“Chief, this is Detective Eames. I won’t be taking that Captain’s Exam.” -Alex Eames
The final episode with Goren and Eames; the team that started Criminal Intent. It starts where the last one left off. Obviously, Goren and Eames had no intention of letting the FBI take their witness, and in trying to arrest him on new charges, Goren gets in his face and gets suspended.
Here’s the breakdown.
Goren gets suspended right as Nichols’ new partner arrives. Eames greets her with a saracastic “It’s fun here.” Eames spends the episode dealing with the suspicion on Goren and the Chief of Detectives wanting to promote her to Captain of Major Case, at the cost of Goren’s job.
After Goren gets suspended, he starts his own investigation even as the police investigate him for the murder of the guy he hassled earlier. Eames obviously does not like that. Of course, what Goren stumbles onto in his investigation, totally derails the police investigation and ends up setting the killer free, but not without Nichols getting in a few parting shots.
As an episode, it was pretty good. It was a decent way for Goren and Eames to leave, too. I just hate that they are gone from the show. Here’s hoping that Nichols and the new detective can carry the show.