Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner
guest stars on NBC's Law & Order
Wed., Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The veteran actress will reunite with her Serial Mom
co-star Sam Waterston
when she plays high-powered defense attorney Rebecca Shane, representing a privileged student accused of murder.
In the "Law and Order" episode titled "Magnet," Shane faces off against A.D.A. Jack McCoy pitting a showy designer defense against old-fashioned legal maneuvering, generating sparks in and potentially out of the courtroom.
When Detectives Fontana (Dennis Farina
) and Green (Jesse L. Martin
) investigate the strangling of a promising Hispanic student at a private magnet school, the men soon learn the victim was selling test answers and writing term papers for more advantaged students – including their prime suspect, Greg Loomis (guest star Jaime McAdams), a trouble-prone senior who would kill just to graduate. After Loomis' arrest, his well-to-do parents hire the best defense money can buy, attorney Shane (Turner), who helps build a designer defense arguing the boy was himself a victim of medication side effects and his parents' high expectations. A.D.A. McCoy (Waterston) spurns any deal made while building a case based on prior incidents involving the accused.