Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 3 Episode 8

Sound Bodies

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 16, 2003 on USA



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Conroy Smith: (to Goren) It was Tina. (pauses) She was mine. What did you do to her?

    • Conroy Smith: No one betrays me.
      Det. Robert Goren: C'mon. Tina or Caroline?
      Conroy Smith: No one betrays me.
      Det. Robert Goren: (smacks his hand on the table) Think again! We got the smoking gun.

    • Robert Goren: (to Smith) You just wait, with your little fishing rod, and you hook whatever damaged goods comes out of the pit.

    • Det. Robert Goren: ... and you're special. (Conroy laughs) Well, aren't ya, Connie?
      Conroy Smith: No. I'm not that special.
      Robert Goren: No. I think you made yourself special. I think that's the lie you told yourself to explain why your mother ditched you.
      Conroy Smith: No. That's not reality. My mother has important work.
      G. Lynn Bishop: Like cleaning motel rooms in Laughlin? (pulls out a slip of paper and sets it on the table) Well, here's her number if you want to call her.
      Robert Goren: Ooh, look ... (taps the slip of paper) Look. BING. Reality. People leave you. Your mother, and soon, your uncle.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Conroy Smith: I should take this thing and beat your brains in with it. Because that's what you deserve. What you all deserve. Just like her -- ready to crawl out of that pit and come at you with knives. Cause that's what you deserve -- that's what you deserve!
      Charles Manson said something very similar at his trial, when talked about his "family": "If I could, I would jerk this microphone off and beat your brains out with it, because that is what you deserve, that is what you deserve..."

    • Conroy Smith: Their parents made them what they are -- I didn't do anything.
      Charles Manson said something very similar when talking about his "family" at his trial: "You made your children what they are ... These children that come at you with knives, they are your children. You taught them. I didn't teach them."

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of both the Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church poisonings that took place in April of 2003 and the Manson family murders.

    • When Goren spoke to the young girl feeding the dogs in her barn, she mentioned Siddhartha, a book by Hermann Hesse. This book is mentioned again in the episode a few more times.