Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 3
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent season 3 DVD
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 21
Original channel NBC
Original run September 28, 2003 – May 23, 2004
Home video release
DVD release date September 14, 2004
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List of Law & Order: Criminal Intent episodes

The third season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent premiered September 28, 2003 and ended May 23, 2004.

Samantha Buck temporarily replaced Kathryn Erbe while she was on maternity leave. (Though Kathryn temporarily appeared in a few episodes until her return.) Buck appeared as G. Lynn Bishop from episode 5, "Pravda" through episode 11, "Mad Hops."


Actor/Actress Character Duration Notes
Vincent D'Onofrio Detective Robert Goren entire season
Kathryn Erbe Detective Alexandra Eames entire season
Jamey Sheridan Captain James Deakins entire season
Courtney B. Vance ADA Ron Carver entire season
Samantha Buck Detective G. Lynn Bishop episodes 5-11 also starring


Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
146 "Undaunted Mettle"[1] Steve ShillRené Balcer & Stephanie SenguptaSeptember 28, 2003 (2003-09-28)E4502
A famous architect's promiscuity becomes the key to solving the murder of a promising young designer who was his closest competitor for a prestigious commission, and Eames makes an announcement. 
247 "Gemini"[2] Frank PrinziRené Balcer & Jim SterlingOctober 5, 2003 (2003-10-05)E4503
When a schizophrenic obsessed with Marilyn Monroe and the cult of the blond and the blue-eyed commits a series of murders to eradicate those he feels are responsible for promoting the homogenization of appearance rampant in society, Goren and Eames suspect that a person close to the man may have taken advantage of his illness and his crimes to commit extortion. 
348 "The Gift"[3] Alex ZakrzewskiRené Balcer & Marlane Gomard MeyerOctober 12, 2003 (2003-10-12)E4501
Investigating the murder of a cameraman, Goren And Eames discover a Santeria priest (Bobby Cannavale) may have influenced the victim's mother and his killers. Goren discovers the truth lays in the priest devotion to his wife. 
449 "But Not Forgotten"[4] Constantine MakrisRené Balcer & Gerry ConwayOctober 19, 2003 (2003-10-19)E4504
When a bookkeeper goes missing, Goren and Eames are led back to the death of her brother, a hitman, two years earlier. An imprisoned mobster seems to be their best bet, but when another body turns up it takes the case to a whole new level. 
550 "Pravda"[5] Alex ZakrzewskiRené Balcer & Warren LeightOctober 26, 2003 (2003-10-26)E4509
Goren is assigned an interim partner (special guest star Samantha Buck as G. Lynn Bishop) after Eames (Erbe) goes on maternity leave. They focus their investigation of a murder on a star reporter whose past contains a history of plagiarism. 
651 "Stray"[6] Frank PrinziRené Balcer & Elizabeth BenjaminNovember 2, 2003 (2003-11-02)E4511
While tracking a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, Goren deduces that one of his suspects has an injured foot. It isn't long before Goren and Bishop realize the pair, who have already killed nine people including two undercover cops, are not the typical Bonnie and Clyde – the female partner is obviously the one in control. 
752 "A Murderer Among Us"[7] Steve ShillRené Balcer & Diana SonNovember 9, 2003 (2003-11-09)E4512
The detectives try to link the suicide of an Argentine immigrant to her husband who has a history of violence. While the subsequent investigation is not successful, they discover his hatred might be linked to a string of unsolved murders with the same MO. 
853 "Sound Bodies"[8] Jean de Segonzac & Frank PrinziRené BalcerNovember 16, 2003 (2003-11-16)E4513
Goren and Bishop pursue a teenage Svengali who convinces three impressionable young girls to commit multiple homicides in the cause of a twisted philosophy. 
954 "Happy Family"[9] Frank PrinziRené Balcer & Marlane Gomard MeyerNovember 23, 2003 (2003-11-23)E4508
The bludgeoning of a rich family patriarch has the detectives investigating several suspects, each with their own motives: his estranged wife whom he was about to divorce, a male friend of hers who was a parolee, their children's nanny, the victim's brother-in-law who is a doctor, even the oldest son. Goren and Carver call the family of suspects together to sort it all out… in family court. 
1055 "F.P.S."[10] Darnell MartinRené Balcer & Gerry ConwayJanuary 4, 2004 (2004-01-04)E4506
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. 
1156 "Mad Hops"[11] Christopher SwartoutRené Balcer & Jim SterlingJanuary 11, 2004 (2004-01-11)E4514
The murder of a private investigator, who was tracking down the whereabouts of a prominent high school basketball player, has the detectives searching the local courts to discover a link to gamblers and college recruiters until they learn that several other prominent players were transferred to the same school - one with a championship tradition. 
1257 "Unrequited"[12] Jean de SegonzacRené Balcer & Stephanie SenguptaJanuary 18, 2004 (2004-01-18)E4507
Goren and Eames uncover how a rich woman's unrequited lust for fame and a professional fundraiser's desperation to pay off a loan shark may have contributed to the murders of the woman's husband and the fundraiser's mother. 
1358 "Pas de Deux"[13] Frank PrinziRené Balcer & Warren LeightFebruary 15, 2004 (2004-02-15)E4516
A terminally ill bank robber, who is angered by the ravages of his illness, exerts what little control he has left in life by manipulating the unwitting accomplices he enlists to assist him with committing his final robberies. Goren and Eames are forced into a race against time to foil his plan for suicide-by-cop that will take both his life and that of his latest accomplice. 
1459 "Mis-Labeled"[14] Joyce ChopraRené Balcer & Elizabeth BenjaminFebruary 22, 2004 (2004-02-22)E4515
Goren and Eames stumble upon a web of corporate corruption that involves fraud, bribery, identity theft, and a conspiracy to sell lethally contaminated blood products as they investigate the murder of a pharmaceutical sales rep. 
1560 "Shrink-Wrapped"[15] Jean de SegonzacRené Balcer & Diana SonMarch 7, 2004 (2004-03-07)E4510
The daughter of narcissistic psychotherapists takes desperate measures to exact her revenge for years of their abuse and neglect, leading to tragedy for a young man caught in the web of her parents' promiscuity, mind games and competitiveness. 
1661 "The Saint"[16] Frank PrinziRené Balcer & Marlane Gomard MeyerMarch 14, 2004 (2004-03-14)E4517
A man commits fraud, forgery, and murder to discredit the organization that took advantage of his mentally ill mother, impoverished his family, and ruined his childhood. 
1762 "Conscience"[17] Alex ChappleRené Balcer & Gerry ConwayMarch 28, 2004 (2004-03-28)E4519
A neurologist who believes she can communicate with a woman in a persistent vegetative state is murdered by a family member who fears the doctor will uncover the multi-million dollar motive that led to the woman's disability. 
1863 "Ill-Bred"[18] Steve ShillRené Balcer & Jim SterlingApril 18, 2004 (2004-04-18)E4520
A stable worker resorts to heroin smuggling, deception, extortion, and murder to finance the purchase of the farm and foundation stallion that will provide a leg up on the horsey set's social ladder 
1964 "Fico di Capo"[19] Alex ZakrzewskiRené Balcer & Stephanie SenguptaMay 9, 2004 (2004-05-09)E4518
After a protected witness is shot dead in a restaurant, Goren and Eames find themselves on the trail of a trio of young mobsters. They finally figure out a young man named Chops is the key, but can't find anyone willing to turn on him. 
2065 "D.A.W."[20] Frank PrinziRené Balcer & Warren LeightMay 16, 2004 (2004-05-16)E4522
The investigation into the death of a woman searching for the whereabouts of her late mother's antique ring leads Goren and Eames to a physician serial killer who has cleverly concealed the murder of over two hundred of his patients. Inspired by Harold Shipman murders. 
2166 "Consumed"[21] Steve ShillRené Balcer & Warren LeightMay 23, 2004 (2004-05-23)E4524
A police officer is framed for a triple homicide by a greedy woman, who is enmeshed in a bitter divorce settlement, takes advantage of the officer's sleepwalking to exact her revenge. 


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