The BEST episodes written by Robert Nathan

Never Tell
76 votes

#1 - Never Tell

Women's Murder Club - Season 1 - Episode 13

Lindsay risks the lives of both herself and her father in an effort to capture the Kiss Me Not Killer once and for all, when a woman's kidnapping leads to the killer's identity being revealed to The Club.

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Ripple of Hope
574 votes

#2 - Ripple of Hope

Fairly Legal - Season 2 - Episode 8

When Kate enlists Ben's help in turning a prison mediation into a personal crusade, both discover that their romantic feelings for each other are hard to avoid.

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9½ Hours
461 votes

#3 - 9½ Hours

ER - Season 1 - Episode 8

Greene calls in sick so he and Jennifer can spend the day together, leaving Ross in charge of the ER. Carter works on a high school wrestler that starved himself to make weight. Hathaway counsels a young rape victim. Benton is dealing with his senile mother, and butts heads with Ross. Lewis is worried about Cvetic's growing temper problem.

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The Little Guy
1 votes

#4 - The Little Guy

L.A. Dragnet - Season 1 - Episode 12

While trying to protect an innocent suspect linked to the Sanchez brothers, Friday puts his career on the line by killing a cop.

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Long Day's Journey
322 votes

#5 - Long Day's Journey

ER - Season 1 - Episode 14

The nonstop parade of crises and stricken young innocents weighs heavily on Ross. Meanwhile, the heart attack victim under Lewis' care is the doctor who nearly wrecked her career. Benton hires a physical therapist, Jeanie Boulet, to take care of his mother.

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322 votes

#6 - Strain

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 7 - Episode 5

The discovery of the bodies of two young gay men who were both meth addicts as well as victims of a new strain of AIDS that can kill its victims in less than a year leads to an investigation. Tutuola learns that his son, Ken, is gay, and has difficulty accepting it, even though he and Benson end up going to Ken for help with infiltrating an anti-meth group. The group's leader, Gabriel, soon becomes their top suspect when the squad realises that the two men died because they passed the disease on.

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256 votes

#7 - Conscience

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

The detectives and the district attorney get played first by the teenage murderer of a young boy, and then by the victim's father, who uses his professional expertise to escape punishment for avenging his son's death.

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Old Friends
207 votes

#8 - Old Friends

Law & Order - Season 4 - Episode 22

A truck hits a pedestrian and the investigation reveals the victim's link to a baby-food company in which a new partner has connections to the Russian mob.

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310 votes

#9 - Hate

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 - Episode 13

After a man accused of the murders of three Arabs claims that he was genetically and biologically predisposed to hatred and violence, Benson and Stabler dispel the fallacy of his defense when they uncover the real impetus to the slayings.

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Into That Good Night
472 votes

#10 - Into That Good Night

ER - Season 1 - Episode 5

Greene mulls a decision to move to Milwaukee so his wife, Jennifer, can pursue her law career. He and the rest of the ER staff tend to a dying heart transplant candidate. Ross counsels a woman who cannot afford medication for her asthmatic daughter. Carter may have made a mistake with a former patient. Lewis has to juggle dealing with an alcohol-poisoned fraternity brother and calls from her mother to get her prodigal sister, Chloe, a job.

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Men Plan, God Laughs
269 votes

#11 - Men Plan, God Laughs

ER - Season 1 - Episode 22

Benton compensates his inability in helping his mother by going beyond the call to help his patients. Meanwhile, Greene attempts to save his marriage - but that means less time at work and more disfavor with the new ER chief.

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Fear America
163 votes

#12 - Fear America

Law & Order - Season 17 - Episode 4

After Eric Khabaly is seen being murdered on tape in what appears to be an American movement against Islam, Green and Cassady investigate the case which leads them to Khabaly's cousin, Ben Faoud, who appears to be connected to a terrorist cell functioning inside New York. Unfortunately, the best link to Faoud appears to surround a recent shipment of uranium, which McCoy and Rubirosa are forbidden to mention by the federal government. When news of the uranium leaks out, McCoy and Rubirosa find themselves the victims of intense federal scrutiny, and Paul Robinette's vigorous defense of young Faoud doesn't help matters.

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265 votes

#13 - Lowdown

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 - Episode 20

When the death of a prosecutor is staged using information gleaned from a co-worker's caseload, Novak endangers her career to obtain a confession.

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Prince of Darkness
282 votes

#14 - Prince of Darkness

Law & Order - Season 3 - Episode 8

Cerreta poses as a weapons dealer to help Stone build a case against a Columbian hit man, but the deal takes an unexpected turn, resulting in bloodshed.

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327 votes

#15 - Manhood

Law & Order - Season 3 - Episode 21

The statement of a drug dealer who survived a shoot-out that killed a cop leads Logan and Briscoe to suspect that the cop died because he was gay and his fellow officers were reluctant to back him up.

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Extended Family
240 votes

#16 - Extended Family

Law & Order - Season 3 - Episode 11

The apparent abduction of a little girl by her natural mother becomes complicated by charges of sexual molestation.

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Skin Deep
304 votes

#17 - Skin Deep

Law & Order - Season 3 - Episode 1

When a sleazy photographer is murdered, his models appear to be the most likely suspects.

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Pride and Joy
205 votes

#18 - Pride and Joy

Law & Order - Season 4 - Episode 6

A 17-year-old boy becomes the chief suspect in the murder of his father, raising questions of self-defense and abuse that the family does not want to face.

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The Glory That Was...
265 votes

#19 - The Glory That Was...

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

What should have been a simple meeting turns to murder, leaving Wheeler and Nichols to question an embassy, a security company, the victim's relatives, and how it all connects to the Olympic Site Selection Committee.

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Cradle to Grave
329 votes

#20 - Cradle to Grave

Law & Order - Season 2 - Episode 18

The discovery of a dead baby leads to a case involving a slumlord who would not provide any heat and who defends her actions by blaming the rent laws.

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Promises to Keep
268 votes

#21 - Promises to Keep

Law & Order - Season 3 - Episode 14

The investigation into the murder of a young physician leads to the discovery of an unorthodox and illegal relationship between her fiance and his psychiatrist.

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281 votes

#22 - Forgiveness

Law & Order - Season 3 - Episode 3

A priest-turned-lawyer uses race and class as the basis for his defense of a young Mexican man who murdered his wealthy girlfriend after she broke up with him.

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The Pursuit of Happiness
208 votes

#23 - The Pursuit of Happiness

Law & Order - Season 4 - Episode 10

A "green-card" bride from Russia is suspected of murdering her rich, but cold husband, who was threatening to divorce her just weeks before she would qualify to remain in this country.

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235 votes

#24 - Kids

Law & Order - Season 4 - Episode 15

A 14-year-old's shooting death involves the son of a former police detective, who's also an old friend of Briscoe's.

309 votes

#25 - Sweeps

Law & Order - Season 4 - Episode 1

A guest is murdered on-air on a controversial talk show. Meanwhile Logan and Briscoe have a new boss, Lt. Anita Van Buren, and Stone gets a new colleague. The police and district attorney attempt to prosecute the show's abrasive host.

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238 votes

#26 - Intolerance

Law & Order - Season 2 - Episode 20

When a Chinese-American honors student is killed, the investigation uncovers a racist mother who's son was competing with the victim for the same scholarship.

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Blood Is Thicker…
306 votes

#27 - Blood Is Thicker…

Law & Order - Season 2 - Episode 14

An apparent mugging ends in the death of a wealthy woman but the case comes to hang on a silver pin that may have been in the victim's possession.

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Ties That (Don't) Bind
66 votes

#28 - Ties That (Don't) Bind

Dirt - Season 2 - Episode 4

The dynamic duo of Willa and Farber score again as they uncover the dirty secrets behind a hit television series. Meanwhile, one of Holt's relatives appears and gives negative press about him, and Lucy decides to get back to a relationship with a powerful studio executive.

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Wedded Bliss
277 votes

#29 - Wedded Bliss

Law & Order - Season 3 - Episode 5

The discovery of a young woman's body in the river leads to an investigation of illegal sweatshops and the enslavement of young immigrants.

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Star Struck
308 votes

#30 - Star Struck

Law & Order - Season 2 - Episode 12

An obsessive fan pleads temporary insanity when he is charged with attempting to murder the soap-opera actress who is the center of his life.

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Mother Love
292 votes

#31 - Mother Love

Law & Order - Season 3 - Episode 15

The absence of a murder weapon complicates the investigation into the murder of a drug addict who stole from her family to support her habit.

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The Brass Ring
3 votes

#32 - The Brass Ring

L.A. Dragnet - Season 1 - Episode 6

The fiancé of a rising young Hollywood actress is found stabbed to death in the Hollywood Hills. Detectives Friday and Smith visit a movie studio head and a drug dealer to look for clues and find a shocking secret.

2 votes

#33 - Redemption

L.A. Dragnet - Season 1 - Episode 9

Detective Friday and Detective Beltran find out a hidden secret behind a run of the mill suicide.

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For Whom the Whistle Blows
2 votes

#34 - For Whom the Whistle Blows

L.A. Dragnet - Season 1 - Episode 11

A woman, missing for six years, is found dead in her car in a canyon. The suspects in her death include her son, her husband, a lawyer, and the company she worked for.