Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 7 Episode 22

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 24, 2008 on USA
9.4
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Detective Goren is visited by the past when he finds a picture at his mother's grave indicating an old nemesis has returned, and the case only becomes more complex when his brother and a mentor reappear.

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  • Characters being eliminated one by one and the only ones left in his life is Declan.

    9.2
    The episode in itself was well written and the performances were great however deciding to make Brady his father to me was so unnecessary except for great material for Fan fiction. My opinion bad move on the writers parts. Also he should lose the beard and the ugly clothes, Declan was right he does look older than his years. One more thing I was sad to see Frank go. To elimanate Nicole that way was pretty lame but I must say that it was time for her to go, but a more dramatic demise for her should have been written.moreless
  • All Good Things...

    10
    This episode was, without doubt, the most important of the entire show since it resolved almost all the outstanding plot arcs. Not to mention that the acting was simply incredible. It also effectively ended the career of Bobby Goren since nothing remained of the man we've come to know so well.



    ** Spoiler ** I love Nicole (or rather the idea of Nicole) as Goren's worthy adversary who also injected intimacy into the mix. They KNEW each other well. Plots resolved:



    Goren's druggie brother (killed)

    Goren's parentage (father was a serial killer)

    Nicole (conflicted, plotting, scheming, flirting with "Bobby")

    Declan - the worst of the bunch since he treated lives as simply pieces of a puzzle. I wish they had shown Nicole declaring her love for Bobby or better, Declan should have forced her to call and tell him. My Grade: A+++++++moreless
  • Nicole had to go.

    9.0
    They milked about all they could out of Nicole Wallace's character: shock, angst, rage, evil, revenge, dark humor, and her sick obsession with Goren. She was exciting while she lasted, but it was time for her to go before she crossed over into ludicrous or melodramatic. They certainly sent her out with a bang - though she seemed to die with a literal wimper as Declan described it. I like the ironic twist that one bizarre, obsessive person in Bobby's life took down the other.



    I wonder if Declan Gage will disappear into a mental hospital and the prison system, or if he'll resuface sometime later. I vote to let him rot in prison (feed him some more of that old Christmas goose), and give Goren a break from the crazies in his personal life.moreless
  • Characters drop like flies as Goren's life continues down the road of the Shakesperian tragedy. While some will not be missed (Declan Gage), it is a tragedy that Nicole Wallace was killed off.moreless

    5.0
    Law & Order Criminal Intent has been my favorite show since it first aired. Goren and Eames are fascinating to watch and Vincent D'onofrio has created one of the memorable characters of television history. I even watch the reruns most Sunday nights on the dreadful wasteland that is Bravo. One of the highlights of the series was the creation of the Nicole Wallace character and the equal counterpart to Goren. Those episodes in which she appeared were gems among the series run. To have her so uncerimoniously killed off in this mishmash of an episode was an injustice greater than any Nicole had ever committed. There were too many coincidences and too many storylines in this terribly convoluted show. The writing has suffered this season and I hope it returns to form in the upcoming one.



    I also hope that they find some way to bring Nicole back. Sherock is nothing without professor Moriarty.moreless
  • Too short

    8.0
    This was a good episode and at the same time a terrible episode.



    Goren is confronted with Nicole, with his brother and with his mentor, and has rather personal encounters with Dr. Rodgers, with Capt. Ross and most of all with Eames. All in just one episode.



    This is such a waste; this HAD to be a two hour episode. D'Onofrio and all the other actors are easily capable of great acting, and here they had so much opportunity, but hardly any of them got enough time to do so.



    So all in all I am rather disappointed, because there will never again be a chance for such an episode, now that those three important guest roles have been terminated.moreless
Molly Gottlieb

Molly Gottlieb

Gwen Chapel

Guest Star

Linda Gehringer

Linda Gehringer

Innkeeper

Guest Star

Brian Letscher

Brian Letscher

Julie's Brother

Guest Star

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

Recurring Role

Olivia d'Abo

Olivia d'Abo

Nicole Wallace

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Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn

Frank Goren

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