Saturday, December 17 2005
LAW & ORDER --(8:00PM-9:00PM) --(TV-14)
"In God We Trust"
CAN GOOD DEEDS AND A RELIGOUS AWAKENING SAVE A MURDERING EX-RACIST FROM PUNISHMENT? -- Detectives Fontana (Dennis Farina) and Falco (Michael Imperioli, "The Sopranos") arrest an arsonist after a blaze killed a fireman, and discover a charred pistol that leads them to re-open a cold case murder of an African-American. Their remorseful prime suspect (guest star Jim True-Frost) not only confesses but pleads not guilty due to his newfound faith and changed life. Even the skeptical A.D.A. McCoy (Sam Waterston) cannot ignore the "Clayton motion" filed by the defense attorney that asks for the case to be dismissed while church and public support build for the former racist who has worked hard for children's charities in the years since. S. Epatha Merkerson, Annie Parisse and Fred Dalton Thompson also star.