Amends (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode
Episode no. Season 7
Episode 1 (#134 overall)
Directed by Jesús S. Treviño
Written by Dick Wolf (creator)
René Balcer (developer)
Warren Leight (story)
Siobhan Byrne (story and teleplay)
Production code CI7003
Original air date October 4, 2007
Guest actors
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"Amends" is a seventh season episode of the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. This is the first original episode to air on the USA Network.

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In this episode, Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the murder of security detail officer who was shot to death in his car and then driven to hospital.

At first, Eames informs Goren that the victim was her husband's partner on the night he was killed. As the detectives delve into the case, they interview the fallen officer's partner, who feels that the murder could be gang related. He also claims he can make an ID of the suspect if presented with the opportunity. When the main suspect is arrested, the witness detective identifies him as the shooter, but Goren discover the officer's early stages of macular degeneration, which makes his testimony inapplicable in a court of law. The case takes a major turn when a drug dealer is gunned down in a park. Eames recognizes him as the man who had testified against the shooter in her husband's murder trial 10 years ago. It is now clear that her own personal involvement in these murders is deeper than she originally presumed.

Meanwhile, Goren works tirelessly to examine forensic evidence and deduces that the man who was charged with killing Eames' husband could be innocent. His instincts tell him that a young man, infuriated by the incarceration of his innocent father, must have had a motive to take the law into his own hands.


Vincent D'Onofrio Det. Robert Goren
Kathryn Erbe Det. Alexandra Eames
Eric Bogosian Capt. Daniel Ross

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