When a murder case bears eerie similarities to a serial murder case from the past, Goren's reclusive profiling mentor comes in to help the investigation. But nobody realizes that Eames may be the next target.
After an inebriated teenage girl is murdered, Goren and Eames turn the microscope on a small town, but accusations against a local advertising big-wig and resistance from the local police complicate the investigation.
A man confesses to murdering a young beauty queen, but his story doesn't add up. But the investigation into how the confessor received confidential details of the crime could lead Goren and Eames to the real killer.
The suspects in the murder of a record producer include a disreputable nightclub owner, an eccentric bouncer aspiring to be a rap star, an ambitious young singer who may have been having an affair with him, and her jealous husband.
Goren and Eames suspect that a prominent New York politician's corrupt, womanizing husband is involved in the murder of a judge. But the investigation reveals that that he was the actual target of the hit.
The murder of a prominent minister's wife appears to be connected a blackmail attempt and a mysterious DVD. Meanwhile, Goren's mother takes a turn for the worse, and Robert stumbles upon his long-missing, troubled brother.
Detective Logan investigates the polonium poisoning of an old journalist friend, and accidentally stumbles onto a story about an American martyr in Palestine that Logan suspects the Israeli government doesn't want released.
Logan investigates the murder of a judge's son, and suspects that somebody that he put away may have had him killed for revenge. Meanwhile, detective Wheeler learns that her long-lost father may still be alive.
Members of the radical deaf community are suspects in the murder of a doctor who provides cochlear implants. But the investigation proves troublesome when members refuse to cooperate because of their contempt for the hearing public.
A female astronaut is found murdered in her hotel room on the morning of a press conference. The investigation leads to several suspects, including a jealous professional rival, an ex-boyfriend and a married space-shuttle commander (Tate Donovan) with whom the victim was having an affair.
The death of a stripper-turned-celebrity's son appears to be an accidental overdose, but when the woman (Swanson) dies days later after giving birth, the case becomes a homicide investigation that seems to involve the paternity of the newborn.