Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 5 Episode 21

On Fire

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 14, 2006 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Michael Rispoli reprises his role as Frank Adair in this episode, bringing closure to a story arc begun in season four's "My Good Name."

    • Nitpick: Goren discusses crucifers and processionals, however typically only the Evangelical Lutheran Church uses these, not the Lutheran Church. Nor would there be a baptismal pool in either church, as the theology supports a sprinkling type baptism, rather than immersion.

    • Nitpick: Goren refers to the group of assembled church leaders as reverends when they are all meeting together. This would be incorrect, as not all Church leaders are reverends. As a lapsed Catholic, Goren would certainly know this.

  • Quotes

    • Charlie Taylor: (sees a race car wreck on TV; squeals) Woo-hoo! Look at that!
      Robert Goren: You like car races?
      Charlie Taylor: Oh yeah! I got a need for speed! I'm– not that I break the law any more, officer. I got plenty enough tickets to last me a lifetime, but no DUI's. I don't drink. I got an allergy.
      Robert Goren: Your job. You're always climbing around in those vents, that's dangerous, huh?
      Charlie Taylor: It's fun!
      Robert Goren: (to Eames) Dangerous and fun.
      Alex Eames: (deadpan) Woo-hoo.

    • Chief Steve Yarrow: You know, Jimmy, everybody warned you Logan was a mutt. So don't be surprised if you got fleas.

    • Robert Goren: Maybe he had trouble accepting her as his new mother. Maybe Regina seduced him, to win him over.
      James Deakins: She couldn't just get him a new baseball mitt?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Charlie Taylor: I got a need for speed.
      This is likely a reference to the 1986 Tony Scott film Top Gun. In a classic scene, Maverick (Tom Cruise) says, 'I feel the need... ' and then he and Goose (Anthony Edwards) say, 'The need for speed!' and high-five each other. To the modern day generation, that phrase is synonymous with the video game Need for Speed.

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the 2006 Alabama Church fires.