Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 7 Episode 2


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 11, 2007 on USA
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The murder of an obstetrician leaves Logan and his new partner sorting out complex family dynamics, a doctor with a god complex, and so much spread around DNA that finding the real killer will be a miracle of genetics.

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  • An okay Criminal Intent episode but a lack luster start for Logan and his new partner Falachi. The case meandered around way too much. With the question of who killed a doctor hismoreless

    An okay Criminal Intent episode but a lack luster start for Logan and his new partner Falachi. The case meandered around way too much. With the question of who killed a doctor his brother, wife, nephew, or his son. Other than the case that was going nowhere Logans new partner Falachi. Was way over the top in her female version of Logan performance. I really feel she was modeled after "Bones" Temperance Brenan character with her total disregard for conventional social morays. Well it's too soon to judge how this new partnership will go but if they don't make Falachi more than just a jerk to everyone we'll have a problem this season.moreless
  • Over the top with Whitt and a plot that didn't read rigt. What was Noth to do?

    I thought Witt's charector was over the top, way way over the top. To the point of unbeleiveing. I know they wanted to get a partner that was 'more' like Logan but this was sad to watch. I didn't mind that she and and the Capt. didn't really get off to the right start, who ever does with their boss. God knows Goren and him don't see eye to eye but please this was not Goren this was....blah!

    And the story line what happened there. Last week was great, this week they flopped it for Logen. One Noth is a better actor than that to give him a story line that just dies out and goes no where! They had several chances to make it a serious crime with the wife, the son, heck they could have made the dead doctor gay But no we find the lost son he won't help and the other lost son confesses only if he will help. OMG is this a soap opera???

    I am very disappointed this week, maybe Witt's charector will calm a little since it was the first week but NO I don't like her. I am not a Wheeler fan really but I would rather have her which I thought I would never say.

    I hope they don't keep doing this to Noth all season!!!!!!moreless
Michael O'Keefe

Michael O'Keefe

Dr. Eli Rush

Guest Star

Devon Gummersall

Devon Gummersall

Tom Pittino

Guest Star

Kate Hodge

Kate Hodge

Paula Rush

Guest Star

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: If you pay attention to the nurses with the babies behind Dr. Rush when the detectives question him, it's clear the scene was shot in a different order and spliced together. The Caucasian nurse tends to a baby in a bassinet. When the camera returns, she is carrying the baby, and then she picks up the baby, in that order.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Danny Ross: How're things working out with you two?
      Mike Logan: Workin'.
      Danny Ross: Falacci's not really a… people person.
      Mike Logan: Yeah. But she's a closer. Besides, I wanna take a shot at being the diplomat for once.

    • Mike Logan: That was an old drinking buddy of mine down at the 2-1. He says they got called to the Rush's apartment about six months ago on a domestic dispute. Apparently the father and son were going at it during a Passover Seder.
      Danny Ross: Guess we know who didn't find the afikomen. (quizzical looks from Logan and Falacci) It's like an Easter egg hunt with a matzah.

    • Dr. Eli Rush: If I gave something to every kid with my DNA, there'd be nothing left of me!

    • (DNA evidence points to Eli Rush's son.)
      Nola Falacci: Are you sure? He told us he couldn't have children!
      Danny Ross: Falacci, two things we know. DNA doesn't lie, and Eli Rush does.

    • Nola Falacci: I called three times for the DNA results. I mean, I thought Major Case had pull.
      Danny Ross: Rodgers tells me it was five calls, not three, and she explained the lab needed time because the crime scene was contaminated by a blood relative.
      Nola Falacci: Well, so you always make excuses for the people you work with?
      Danny Ross: Detective, it's okay to have the thought, you don't always need to say it.

    • Tom Pittino: Sometimes there are no easy answers; people get emotional.
      Mike Logan: Do they get emotional, or do they get angry?

    • Mike Logan: I know it's your day off, but it is what it is.
      Nola Falacci: Trust me, I'll take a crime scene over playing a clown at the neighbor's kid's birthday party any day.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia – July 10, 2008 on Network 10
      Czech Republic – April 26, 2010 on TV Nova

    • This is Alicia Witt's first contract performance in her role as Det. Logan's new partner, Nola Falacci. Megan Wheeler's absence, due to Julianne Nicholson's maternity leave, was explained as a special assignment related to her old detail.


    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Dr. Cecil Jacobson case, a fertility doctor who was convicted in 1992 of inseminating over 75 of his female patients with his own sperm.

      The story was ripe for ripping; in 1995, the original Law & Order series aired an episode that had a similar plot, was inspired by the same case, and had an almost identical title "Seed."

    • Jason Rush: (to Nola Falacci) Anything else you want to see, firecrotch?
      "Firecrotch" was the crude and unflattering nickname that oil heir Brandon Davis gave to his ex-girlfriend, actress Lindsay Lohan.