New York's war on crime enters an unprecedented phase of tension and conflict in the fifth season of 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent'. Legendary producer Dick Wolf presides over 22 episodes of compelling, ripped-from-the-headlines cases as the Major Case Squad takes on some of its most difficult scenarios to date - from brainwashing and foul play to bondage and bizarre ritualistic killings. Chris Noth joins cast members Annabella Sciorra, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance as well as guest stars Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Gladis, Leslie Hendrix and Malcolm McDowell for each riveting moment of suspenseful drama. Discover why this unique series in the critically acclaimed Law and. Order franchise stays with viewers like no other show ever has long after the final clue is revealed.