Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Jessica Chastain as: Assistant District Attorney Sigrun Borg
Created by: Dick Wolf
Selected Cast: Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo
Aired Date: March 01, 2005
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

41 Shots (1×02) – 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.

Vigilante (1×03) – Kibre and Gaffney face the unpopular job of prosecuting a father (Aidan Gillen) accused of murdering a paroled child molester who had approached his daughter. The case takes on an added twist when they investigate why his self-appointed lawyer (Lorraine Bracco) is so passionate about representing him. Later, new evidence about the pedophile’s intentions is uncovered and District Attorney Branch knows the unwelcome publicity fallout for his department could hurt his chance at reelection.

Eros in the Upper Eighties (1×13) – A doorman at a high-end Upper Eastside building saves a tenant’s life when he pulls a homeless man off her, but kills him in the process, and what appears to be an act of a good Samaritan is actually much more complicated.

Production Notes

Jessica had a recurring role as ADA Sigrun Borg. Her last episode on this show, Eros in the Upper Eighties, was never aired on NBC. On May 16, 2005 it was announced the show would not be returning for the 2005-2006 fall television season due poor ratings.

Trial by Jury was the first series of the Law & Order franchise to be cancelled. NBC reconsidered its decision and would pick up the series once again, or hand it off to TNT, but that didn’t happened.

Court TV (now TruTV) reaired the entire series, including the episode “Eros In The Upper Eighties”. TNT has aired the episode “Skeleton” on occasion, as the conclusion to the original series episode “Tombstone”.