Law & Order: Criminal Intent (season 6)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent
(season 6)
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Season 6 U.S. DVD Cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original network NBC
Original release September 19, 2006 (2006-09-19) – May 21, 2007 (2007-05-21)
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List of Law & Order: Criminal Intent episodes

The sixth season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent premiered on NBC September 19, 2006, and ended May 21, 2007; this was the last season to air original episodes on NBC.

This season of Law & Order: CI premiered in the NBC Tuesday 9/8c time slot as a lead-in for episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; NBC had acquired the rights to Sunday Night Football for the 2006–2007 season. For its first six airings, it faced CBS's The Unit and baseball on Fox. In late October, Fox's hit series House moved opposite L&O: CI. It was hoped that the show could maintain second position, beating the then-marginal The Unit, but that did not occur.

The show's ratings suffered a steep drop and it regularly finished fourth in its time slot. By the end of the season, Law & Order: CI saw its lowest ratings ever on NBC, the episodes "Endgame" and "Renewal" being shifted to originally air on Monday nights.

This is the last season the original hard rock theme song was used in the opening sequence before changing to the fast-paced theme song of the now-defunct related series Law & Order: Trial by Jury – coinciding with the show's move to USA Network in Fall 2007.

Cast and crew changes[edit]

It was announced Jamey Sheridan wanted to depart the cast at the end of the fifth season. Sheridan's Captain Deakins retires from the Major Case Squad starting with the episode "On Fire," rather than battle a conspiracy to frame him instigated by former Chief of Detectives Frank Adair (Michael Rispoli), whom Major Case detectives have arrested for killing a female acquaintance and her husband. Courtney B. Vance who portrayed Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver decided not to renew his contract at the end of the fifth season, which resulted in his character being written out. It was the same with Annabella Sciorra, who portrayed Mike Logan's partner Detective Barek; there were no reasons cited for Sciorra's departure.

Stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, and Chris Noth returned for the sixth season as Eric Bogosian joined the cast as Captain Daniel Ross, Deakins' successor, who is a more by-the-book commanding officer, often getting in conflict with Detectives Goren and Logan. Julianne Nicholson also joined the cast as Detective Megan Wheeler, replacing Carolyn Barek as Logan's partner. Nicholson left the series temporarily to go on maternity leave at the end of the season.

Show runner René Balcer and executive producer Fred Berner left the show at the end of season five, Balcer and Berner returning to the original Law & Order series, it slowly falling in the ratings. CI was handed off to Warren Leight, a longtime Criminal Intent staffer. Under Leight's leadership, the show acquired a new, more melodramatic tone. "This is a different CI this season – there will be politics and more at stake emotionally and personally for our detectives," says Warren Leight, "We'll see more character-oriented stories, we want to give characters a larger role going forward and see the effect and sense the toll this job takes on the officers. Detective Goren isn't always going to be the smartest guy in the room anymore."[1]

The mystery aspect of the show was simplified in favor of more personal stories involving the detectives. For example, Goren endured his mother's long battle with cancer, culminating with her death in the episode "Endgame." Also, Logan's anger issues often come and go in episodes like "Maltese Cross," "Flipped," and "Renewal." The show's look and editing style also changed in an effort to attract viewers of the newer CSI franchise. Norberto Barba replaced Fred Berner as executive producer. The scene cards and sound effect were not used in this season; they were brought back as of the ninth season.

Cast[edit]

Primary cast[edit]

note: some episodes aired in an order different from "production code" order, resulting in consecutive weeks of Goren/Eames or Logan/Wheeler

Recurring cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Martha Plimpton guest stars in the season premiere episode "Blind Spot" as Jo Gage, the serial killing daughter of Detective Goren's former mentor, Dr. Declan Gage, who is portrayed by John Glover. Plimpton's cousin, Ever Carradine, guest stars in the later episode, "Bombshell."

Anne Dudek portrays a teacher named Danielle McCaskin, who falls madly in love with her student, Keith Tyler (Anton Yelchin), after regrettably having sex with his father in the episode "Tru Love."

In "Siren Call," Brooke Shields portrays Kelly Sloane-Raines, a rich supermodel whose husband is believed to be involved in the murder of a small-town police officer's daughter.

Rip Torn guest stars as Jules Copeland in "Bedfellows," the wealthy and snide father of a wealthy and prominent historian.

Liza Minnelli guest stars as Beth Harner, a grieving mother who might get closure as a suspect is found that might have been involved in her daughter's brutal murder on Halloween night in the 1990s. The episode "Masquerade" revealed many resemblances to the case of JonBenét Ramsey, a six-year-old girl made famous by her unsolved murder and subsequent media coverage.

Rita Moreno (pictured) portrays Detective Goren's terminally-ill mother in the sixth season only, though she had been mentioned in prior seasons as being in a psych ward due to her schizophrenia.

Fran Drescher and Michael Biehn portray Elaine and Leland Dockerty, a couple whose military daughter disappears over Thanksgiving after she comes home from a tour of duty. Leland Dockerty was the Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD. Rita Moreno also guest stars in "The War at Home" as Detective Robert Goren's mother, Frances, who has fallen ill from dealing with her cancer; she later returns in the Goren/Eames team season finale episode "Endgame," where she succumbs to her cancer shortly after Goren brings up his paternity.

Matt Keeslar guest stars in "Blasters" as TV celebrity Willie "Kirk" Tunis, whose old screen friend is murdered by some mobsters.

Michelle Trachtenberg portrays Lisa Willow Tyler in "Weeping Willow," a girl who is kidnapped during the middle of her web show broadcast. The story and the WeepingWillow17 character were inspired by the lonelygirl15 video blogs on YouTube, which were originally believed to be the works of a real-life 15-year-old blogger, but were eventually discovered to be a professionally filmed hoax.

Maulik Pancholy plays Dani Hasni in the episode "World's Fair," where his younger sister is initially believed to have been murdered as the victim of a hate crime. The detectives later discover that Dani was the one who committed the murder because she shamed their family.

Doris Roberts guest stars as Virginia Harrington, the ill mother of an aristocratic New York family; she almost dies until Detectives Goren and Eames discover she's been mistreated by her family.

In "Albatross," Donna Murphy and Xander Berkeley guest star as George and Maureen Pagolis, a political couple that has some involvement in the murder of a judge during a reenactment of the Alexander Hamilton/Aaron Burr duel. Mike Colter also guest stars as the Pagolis's driver, Dave Oldren.

Fab Five Freddy guest stars in the opening of the episode "Flipped" as rapper Fulla-T who is killed on the streets. Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones portrays gang-unit Detective Harry Williams, who quickly turns from lead investigator to lead suspect in Fulla-T's murder. Aunjanue Ellis portrays Carmen Rivera, the girlfriend of Fulla-T who refuses to "snitch" to the police on who killed him.

Tony Goldwyn guest stars in "Brother's Keeper" as Detective Goren's brother Frank, who is first seen homeless, and possibly high, on the streets; Goren gives him his coat and a few dollars. Goldwyn returns in the Goren/Eames finale episode "Endgame" where their mother Frances is still suffering from cancer.

Lee Tergesen guest stars as Josh Lemle, an old friend of Detective Logan's who is a popular journalist. It is discovered that someone used Polonium-210 to poison Lemle, but he is reluctant to reveal the whole story to Logan because not all of it is pretty. John Dossett portrays Judge Nicholas Fenner Sr.; his son is murdered as soon as he put a rapper whom his son idolized in prison.

Kirk Jones aka "Sticky Fingaz" (pictured) portrays Detective Harry Williams in the episode "Flipped."

Bill O'Brien guest stars in "Silencer" as Detective Peter Lyons, a detective who can read sign language and translate it into spoken words.

Tate Donovan guest stars in "Rocket Man" as Commander Luke Nelson, the professional rival and ex-boyfriend of a murdered astronaut with whom he was having an affair.

In "Bombshell," Kristy Swanson portrays Lorelai Mailer, a woman whose son dies after she gives birth, only to die herself days later; the case becomes a homicide investigation that seems to involve the paternity of the newborn. The episode revealed many resemblances with the deaths of Anna Nicole Smith and her son Daniel Wayne Smith, which, like this episode, is a story with characters motivated by the misadventures of rich and famous people.

Roy Scheider guest stars as serial killer Mark Ford Brady in "Endgame;" Goren becomes irritable as he deals with Brady's near-end confessions and his mother's (Rita Moreno) cancer, but it turns out the two are connected. Mark Linn-Baker returns briefly as Wally Stevens, as an unwitting conduit between Goren and Brady, who is in the same penitentiary.

In the season finale "Renewal," Kelli Williams guest stars as Logan's neighbor and possible girlfriend, Holly Lauren. But when she turns up dead, it drives Logan mad to the point where he stops focusing on the case at hand—a police recruit's murder—and focuses instead on Lauren's death, which may have possibly been a suicide.

Brooke Tansley guest stars as Belle Duffy, a girl who follows in Nicole Wallace's (Olivia d'Abo, who doesn't appear in the episode) footsteps. Kathryn Erbe (Detective Alex Eames) guest stars in the episode to help Detective Wheeler close the police recruit's murder case.

Episodes[edit]

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112 1 "Blind Spot"[2] Norberto Barba Teleplay by: Charlie Rubin
Story by: Charlie Rubin & Warren Leight
September 19, 2006 (2006-09-19) 06001 11.57[3]

In the season premiere episode, Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the death of a former ambassador's daughter, who is found brutally murdered in her uptown home. The detectives turn their suspicion to the victim's jealous ex-boyfriend, but when another murder bears eerie similarities to a serial murder case from the past, Goren's reclusive old mentor, Declan Gage (John Glover), and his daughter, Jo (Martha Plimpton), come in to help the investigation. The veteran detective arrives on the scene with firm ideas about the case, and to warn of a serial killer who may be back on the loose, but it is not long before the finger of suspicion is pointed at him when Eames disappears from her home. Apparently, she has been kidnapped and may be the next target. Eames is seen blindfolded with a scarf, gagged with duct tape, and hanging by her bound hands from a meat hook. After they interrogate Declan, Eames' car is found still in the garage with another victim in the trunk. Eames meanwhile escapes, but does not know who her captor is. In the final scene Declan is being interrogated by Captain Ross while Goren and Jo watch and discuss the case. Jo admits how her father treated her like an aide, not a child, and that he did not believe a woman could be a serial killer. In her statements she reveals that she committed the recent murders so she would have something in common with her father again.

113 2 "Tru Love"[4] Norberto Barba Teleplay by: Diana Son
Story by: Diana Son & Warren Leight
September 26, 2006 (2006-09-26) 06004 10.61[5]

Detectives Logan and Wheeler investigate the case of a womanising plastic surgeon, who died as a result of a motorcycle accident. The apparent accident takes a turn when the motorcycle is found sabotaged, but further evidence leads the team to realize the victim had an illicit affair with his son's high-school teacher (Anne Dudek). At first, the detectives believe the jealous husband seems the most likely suspect, but they soon become suspicious of the victim's son Keith (Anton Yelchin). A slight twist is introduced towards the end, only to find out that everyone involved in the case had a reason to commit the crime. The question is, who? And why?

114 3 "Siren Call"[6] Frank Prinzi Teleplay by: Julie Martin
Story by: Julie Martin & Warren Leight
October 3, 2006 (2006-10-03) 06005 12.18[7]
Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the brutal murder of a teenage girl in The Hamptons, found dead in her car in Queens after a night of partying. The detectives probe the uneasy family relationships concerning the murdered teen's stepfather, a local police officer who has had to deal with his rebellious daughter, all the while trying to protect his youngest child and his dying wife. Nevertheless, the discovery of cell phone records soon deflects the team's investigation in another direction, leading them to investigate the victim's married boss, a supermodel's husband, who had maintained an extramarital affair for a long time with the victim. But when yet another supposed lover comes forward, their attention turns to a different source, while resistance from the local police complicates the investigation. Eventually it is revealed that the victim's stepfather, a cop, murdered her because of the stress the victim's wild antics was causing her dying mother, who has cancer. Ultimately, her killer decides to kill Goren and then himself, knowing that if he kills himself before he's charged, his wife will get his pension. Goren manages to disarm him, but as he's taken into custody, he grabs an officer's gun and kills himself in front of the police and his horrified family.
115 4 "Maltese Cross"[8] Jim McKay Jacquelyn Reingold October 10, 2006 (2006-10-10) 06006 11.47[9]
Detectives Logan and Wheeler investigate when a fireman is stabbed 22 times and collapses after driving himself to work. The ensuing investigation and questioning launches them into a brawl with the fire department, leading to a hearing before the Commissioner for Logan and Wheeler. The storyline arcs back to the fight as Logan and Wheeler retell their story to the Commissioner, giving perspective to the fight and underlying issues between the NYPD and the FDNY. The brawl proves to be a red herring and it appears the crime was perpetrated by a possible repeat killer when an identical murder twelve years prior comes to light. Questions arise concerning the victim's sexual orientation, followed by an official inquiry and a secret involving his wife, a colleague, and a hate crime someone else confessed to years earlier.
116 5 "Bedfellows"[10] Frank Prinzi Teleplay by: Stephanie Sengupta
Story by: Julie Martin, Stephanie Sengupta & Warren Leight
October 17, 2006 (2006-10-17) 06003 10.99[11]
Detectives Goren and Eames investigate a 911 call made by the son of a wealthy and prominent historian, stating to the 911 operator that his parents will not wake up. The detectives arrive and find the man poisoned, with his wife still clinging to his corpse. At first, the death appears to be an accident, until Goren and Eames look below the surface. First, they look at the gardener, with whom the wife had been cheating. But he was cleared due to his multiple other affairs with his clients' wives during the time period. Then the finger turns to the victim's wife who goes into a mental breakdown. Her brother-in-law and father-in-law (who hate her due to her past) clear her by claiming that she can't stay clean long enough to go through with serious plans like that. The finger of suspicion soon points to the victim's brother, an irresponsible man who was perpetually short of money, on the edge of losing everything and who had recently been cut off by his sibling. Nevertheless, when he is also found dead, the detectives turn their attention to the two men's wives, both of whom had multiple reasons to want the brothers dead. Rip Torn guest stars.
117 6 "Masquerade"[12] Christine Moore Teleplay by: Gina Gionfriddo
Story by: Gina Gionfriddo & Warren Leight
October 31, 2006 (2006-10-31) 06007 8.47[13]
Detectives Goren and Eames travel to Vietnam to bring back a suspect to New York for trial, who has confessed to the long-unsolved murder of a child beauty queen. Nevertheless, Goren finds the suspect's confession to be too predictable, even though it mentions facts only known to the police and the child's immediate family. The investigation reveals that the dead child's mother (Liza Minnelli), their next-door-neighbor (who has been making money off the murder with several books), as well as the next-door-neighbor's son all have possible motive for the murder. It is also revealed that the original investigation, fourteen years earlier, was botched by a rookie investigator. Adding to the drama is a new ADA who is pushing for a quick resolution to the long-cold case.
118 7 "Country Crossover"[14] Bill L. Norton Teleplay by: Gina Gionfriddo
Story by: Gina Gionfriddo & Warren Leight
November 7, 2006 (2006-11-07) 06002 7.39[15]
Detectives Logan and Wheeler investigate when a prominent music producer is found dead outside his recording studio, apparently killed in a hit-and-run car accident. At first, the detectives believe that the victim might have been murdered for reasons connected to his career, but soon they begin to suspect it was due to a romantic liaison. As the investigation continues, business partners, disgruntled clients and close friends are all suspects with different motives. The list of suspects include a socially ambitious young singer who may have been having an affair with the victim, her jealous husband, an eccentric bouncer who is aspiring to be a rap star, and a disreputable nightclub owner. Finally, Captain Ross begins to take a closer look inside the case through the likely suspects until the team pick up a thread to a very unlikely one.
119 8 "The War at Home"[16] Darnell Martin Teleplay by: Diana Son
Story by: Julie Martin, Diana Son & Warren Leight
November 14, 2006 (2006-11-14) 06009 9.14[17]
Detectives Goren and Eames are called to investigate when the daughter of the first deputy commissioner of the NYPD goes missing on Thanksgiving holiday. The investigation takes a turn for the worse when the young woman, a soldier and Iraq war veteran, is discovered slain and tossed in a solitary place. Her murder appears to be terror-related until detectives look below the surface. Meanwhile, Goren struggles with a personal crisis when his ailing mother, Frances (whom we see for the first time in the series), is in a hospital being treated for cancer and paranoid behavior, which causes him to lose his temper and have an eventual crisis with his partner Eames and Captain Ross. Fran Drescher guest stars.
120 9 "Blasters"[18] Constantine Makris Teleplay by: Charlie Rubin
Story by: Charlie Rubin & Warren Leight
November 21, 2006 (2006-11-21) 06008 9.26[19]
When the body of former teen star Alvin Stevens is found buried in Potter's Field, Logan and Wheeler try to find out who would have motive to murder the young man that Wheeler's generation affectionately remembers as lovable geek Skater. Their investigation soon leads them to bootleg DVDs, the Albanian mob, and another child star who never moved on with his life.
121 10 "Weeping Willow"[20] Tom DiCillo Teleplay by: Stephanie Sengupta
Story by: Stephanie Sengupta & Warren Leight
November 28, 2006 (2006-11-28) 06010 9.76[21]
After popular on-line vlogger Willow (Michelle Trachtenberg) is kidnapped during a live broadcast, Logan and Wheeler investigate the crime that they doubt may have ever occurred. As they attempt to track down the real identities of Willow, her boyfriend Holden, and the kidnappers, someone ups the ante by asking for an online ransom for the couple, demanding fans go to a website to save the duo. The investigation takes a turn when a former classmate of Holden's shares a screenplay he wrote about a cyber kidnapping that is eerily similar to the weepingwillow17 saga.
122 11 "World's Fair"[22] Steve Shill Teleplay by: Jacquelyn Reingold
Story by: Julie Martin, Jacquelyn Reingold & Warren Leight
January 2, 2007 (2007-01-02) 06012 13.38[23]
Detectives Logan and Wheeler investigate the murder of a young Pakistani-American female college student, found slain in front of the Unisphere, which sparks racial violence between her family and that of her Italian-American boyfriend. During the investigation, Logan and Wheeler learn the victim had a passionate, wholehearted relationship with her boyfriend, as she was pregnant with their child and wanted to marry him. Unfortunately, her parents had already planned an arranged marriage for ethnic reasons, and the boyfriend's mother denigrated her family origins and did not want her son being forced into a marriage with someone from overseas. At first, the detectives question the man she was secretly dating, as well as both his and the victim's disapproving relatives, until they find a cultural and psychological component that is crucial to putting a bulletproof case together, as the case could go beyond race and become a matter of family honor.
123 12 "Privilege"[24] Jean de Segonzac Warren Leight, Julie Martin & Siobhan Byrne O'Connor January 9, 2007 (2007-01-09) 06013 11.78[25]
Detectives Goren and Eames investigate when a reporter and her date, who teaches yoga, are both found brutally murdered in her apartment. As they delve into the case, they discover that one of the victims is the granddaughter of a prominent wealthy socialite, bedridden with illness, and a former member of an aristocratic family from New York. Goren and Eames zero in on the married father of the victim's 18-month-old daughter, but as they dig deeper, the detectives determine whether the crime was affiliated with deep-rooted family issues, both past and present.
124 13 "Albatross"[26] Frank Prinzi Teleplay by: Marsha Norman
Story by: Marsha Norman & Warren Leight
February 6, 2007 (2007-02-06) 06011 8.81[27]
Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the death of a respected judge killed during a historical reenactment of the Burr-Hamilton duel in front of Captain Ross. During the investigation, Goren and Eames turn their suspicion to the judge's dueling partner, a prominent politician's corrupt, womanizing husband, who is a married to a candidate for the next New York mayoral elections. Though this man has not completely been eliminated as a suspect, he offers an alibi that reveals that he was the actual target of the hit. As they probe further and deeper into the crime, Goren and Eames sift through the likely suspects until they pick up a thread to a very unlikely one.
125 14 "Flipped"[28] Jim McKay Teleplay by: Charles Kipps
Story by: Charles Kipps & Warren Leight
February 13, 2007 (2007-02-13) 06014 8.50[29]
Detectives Logan and Wheeler investigate the murder of a young hip-hop artist, shot to death while leaving a radio station after finishing an interview and debuting his latest hit song. During the investigation, the detectives learn the victim was encouraging his fans to report crimes when they heard about them. They later interview the one witness found on the scene, who reveals them he is an undercover detective whose task force specializes in crimes within the rap world. He also warns them to watch themselves. Then, Logan and Wheeler decide to team up with the man, but when he starts helping them out, witnesses turn up dead. When the case become more complex the pair begin to suspect their new colleague is working on the wrong side of the law.
126 15 "Brother's Keeper"[30] Ken Girotti Teleplay by: Marsha Norman
Story by: Marsha Norman & Warren Leight
February 20, 2007 (2007-02-20) 06015 9.39[31]
Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the case of a well-known televangelist's wife, found murdered after a rally. At first, the murder appears to be connected a blackmail attempt. Further investigation leads them to the discovery of a mysterious DVD, and a seedy relationship between the televangelist and a hustler that may have contributed to the crime. Meanwhile, Goren finds his investigation hampered by personal issues regarding his ailing mother, who is in critical condition, and the reappearance of Frank, his troubled brother who has a gambling problem.
127 16 "30"[32] Andrei Belgrader & Jean de Segonzac Teleplay by: Charlie Rubin
Story by: Charlie Rubin & Warren Leight
February 27, 2007 (2007-02-27) 06016 9.26[33]
Detectives Logan and Wheeler investigate when Josh Lemle, a reporter friend who had backed Logan after he had gotten himself exiled years earlier, comes to Major Case to report his own murder. Logan agrees to help his friend find out who used Polonium-210 to poison him, but Lemle is reluctant to reveal the whole story to Logan because not all of it is pretty. Both Hazmat and the FBI get involved as the search turns city-wide, with both the mayor and Homeland Security wanting answers.
128 17 "Players"[34] Tom DiCillo Teleplay by: Peter Blauner
Story by: Peter Blauner & Warren Leight
March 27, 2007 (2007-03-27) 06018 8.85[35]
Detectives Logan and Wheeler investigate the murder of a judge's son, found shot to death, shortly after the notorious rap artist Calvin "Apokalypto" Liscomb is sentenced in court. At first, the detectives turn their suspicion to the musician's environment, but soon realize the crime may have more to do with the victim's close relationships, including a son of the judge's best friend, only to establish that somebody that they put away may have had him killed for revenge. Meanwhile, Wheeler learns that her long-lost father may still be alive, and that he could be involved in some shady business practices.
129 18 "Silencer"[36] Dean White Teleplay by: Marygrace O'Shea
Story by: Marygrace O'Shea & Warren Leight
April 3, 2007 (2007-04-03) 06017 7.14[37]
Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the murder of an esteemed ear surgeon found slain in his office. During the investigation, Goren and Eames learn the victim had testified in a case involving a controversial cochlear implant and members of the radical deaf community. The detectives soon turn their attention to another doctor who had implanted this electronic device on a baby, who contracted an infection and died as a result of the surgery. Though this doctor has not completely been eliminated as a suspect, he offers an alibi that prompts Goren and to team up with a detective who interprets for the hard of hearing, as they try to get to the bottom of a case in which no one seems willing to communicate with them.
130 19 "Rocket Man"[38] Michael Smith Teleplay by: Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
Story by: Julie Martin, Siobhan Byrne O'Connor & Warren Leight
May 1, 2007 (2007-05-01) 06019 7.36[39]
Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the death of a female astronaut who is found murdered in her hotel room on the morning of a press conference to promote an upcoming shuttle launch. The investigation leads Goren and Eames to question an ex-boyfriend and jealous colleagues of the dead woman, who was set to be the youngest astronaut ever to go up in space. As they probe further and deeper into the case, the investigators find a link to a suspicious married space shuttle commander with whom the victim was having an affair, and a female crew member, who is a close friend of the commander's wife. Close to the end, an unexpected twist changes everything. It turns out that the commander's wife caused Sandy, a jealous colleague, to believe that the commander loved her by sending her emails and gifts. She herself gave Sandy lotion for her dry skin which turned out to have steroids in it. When Sandy couldn't take the fact that the commander was sleeping with the woman, she took matters into her own hands and murdered her.
131 20 "Bombshell"[40] Darnell Martin Teleplay by: Brant Englestein
Story by: Julie Martin & Warren Leight
May 8, 2007 (2007-05-08) 06020 6.94[41]
A woman (Kristy Swanson) who married a billionaire winds up dead under mysterious circumstances shortly after her son dies. Detectives Logan and Wheeler investigate when the adult son of a former stripper/model and a famous billionaire father is found dead of a methadone/anti-depressant overdose during the taping of a reality show. The case turns out to have a few holes when the mother of the victim dies, leading both detectives to fear for her baby's safety once they believe that someone has taken her child.
132 21 "Endgame"[42] Jean de Segonzac Teleplay by: Kate Rorick, Julie Martin & Warren Leight
Story by: Kate Rorick & Warren Leight
May 14, 2007 (2007-05-14) 06021 7.20[43]

As death row prisoner Mark Ford Brady (Roy Scheider) nears his end, he asks to see Detective Goren in hopes of extending his sentence, and leads him to hidden scrapbooks which chronicle unsolved cases and victims. When Detectives Eames and Goren uncover the identities of the women and victims in Brady's scrapbooks, they come across a familiar picture: it is of Goren's mother, Frances (Rita Moreno). Through the help of his brother, Frank (Tony Goldwyn), Goren learns a troubling secret about his mother as he deals with her numbered days.

  • This episode marks the final appearance of Rita Moreno (Frances Goren).
133 22 "Renewal"[44] Norberto Barba Teleplay by: Jacquelyn Reingold
Story by: Jacquelyn Reingold & Warren Leight
May 21, 2007 (2007-05-21) 06022 8.85[45]

A police recruit who was named a hero after breaking up a bodega robbery is found murdered soon afterward. Detectives Logan and Wheeler initially suspect it had something to do with the recruit's heroism, but then they discover his girlfriend has suddenly gone missing. Meanwhile, Detective Logan goes on a date with a pretty woman he met from his building, but he gets too close to a case when she stands him up for the second date and is found dead nearby. Detective Wheeler is called abroad to oversee a past case she worked on while with the joint task force, and Detective Eames (Kathryn Erbe) steps in to help out.


Preceded by
Season Five
List of Law & Order: Criminal Intent episodes Succeeded by
Season Seven

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