Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 8 Episode 3

Identity Crisis

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 03, 2009 on USA

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  • Ending Saved It

    CSI had a recent episode that was similar to 'Identity Crisis': it involved two brothers of humble means- one rises above by becoming a sociopathic chameleon. But I'm not here to argue that one was better or worse than the other... What impressed me was that the con-man character, his motives, and the ending made this episode memorable. If the villain wasn't after money, why all the charades? The initial flashbacks of his mother's demise had me fearing that his character would be oversimplified but he had a great chemistry with Detective Goren, who had a similarly rocky relationship with his mother. I was expecting Goren to flip him in the interrogation room as they do many criminals, catching him in a lie or revealing the evidence they had discovered against him- but instead, Criminal Intent used an amazing amount of subtlety and originality.