How Every Case Ended on Law & Order

A crowd sourced project to find out how each case on Law & Order ended has finished and has the graph. That’s 450 episodes of the series, meaning 450 different cases. What’s odd is only about 33% of cases ended in plea bargains. If Law & Order actually ripped stories from the headlines, it’d be closer to 100%.

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  1. seamus98

    November 14, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    good news, zoolander II is a go

  2. madtowntom

    November 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    wrinkled brow is bumming

  3. Verbal Kint

    November 14, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    McCoy: Your grief might be a little more convincing, sir, if you hadn’t just admitted you cut off your wife’s head.

  4. Pool Keepers Son

    November 14, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Every time I watched that old dude was saying “make the deal” and they never executed anyone, this would have been better as a Texas show, law&order&kill

  5. Doc Sodom

    November 15, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Fuck Jerry Orbach! Fucking crazy gumshoe!

    • Cletus from Brooklyn

      November 15, 2012 at 6:09 am

      @Doc Sodom he knows you’re not the one that got penny in trouble, OK?

  6. jerkstoresean

    November 15, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Here’s how every episode ends: “Hey, it’s the guy that you originally thought did it, but then we changed your mind, and now he’s going to jail”

  7. fuchubh

    November 15, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Spoiler alert:  It always ends with the black guy pleading out as the unwitting pawn of the Upper East Side white mastermind…..  They’re coming for YOU, Bennington.

  8. bmqq316

    November 15, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I wonder how many episodes ending with Ice-T rubbing his forehead saying, “Remember when I used to have street cred?”

  9. Ziggy Stardust

    November 15, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Gee, it usually looks like:  “what is society doing so wrong to produce such horrible people?”

  10. Docintoxicated

    November 15, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Most people just watch it for the uplifting tales of grisly pedophilia .

  11. rexdart936

    November 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    And not a single case of Union corruption or homosexual perjury.

  12. sidwasout

    November 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I thought they all ended with a fade to black, then Dick Wolf.

  13. cal5000

    November 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I am still angry this show is gone–fuck NBC.