Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 3 Episode 6

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 02, 2003 on USA
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While tracking a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, Goren deduces that one of his suspects has an injured foot. It isn't long before Goren and Bishop realize the pair, who have already killed nine people including two undercover cops, are not the typical Bonnie and Clyde – the female partner is obviously the one in control.moreless

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  • Different anatagonists makes it interesting

    9.0
    I liked this storyline. The two actors who play Bonnie and Clyde really pull of their characters. Their impressive displays make this stand out as a very good episode. Their dialogue is convincing and so are the mannerism youd expect from a couple in their circumstances. The drug dealers retribution provides a stellar angle to provide even more conflict for Emes and Goren to get through.



    It steady paced with some medium brow action at certain parts when the pair perform their acts of robbery.



    An excellent story, portray with belief and an impressive ending to provide a good deal of satisfaction to the viewer.



    Definitely one to watch.moreless
  • An undercover gun sale investigation ends in the shooting of two police officers, and subsequent killings begin to add to the death toll. Two young killers with no qualms about firing away are on the loose...moreless

    7.0
    ...and the detectives must stop them before more blood is shed.



    This one fell pretty short. The storyline featured a pair of killers who fed off each others' inadequacies - the young woman has a history of abusive relationships with men which have left her both masochistic and manipulative, and the young man is over-compensating for not being able to read, and the shame this has caused him fuels his violence. He is one of the many undiagnosed dyslexics suffering through a life of masking.



    There was an opportunity to go beyond the blazing guns approach here, and it was brought out with Goren's comment that dyslexics often excel at three dimensional thinking, a visual-spatial and very creative way of looking at the world that sometimes results in, in Bobby's words "rocket science". Indeed, the one engaging aspect of the story was how the young man's mind worked, his ability to devise the perfect B&E tool, his map making off memory, his talent for situating himself spatially without recourse to maps.



    If the writers had made him less of a gun toting thug and more of a diabolical type, the story would not have floundered in buckets of blood.



    The same criticism applies to the gal criminal. She clearly has the power to control her partner, and the story touches on a plot element not often developed - that of the manipulative tendencies of abused women, who have had to learn to consistently evade violence, and the fact that sometimes this evasion comes via manipulation of others.



    A 'clunker'. Too bad, the young guest stars were very believable in their individual roles. What wasn't credible was that amongst the hard core killers they roamed with, they would have lasted a day.

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Nikki M. James

Nikki M. James

Tamara Bates

Guest Star

Ernestine Jackson

Ernestine Jackson

Agnes Bates

Guest Star

Jacinto Taras Riddick

Jacinto Taras Riddick

Eugene Thomas

Guest Star

Samantha Buck

Samantha Buck

Det. G. Lynn Bishop

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: Jerome pulls back the slide on his pistol when someone knocks at the door of his hotel room. The slide locks open indicating the weapon is unloaded.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Robert Goren: You sure you don't want to take the car?
      G. Lynn Bishop: No, it's only two blocks over.
      Robert Goren: Your feet hurt. I notice, your toes are curling in your shoes.

    • G. Lynn Bishop: Where're you going?
      Robert Goren: Out for pancakes.

    • Eugene Thomas: (Goren opens his EMT bag) Oh, what you going in my bag for?
      Robert Goren: Because I can. You're low on Ace bandages.

    • (Bishop clears her throat as Goren scrolls down a list on a computer screen.)
      Robert Goren: If I'm not scrolling fast enough--
      G. Lynn Bishop: Sorry, I didn't mean to--
      Robert Goren: No, really, I don't mind, you know. Eames likes to drive, so she drives. You want to scroll? Scroll.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • G. Lynn Bishop: Bonnie & Clyde, they killed ten people.

      Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were Depression era bank robbers who became famous across the country when thier exploits were detailed in newspapers.

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