Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 8 Episode 14

Major Case

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 26, 2009 on USA

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  • Nichols and Eames (filling in for the in labor Wheeler) chase the killer of a teen aged drug dealer. Nichols suspects that the head of the crime lab may know more than he is telling, but Captain Ross wants him to concentrate on more conventional suspects.

    Interesting episode, with Detective Eames filling in for Wheeler, who goes into labor in Captain Ross's office. I would have liked them to have brought back Alicia Witt, since they are going to have to invent reasons for Goren to be absent every other week so that Eames can work with Nichols.

    We learn that Nichols and Captain Ross were partners some time in the past, and that Nichols nearly got Ross suspended for a month.

    In response to another review, from the very first season, Law & Order: CI has often shown the killer at the beginning of the episode. The original idea, before Vincent D'Onofrio took over the show, was to show the crime from the criminal's perspective. You can't do that without showing the crime.