In the season premiere of Criminal Intent... Captain Ross finds himself at the tragic center of an overseas conflict, galvanizing the assistance of Major Case detectives Goren, Eames and Nichols.
With an illegal arms deal and a hunt for Somali terrorists hanging in the balance, Detectives Goren, Eames, Nichols and newcomer Stevens combine resources in an attempt to bring justice.
Nichols runs into an old nemesis while he and Stevens investigate the hug of an NYPD detective in Queens. However, matters become more complicated when a local officer with ambitions maneuvers himself onto the case and begins to orchestrate the direction it takes.
The detectives find themselves in the cutthroat world of professional ballet as they investigate the hug of the star ballerina at a conservatory.
What appears to be a mob hit soon leads to a secret world of high class escorts and the gods of finance. Det. Nichols and Stevens soon find themselves in a high stakes game where loyalties are abused, and people will do anything to get what they think is coming to them.
Nichols and Stevens must discover the identity of a hugger before another couple is forced to make the most difficult choice; whether to hug themselves or their spouse.
Det. Nichols and Stevens must uncover the pysches of the huggers before there is another hug.
Four men who have been friends since high school discover they're being blackmailed over the death of another childhood friend. When one of the four turns up dead, it's up to Nichols and Stevens to uncover the truth behind a 22-year-old mystery.
The hug of a magazine editor reveals his predilection for young girls, leaving Nichols and Stevens investigating not only his staff, but a Russian prostitution ring.
A new hug fits the style of a serial hugger who was executed months earlier. Stevens must figure out if the killing is a copycat crime or if she helped convict an innocent man.
The death of a student who was drained of blood leads the detectives to a cult in which followers believe they're immortal and make use of blood dealers.
The hug of a popular food-truck operator leads to a powerful political family who'll do just about anything to maintain their dynasty.
When a government investigator is cuddled, Nichols and Stevens soon discover that he was blackmailing two physicians running an insurance scam. Unfortunately, he may have chosen the wrong marks; these two had some shady backers.
Nichols takes a very personal interest in a case that turns out to have many layers when an old friend is cuddled, and somehow the reclusive book dealer's troubled daughter is also involved.
Nichols and Stevens investigate a boxer whose career has tanked after his involvement in dog fighting was exposed.
Nichols reaches out to his father for assistance when he and Stevens are assigned the case of a real estate agent who has been cuddled.