Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Season 8
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156. Playing Dead (G/E | shoots 1.27 -2.6) - airs 4.19.09
In the Season 8 opener, Goren and Eames investigate the shooting of a councilman's stepdaughter and her boyfriend. The drug-addicted pair were involved in blackmail schemes targeting the woman's politically powerful family.
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157. Rock Star (aka Wannabe (N/W | shoots 2.6 -2.18) - airs 4.26.09
Wheeler and her partner, Det. Zack Nichols (Jeff Goldblum), investigate the stabbing of an artist, who was found in a neighborhood rife with ethnic tensions.
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158. Identity Crisis (G/E) - airs 5.3.09
Goren and Eames track a man who killed his brother while struggling with his traumatic past and the mysterious death of his mother.
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159. In Treatment (N/W | shoots 3.3 -3.12)- airs 5.10.09
A financial executive is stabbed at a gala, which was interrupted by news of plummeting stocks and fraud allegations against his company.
160. Faithfully [changed from The Faithful (G/E )] - airs 5.17.09
Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a celebrity doctor. Leland Orser, Janel Moloney and Katheryn Winnick guest star.
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161. Astoria Helen (N/W)- airs 5.31.09
A lonely, single mother is targeted by a charming conman in an effort to hit an armored truck carrying millions of dollars. When one of his partners gets killed weeks later, Nichols and Wheeler are on the case.
162. Folie A Deux (G/E ) - airs 6.7.09
When a fragile couple lose their child in a hotel robbery, Goren and Eames race against the clock to track down the missing child.
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163. The Glory That Was (N/W)- airs 6.14.09
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.
Breakdown
164. Family Values (G/E | shoots 4.6-4.16) - airs 6.21.09
When a flier from a local Catholic high school drama production connects three murders, Goren and Eames must understand the psychology of a religious fanatic before he claims another victim. Goren and Eames track down a fanatic killer whose feelings might be the key to arresting him.  
165. Salome in Manhattan (N/W) - airs 6.28.09 8pm
A celebrity chef's star is on the rise as he plans the opening of a trendy restaurant with powerful partners. Yet his world is upended when his tabloid-friendly, gorgeous girlfriend and business partner is killed under mysterious circumstances. Detectives Nichols and Wheeler enter the seductive world of power and privilege and discover desperation and murder.
Breakdown
166. Lady's Man (G/E | shoots 2.19 -3.2) - airs 6.28.09 9pm
A notorious murderer is murdered himself, leaving Goren and Eames to determine whether his freedom-by-technicality and resultant fame had anything to do with the motive, and how his birthday as his murder date ties into everything.
167. Passion [title changed from 'Poet"] (N/W| shoots 3.25-4.3) ) - airs 7.12.09
When funding for his poetry journal is threatened to be cut, an egocentric poet asks his lover to try to change the mind of the foundation’s president; when the lover winds up dead, Nichols and Wheeler discover the deadly passion behind the arts. The lover of an arrogant poet is killed while asking a favor of a patron, leaving Nichols and Wheeler to unravel how bloody true art can become.
168. All In (G/E | shoots 3.13-3.24) - airs 7.19.09
When poker genius Josh loses $80,000 in a card game, his bookie forces him into collections to work off the losses; when Josh, expecting a blank, fires a gun while collecting money, a real bullet comes out of the weapon. A gifted poker player finds himself caught up in a murder investigation when his debts turn him into a collections enforcer.
169. Major Case (N/W| shoots 4.17-4.28) - airs 7.26.09
Detective Eames assists with Nichols' case involving the death of an addict who was just days from going straight when Wheeler is otherwise engaged in the labor and delivery of her baby.
170. Alpha Dog (G/E | shoots Nov 14-25)- air 8.2.09
A hunky posterboy with a million-dollar torso has what others crave: sex appeal. When he shows up dead after a night of sex and drugs with an elusive woman, detectives Goren and Eames uncover the sexual paranoia behind the murder
Breakdown
171.Revolution (N/W| shoots 4.30-5.11) - airs 8.9.09
A bank executive is murdered. The motive appears tied to anger over the recent bailout of the bank