Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 4 Episode 7


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 07, 2004 on USA

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  • The best episode of the series; some of the best acting of D'Onofrio's career.

    "Magnificat" is an unconventional and devastatingly sad episode -- perhaps the best L&O:CI of all. The scene when Goren and Eames interrogate Paul Whitlock is unforgettable. Whitlock tells the detectives that he knew that his wife Doreen was planning to kill herself. "So what?" he says. "I didn't kill our kids! I didn't build a bomb!" Goren and Eames are incensed, but the DA Ronald Carver tells them there is no chargeable offense. This incredibly intense and emotionally-charged scene is one of the best of the entire series, with brilliant acting from Vincent D'Onofrio and Sam Robards.