Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 5 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 25, 2005 on USA

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  • Detective Goren must face his arch-nemesis, serial killer Nicole Wallace, as she once more surfaces to seemingly hold a family captive with her insidious design. Things prove not to be so easy to interpret.

    This episode was by far better and more revealing than all the Nicole Wallace episodes before. Perhaps because it is the fourth appearance of Goren's anti-thesis, it is easier to see the meaning behind their interaction. There were moments when I really thought Bobby would just say "get out of here, Nicole. Run." Nicole Wallace IS Goren if he had "gone the other way." That is the parallel between them and the evidence of it was never so perfect as in this episode. In the end she said that Goren had taken away her ability to do wrong... and I wonder very much what will happen if she resurfaces.