Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 2 Episode 6


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 03, 2002 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Nitpick: This episode perpetuates the movie myth of sprinklers. A major plot point revolves around the idea that when a sprinkler goes off, all the sprinklers in the network will go off. In the real world only the sprinklers which are heated by the fire will spray water. The rest will stay dry.

    • Goofs: When Goren and Eames first speak to Frank Lowell in the garden, their positions change from shot to shot. In the first shot, Eames is between Mr. Lowell and Goren. In the next shot, Mr. Lowell is between the two detectives with Goren on his left, and Eames on his right. At the beginning of the scene, Mr. Lowell hands Eames a Brandywine tomato. She, in turn, hands it to Goren. Towards the end of the scene, Goren hands back a flower - not a tomato - to Mr. Lowell.

    • Nitpick: In the climactic scene of the episode outside the church, the pastor is shown wearing a Geneva robe and a preaching stole. While this is likely a free church and therefore his vestments are not strictly limited, this is a highly unusual combination. The Geneva robe and the preaching stole are representative of two different 'branches' of liturgical garments. The robe (a medieval academic garment) would usually be accompanied by a hood or a clerical collar. The stole would usually be used with an alb (an ancient Roman garment). While not strictly a goof, this is a strange creative choice which is probably made out of ignorance rather than intent.

  • Quotes

    • Dr. Rogers: Nine families gave me permission to exhume the bodies.
      Robert Goren: Only nine? You must have some bedside manner.
      Dr. Rogers: There's a reason I work with dead people.

    • Robert Goren: This opportunity has the shelf life of one, maybe two hours. By then we'll have all your buddies in custody.
      Alex Eames: Oh, the tales they will tell.
      Robert Goren: None of them with a happy ending.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Robert Ray Courtney case. He was a pharmasict found to have been diluting drugs for a period of at least nine years.