYC, which made Frank upset. While extraditing him, the suspect has a heart attack and dies at the train station. (Charm City (1) aired on Law & Order, season 6, episode 13.)

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Aftershock
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7.91
226 votes

#7 - Aftershock

Law & Order - Season 6 - Episode 23

After Briscoe, Curtis, McCoy, and Kincaid witness the execution of a criminal they brought to justice, their unique reactions to the event culminate in personal tragedies for each of them.

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Bangs
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7.87
213 votes

#8 - Bangs

The Protector - Season 1 - Episode 8

Gloria and Michelle investigate the death of an elite hairstylist; Gloria tries to discover why Davey has been sneaking out at night.

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Close to Heaven
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7.86
92 votes

#9 - Close to Heaven

Rogue - Season 3 - Episode 18

Ethan discovers Tilda's plan to kill him, but gets the upper hand, interrogates her, and learns the truth. Marty forces a captured Mia to use the flash drive. Harper deals with the aftermath of the task force being shot up.

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Choking the Root
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7.85
124 votes

#10 - Choking the Root

Rogue - Season 3 - Episode 16

Ethan questions why Marty wants Mia dead; Jen is kidnapped; Harper searches for Patrick, who's missing; and Marlon lies to Zipporah while continuing to help Ethan.

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Man Down
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7.85
297 votes

#11 - Man Down

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 20 - Episode 2

ADA Stone blames himself for the shocking verdict in Sam’s case, and before Benson can offer help, Sam makes a tragic decision.

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Rage
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7.83
226 votes

#12 - Rage

Law & Order - Season 5 - Episode 13

A Wall Street broker accused of murdering his mentor uses the defense of "black rage" in court.

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Alta Kockers
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7.82
519 votes

#13 - Alta Kockers

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 20 - Episode 10

The investigation into a promising new author’s death leads to a decades-old secret kept between two reclusive brothers.

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Oysters But No Pearls
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7.82
100 votes

#14 - Oysters But No Pearls

Rogue - Season 3 - Episode 8

Ethan rots in prison. Roberts is arrested. Marty and the General have a sparring match over dinner. Harper leaves Jack and stays with Patrick, leading her to a few revelations. Talia plans her next move after a fight with Marlon.

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Fake (3)
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7.82
1886 votes

#15 - Fake (3)

Chicago Justice - Season 1 - Episode 1

Firehouse 51 responded to a horrific warehouse fire that killed 39 people. This led the Chicago P.D. on a manhunt for the suspect. Now with someone in custody for both arson and multiple murders, it is up to Peter Stone and his team, including lead investigator Antonio Dawson to step in to bring some peace and resolution to so many families and friends of those lost - including one very close to home. When the team comes face to face with a hotshot attorney, they find themselves up against a dicey confession, incriminating evidence, and a questionable motive.

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Safe
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7.81
152 votes

#16 - Safe

The Protector - Season 1 - Episode 13

Detectives Sheppard and Dulcett investigate the murder of a book store owner; Rush considers revealing his feelings to Michelle; Gloria second guesses her decision to invite Detective Brennan over for dinner.

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Mea Culpa
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7.81
536 votes

#17 - Mea Culpa

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 20 - Episode 9

Stone takes his own case to trial when a woman from his past accuses him of sexual assault.

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Revenge
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7.77
568 votes

#18 - Revenge

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 20 - Episode 4

As a string of break-in assaults grows more violent, the cops investigate an online incel group to identify a suspect.

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Missing
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7.77
508 votes

#19 - Missing

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 20 - Episode 17

The SVU pursues a suspect when a child is discovered in the trunk of an abandoned car.

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How the Light Gets In
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7.77
94 votes

#20 - How the Light Gets In

Rogue - Season 4 - Episode 2

Ethan has to navigate a dirty cop. Having escaped from federal custody, Mia's on the hunt for Ethan. Meanwhile, Patrick's on Mia's trail. Clea investigates Maria's murder.

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Seed
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7.75
209 votes

#21 - Seed

Law & Order - Season 5 - Episode 15

A routine investigation into a woman's death leads Briscoe and Logan to a fertility doctor guilty of unethical practices, but who cannot apparently be touched because of confidentiality rules, and patient reluctance to talk.

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Chosen
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7.75
171 votes

#22 - Chosen

Law & Order - Season 13 - Episode 11

The murder of a bookie with a high-class clientelle leads the detectives to arrest his partner. Charged with first-degree murder, his attorney puts forth an unusual defense strategy that turns the trial into a political statement.

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Exchange
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7.74
447 votes

#23 - Exchange

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 20 - Episode 21

Benson helps a teenaged exchange student after she’s assaulted by a cab driver.

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Passion
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7.73
209 votes

#24 - Passion

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Season 8 - Episode 12

Egocentric poet Jacob Garrety would do anything to keep his poetry journal, The Village Quarterly, afloat. When foundation president Don McCallum shows up and announces he is cutting funding to the journal, Jacob appeals to assistant and lover Lauren to use her sexuality to change Don’s mind. Though reluctant, she agrees. While Jacob enjoys the advances of arts patron Sandra Dunbar at a poetry reading, Lauren carries out Jacob’s wish, and winds up dead on the street. Detectives Nichols and Wheeler discover the deadly passion that exists behind the arts.

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Man Up
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7.73
599 votes

#25 - Man Up

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 20 - Episode 1

Teenager Sam Conway shows evidence of rape but refuses to name his attacker. Meanwhile, Benson and Rollins confess to some major life changes.

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New Shooter
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7.73
117 votes

#26 - New Shooter

Rogue - Season 3 - Episode 11

Ethan searches for a missing woman; Harper tries to turn Marlon; and Marty plots Marlon's prison release.

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Lady's Man
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7.73
204 votes

#27 - Lady's Man

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Season 8 - Episode 11

Goren and Eames investigate the killing of a man who became famous for dodging a murder conviction because of a mishandled trial. The man spun his notoriety into a TV show but turned up dead on his birthday.

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Savages
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7.72
185 votes

#28 - Savages

Law & Order - Season 6 - Episode 3

McCoy and Kincaid clash over the death penalty as McCoy prosecutes a man who murdered an undercover cop during a drug bust.

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Exile
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7.72
525 votes

#29 - Exile

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 20 - Episode 6

A young woman wakes up in the hospital with no memory of her assault, and Carisi’s investigation stalls when she disappears.

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The Chandelier Man
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7.71
136 votes

#30 - The Chandelier Man

Rogue - Season 3 - Episode 2

Grace works to escape. Ethan reconnects with his father. Escalating gang warfare spills into the suburbs. Ethan investigates Marty's leak at a party, where he meets Marlon Dinard, who is not what he seems.

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X.
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7.71
2975 votes

#31 - X.

Black Sails - Season 2 - Episode 2

Flint gives Dufresne some advice. Silver must make himself indispensable. Eleanor is asked to depose a captain. Rackham gets ambitious.

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Thinking Makes It So
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7.70
130 votes

#32 - Thinking Makes It So

Law & Order - Season 16 - Episode 18

Fontana and Green investigate when a bank manager is involved in the robbing of his own bank and learn that his daughter is being held hostage and that he had to go along with the robbery or risk losing his daughter.

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Shangri-La
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7.70
164 votes

#33 - Shangri-La

Law & Order - Season 13 - Episode 2

The murder of a female high school English teacher uncovers a love triangle that includes a female student and a male teacher, both of whom become suspects. The prosecutors have to deal with the student's multiple identities and refusal to live past adolescence.

Comma
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7.70
1040 votes

#34 - Comma

Chicago Justice - Season 1 - Episode 9

When Abigail Chapman returns from Spain after being acquitted for murdering her boyfriend while studying abroad, she finds herself the prime suspect in another murder case involving a young college student. During the trial of the real killer, the Second Amendment is put to the test.

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Hondo Field
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7.69
216 votes

#35 - Hondo Field

Law & Order: LA - Season 1 - Episode 6

When an oil rig worker is found dead on shore, the investigation leads TJ and Winters to a drilling platform off the California coast.

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Sunk Cost Fallacy
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7.68
566 votes

#36 - Sunk Cost Fallacy

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 19 - Episode 19

The search for an abducted woman and her young daughter leads Lt. Benson to cross paths with an old friend. Stone must make a tough decision on behalf of his sister.

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The Scholar's Pen
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7.67
1369 votes

#37 - The Scholar's Pen

Marco Polo (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 7

Marco and Hundred Eyes take on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the walled city of Xiangyang, while its chancellor struggles to hold on to power.

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Remember Me Too (2)
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7.66
276 votes

#38 - Remember Me Too (2)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 19 - Episode 24

In the conclusion of a 2-part season finale, Lieutenant Benson’s suspicions about a kidnapping victim uncover a dangerous criminal network prepared to silence anyone who gets in their way.

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Smoke
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7.65
113 votes

#39 - Smoke

Law & Order - Season 13 - Episode 24

Briscoe and Green are assigned to a case involving an eccentric comedian who may have killed his young son by dangling him off a ledge.

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Helpless
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7.65
279 votes

#40 - Helpless

Law & Order - Season 3 - Episode 6

Dr. Olivet accuses her gynecologist of rape, but Stone finds his case in trouble when he discovers that Olivet tape-recorded the crime.

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Gone Fishin'
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7.64
971 votes

#41 - Gone Fishin'

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 19 - Episode 1

When Fin crosses international borders to catch a fugitive rapist, a political tug-of-war derails Barba’s legal case. Meanwhile, shocking allegations against Benson lead to the return of an old friend.

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The Ring
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7.64
123 votes

#42 - 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.

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Remember Me (1)
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7.64
498 votes

#43 - Remember Me (1)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 19 - Episode 23

In part 1 of a 2-part season finale, a young woman takes a man hostage at gunpoint and Benson makes a dangerous move to diffuse the situation. The SVU discovers the shocking motive behind the abduction.

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See Something
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7.64
1303 votes

#44 - See Something

Chicago Justice - Season 1 - Episode 3

When a Muslim grad student is brutally murdered, Stone and the team arrest his friend, another Muslim student, who claims he committed murder to prevent a terrorist attack. The jury must decide whether he's a killer or a hero.

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House Counsel
star
7.63
222 votes

#45 - House Counsel

Law & Order - Season 5 - Episode 10

The killing of a man who had served as a juror in a mob trial leads to a battle of wills between McCoy and his long-time friend, the suspect's attorney.

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Assumptions
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7.62
468 votes

#46 - Assumptions

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 20 - Episode 23

The SVU searches for two suspects spotted fleeing the scene after a Muslim woman is assaulted inside a synagogue. Benson is dismayed to find Rob Miller out on bail.

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Diss
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7.62
510 votes

#47 - Diss

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 20 - Episode 22

When a pop star is assaulted in her home, the SVU investigates the public feud between her rapper husband and a competing recording artist. Fin’s family ties to a suspect take him off the case.

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Feast
star
7.62
1644 votes

#48 - Feast

Marco Polo (2014) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Marco begins a dangerous relationship with the beautiful Blue Princess as tensions grow between Kublai and Xiangyang’s cunning chancellor Jia Sidao.

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Competence
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7.61
208 votes

#49 - Competence

Law & Order - Season 5 - Episode 6

When Lt. Van Buren is the victim of an attempted holdup by two teens, she fires her gun and kills one of them, and the detectives are faced with the fact that she shot an unarmed child in the back.

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
star
7.60
2325 votes

#50 - 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

24 - Season 1 - Episode 15

Jack and Palmer finally meet face to face and learn of their connection through Operation Nightfall. They work together to track down those who are seeking revenge on them. A member of Palmer's staff has a romantic encounter with the would-be assassin. Teri and Nina have a revealing conversation about Jack at the safehouse.

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