We have a full plate of episodes for all the shows in the Law & Order franchise this week. The new episode of Law & Order Criminal Intent marks the much-anticipated introduction of Jeff Goldblum as Detective Zach Nichols (a promo clip is below). The episode of Law & Order SVU includes the much-hyped appearance of guest star Hillary Duff. (A video clip is below.) Law & Order is just, well, new – and that’s enough for me!
PS - after I released this listing, NBC made a programming change. The episode originally scheduled to air on April 29 for Law & Order - "Exchange" - has been removed and another new episode has been inserted. But, the episode name on the NBC release looks odd to say the least and I don't think it is correct. I listed the episode information below and have left the episode title blank for now. ("Exchange" has been moved to May 13.)
A special note – my recaps for SVU and Law & Order may be a little late for this week.
Law & Order Criminal Intent “Rock Star” Air date April 26, 2009
Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson) and her partner, Det. Zack Nichols (Jeff Goldblum), investigate the stabbing of an artist, who was found in a neighborhood rife with ethnic tensions.
My recap and review of Law & Order Criminal Intent “Rock Star” " can be found here.
Law & Order SVU “Selfish” Air Date April 28, 2009
A YOUNG CHILD GOES MISSING, AND HER YOUNG MOTHER IS THE PRIME SUSPECT--HILARY DUFF AND GAIL O'GRADY GUEST-STAR
When it is reported by Ruth Walker (Guest Star Gail O'Grady) that her two year-old granddaughter, Sierra Walker, is missing Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) investigate. After rounds of interrogation and a failed Amber Alert, Benson and Stabler believe that the prime suspect is none other than Sierra's young and irresponsible mother, Ashlee Walker (Guest Star Hilary Duff). Also starring: Richard Belzer (Detective John Much), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Michaela McManus (A.D.A Kim Greylek), Stephanie March (ADA Alexandra Cabot), Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner), and B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang).
Law & Order "Promote This" (?)Air Date April 29, 2009
A STRING OF HATE CRIMES AGAINST HISPANIC MEN LEADS TO A CONTROVERSIAL CASE INVOLVING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
Detectives Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) and Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) investigate the case of Oswaldo Morales (guest star Hector Javier Munoz), an illegal immigrant found unconscious but still alive on a service road. When the detectives find a possible link to Oswaldo's attack and nine recent bias-related incidents, they uncover a deep-seeded, dangerous bias against Hispanic men within the community. Also stars S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Linus Roache and Alana de la Garza.
My recap and review of Law & Order "Promote This" can be found here.
Law & Order Criminal Intent Promo – Introducing Zach Nichols
Clip – Law & Order SVU ‘Selfish”
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