A Halloween turns tragic when a fiancée is killed at a bar. The investigation proves difficult when it's discovered all suspects were in costume.
When an embezzling executive's (guest star James Colby) wife and two daughters are kidnapped by a loan shark as collateral on a huge debt, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) are frustrated by his lack of cooperation -- even after the hostages are released after one of the girls is sexually assaulted. Stonewalled by the frightened family, the investigators must backtrack quickly to the brutal and thuggish enforcer (guest star Ritchie Coster) who actually captured them -- and plans more mayhem for another indebted family. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.
The murder of a young schoolteacher in Pennsylvania goes unsolved for years, but investigators discover a new tool that may finally help unlock the murderer's identity.
When an investigative reporter and his fiancee are gunned down, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) hope to learn what the murder victim had intended to expose, but when they close in on the shooter, the cops discover dotted lines that connect to organized crime - and possibly the governor's office. While an uneasy Captain Deakins (Jamey Sheridan) chafes at the prospect of sniffing around the power elite, Goren and Eames plunge full speed ahead and focus on key evidence that a bribe was paid at the state's highest level. Courtney B. Vance also stars.
A soldier, just back from Afghanistan, is gunned down on the side of the road in Kentucky. Detectives quickly uncover a secret that could solve the case.
When a Catholic church sexton (guest star Stephen McKinley Henderson) is found murdered in the sanctuary, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) search for a thieving drug addict (guest star Alex Feldman) who works there, but their investigation grows dicey when it appears that the victim was skimming church funds -- and diverting them to the suspect. A further complication arises when the police make another grim discovery that implicates other important church officials in a widening scandal. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star.
The launch of a heated lawsuit over the potential theft of a multi-million dollar website leaves two bodies in the company's office. Goren and Eames enter the world of "Kizmate" - a site devoted to connecting people who share fleeting romantic encounters - and investigate its key members to determine if the killings were coincidence or something more.
The homicide of private first class soldier and young mother Kaitlyn Ramirez; a glimpse into the FBI's crime lab and an in-depth look at how multiple agencies uncovered a plot that spanned several states and prompted suspicions of espionage
A murder case considered closed by North Dakota detectives is suddenly reopened when a confidential informant comes forward with a tip about an unlikely suspect.
When a wealthy wine importer is found dead in his cellar after hosting a tasting of two hundred year-old wine, Goren and Eames uncover the conspiratorial workings of a high-end auction house. The guests of the tasting, a sexy grifter couple, and the victim's wife are brought into suspicion as deeper investigations reveal the victim's true nature and new motives come to light.
A mother's death initially appears to be a suicide, but when investigators start to interview those closest to her, an evil plot emerges.
Detectives Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) must determine if a banker was murdered or committed suicide. They discover the bank's only client is the Catholic Church and dig into a scandal and cover-up linked to the murder.