Law & Order: Criminal Intent (season 3)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent (season 3)
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent season 3 DVD
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 21
Original channel NBC
Original run September 28, 2003 – May 23, 2004
Home video release
DVD release date September 14, 2004
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List of Law & Order: Criminal Intent episodes

The third season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent premiered September 28, 2003 and ended May 23, 2004.

Samantha Buck temporarily replaced Kathryn Erbe while she was on maternity leave. (Though Kathryn temporarily appeared in a few episodes until her return.) Buck appeared as G. Lynn Bishop from episode 5, "Pravda" through episode 11, "Mad Hops."


Actor/Actress Character Duration Notes
Vincent D'Onofrio Detective Robert Goren entire season
Kathryn Erbe Detective Alexandra Eames entire season
Jamey Sheridan Captain James Deakins entire season
Courtney B. Vance ADA Ron Carver entire season
Samantha Buck Detective G. Lynn Bishop episodes 5-11 also starring


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
1 46 "Undaunted Mettle"[1] Steve Shill René Balcer & Stephanie Sengupta September 28, 2003 (2003-09-28) E4502
A famous architect's (Olek Krupa) promiscuity becomes the key to solving the murder of a promising young designer who was his closest competitor for a prestigious commission, and Eames makes an announcement. 
2 47 "Gemini"[2] Frank Prinzi René Balcer & Jim Sterling October 5, 2003 (2003-10-05) E4503
When a schizophrenic obsessed with Marilyn Monroe and the cult of the blond and the blue-eyed commits a series of murders to eradicate those he feels are responsible for promoting the homogenization of appearance rampant in society, Goren and Eames suspect that a person close to the man may have taken advantage of his illness and his crimes to commit extortion. 
3 48 "The Gift"[3] Alex Zakrzewski René Balcer & Marlane Gomard Meyer October 12, 2003 (2003-10-12) E4501
Investigating the murder of a cameraman, Goren And Eames discover a Santeria priest (Bobby Cannavale) may have influenced the victim's mother and his killers. Goren discovers the truth lays in the priest devotion to his wife (Jane Adams). 
4 49 "But Not Forgotten"[4] Constantine Makris René Balcer & Gerry Conway October 19, 2003 (2003-10-19) E4504
When a bookkeeper goes missing, Goren and Eames are led back to the death of her brother, a hitman, two years earlier. An imprisoned mobster seems to be their best bet, but when another body turns up it takes the case to a whole new level. 
5 50 "Pravda"[5] Alex Zakrzewski René Balcer & Warren Leight October 26, 2003 (2003-10-26) E4509
Goren is assigned an interim partner (special guest star Samantha Buck as G. Lynn Bishop) after Eames (Erbe) goes on maternity leave. They focus their investigation of a murder on a star reporter whose past contains a history of plagiarism. 
6 51 "Stray"[6] Frank Prinzi René Balcer & Elizabeth Benjamin November 2, 2003 (2003-11-02) E4511
While tracking a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde (Rodney Hicks and Nikki M. James), Goren deduces that one of his suspects has an injured foot. It isn't long before Goren and Bishop realize the pair, who have already killed nine people including two undercover cops, are not the typical Bonnie and Clyde – the female partner is obviously the one in control. 
7 52 "A Murderer Among Us"[7] Steve Shill René Balcer & Diana Son November 9, 2003 (2003-11-09) E4512
The detectives try to link the suicide of an Argentine immigrant to her husband (Thomas G. Waites) who has a history of violence. While the subsequent investigation is not successful, they discover his hatred might be linked to a string of unsolved murders with the same MO. 
8 53 "Sound Bodies"[8] Jean de Segonzac & Frank Prinzi René Balcer November 16, 2003 (2003-11-16) E4513
Goren and Bishop pursue a teenage Svengali (Billy Lush) who convinces three impressionable young girls to commit multiple homicides in the cause of a twisted philosophy. 
9 54 "Happy Family"[9] Frank Prinzi René Balcer & Marlane Gomard Meyer November 23, 2003 (2003-11-23) E4508
The bludgeoning of a rich family patriarch has the detectives investigating several suspects, each with their own motives: his estranged wife whom he was about to divorce, a male friend of hers who was a parolee, their children's nanny, the victim's brother-in-law who is a doctor, even the oldest son. Goren and Carver call the family of suspects together to sort it all out… in family court. 
10 55 "F.P.S."[10] Darnell Martin René Balcer & Gerry Conway January 4, 2004 (2004-01-04) E4506
Goren reaches into his own experience working with a partner to solve the murder of a gamer who appears to be connected to a network of thieves using spyware to commit fraud. Eames gives birth. 
11 56 "Mad Hops"[11] Christopher Swartout René Balcer & Jim Sterling January 11, 2004 (2004-01-11) E4514
The murder of a private investigator, who was tracking down the whereabouts of a prominent high school basketball player, has the detectives searching the local courts to discover a link to gamblers and college recruiters until they learn that several other prominent players were transferred to the same school - one with a championship tradition. 
12 57 "Unrequited"[12] Jean de Segonzac René Balcer & Stephanie Sengupta January 18, 2004 (2004-01-18) E4507
Goren and Eames uncover how a rich woman's unrequited lust for fame and a professional fundraiser's desperation to pay off a loan shark may have contributed to the murders of the woman's husband and the fundraiser's mother. 
13 58 "Pas de Deux"[13] Frank Prinzi René Balcer & Warren Leight February 15, 2004 (2004-02-15) E4516
A terminally ill bank robber (Charles Rocket), who is angered by the ravages of his illness, exerts what little control he has left in life by manipulating the unwitting accomplices he enlists to assist him with committing his final robberies. Goren and Eames are forced into a race against time to foil his plan for suicide-by-cop that will take both his life and that of his latest accomplice. 
14 59 "Mis-Labeled"[14] Joyce Chopra René Balcer & Elizabeth Benjamin February 22, 2004 (2004-02-22) E4515
Goren and Eames stumble upon a web of corporate corruption that involves fraud, bribery, identity theft, and a conspiracy to sell lethally contaminated blood products as they investigate the murder of a pharmaceutical sales rep. 
15 60 "Shrink-Wrapped"[15] Jean de Segonzac René Balcer & Diana Son March 7, 2004 (2004-03-07) E4510
The daughter of narcissistic psychotherapists takes desperate measures to exact her revenge for years of their abuse and neglect, leading to tragedy for a young man caught in the web of her parents' promiscuity, mind games and competitiveness. 
16 61 "The Saint"[16] Frank Prinzi René Balcer & Marlane Gomard Meyer March 14, 2004 (2004-03-14) E4517

A man commits fraud, forgery, and murder to discredit the organization that took advantage of his mentally ill mother, impoverished his family, and ruined his childhood.

Loosely inspired by Mark Hofmann crimes. 
17 62 "Conscience"[17] Alex Chapple René Balcer & Gerry Conway March 28, 2004 (2004-03-28) E4519
A neurologist who believes she can communicate with a woman in a persistent vegetative state is murdered by a family member (John Savage) who fears the doctor will uncover the multi-million dollar motive that led to the woman's disability. 
18 63 "Ill-Bred"[18] Steve Shill René Balcer & Jim Sterling April 18, 2004 (2004-04-18) E4520
A stable worker resorts to heroin smuggling, deception, extortion, and murder to finance the purchase of the farm and foundation stallion that will provide a leg up on the horsey set's social ladder 
19 64 "Fico di Capo"[19] Alex Zakrzewski René Balcer & Stephanie Sengupta May 9, 2004 (2004-05-09) E4518
After a protected witness is shot dead in a restaurant, Goren and Eames find themselves on the trail of a trio of young mobsters. They finally figure out a young man named Chops (Leo Fitzpatrick) is the key, but can't find anyone willing to turn on him. 
20 65 "D.A.W."[20] Frank Prinzi René Balcer & Warren Leight May 16, 2004 (2004-05-16) E4522
The investigation into the death of a woman searching for the whereabouts of her late mother's antique ring leads Goren and Eames to a physician serial killer (Kevin Tighe) who has cleverly concealed the murder of over two hundred of his patients. Inspired by Harold Shipman murders. 
21 66 "Consumed"[21] Steve Shill René Balcer & Warren Leight May 23, 2004 (2004-05-23) E4524
A police officer is framed for a triple homicide by a greedy woman, who is enmeshed in a bitter divorce settlement, takes advantage of the officer's sleepwalking to exact her revenge. 


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  2. ^ "Episode Guide: Gemini". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Episode Guide: The Gift". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Episode Guide: But Not Forgotten". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Episode Guide: Pravda". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "Episode Guide: Stray". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "Episode Guide: A Murderer Among Us". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  8. ^ "Episode Guide: Sound Bodies". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "Episode Guide: Happy Family". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  10. ^ "Episode Guide: F.P.S.". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  11. ^ "Episode Guide: Mad Hops". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  12. ^ "Episode Guide: Unrequited". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  13. ^ "Episode Guide: Pas de Deux". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  14. ^ "Episode Guide: Mis-Labeled". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  15. ^ "Episode Guide: Shrink-Wrapped". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  16. ^ "Episode Guide: A Person of Interest". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  17. ^ "Episode Guide: Conscience". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  18. ^ "Episode Guide: Ill-Bred". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  19. ^ "Episode Guide: Fico di Capo". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  20. ^ "Episode Guide: D.A.W.". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  21. ^ "Episode Guide: Consumed". NBC. Retrieved 23 February 2009.