Season Four
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67. Semi-Detached 09/26/04
DETECTIVES WONDER WHY CONTROVERSIAL RADIO DEEJAY WAS SWITCHED OFF PERMANENTLY -- When a self-destructive, controversial radio deejay is found dead of asphyxiation, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onfrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) believe it's a suicide -- but after learning that the dead man was issued placebos instead of his anti-depressant medications, they suspect that an obsessive female fan may be to blame. Their investigation broadens when another related victim is murdered but the key to an arrest hinges on both how and why the passive-aggressive slayer chose to act. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B, Vance also star.
68. The Posthumous Collection 10/03/04
PHOTO FINISH FOR CONTROVERSIAL ARTIST LEADS DETECTIVES TO SEARCH FOR MURDERED MODELS -- When a famous, avante garde photographer is found murdered and handcuffed to the steering wheel of a crashed car, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) probe the victim's controversial works and his tortured past -- but they make a grisly discovery that a dead model had been used at the site of a former photo shoot. When other similarly pretty women are found missing, the investigators suspect that the secretive artist was exploiting them to gain an ugly new perspective for his lagging career until Goren studies the artwork and arrives upon a new theory. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.
69. Want 10/10/04
GOREN PONDERS LONELY SLAYING SUSPECT WHO KILLS AND COLLECTS PRETTY WOMEN -- A shy, lonely man (as Tagman, guest star TBA) becomes the focus of a police investigation when a stripper is found murdered -- with part of her calf missing -- and Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) zero in when another woman escapes his clutches, leading them to believe the suspect wants a "mindless" female to keep him company. However, as the noose is tightened, a sympathetic Goren clashes with his superiors over how to prosecute the pathetic killer. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.
70. Great Barrier 10/17/04
DETECTIVE CONFRONTS HIS MURDEROUS FEMALE NEMESIS WHO LEAVES TRAIL OF VICTIMS; OLIVIA D'ABO GUEST STARS -- Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) stumble upon an American tragedy when they trace the slaying of a jewelry thief whose mysterious young female partner (guest star Grace Shu) is being manipulated by Nicole Wallace (guest star Olivia D'Abo) -- Goren's murderous and chameleon-like adversary from his past. As the detective carefully interviews his lethal but elusive nemesis, Goren discovers a chilling trail of betrayed victims that exceeds his worst memories as a New York cop. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.
71. Eosphorus 10/24/04
WHEN WELL-KNOWN ATHEIST MEETS HER MAKER, POLICE SUSPECT FAMILY AFFAIR - When a prominent atheist leader is kidnapped, ransomed and murdered, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) interview the victim's granddaughter (guest star Mara Hobel) who was also kidnapped but survived and the suspects include more family members, including the dead woman's son - now a reverend with a prison ministry. However, when two of the kidnappers turn up dead, the investigators look for a double-crossing mastermind who pulled the strings but left no trail to follow. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star
72. In The Dark 10/24/04
IT'S HEADS UP WHEN DETECTIVES GO UNDERGROUND TO FIND SLAYER OF HOMELESS MEN - When the body of several murdered homeless men are found sold to medical labs, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) descend into abandoned subway tunnels - where they encounter its tormented inhabitants - until they discover all of the victims were newly registered for credit cards that were maxed out after their deaths. As they probe further, the investigators find a link to a suspicious auto parts salesman (as Butch, guest star Geoffrey Lewis) and his addled middle-aged girlfriend (as Rose, guest star Rutanya Alda).
73. Magnificat 11/07/04
CAR BOMB SHATTERS FUTURE OF YOUNG FAMILY WITH HIDDEN PAST; SAM ROBARDS GUEST-STARS -- Horrified Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) contemplate a car bomb blast that killed three young boys and injured their mother (guest star Carrie Preston) and surviving brother as they check out suspicious Arabic-speaking men -- and the family's controlling husband/father (guest star Sam Robards) who works in a top-secret electronics firm. The police probe yields shocking connections when they discover the wife's earlier postpartum depression and questionable behavior of the dedicated dad. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.
74. Silver Lining 11/14/04
GOLD-SHIELD DETECTIVES CHASE WILY BURGLAR WHO HAS LETHAL PREFERENCE FOR SILVER -- A female antique appraiser is murdered, and Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) lock onto the trail of an elusive, highly organized and proficient thief (as Wesley, guest star David Harbour) who specializes in lifting priceless silver settings. The Major Case squad discovers a long line of burglaries attributed to their taunting suspect -- but an arrest will only stick if they can link him to his treasure stash of valuables. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.
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75. Inert Dwarf 11/21/04
WILL GOREN AND EAMES WEAR DUNCE CAP - OR DISCOVER THEORY OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN MURDER OF SCIENTIST? AUSTIN PENDLETON GUEST-STARS -- When a tormented scientist is murdered by radiation poisoning, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) discover that the victim was working with Dr. Manotti (guest star Austin Pendleton, "A Beautiful Mind"), a famous physicist in a wheelchair, on the controversial "Theory of Everything" - an unproven design that would re-configure the definition of the universe. Even as the police duo suspects the brainiac's beautiful and controlling trophy wife, they are curious about an approaching international conference in Berlin that would require Manotti to explain his theory - which would ensure his scientific immortality. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.
76. View From Up Here 01/02/05
HIGH-RISE HIJINKS RESULT IN LOWDOWN MURDER -- When the association president of a swanky Manhattan condominium tower is murdered with an electrical saw, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) find themselves dead-center in a beehive of secrets among its residents -- but a disturbed young nanny draws their attention and prompts them to use Eames as a decoy. Concerns over the building's shoddy construction and suspicious behavior between other owners force the detectives to look behind the marbled facade
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77. Gone 01/09/05
CAN GOREN CHECKMATE MURDEROUS CHESS GRANDMASTER? -- Detective Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) matches wits and moves with a paranoid but murderous chess grandmaster (as David Blum, guest star Robert Carradine) after a newly engaged woman is found slain and tossed in a garbage bin -- but Goren believes the killing might be a case of mistaken identity and finds links to a wealthy family and a pimp. Edging closer, Goren and Detective Eames (Kathryn Erbe) study the passenger manifest on the victim's recent flight and they discover the curious zig-zag path of one disturbed man who is later discovered to be a famous chess prodigy-turned-fugitive now intent on blackmailing his family for money
78. Collective 01/30/05
VIXEN FIXIN' TO CHEAT LONELY MEN OUT OF THEIR EXPENSIVE RARE COLLECTIONS -- After police accidentally shoot to death an innocent collector of expensive toys, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) discover that the victim might have fallen prey to a conniving vixen (guest star Kim Director) who trolls sci-fi and vampire conventions in sexy outfits looking for lonely men who have massed rare and valuable collections desired by cult-like fans. The detectives attend a costume ball for fans of a "crypt club" and find a death-obsessed secret society -- some of whom could be responsible for a real murder.
79. Stress Position 02/13/05
PRISON GUARD'S SLAYING RIPS LID OFF CORRUPT PRISON; GUEST STAR CHRISTOPHER NOTH REPRISES 'LAW & ORDER' ROLE -- The murder of a corrections officer points the Major Case squad toward a corrupt Brooklyn prison where unaccounted-for prisoners are secretly abused by guards -- and the key to exposing the ring lies with a prison nurse whose boyfriend is the maverick Detective Mike Logan (Christopher Noth, NBC's "Law & Order"). As Logan warily aids Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) in their probe, they discover an unseemly political connection and ultimately must jeopardize their lives inside the forboding walls
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80. Sex Club 02/20/05
PLAYBOY'S 'LITTLE BLACK BOOK' COULD KILL CAREERS -- AND PEOPLE -- ROSANNA ARQUETTE AND PETER BOGDONOVICH GUEST STAR -- When the "little black book" of an infamous hedonistic playboy (guest star Peter Bogdonovich) is purchased at auction, the new owner is found murdered and the book stolen -- prompting Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) to consider a U.S. Senatorial candidate (as Radcliff, guest star Matt Servitto) whose marital indiscretions (as his wife, Kay Radcliffe, guest star Rosanna Arquette, "Pulp Fiction") are documented in the tome and could provide embarrassing fodder for his rivals. The detectives must tweak their theory when the extortionist responsible for the original crimes turns up with two bullet holes in his back.
81. Death Roe 03/13/05
TOO MANY COOKS IN THE KITCHEN SIMMER UNTIL RESULT IS MURDER AND DISAPPEARING CHEF -- CHRIS PENN GUEST STARS -- When a promising chef mysteriously disappears after the murder of a restaurant critic, Detectives Goren and Eames probe the uneasy family relationships concerning the missing man's wife (guest star Monica Keena) and manipulative father-in-law (guest star Chris Penn) -- a well-known chef and restaurateur. But Goren's meticulous research yields a lost clue that could be the missing link to the dysfunctional family -- and suggests a gruesome ending for someone.
82. Ex-Statis 03/20/05
WILL GOOD SAMARITAN GO BAD WHEN HE TRIES TO PLAY GOD? -- Detectives Goren and Eames are curious about an altruistic Good Samaritan (as Wainwright, guest star Gregg Edelman) who gives away his organs and money to the needy. However, when two people are murdered, including a transplant recipient, the police believe the suspect took a controlling interest in those whose lives he changed. But making their case stick hinges on coincidental medical evidence that occurred when the charitable man callously double-crossed his murderous partner.
83. Shibboleth 03/27/05
POLICE LINK RITUALISTIC SLAYING OF WOMAN TO PREVIOUS MURDER SPREE BY NOTORIOUS 'BBJ' KILLER -- Detectives Goren and Eames fear they are facing a past fugitive serial killer who has re-surfaced after a half-naked woman is found murdered in a similar manner used by the taunting "BBJ" killer whose spree began 16 years ago and then abruptly halted. As forensic evidence points to a troubled young man (as Keith, guest star Paul Sparks), Goren believes the police might have arrested the wrong suspect -- or at least not the one responsible for the initial slayings.
84. The Good Child 04/03/05
COUPLE'S MURDER UNDER WITNESS PROTECTION LEADS DETECTIVES TO BIZARRE FAMILY FEUD -- The slaying of a couple in the Witness Protection Program involves Detectives Goren and Eames as they suspect someone tipped off the murderous clan that seeks vengeance for their testimony -- but the cops discover the victims' surviving daughter (guest star Gaby Hoffman) and her relationship with her birth father (guest star John Shea) is the missing link. Their investigation reveals that the biological father has a jealous wife and a longtime secret girlfriend -- all of whom have hidden agendas and evil intent.
85. Beast 04/10/05
DIOXIN POISONING OF DENTIST'S WIFE HAS DETECTIVES CHARTING PLENTY OF SUSPECTS -- BRONSON PINCHOT GUEST STARS -- After a busy dentist's (guest star Bronson Pinchot, "Perfect Strangers") wife dies from a form of dioxin poisoning, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) ponder a likely set of suspects: the jealous doctor, the victim's possible online lover and a tight group of weekly trivia players. They also focus on who could have obtained the poison but their crucial clue is jealousy -- which might begin with a dead woman.
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86. No Exit
TRAIN CRASH CLAIMS FOUR YOUNG ADULTS IN SUICIDE PACT -- OR WAS IT A HOMICIDE EXPRESS? -- In the bloody wake of a multiple suicide pact gone wrong, Detectives Goren and Eames consider the deaths of four young adults who parked their car on railroad tracks and waited for the inevitable . And while the cops probe a "suicide matchmaking" website, they discover that one of the victims tried vainly to escape. Backtracking, the investigators seek to learn what brought the four together that night, and they wonder if office politics and an illicit romance were factors in the tragedy -- and subsequent coverup.
87. The Unblinking Eye
STREET SHOOTINGS RAISE PUBLIC OUTCRY AS POLICE PROBE FEMALE STALKER -- AND HIGH-TECH TREASURE HUNT GAME -- After a young actor Mike, (guest star Jeffrey Hephner) is wounded and his fiancee is shot dead on the street, Detectives Goren and Eames are pointed towards the surviving victim's former girlfriend, who is known to have stalked him. The key, however, might turn on their probe of "geocaching," a high-tech treasure-hunt game that could yield vital clues. As the media and public mourn the man's tragic loss, the police want to take another look at some of his acting buddies, especially one who never lets go of his Palm Pilot
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88. My Good Name
FORMER POLICE CELEBRITY'S AMBITIOUS PLANS GET DINGED WHEN DETECTIVES LINK HIM TO HUSBAND'S SLAYING -- Detectives Goren and Eames take heat from Captain Deakins (Jamey Sheridan) when their murder investigation of a husband who was angry about his wife's affair connects them to Frank Adair (guest star Michael Rispoli), a celebrated and powerful ex-police brass member whose pushy P.R. adviser Janice (guest star Jenna Stern) has nakedly ambitious plans for him. But even Deakins has his doubts about his friend's squeaky-clean image when the probe exposes his secret affair with the dead man's widow -- who suddenly goes missing
. 89. False-Hearted Judges
JUDGES TARGETED BY VENGEFUL FATHER IN SEASON FINALE - In the season finale, Detectives Goren and Eames suspect an imprisoned white supremacist is behind the shootings of a judge's family, but their investigation widens when an appellate judge is later murdered -- and other recent jurist slayings out West are tied to an embittered man who seeks revenge for controversial judicial decisions. Working with a few faint clues, the detectives' search for a vagabond father with child custody issues -- and a good rifle aim - who might be using his teenaged son to help him carry out his crimes.