Outlasting and withstanding the fierce competition to stay on television with so many other new shows coming and going due to lack of substance and story, Law and Order has held its place for eight years through scenes of injustice, brutality, and criminal capture. The dirty work of the court room is a battleground for evidentiary straws and strongholds for the eyes and ears that hear the cries that the law demands. However, sometimes does not hear. Writing and story sustains those who continue to eagerly watch this high-profile death and daunting escapade of the legal system in motion, and holds its viewers attention. This season deals with a drug dealer involved with a politicians daughter, the diminishing hours to track a missing child, and killers on the loose. The success continues as the proverbial arm of the law never rests.