Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 8 (2009)



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The eighth season of the crime drama sees Jeff Goldbum joining the cast as Zack Nichols, who partners with Megan Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson) to investigate an assortment of crimes for the NYPD's Major Case Squad. The episodes alternate between them and fellow detectives Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe), though Eames fills in for an absent Wheeler toward the end of the season. Among the crimes tackled: the shooting deaths of a councilman's stepdaughter and her boyfriend; the stabbing death of an artist; the death-by-electrocution of a woman with schizophrenia; the murder of a celebrity chef's girlfriend; and the death of a popular male model. Guest stars include Kathy Baker, Piper Perabo and Lynn Redgrave.

Critic Reviews for Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 8

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Goldblum makes more sense as D'Onofrio's potential replacement, not his co-lead... Maybe replacing Goren's opposite number with a kind of long-lost identical cousin will make the series more dependable than it's been.

Nov 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Goldblum's irrepressibility, the sheer volume and variety of his performance, makes him one of the most interesting things to show up on Criminal Intent in years.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…
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[Jeff Goldblum]'s a good fit, a stealth oddball among the sensible department regulars... The show is such a dependable machine; it helps to have a few loose gears sending out unexpected sparks.

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D'Onofrio is fantastic, but you could sense him getting a little tired of this character and show over the years and it seems right to inject some new life... Goldblum fits in well on CI.

Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Goldblum's deft touch with rapid-fire delivery makes him a particularly good choice for the show's cerebral brand of crime drama.

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Together, Goldblum and Nicholson are my favorite of the current Law & Order teams. The shows' plots? Eh -- by now we know the ripped-from-the-headlines formula; it's the acting we zero in on.

Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

In short, he's exactly what you thought you were getting from the casting of Jeff Goldblum. We look forward to catching his episodes in a holiday marathon in the years to come.

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