Law & Order: Criminal Intent


Season 6, Ep 5, Aired 10/17/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Goren and Eames investigate the death of a well-known and well-liked historian, Dr. Adlai Copeland, and their investigation leads them to suspect the victim's brother Ted, who was perpetually short of money and had recently been cut off by his brother. Ted is the prime suspect in the investigation until he, too, turns up dead, and detectives then turn their eye to the victims' wives, both of whom had something to gain from the two men's deaths.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Vincent D'Onofrio

    Det. Robert Goren

  • Stephanie SenGupta

  • Leslie Hendrix

    Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

  • Carrie Preston

    Lena Copeland

  • Dick Wolf

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Put this episode out of its misery.

    By t3hf0xb0x, Feb 25, 2013

  • Lots of suspense and plot twists.

    By JohnnySoftware, Oct 18, 2006

  • Gotta love that Goren!

    By JPPT1974, Oct 18, 2006

  • A favorite son....two odd wives....somebody is broke and dad is a joke.

    By THEJELLYBEAN66, Oct 18, 2006

  • Good but kind of a remake...

    By sparkie_ac, Oct 18, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: (talking about the victim) Well, aside from being dead, he's in perfect health.

    • (Looking at a victim who's been shot, stabbed and hit with a statue.) Danny Ross: Well, no points for form, but a 10 for stick-to-itiveness.

    • Alex Eames: She's got a small rap sheet. Forged checks, shoplifting, former pageant runner-up, former pharmaceutical rep. She broke up a doctor's marriage, and then left him for the shy historian on the best sellers list. Danny Ross: Classy. How does a man of Dr. Copeland's stature end up being married to a future guest of Jerry Springer?

    • Robert Goren: Charlene is a full-on borderline. The more drama that she creates outside herself, the calmer that she gets.

    • Danny Ross: The wife, she really slept with his corpse? Alex Eames: Then she brought Gus Ferrero, her gardener, to his funeral.

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    Notes (1)

    • Special billing was given to Rip Torn (and Special Guest Star) in this episode.

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: At the funeral scene, a camera man and crew can be seen very clearly in Eames' sunglasses reflection (in High Definition).

    • Nitpick: In "My Good Name," Eames references her father as having been with the 9-1. In this episode, she states he was with the 4-0. No indication has ever been given that her father switched precincts.

    Allusions (2)

    • Charlene Copeland: Well, it wasn't her idea. She got it from a movie.
      The movie referred to is the 1951 Alfred Hitchcock film, Strangers on a Train. The plot surrounds two men, who have never met before, agreeing to kill a despised member of the other's family. It was also used in Jerry Orbach's final Law and Order episode, "C.O.D.," and the 1987 Danny DeVito film, Throw Momma from the Train starring Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito.

    • Robert Goren: It's a Ponzi scheme. In 1903, Charles Ponzi came to the United States from Italy with a scheme that offered extremely large short-term returns on investments to entice investors. In order to make good on each cycle's investment returns, he would lure another batch of investors, and so on. Although not the first to use this scheme, Ponzi became the most well-known in the United States for the sheer amount of money his scheme netted. Scams of this type soon became known as a Ponzi, the term is in (dis)honor of Charles Ponzi.

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