I had the opportunity to watch the first two episodes of season 9 of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT titled “Loyalty Part 1″ (airing April 1) and “Loyalty – Part 2″ (Airing April 8).
In “Loyalty”, at the center of an international intrigue, Captain Ross faces a sudden and unspeakable tragedy that pushes his detectives Goren, Eames and Nichols to do all they can to find out the culprits. Honestly, I wish I could say more but I would be giving it away. All I can say is that Ross will no longer be part of the force and his team will be changed in a major way because of it. This storyline is one of the most significant we have ever seen in L&O CI history as it will change the show as we know it.
The major crime itself is not very interesting as a whole although there is some solid acting throughout both episodes. Plus we have some known faces popping into the episodes such David Zayas (Angel from Dexter) and Saffron Burrows who plays the new detective Serena Stevens in Major Case Detective. (Although I like her, she seems to have a tough time hiding her British accent).
One thing to note from these two episodes is that they mark the end of the two team story that had recently become the L&O CI trademark. I personally like the fact that each week we had different characters breaking the monotony. After these two episodes, we will be back with only one detective team.
These two episodes are must watch. Check them out and let me know what you think by either leaving a comment below or follow me on Twitter.