L&O, Episode 5.23
Production number: 69427
First aired: 24 May 1995
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Logan Pride
Written By
Ed Zuckerman & Gene Ritchings

Directed By
Ed Sherin


The investigation of a gay councilman's murder involves his roommate and a homophobic politician.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast



Mike Logan: Well, before we roll out the Warren Commission, how about we take a look at Durban's personal life? Even for some gays, it was messy.
Lennie Briscoe: And it's not for politicians?
Mike Logan: Durban was gay and a politician.

Background information and notes

  • This episode is based on the Dan White case.
  • Towards the end of the fifth season, executive producer Dick Wolf decided not to renew Chris Noth's contract, citing that the interaction between Logan and the similarly jaded Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) lacked enough dramatic contrast. Viewers and critics were shocked at the dismissal of the most popular and 1 of only 2 original cast member remaining at that time. Years later, in 1998, Noth convinced Wolf to produce the TV movie Exiled to wrap up the story of Mike Logan, which Noth felt had been prematurely extinguished on the show. Logan eventually returned as a main character on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Episode scene cards

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Office of Councilman
Richard Durban
Thursday, April 14

Apartment of
Marjorie Durban
266 W. 81st Street
Friday, April 15

Dept. of Transportation
Leo Barnett
Thursday, April 21

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Brooklyn Democratic
Party Clubhouse
Tuesday, April 26

Office of Councilman
Kevin Crossley
Wednesday, April 27

Supreme Court
Trial Part 38
Monday, June 13


Supreme Court
Trial Part 38
Tuesday, June 28

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