Law & Order: Criminal Intent

10 Best Episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Season 2

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 - S2E12

#15 - Suite Sorrow (Season 2 - Episode 12)

When the wealthy and matronly owner is found naked and murdered with injections of botox in the bathtub, detectives Goren and Eames focus on the victim's unstable adult daughter who resented her mother's meddling in her love life

The episode was rated 7.60 from 86 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E19

#14 - Cherry Red (Season 2 - Episode 19)


The detectives try to figure out a mystery after an old woman dies in a fire. The mystery gets deeper when a young woman who is left some of the old woman estate is killed. The case takes them to a state public administrator who has invented a form of grave-robbing. The detective suspects the administrator has a weakness for valuable cars, but to make his case work, he has to exploit his quarry's personal relationships.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 84 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E13

#13 - See Me (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Detectives Goren and Eames come to believe a doctor conducted shameful experiments on the residents of a halfway house.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 86 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E7

#12 - Tomorrow (Season 2 - Episode 7)


The detectives investigate a triple murder, including the son and daughter of a wealthy businessman, that occurred in his apartment. After investigating the childrens' stepmother (his second wife), they turn to a pair of nannies, one of whom works for the family. However, the detectives must reach back to the nannies' history as children, and a television soap opera, in order to better understand the motives for the crime.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 94 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E9

#11 - Shandeh (Season 2 - Episode 9)

A businesswoman who becomes a suspect in the murder of her daughter-in-law, who was was strangled in her garage. Disparate bruises on her body lead Goren and Eames to believe that there were two assailants.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 87 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E20

#10 - Blink (Season 2 - Episode 20)


The detectives investigate a murder of a math student who worked in a poker club as a card-counter. There case brings the detectives to a group of computer nerds, but later they discover a computer gambling system which has tougher suspects. The detectives discovers that even there own workstations are hit by the ringleader of the group, who had bigger plans for his horseracing and other scams.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 79 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E11

#9 - Baggage (Season 2 - Episode 11)

When an airline baggage supervisor is found murdered in the trunk of her car, the detectives investigate the employees listed in a sexual harrassment complaint which leads them to a scam involving credit cards and credit reports with foreign links.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 84 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E1

#8 - Dead (Season 2 - Episode 1)


The murder of a mortician and the discovery of corpses at a crematorium lead the detectives to a family man claiming to have a consulting business but suspected of being a contract killer with a penchant for perfection. Goren attempts to prove this by setting up a scheme that puts his "fear of making a mistake" in jeopardy.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 135 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E14

#7 - Probability (Season 2 - Episode 14)

While probing the seemingly random murders of several homeless men, Goren and Eames uncover a scam involving a crooked insurance agent. However, an unsual twist leads the detectives to an unlikely suspect.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 82 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E3

#6 - Anti-Thesis (Season 2 - Episode 3)


As Goren and Eames sift through the likely suspects in the murder of a university president and his assistant, they discover that the culprit is a wily adversary who has more than these crimes to hide.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 114 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E4

#5 - Best Defense (Season 2 - Episode 4)

The detectives follow the trail when an assistant district attorney confronts and kills a hired gunman following a series of death threats. They first suspect his wife, a prominent defense attorney, through a convict whose case was being prosecuted by the A.D.A. and the rumors of her romantic affairs. When they realise that there are cracks in their seemingly airtight case, Goren has to keep Carver in the dark about some details to prove his theory.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 119 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E15

#4 - Monster (Season 2 - Episode 15)


The murder of a woman in her apartment results in her son, recently paroled after serving 15 years for murder, becoming the prime suspect. Having consulted with the lead detective on the old case, Goren and Eames discover he was involved in a cover-up to rush other cases to closure.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 83 votes.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - S2E22

#3 - 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 - S2E18

#2 - 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 - 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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