Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 5 Episode 6

In the Wee Small Hours (1)

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 06, 2005 on USA
9.4
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Detectives Eames, Goren, Barek, and Logan must solve a case that involves a teenage girl missing in New York City. While Barek and Logan search around for another missing girl, Eames and Goren work to uncover a mystery with a judge and his son.

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  • This review is for both episodes, because I watched as One episode. (Spoilers)

    8.0
    First off you know it was good, because I have like a 42 minute attention span, this was One hour and twenty-five minutes, and I managed to pay attention through all of it!



    Now, it was a great case. They thought they knew exactly who killed both girls, but it turned out that the detectives had no idea what they step into. My favorite part was that they had both sets of partners working on this case together, I wish they would do this more often, then seperating them.



    The acting was ok, and so was the writing.



    But here what I thought was sad, this family was so messed up. Son charged with neglegent homicide, mom charge with murder, and dad charged with statutory rape. WOW! Makes my family look normal.moreless
  • A horny teen gets mixed up in the disappearance and suspected murder of two young teenage girls. His father's a judge, and we now have all four Detectives working on the case.moreless

    10
    This special two-hour episode was exactly what this season needed to get it back on track. The series, I felt, took a turn for the worst when half the episodes featured Goren and Eames, while the other half featured Logan and Barek. However, this episode was crucial in bringing them together, and as painful as it was to watch Law and Order: CI without Det. Goren, I think this should make for an excellent story line, conflict between the two investigating teams, and with each of the detectives having their flaws brought out by the judge, implicated in this episode. For me, the greatest scene was where Goren receives the news that the judge had sent an investigator to see his ailing mother. Immediately you knew that the judge had made a mistake in that he made the case personal. As soon as Goren found out, he went to the judge’s office and manipulated him into confessing his implication in the case. This is exactly why I watch this show, to see Goren go ballistic on the bad guys and make them incriminate themselves.moreless
  • Loved it. First part of two-hours episode.

    9.8
    This episode was about a girl who disappeared while on a trip. The detectives soon learn that the girl hanged out the night before she disappeared and met a guy. He's a judge's son and is a sex addicted. They also connect the case to another girl, black, who is missing, and try to prove that the judge's son is the responsible for both of them.

    I just loved this episode, it's one of the best of the whole series. This was the only time in the series that we can see all the four detectives, Goren, Eames, Logan and Barek, working together. And the case was also really good by the fact that involves a judge's family.moreless
  • Amazing episode.

    10
    i liked it becasue it had all 4 of the detectives. I saw only a few weeks ago and I was amazed at how good it was. I had heard that it was pretty good, but it really was. I think that the case was the perfect mixture of things Bobby and Alex could deal with and Mike and Carolyn could handle. The whole thing was good, and it did keep you guessing. Was he going to get off? Did he actually do it? I think that it was the boost that the show needed, to go from good to excellent.moreless
  • The two part episode that involves all four of the LO:CI cast.

    8.9
    In this installment of Law & Order: Criminal Intent we find Eames and Goren teaming up with their counterparts Barek and Logan to solve the mystery of a missing girl on a trip to New York City. We see more than we want to in this episode with a dramatic moment revolving around both Eames and Goren, and as painful as it is for some to watch we atleast get to have both the teams in one setting (even though the Anabella Sciorra, and Chris Noth episodes are the most boring). The episode has some racial moments when the obvious has been broughten out after another missing girl who just so happens to be involved in the very same murder mystery is black, and the girl who's missing is white. The media is clammoring over this new missing girl but didn't even move when the other girl was announced missing before. This is a great episode and shows those who watch both Sciorra and Noth that they can do just a good job as the other two.moreless
Vincent D'Onofrio

Vincent D'Onofrio

Det. Robert Goren

Kathryn Erbe

Kathryn Erbe

Det. Alexandra Eames

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

Det. Mike Logan

Annabella Sciorra

Annabella Sciorra

Det. Carolyn Barek

Jamey Sheridan

Jamey Sheridan

Capt. James Deakins

Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance

A.D.A. Carver

Colm Meaney

Colm Meaney

Judge Harold Garrett

Guest Star

Matt O'Leary

Matt O'Leary

Ethan Garrett

Guest Star

Lucinda Jenney

Lucinda Jenney

Elise Garrett

Guest Star

Geneva Carr

Geneva Carr

Faith Yancy

Recurring Role

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (Goren responds to the different alibis proffered by a classmate of the missing girl.)
      Detective Goren: Two black guys... a blue van... in Brownsville. That's very colorful!

    • Mike Logan: You know what? Sinatra cut an album with Pearl Bailey. Maybe our kid nicknamed a black girl "Pearl"… seeing as he's a Sinatra nut.
      Carolyn Barek: Apparently not the only one.

    • (watching Faith Yancy's show where she accuses a teacher of the crime)
      James Deakins: Smell of rotting meat in the air? That's the vultures gathering.

    • (To Barek, while sorting through the contents of the luggage.)
      Mike Logan: How come we get the dirty laundry?

    • Eunice Peterson: (to Faith Yancy) I know how it is with you people. If she's white, put her in the spotlight. If she's black, put her in the back. I'll take your interest now, any way it comes, but do not confuse my desperation with gratitude.

    • Ron Carver: Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves. We're flying into the eye of the hurricane.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode was one of the episodes that Wolf Films submitted for consideration for a 2006 Emmy nomination.

    • All four detectives are featured in the two-parter, and the opening credits have been changed to reflect the two separate partnerships.

    • Although originally presented as a two-hour telemovie, "In the Wee Small Hours" parts I and II are intended as two individual episodes.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Nykeema: I said it might mean something nasty, you know, like pearl in the oyster.
      Martin: That is so Rita Mae Brown.
      Rita Mae Brown is an American novelist, screenwriter and diarist who regularly uses word play in the titles of her mystery series, such as Rest in Pieces, Claws and Effect, The Hounds and the Fury, etc.

    • (Looking at a website online.)
      Alex Eames: Hosted by: the chairman, age: 17, location: the fifth circle of hell. Interests: booze, dames and poker.

      A reference to Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy (ca. 1308-1320). An epic poem from Italian literature, it traces the allegorical journey of Dante through hell, purgatory and heaven. The fifth of the nine circles of hell is reserved for those whose sins were wrath, sullenness or sloth. The fifth circle lies in the river Styx.

    • The title of the episode, "In the Wee Small Hours", is one of many Sinatra-related allusions in the episode. It was also the title of a Sinatra album.

    • (To Barek, referring to Goren and Logan.)
      Alex Eames: There they go, Ocean's two.
      This is another reference to the Sinatra period. One of Frank Sinatra's most well-known films was the grand robbery caper, the 1960 Lewis Milestone film, Ocean's 11 starring the Rat Pack, which included five well-known celebrities of that era: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop and Dean Martin (which was later remade with George Clooney).

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Natalee Hollway case. Natalee Holloway was a teenager from Alabama who disappeared while on a post-graduation trip to Aruba on May 30, 2005. In both cases, one of the prime suspects was the son of a local judge.

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