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Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 8 Episodes

16 Episodes 2009 - 2009

The eighth season of the crime drama sees Jeff Goldbum joining the cast as Zack Nichols, who partners with Megan Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson) to investigate an assortment of crimes for the NYPD's Major Case Squad. The episodes alternate between them and fellow detectives Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe), though Eames fills in for an absent Wheeler toward the end of the season. Among the crimes tackled: the shooting deaths of a councilman's stepdaughter and her boyfriend; the stabbing death of an artist; the death-by-electrocution of a woman with schizophrenia; the murder of a celebrity chef's girlfriend; and the death of a popular male model. Guest stars include Kathy Baker, Piper Perabo and Lynn Redgrave.

Episode 1

Playing Dead

Sun, Apr 19, 2009 60 mins

In the Season 8 opener, Goren and Eames investigate the shooting of a councilman's stepdaughter and her boyfriend. The drug-addicted pair were involved in blackmail schemes targeting the woman's politically powerful family.

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Episode 2

Rock Star

Sun, Apr 26, 2009 60 mins

Wheeler and her partner, Detective Zack Nichols, investigate the stabbing of an artist, who was found in a neighbourhood rife with ethnic tensions.

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Episode 3

Identity Crisis

Sun, May 3, 2009 60 mins

Goren and Eames track a man who killed his brother while struggling with his traumatic past and the mysterious death of his mother.

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Episode 4

In Treatment

Sun, May 10, 2009 60 mins

A financial executive is stabbed at a gala, which was interrupted by news of plummeting stocks and fraud allegations against his company.

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Episode 5

Faithfully

Sun, May 17, 2009 60 mins

Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a celebrity doctor.

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Episode 6

Astoria Helen

Sun, May 31, 2009 60 mins

The partner of a con man who charmed a lonely single mum for a scheme turns up dead, prompting an investigation by Nichols and Wheeler.

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Episode 7

Folie a Deux

Sun, Jun 7, 2009 60 mins

Goren and Eames track a young child who disappeared during a hotel robbery.

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Episode 8

The Glory That Was...

Sun, Jun 14, 2009 60 mins

Wheeler and Nichols investigate the Olympic Site Selection Committee.

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Episode 9

Family Values

Sun, Jun 21, 2009 60 mins

A highly conservative killer is tracked by Goren and Eames.

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Episode 10

Salome in Manhattan

Sun, Jun 28, 2009 60 mins

Nichols and Wheeler investigate the death of a celebrity chef's girlfriend, who was also his business partner and a target of the tabloids. The murder comes just before the opening of the chef's trendy new restaurant.

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Episode 11

Lady's Man

Sun, Jun 28, 2009 60 mins

Goren and Eames investigate the killing of a man who became famous for dodging a murder conviction because of a mishandled trial. The man spun his notoriety into a TV show but turned up dead on his birthday.

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Episode 12

Passion

Sun, Jul 12, 2009 60 mins

A poet sends his lover to seduce a man threatening to pull funding from the poet's publication. When the woman turns up dead, Nichols and Wheeler get to the bottom of the murder.

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Episode 13

All In

Sun, Jul 19, 2009 60 mins

After a big loss, a poker player is forced to collect money for a bookie and ends up killing someone accidentally. Goren and Eames enter the world of gambling to investigate.

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Episode 14

Major Case

Sun, Jul 26, 2009 60 mins

A drug dealer is killed the night before she plans to leave town to live on her cousin's farm. Eames pairs up with Nichols to investigate after Wheeler goes into labour.

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Episode 15

Alpha Dog

Sun, Aug 2, 2009 60 mins

A popular male model is found dead after spending the night with a mysterious woman.

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Episode 16

Revolution

Sun, Aug 9, 2009 60 mins

In the Season 8 finale, a revolutionary plans the kidnapping of a powerful banking executive, but the heist goes wrong and the executive is killed. While probing the murder, Nichols and Eames must also prevent a terrorist campaign.

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