Law & Order: Criminal Intent (season 9)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent
(season 9)
Law & Order - Criminal Intent - Season 9 Cast.jpg
The cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2010); from left to right, Saffron Burrows, Jeff Goldblum, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 16
Broadcast
Original channel USA Network
Original run March 30 – July 6, 2010 (2010-07-06)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11)[1]
Season chronology
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Season 8
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Season 10
List of Law & Order: Criminal Intent episodes

The ninth season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent premiered on the USA Network March 30, 2010, and ended on July 6, 2010.[2]

After the two-part season premiere, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, & Eric Bogosian left the show, Bogosian's character (Capt. Daniel Ross) was killed off in the first part[3] Bogosian was replaced by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, playing Captain Zoe Callas.[4] Saffron Burrows joined the cast (as Detective Serena Stevens), replacing Julianne Nicholson (who was pregnant and having a child during taping) who played Detective Megan Wheeler.[5]

The scene cards return in this season after three seasons.

Episodes from the ninth season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent also aired on NBC beginning Sunday, June 20 at 10:00 PM (Eastern) with repeats of those episodes airing Saturdays starting June 26 at 8:00 PM (Eastern).[6] The episodes aired on NBC until Sunday, September 5, 2010. Bravo began airing ninth-season episodes during early morning hours on Sundays starting November 21 at 2:00 AM until 4:00 AM.

Cast[edit]

Actor/Actress Character Notes
Vincent D'Onofrio Detective Robert Goren to episode 2
Kathryn Erbe Detective Alexandra Eames to episode 2
Jeff Goldblum Detective Zack Nichols
Saffron Burrows Detective Serena Stevens from episode 2
Eric Bogosian Captain Daniel Ross to episode 1
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Captain Zoe Callas from episode 3
Leslie Hendrix Chief M.E. Elizabeth Rodgers recurring

Guest stars[edit]

  • Michael Gladis – "Love Sick".[7]
  • Tracy Pollan – a successful and attractive magazine writer in "Traffic".[8]
  • Lorraine Bracco – "Disciple"; a case where a body discovered at a construction site bears all the hallmarks of a serial killer who was executed more than six months earlier.[9]
  • Ralph Macchio – "Inhumane Society" where a promising young boxer is derailed when authorities discover he's at the center of a dog fighting ring.[10]
  • Dan Lauria, Dan Butler, and William Mapother – "Lost Children of the Blood" where the body of a bright young college student is found completely drained of blood.[11]
  • F. Murray Abraham – as Theodore Nichols (Nichols's father) in a case where the body of a successful real estate agent is discovered in a basement, bled out.[12]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
season
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 172 "Loyalty (Part 1)"
"Puntland"[13]
Jean de Segonzac Walon Green March 30, 2010 (2010-03-30) 09001 3.56[14]

A tourist yacht cruising the coast of Somalia opens fire on an unarmed boat, killing a sheikh and his wife. The incident sets in play an international grab for power, an illegal arms deal and a hunt for terrorists. Captain Ross finds himself at the tragic center of the conflict, galvanizing the assistance of Major Case detectives Goren, Eames and Nichols.

2 173 "Loyalty (Part 2)"
"Artifice"[15]
Jean de Segonzac Barbara Hall April 6, 2010 (2010-04-06) 09002 3.47[16]

With an illegal arms deal and a hunt for Somali terrorists hanging in the balance, Detectives Goren, Eames, Nichols, and newcomer Stevens combine resources in an attempt to bring justice.

3 174 "Broad Channel" Omar Madha Mark Malone April 13, 2010 (2010-04-13) 09003 3.21[17]

Nichols and Stevens clash with a Queens precinct when one of their detectives is shot and killed in the close-knit Broad Channel community, which is under the influence of Irish crime boss Jackie Dooley (Kevin Conway).

  • First appearance of Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Captain Zoe Callas.
  • The song played at the beginning and end of the episode is "Middle of Nowhere" written by Mike Post & Alan Doyle, and performed by Alan Doyle. After the original airing subsequent episodes removed the song and replaced it with the show's regular background music and removed the information from the credits.
  • Special guest star: Kevin Conway.
4 175 "Delicate" Tom DiCillo Nicole Mirante-Matthews April 20, 2010 (2010-04-20) 09006 3.53[18]
Nichols and Stevens investigate a murdered ballerina, whose killer may be a member of her elite school community.
5 176 "Gods & Insects" Jonathan Herron Ted Sullivan April 27, 2010 (2010-04-27) 09007 2.82[19]
Nichols and Stevens investigate the murder of an escort who was secretly leaking photos of her clients to a prominent gossip columnist, only to find the trail leads to the world of high finance.
6 177 "Abel & Willing" Kevin Bray Michael Angeli May 4, 2010 (2010-05-04) 09008 2.82[20]
When a husband shoots his wife, Nichols and Stevens suspect that the case is more complicated than it seems. As more victims turn up, the detectives find a pair of strange medical bracelets to be their most promising lead.
7 178 "Love Sick" Jim Hayman Nicole Mirante-Matthews May 11, 2010 (2010-05-11) 09011 3.02[21]

When a nice girl from the Heartland is found murdered, cleaned, and dressed to look like a prostitute, Nichols and Stevens investigate the staff of a local community hospital where the victim was last seen.

  • Guest Star Dash Mihok.
8 179 "Love on Ice" Ken Girotti David Klass & James Sadwith May 18, 2010 (2010-05-18) 09009 2.55[22]

Four men who have been friends since high school discover they're being blackmailed over the death of another childhood friend. When one of the four turns up dead, it's up to Nichols and Stevens to uncover the truth behind a 22-year-old mystery.

9 180 "Traffic" Chris Zalla Antoniette Stella May 25, 2010 (2010-05-25) 09012 2.86[23]

The death of a magazine publisher leads to a wide array of suspects, including his friends, employees, lovers past and present, and possibly the Russian mob. Who would go furthest to keep their secrets hidden?

10 181 "Disciple" Christine Moore Walon Green & Michael Angeli June 1, 2010 (2010-06-01) 09010 3.08[24]

A body discovered at a construction site bears all the hallmarks of a serial killer who was executed over six months ago. Detective Stevens is faced with two grim possibilities: either they're dealing with a copycat, or she helped put an innocent man to death.

11 182 "Lost Children of the Blood" John David Coles Christine Bailey June 8, 2010 (2010-06-08) 09004 2.97[25]
The body of a bright young college student is found completely drained of blood. What appears to be a sex game gone wrong leads to a world of underground clubs, blood dealers, and a fanatical cult who believe themselves immortal.
12 183 "True Legacy" Yon Motskin Antoinette Stella June 15, 2010 (2010-06-15) 09013 N/A
The owner of a popular food truck is murdered, his body left for his mistress to discover. What some dismiss as a simple street rivalry leads to the Calderas, a powerful political family who'll do just about anything to maintain their dynasty.
13 184 "The Mobster Will See You Now" Jean de Segonzac Michael Angeli June 22, 2010 (2010-06-22) 09015 N/A

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.

14 185 "Palimpsest" Darnell Martin Mark Malone June 29, 2010 (2010-06-29) 09014 2.79[26]

Nichols and Stevens must solve an old fashioned murder mystery.

15 186 "Inhumane Society" Michael Smith Courtney Parker & Geoffrey Thorne July 6, 2010 (2010-07-06) 09005 2.99[27]

The career of a promising young boxer is derailed when authorities discover he's at the center of a dog fighting ring. Things go from bad to worse when one of his partners turns up dead.

16 187 "Three-In-One" Arthur W. Forney Walon Green & David Klass July 6, 2010 (2010-07-06) 09016 2.99[27]

The body of a successful real estate agent is discovered in a basement, bled out. The investigation points toward three different suspects. In order to understand how these three are connected, Nichols is forced to rely on an unlikely resource, his own father.


Preceded by
Season Eight
List of Law & Order: Criminal Intent episodes Succeeded by
Season Ten

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Law & Order: Criminal Intent – 'The 9th Year,' the Show's Next-to-Last Season, Gets a December DVD". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ CNET Networks, Inc. (2010). TV.com episode summary for Season 9. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  3. ^ Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode, Loyalty
  4. ^ Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode, Broad Channel
  5. ^ Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode, Loyalty (Part 2)
  6. ^ "Breaking News - NBC REVEALS SUMMER PREMIERE DATES FOR 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT,' 'LAST COMIC STANDING' AND TWO NEW SERIES '100 QUESTIONS' AND 'PERSONS UNKNOWN' - TheFutonCritic.com". The Futon Critic. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  7. ^ Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode, Love Sick
  8. ^ Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode, Traffic
  9. ^ Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode, Disciple
  10. ^ Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode, Inhumane Society
  11. ^ Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode, Lost Children of the Blood
  12. ^ Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode, Three-in-One
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