Perhaps unpopular opinion: I dislike Season 5. It's my least favorite of the first 10. I'm a Ben Stone guy, it feels like he should still be there and I am not a fan of the ladies man version of Jack McCoy. Yes, it was subtle with him and Claire for 2 seasons, but it did nothing for me. Logan was getting stale in the junior detective role and it was the right call to go another direction (feelings about the Curtis character notwithstanding). But mostly the episodes were really not that strong in my opinion. Purple Heart's my favorite, but then it's followed by Switch, which I hate. Second Opinion, White Rabbit, Competence, Virtue, Seed, all episodes I don't watch if they are on.