Law Order: Trial By Jury
Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American legal drama television series about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the fourth series in Dick Wolf's Law & Order franchise. The show's almost exclusive focus was on the criminal trial of the accused, showing both the prosecution's and defense's preparation for trial, as well as the trial itself. The series was first announced on September 28, 2004. The series premiered on Thursday, March 3, 2005, and ended on January 21, 2006. Its regular time slot was Fridays 10/9 p.m. ET on NBC. The last episode aired on Court TV months after the series' cancellation.
Law Order: Trial by Jury
Trial by Jury focuses on criminal legal procedures and preparation that are rarely depicted on other Law & Order series, such as jury selection, deliberations in the jury room, as well as jury research and mock trials prepared by the defense to use psychological studies and socioeconomic status profiling to their advantage. The episodes usually start with a witness or victim's personal account of a crime. This is a departure from the other Law & Order series, which usually begin by depicting either the actual crime or its discovery/reporting by civilians. The show progresses on from that point, showing how both sides develop their strategies for winning the case. In addition, a few episodes show jury deliberations. The show develops the judges as characters, showing scenes of them conferring with each other and reusing the same judges in multiple episodes.
The series follows Bureau Chief Tracey Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth), an Executive Assistant District Attorney assigned to Manhattan's homicide division. Kibre's team, including District Attorney Investigator Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Assistant District Attorney Kelly Gaffney (Amy Carlson), follows up on leads and interview witnesses, as well as participating in trials, during which both sides examine witnesses and give arguments. Similarly, the defense's preparation varies from episode to episode, running the gamut from testing arguments in front of jury focus groups to deal-making between co-defendants. Several pretrial meetings are held where some procedural issue is argued and ruled on.
When a police officer is executed by a career criminal (Aliya Campbell), Kibre and Gaffney must overcome the fact that the accused was shot 41 times by police, not to mention the charges of police corruption leveled by the charismatic and cunning defense attorney (Peter Coyote). Kibre's plea for justice veers suddenly when evidence indicates the killer might be a federal agent's snitch, while she also fears the jury will sympathize when they see the bandaged man wheeled into court for his trial.
When a bank worker (Jeff Perry) casually shoots a customer to death and wounds others, the seemingly mentally unstable man runs rings around an exasperated Kibre in court when he asks to defend himself and exploits his claim of extreme emotional distress due to the tragic death of his son. Kibre and Gaffney must regain their footing before the jury through old-fashioned detective work, which reveals critical holes in the murderer's persistent claim that he has been victimized by everyone.
Law & Order: Trial by Jury was an American television drama about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the fourth spin-off from the long-running Law & Order. The show's almost exclusive focus is on the criminal trial of the accused, showing both the prosecution's and defense's preparation for trial, as well as the trial itself. The series premiered on March 3, 2005, and aired its series finale on May 6, 2005 after cancellation due to low ratings. It shares several cast members with The Wire.
Review: The third direct spin-off of the franchise is also the first one to deal directly with just the legal side of the whole procedure. It includes a look at a new District Attorney division, finding the truth in the actual casein contrast to winning, the DA investigators and the jury on select episodes. It features one crossover episode each with both the original show and SVU respectively. Other characters from the franchise appearing include: Lennie Briscoe, Arthur Branch, Jack McCoy, Ed Green, Anita Van Buren, John Munch, Joe Fontana, Casey Novak, Elliot Stabler, Olivia Benson and Dr.s Rodgers, Warner and Olivet. In addition to some minor judges and lawyers guest starring, the biggest (yet pleasant) surprise is seeing the lawyer character Jamie Ross now presiding as a judge.
The show focused mostly on the criminal trial of the accused. It showed the prosecution's and defense's preparation for the trial, as well as the trial itself. Things such as jury selection and deliberations in the jury room that were rarely shown on Law & Order were the focus of this show.
In 2005, the Law & Order franchise was off and running with a new series, Trial by Jury, which was going to put a fresh spin on things. The series was going to be focusing on the trial aspect of its cases, which could have livened things up for the franchise and given way to some fantastic crossover episodes.
The Character Died with Him: When Jerry Orbach died of cancer early in the show's short run, Lennie Briscoe also passed away. His departure was never addressed in-show, but was mentioned a few years later on the Mothership.
Deleted Scene: A scene showing the other characters returning from Briscoe's funeral was filmed, but wasn't included in any episode. It appears in an extra on the DVD release.
Died During Production: Jerry Orbach only finished filming the first two episodes before succumbing to his cancer.
Keep Circulating the Tapes: Of a sort. The show is readily available on DVD, however, for some strange, unexplained reason, the episodes on the DVD release are cropped into 4X3 fullscreen instead of how it was originally presented and aired on NBC in its native 16X9 widescreen. Your best bet in watching the episodes in their uncropped form is to scour the web for recordings of their original widescreen airings.
Additionally, the series (along with Law & Order: LA) is missing from Peacock, which is NBC's streaming platform.
Missing Episode: The final episode "Eros in the Upper Eighties" was never shown on NBC. It was shown eight months later on Court TV and is in the DVD release.
Real Life Writes the Plot: Briscoe's final scene features him whispering a trial verdict to a crowd waiting by a courtroom door. The scene had to be staged this way because Jerry Orbach was so weakened by his cancer that he couldn't raise his voice.
Recast as a Regular: Counting only those who are recast as main characters here. Bebe Neuwirth appeared as a one-shot character in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit before being cast as Tracey Kibre.
Amy Carlson appeared as one-shot characters in both SVU and the parent series before being cast as Kelly Gaffney.
Kirk Acevedo appeared as one-shot character in the parent series before being cast as Det. Hector Salazar.
Scott Cohen appeared as a three-episode guest character in the parent series before being cast as Det. Chris Ravell.
Troubled Production: Jerry Orbach's death during production greatly affected the show's trajectory.
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During her trial, the callous and evil Katie attempted to place blame on Emily, claiming that she believed Marissa was sick and when she told Emily, she was brushed off. She also stated that she called 911 regarding Marissa, and followed the operator's instructions to check the airway. However, Kibre gave a demonstration and reenactment of Katie calling 911 during her closing argument, while playing the call, which showed that Katie didn't check the airway; because the instructions were coming too fast and--more importantly--Katie knew exactly what was wrong with Marissa: her head was slammed down.
Katie was convicted of second-degree murder, but Judge Patel (a former legal aid attorney) felt that the jury's conviction was solely based on emotions and not facts, and he overturned Katie's conviction, allowing her to go free.
Law & Order is a television police procedural and legal drama set and shot in New York City. The award-winning Law & Order and its several spin-off series ("Special Victims Unit", "Criminal Intent", "Trial by Jury", "Los Angeles") are broadcast on the NBC network and syndicated on other networks. The franchise totals more than 700 hour-long episodes. Foreign adaptations include Law & Order: UK, Paris enquêtes criminelles and Russian adaptations of SVU and CI.Several Law & Order franchise cast members (such as Christopher Meloni and Richard Belzer) have appeared in Henson/Muppet productions. Additionally, the format of the shows and the large number of episodes require a substantial amount of non-recurring and incidental characters per episode (witnesses, judges, attorneys, etc.) As a result many Sesame Street cast members have played guest roles in episodes, often returning as different characters. When Sonia Manzano appeared as a trial witness in a 2004 episode, she remarked that "the sound guy kept calling me Maria and telling me he grew up watching me. It was funny."
"Law & Order: Trial by Jury" focuses on criminal legal procedures and preparation that are rarely depicted on other "Law & Order" series (such as jury selection, deliberations in the jury room as well as jury research and mock trials prepared by the defense to use psychological studies and socioeconomic status profiling to their advantage).
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