Law & Order: Criminal Intent

The WORST episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Law & Order: Criminal Intent takes viewers into the minds of its criminals while following the psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve the crimes.

Last Updated: 6/10/2022Network: USA Network
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Semi-Professional
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6.94
214 votes

#1 - Semi-Professional

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/10/2002

The detectives investigate the murder of a judge's clerk, with their attention initially going to the judge himself, who had been having an affair with the young woman.

Directors: Gloria Muzio
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The Pardoner's Tale
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7.01
244 votes

#2 - The Pardoner's Tale

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/18/2001

The deaths of a reporter and his fiancée, gunned down on orders, leads the detectives to investigate political bribery involving the governor's office, which Deakins isn't pleased with.

Directors: Steve Shill
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The Insider
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7.05
205 votes

#3 - The Insider

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/27/2002

When the father of a young woman who has been out all night clubbing is found dead in his boat house, Goren and Eames investigate the mysterious club owner only to realise that he is an undercover FBI agent and that the Bureau will not risk their undercover operation even to stop a killer.

Directors: Jan Egleson
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Love Sick
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7.06
422 votes

#4 - Love Sick

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/11/2010

Detectives Nichols and Stevens investigate a nurse and the men who love her while looking into the death of a woman who was treated in the emergency room shortly before she was murdered.

Directors: James Hayman
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Sex Club
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7.07
194 votes

#5 - Sex Club

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/20/2005

When Goren and Eames investigate the death of the new owner of a "little black book" once belonging to legendary playboy George Merritt, they uncover the marital indiscretions of a U.S. Senatorial candidate involving sex clubs.

Directors: Alex Chapple
Inhumane Society
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7.07
324 votes

#6 - Inhumane Society

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/6/2010

A boxer's career is derailed when authorities discover he leads a dog fighting ring

Directors: Michael Smith
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The Good Doctor
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7.09
230 votes

#7 - The Good Doctor

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/25/2001

A plastic surgeon reports his drug-abusing wife missing, and ends up being the prime suspect after detectives learn he had good reason to want her out of his life.

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Poison
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7.10
233 votes

#8 - Poison

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/11/2001

The detectives investigate a murderer who poisons hospital victims with cyanide. They suspect a nurse whose profile is typical, but when they discover more murders away from the hospital they have to widen their search.

Directors: Gloria Muzio
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Seeds
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7.11
247 votes

#9 - Seeds

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/11/2007

Genetics drive the murder of a doctor and the subsequent investigation.

Directors: Jean de Segonzac
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Crazy
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7.11
221 votes

#10 - Crazy

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/13/2002

A psychiatrist who provides expert testimony at criminal trials lays down an insanity defense to hide his obsession for his younger girlfriend after revealing to her that he hired a corrupt detective to murder her brother-in-law at his son's Bar Mitzvah after alleged reports that her niece had been abused by him.

Directors: Steve Shill
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Palimpsest
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7.15
331 votes

#11 - Palimpsest

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired 6/29/2010

Nichols takes a very personal interest in a case that turns out to have many layers when an old friend is murdered, and somehow the reclusive book dealer's troubled daughter is also involved.

Directors: Darnell Martin
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Faith
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7.18
212 votes

#12 - Faith

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/28/2002

When a wealthy publisher is murdered to prevent him from exposing an elaborate confidence game that enveloped him, his company and one of his editors, Goren and Eames run their own con to extract a confession from the killer.

Directors: Ed Sherin
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Cadaver
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7.21
308 votes

#13 - Cadaver

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/12/2011

A philanthropist goes missing after announcing the winner of his research grant.

Directors: Frank Prinzi
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Contract
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7.24
224 votes

#14 - Contract

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/15/2008

A gossip columnist who used his insider knowledge to feed his habit is murdered, which leaves Wheeler and Logan to work through a list of suspects that grows longer the more they probe his life.

Directors: Jonathan Herron
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Smile
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7.24
215 votes

#15 - Smile

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/18/2007

When a dentist is murdered by the mother of one of his patients, Goren and Eames follow the trail of evidence to a company that appears to have been the victim of a criminal conspiracy involving contaminated mouthwash.

Directors: Michael Smith
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Disciple
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7.24
450 votes

#16 - Disciple

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/1/2010

A new murder fits the style of a serial killer who was executed months earlier. Stevens must figure out if the killing is a copycat crime or if she helped convict an innocent man.

Directors: Christine Moore
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Self-Made
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7.25
228 votes

#17 - Self-Made

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/15/2007

Goren and Eames investigate the death of a writer, and whether her torture has ties to the 'hood she came from.

Directors: Ken Girotti
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Gods & Insects
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7.25
378 votes

#18 - Gods & Insects

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/27/2010

A body that's been decapitated, initially thought to be a mob hit, leads Detectives Nichols and Stevens to an escort service and the financial would-be gods who utilize it.

Directors: Jonathan Herron
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Abel & Willing
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7.27
341 votes

#19 - Abel & Willing

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/4/2010

A psychologist conducts unimaginable field experiments asking his human test subjects to make the impossible choice, but Detectives Nichols and Stevens are even more surprised by the man's inspiration.

Directors: Kevin Bray
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Ten Count
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7.27
251 votes

#20 - Ten Count

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 7/27/2008

A boxer celebrating his victory is shot to death, and when it turns out the victim is the brother of a young man Logan mentored he commits himself and Wheeler to solving the crime. Unfortunately, as he and Wheeler explore the world of amateur boxing, secrets and betrayals complicate the case.

Directors: Alex Chapple
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Homo Homini Lupus
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7.27
208 votes

#21 - Homo Homini Lupus

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/3/2002

When an business executive's wife and two daughters are kidnapped for a loanshark because the loan hasn't been paid off, Goren and Eames are frustrated by the man's lack of cooperation, which stymies them further when the man's released daughter proves to have been sexually assaulted.

Directors: David Platt
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Love on Ice
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7.28
369 votes

#22 - Love on Ice

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/18/2010

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.

Directors: Ken Girotti
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The Mobster Will See You Now
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7.29
392 votes

#23 - The Mobster Will See You Now

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/22/2010

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.

Directors: Jean de Segonzac
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F.P.S
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7.29
128 votes

#24 - F.P.S

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/4/2004

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.

Directors: Darnell Martin
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The Glory That Was...
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7.29
256 votes

#25 - The Glory That Was...

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/14/2009

What should have been a simple meeting turns to murder, leaving Wheeler and Nichols to question an embassy, a security company, the victim's relatives, and how it all connects to the Olympic Site Selection Committee.

Directors: Norberto Barba
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