First aired: 22 September 2004
ADA Serena Southerlyn (Elisabeth Rohm), Lt. Anita Van Buren
(S. Epatha Merkerson), Exec. ADA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), DA Arthur Branch (Fred Dalton Thompson)
Dick Wolf (created by), Nick Santora
Det. Fontana and Green investigate the murder of a young woman found drowned after a ferry crash. McCoy charges the romantic rival of the victim, who had lost her firefighter husband to the victim and almost her children, and claims that she suffered post traumatic stress syndrome due to 9/11 attacks.
Colette Connolly: “Every time a plane flies overhead, I get a knot in my stomach. And every time they raise the threat level, I think, my children will never see the end of this.”