16 Episodes 2010 - 2010
Season 9 of the veteran crime drama witnesses several major cast changes: Vincent D'Onofrio (Goren), Kathryn Erbe (Eames) and Eric Bogosian (Ross) depart early on; Saffron Burrows joins as Det. Serena Stevens, the new partner of holdover Det. Zack Nichols (Jeff Goldblum); and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio signs on as Capt. Zoe Callas, the new Major Case Squad chief. What doesn't change, however, are the complicated cases themselves. Among them: the shooting death of a police officer; the death of a ballerina; the murder of an escort; a magazine publisher's death; and a possible copycat killing. Guest stars include F. Murray Abraham, Lorraine Bracco, Dan Lauria, Ralph Macchio, William Mapother and Tracy Pollan.
Tue, Mar 30, 2010 60 mins
In Part 1 of the two-part Season 9 premiere, Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman and his girlfriend, who were embarking on pirate-hunting exhibitions off the coast of Africa. Elsewhere, Ross receives a lucrative offer.
Tue, Apr 6, 2010 60 mins
Conclusion. Goren and Eames clash with the Feds over a murder investigation involving a complex political power play while also dealing with a loss.
Tue, Apr 13, 2010 60 mins
Nichols and Stevens hunt for the killer of an NYPD detective. The investigation leads them to a small town under the thumb of an Irish mob boss, who's also Nichols' old foe.
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 60 mins
The detectives investigate the death of a ballerina attending a prestigious conservatory in New York.
Gods & Insects
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 60 mins
After a decapitated body is found in a storm drain, the investigation leads to an escort service and financial power players.
Abel & Willing
Tue, May 4, 2010 60 mins
A psychologist conducts a deadly experiment on a couple by forcing a man to choose between killing himself or his wife. The psychologist's obsession stems from a similar choice his grandfather was forced to make while in a Nazi concentration camp.
Tue, May 11, 2010 60 mins
A girl who sought medical treatment following an assault is murdered after leaving the facility. Nichols and Stevens track the killers, who seem to be sending a message.
Love on Ice
Tue, May 18, 2010 60 mins
A group of childhood friends are blackmailed, and one of them turns up dead. Nichols and Stevens try to uncover the secret that the friends are hiding in hopes that it will lead them to the killer.
Tue, May 25, 2010 60 mins
The list of suspects in a magazine publisher's death is hefty and includes the man's lovers, employees and even the Russian mob.
Tue, Jun 1, 2010 60 mins
A new murder fits the style of a serial killer who was executed months earlier. Stevens must figure out if the killing is a copycat crime or if she helped convict an innocent man.
Lost Children of the Blood
Tue, Jun 8, 2010 60 mins
The death of a student who was drained of blood leads the detectives to a cult in which followers believe they're immortal and make use of blood dealers.
Tue, Jun 15, 2010 60 mins
An investigation into a food-truck operator's murder sheds light on a rivalry between the man and a powerful political clan, who go to great lengths to preserve their family legacy.
The Mobster Will See You Now
Tue, Jun 22, 2010 60 mins
A government official blackmails two doctors for overcharging patients before he is killed. The doctors have another secret to protect, however, and worry that someone will find out mobsters financed their practice.
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 60 mins
Nichols has personal ties to a case when he investigates the murder of an old friend, an isolated book dealer with a troubled daughter.
Tue, Jul 6, 2010 60 mins
An up-and-coming boxer's career tanks after his involvement in a dogfighting ring is discovered by the police. Then, his troubles continue to mount when his partner is found dead.
Tue, Jul 6, 2010 60 mins
In the Season 9 finale, Nichols turns to his father for help sorting through three suspects implicated in the murder of a real-estate agent.