Law & Order: Criminal Intent

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  • S 10 : Ep 8

    To the Boy in the Blue Knit Cap

    Aired 6/26/11

  • S 10 : Ep 7

    Icarus

    Aired 6/19/11

  • S 10 : Ep 6

    Cadaver

    Aired 6/12/11

  • S 10 : Ep 5

    Trophy Wine

    Aired 6/5/11

  • S 10 : Ep 4

    The Last Street in Manhattan

    Aired 5/22/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Vincent D'Onofrio

    Det. Robert Goren

  • Kathryn Erbe

    Det. Alexandra Eames

  • Jay O. Sanders

    Capt. Joseph Hannah [season 10]

  • Julia Ormond

    Dr. Paula Geisen [season 10]

  • Jamey Sheridan

    Capt. James Deakins [seasons 1-5]

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  • "In New York City's war on crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the detectives of the Major Case Squad. These are their stories." Groundbreaking producer Dick Wolf presides over his popular, Emmy Award-winning Law & Order franchise with Law & Order: Criminal Intent, broadcast on NBC during its first six seasons and then moved to NBC Universal sibling USA Network beginning with season seven. This legal crime drama is unique among the other franchise programs in that it offers an additional dimension by exposing major crimes from the criminal's perspective. Vincent D'Onofrio stars as Det. Robert Goren, an exceptionally bright homicide investigator with well-honed instincts that match up favorably with his criminal quarry. Likewise, his partner, Det. Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe), brings an independence and stylish edge to her work that meshes well in tandem with Goren. In the fifth season, they were joined by Det. Mike Logan (Chris Noth), who had finally worked his way back from a ten-year exile to Staten Island. Logan has worked with three partners. Carolyn Barak (Annabella Sciorra) was introduced in the fifth season as the meticulous and measured counterpart to the fiery Logan. Megan Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson) joined major case in the sixth season as an equally brainy detective but with a bit of a wild side. Nola Falacci (Alicia Witt) worked with Logan for part of the seventh season while Wheeler was on another assignment (Nicholson's maternity leave). A hot-headed Irish-Italian mix, Falacci gave Logan a turn as the level-headed partner. Goren also worked briefly with another detective, G. Lyn Bishop (Samantha Buck), while Eames was on maternity leave (Erbe's real maternity leave). Their commanding officer during the first five seasons, Capt. James Deakins (Jamey Sheridan), was a competent but ambitious political character who knew how to survive and thrive behind the scenes. All of them often butted heads with the no-nonsense Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver (Courtney B. Vance), a stickler for the crucial legal details for the first five seasons. The sixth season introduced Eric Bogosian as Capt. Danny Ross to replace Jamey Sheridan. There was no replacement for the A.D.A. character. René Balcer, a ten-year veteran of the original Law & Order series, developed Law & Order: Criminal Intent and served as head writer, executive producer and showrunner for the first five seasons. Warren Leight took over as showrunner and executive producer in seasons six and seven. Peter Jankowski and Norberto Barba are also executive producers.moreless

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    • Mr. Wahdi: Over there were the Russians, 127 carats – D and E, white, flawless. There it was Canadian pieces, 78 carats – not the best quality, for earrings. And here, uncut stones I'd just brought back from London two weeks ago. One piece was 22 carats. Robert Goren: Altogether, 300, 350? Mr. Wahdi: Maybe, I cannot be sure. Robert Goren: Well, let's call it $300 million; you can beef it up later for the insurance.

    • Robert Goren: It could be a prison tattoo. Alex Eames: How could he get to prison without leaving his prints in the system? James Deakins: How'd my luggage wind up in Amarillo last Christmas?

    • Karl Atwood: (to Gia) You say you don’t believe them? Prove it.

    • Robert Goren: (about Gia) She won't run, Ms. Lewin. Nora Lewin: (to Carver) Do you trust his judgment? Ron Carver: On this? Yes I do. Nora Lewin: Should I trust yours?

    • Ron Carver: Funny thing, the law. Right hand commits the murder, left hand pays for it...
      (Carver shrugs.)
      Schindel: Uh... how can my client help himself here?
      Ron Carver: Names and addresses, I take the death penalty off the table.
      Schindel: Life without parole? I mean, that's pretty steep. H-He's got no record of violence.
      Ron Carver: He does now. And the offer is not gonna hold. We found him; we'll find the others – with or without his help. (Carver leans back, juggling his hands) Life? Death? You choose.

    • (To Atwood, believing she has AIDS.) Gia DeLuca: We're both dead anyway. You killed us. Alex Eames: Think again, Gia. You got a long and healthy life ahead of you. Robert Goren: I lied. Sorry.

    • Robert Goren: Bad guys do what good guys dream.

    • Robert Goren: You notice anything unusual? Alex Eames: Not really. Robert Goren: It is just that she's putting lipstick on her eyeball. She's taking a picture of the safe.

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    • International Titles:
      • Brazil – Lei e Ordem: Crimes Premeditados (Law & Order: Deliberate Crimes)
      • Croatia – Red i zakon: kriminalna namjera
      • Finland – Kova laki: Rikollinen mieli (Tough Law: Criminal Mind)
      • France – New York - Section criminelle (New York - Criminal Section)
      • Germany – Criminal Intent - Verbrechen im Visier (Criminal Intent - Sights set on Crime)
      • Greece – Nomos kai taxi - Astynomikes istories (Law and Order: Police Stories)
      • Italy – Criminal Intent
      • Portugal – Lei & Ordem: Intenções Criminosas (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
      • Serbia – Red i zakon: zlocinacke namere
      • Spain – Ley y orden: Acción criminal (Law & Order: Criminal Action)
      • Sweden – I lagens namn: ur brottslig synvinkel (In the Name of the Law: From a Criminal Point of View)

    • This episode was dedicated to the tragic events that happened on September 11, 2001.

    • In considering doing a new installment of the Law & Order series, creator Dick Wolf modelled Detective Robert Goren on famous literary detective Sherlock Holmes.

    • As with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the opening music for this installment of the series is a remix of the original Law & Order theme.

    • The opening narration states: In New York City's war on crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the detectives of the Major Case Squad. These are their stories. This is the only Law & Order spin-off not to begin with the words In the criminal justice system....

    • Each spin-off of the original Law & Order has featured a cameo from one of the original series stars. Dianne Wiest brings the character of D.A. Nora Lewin to this episode.

    • Special billing was given to Dianne Wiest (Special Appearance by) in this episode.

    • In this episode Goren reveals a surprising knowledge of art and the German language, but in the German version, Langer was changed to being a French artist.

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    Trivia (194)

    • Unlike many episodes that follow this one, this episode actually involves a crime that would be investigated by the real Major Case squad (the crime being a commercial burglary worth over $100,000).

    • Goren learned German while in the Army.

    • When Goren and Eames are first talking to the bookie in the diner, the white van in the background turns into a dark SUV and then back again.

    • Goof: Graphics did not consistently spell Dupont's name. The title card identifying his home used "Denis Dupont," while a later news story on a TV used "Dennis Dupont."

    • Goof: Although billed in the end credits as Marc Truman, the administrator called the risk manager "Ed" during the hospital meeting.

    • Goof: The address on the envelope sent to the New York Ledger is 208 South St., NYC, NY 10001. However, the real zip code for that address would be 10002.

    • Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin) and Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) from Law & Order appear briefly in this episode when Goren and Eames discuss similar deaths in the area with them.

    • Goof: Although the financier is called Richard Uffland, a computer screen displaying an arrest record uses the name "Robert Ufland."

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    Allusions (246)

    • In the scene where Goren and Eames find the body in the trunk of the Cadillac, Goren discovers a small container with some of the stolen diamonds. He remarks "all that glitters" in referring to the diamonds. This is a common misquotation from Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice, Act II, Scene VII. The correct line is "all that glisters is not gold."

    • Robert Goren: Did you know that there's an original Salvador Dali hanging at Rikers Island? He donated it in the '60s. The painting referenced was an untitled paint and charcoal sketch of the crucifixion donated by Salvador Dali in 1965 for the prison dining area, as an apology for being too sick to fulfill his promise to attend an art workshop at the prison. It was hung in various sites within the prison until March, 2003, when it was stolen by a group of prison officers, and later reportedly destroyed in a panic by the former superintendent who masterminded the theft. No proof of the destruction or a black market sale has been found to date.

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Patricia Margello case. In 1998, Pati was romantically involved with Dean MacGuigan, a descendant of industrialist E.I. du Pont. MacGuigan's step-father, Christopher Moseley, was eventually convicted of ordering her murder.

    • Robert Goren: Hey, Don Juan, you're under arrest. Don Juan is a legendary fictional libertine, and considered in many works to be the greatest lover of all time.

    • Didier Foucault appears to be ripped from the headlines of French con artist Christophe Thierry Rocancourt.

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Stella Nickell case. After having been inspired by the infamous Tylenol scare in 1982, Nickell poisoned not only her husband's bottle of Excedrin headache medicine, but three other bottles that she placed in drugstores to make her husband's death look like the work of a serial killer. Nickell's motive, like that of the culprit in this episode, was to inherit nearly $200,000 in life insurance. She is currently serving a 90-year sentence for the crime.

    • The title of this episode, "The Pardoner's Tale," is a reference to the title of one of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, "The Pardoner," telling the tale of three men out to kill Death. The character of the Pardoner is a religious man of the church, who reveals himself in fact to be corrupt and hypocritical, very much like some of the characters in this episode who are themselves in positions of power, but corrupt.

    • Alex Eames: There they go. Down the rabbit hole. A reference to Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, where Alice disappeared by falling down a rabbit hole.

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