Law & Order: Criminal Intent

10 Best Episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent

The third installment of the β€œLaw & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S5E6

#15 - In the Wee Small Hours (1) (Season 5 - Episode 6)

Detectives Eames, Goren, Barek, and Logan must solve a case that involves a teenage girl missing in New York City. While Barek and Logan search around for another missing girl, Eames and Goren work to uncover a mystery with a judge and his son.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 87 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S7E13

#14 - Betrayed (Season 7 - Episode 13)


Captain Ross loses his objectivity, and jeopardizes the case, when an old flame becomes a suspect in the disappearance of her husband and his lover.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 76 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S7E9

#13 - Untethered (Season 7 - Episode 9)

Goren investigates when his nephew, a prisoner who's bipolar, claims that inmates are being abused to the point of murder.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 82 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S6E2

#12 - Tru Love (Season 6 - Episode 2)


Logan and Wheeler investigate the death of a womanising doctor, which leads directly to his son's relationship with a teacher.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 82 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S8E16

#11 - Revolution (Season 8 - Episode 16)

A heist goes tragically wrong when a revolutionary makes plans on kidnapping a powerful bank executive, and winds up dead. During Nichols and Eames probe of the murder, they must also prevent a terrorist campaign.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 73 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S5E20

#10 - To the Bone (Season 5 - Episode 20)


Logan and Barek investigate a series of home invasions that result in grisly murders and their search leads them to local foster mother Chesley Watkins who had a series of young men going in and out of her home throughout the years. One of the young men involved in the home invasions was one of her boys, and while trailing the young man, Logan shoots a suspect who was brandishing a weapon at himself and Barek. When the suspect turns out to be a cop, Logan finds himself in the hot seat, and Barek sticks up for her partner, knowing that the truth is on their side. The investigation leads to Watkins as a suspect, and Logan is forced to deal with memories from his own past as Watkins plays on the weaknesses she sees.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 62 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S7E10

#9 - Senseless (Season 7 - Episode 10)

Logan and Falacci investigate the execution-style murder of three young college freshmen.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 72 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E22

#8 - Zoonotic (Season 2 - Episode 22)


The investigation into the murder of a crooked cop leads to a preening veterinarian and his friend, an obsessive doctor whose ex-girlfriends who have all been infected with a rare disease.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 83 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S5E7

#7 - In the Wee Small Hours (2) (Season 5 - Episode 7)

The squad continues the investigation into the murder of a teenage girl visiting from Iowa. The detectives uncover the sordid family life of a local judge whose son is linked to the Iowa teenager and another victim. Goren and Logan discover that the judge is a formidable foe as they come under scrutiny.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 49 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E18

#6 - Legion (Season 2 - Episode 18)


When a father and son have their throats slit, the detectives discovers that a group of adolescent boys have disappeared from the same neighborhood. When the locals don't cooperate with the investigation, the cops think the boys are being used by someone operating a bicycle theft ring. The cops are led to a studio owner who brainwashes the boys to prove their worthiness.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 75 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S3E17

#5 - Conscience (Season 3 - Episode 17)

A neurologist who believes that she can communicate with a woman in a persistent vegetative state is murdered by a family member who fears that the doctor will uncover the multi-million dollar motive which led to the woman's disability.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 69 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S7E22

#4 - Frame (Season 7 - Episode 22)


Bobby is visited by the past when he finds a picture at his mother's grave indicating an old nemesis has returned, and the case only gets more complex when his brother and a mentor reappear.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 70 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S10E8

#3 - To the Boy in the Blue Knit Cap (Season 10 - Episode 8)

Goren and Eames investigate the murders of two staffers at a Web company involved in a heated lawsuit. Their investigation leads to a site that connects strangers who've had brief romantic encounters.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 92 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S6E21

#2 - Endgame (Season 6 - Episode 21)


Goren and Eames find a scrapbook belonging to a serial killer on death row. It suggests that he may have had more victims than previously known.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 63 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E23

#1 - A Person of Interest (Season 2 - Episode 23)

Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a former nurse and discover a possible anthrax terrorist plot. The case takes a turn for the worse when Goren is blamed for driving a suspect to commit suicide. Now disgraced, Goren learns that a cunning adversary from his past may be involved.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 80 votes.

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