Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 7 Episode 18

Ten Count

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 27, 2008 on USA
8.4
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A boxer celebrating his victory is shot to death, and when it turns out the victim is the brother of a young man Logan mentored he commits himself and Wheeler to solving the crime. Unfortunately, as he and Wheeler explore the world of amateur boxing, secrets and betrayals complicate the case.moreless

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  • and unfortunately Chris Noth is leaving...

    9.0
    A very good episode, if a bit difficult to follow at first (at least for me). Chris Noth, whom I have always liked, gives his best performance that I have ever seen from him as Logan tries to deal with these two amateur boxers whose family he has known for many years. There was good comradery beteen Logan and the surviving brother and Logan's confrontation with the trainer was classic, filled with good drama and insight. This is the firat time that I can recall that a Law and Order series has used flashbacks to earlier in the episode. Good strong performances all around including the girlfriend. Only two or three more episodes with Noth, we will miss him.moreless
  • A kid from a family of boxers, and an old friend of Logan's, asks for help in solving his older brother's murder.

    8.4
    When the older brother of Logan's former boxing student is shot outside a nightclub while coming to the aid of a woman in distress, Logan is called in for help by his former student, Peter. With Logan's reputation for being a "hot-head", its almost funny to hear that he used to teach young Peter self-control in the boxing ring. As the case goes on, we find out that the older brother had been lured into the trap by people connected to the gambling circuit surrounding the amature boxing. Wheeler acts as stabilization for Logan, who lets his personal attachment for Peter cloud his judgement about what the boys and their trainer were really mixed up in. Miguel Ferrer shines as the vendictive trainer, who's goal is to undo all that Logan taught Peter about fighting a good fight, in favor of winning. He manipulated both brothers around each other, and when the older one wouldn't take a dive, as planned, he had him killed. In the end, a bizzar form of justice is served by Peter, and we are left with a dissapointed Logan as he has to arrest his former student. Solidly written, with a few plot turned that were uneeded, in my opinion (Peter's girlfriend's involvment) but still a good look at some backstory for Mike Logan. It also helps (maybe) to set up his mentality when Logan departs the show in the next Logan/Wheeler episode. Bring on Jeff Goldblum!moreless
Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

Gus Kovak

Guest Star

Enver Gjokaj

Enver Gjokaj

Peter Gardela

Guest Star

Karolina Wydra

Karolina Wydra

Christina

Guest Star

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: Just before Logan and Wheeler go into Callie's apartment, Logan puts his badge on his jacket pocket. In the next shot, when he's stepped into the apartment, the badge is nowhere to be seen.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Logan: (about Peter) Let me tell ya about you, Kovak. You're a bully. You didn't train him, you broke him down!
      Gus Kovak: I broke him down to build him back up. You and Gabriel took the fight out of him. That's why he couldn't close.
      Logan: You are truly out of your mind.
      Gus Kovak: You took away his killer instinct; I gave it back to him. You gotta live with that.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Gus Kovak: Who orders chicken at Peter Luger's?

      Peter Luger is a 100-year old steak house located in Brooklyn, New York City. It has been rated the city's number one steak house for almost a quarter of a century.

    • Captain Ross: Peter's right. There are no gay boxers. Except, maybe Emile Griffith killed Benny Paret in the ring. Paret called him a "maricón" at the weigh-in.

      Ross is referring to the 1962 World Welterweight Championship held at New York City's Madison Square Garden between Emile Griffith (age 24) and Benny "Kid" Paret (age 25). This was their third encounter in the ring – a rematch of a rematch. At the weigh-in Paret approached Griffith calling him a maricón which is a Spanish derogatory word for homosexual, just as he'd done at the previous match. Griffith then threatened to kill Paret. In the sixth round, Paret knocked Griffith down with a series of punches but Griffith was spared by the end of the round bell. Paret put his hand on his hip and blew a kiss at Griffith which only infuriated him more. In the 12th round, Griffith backed Paret into a corner, continuing with upper cuts and hooks. Paret started to go down, but his arm hooked onto the ropes holding his body up enabling Griffith to continue the ferocious assault with 18 punches to Paret's head in less than six seconds, 29 consecutive punches in all. By the time the referee stopped the fight Paret was unconscious and had to be carried out of the ring. Paret went into a coma and died 10 days later. Griffith retained the World Welterweight Title. St. Thomas' Emile Griffith Park on Veterans Drive in New York City is so named for him. Emile Griffith, a six-time world welter weight champion, was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990 and his name is engraved in gold letters on a plaque in Madison Square Garden along with the world's best boxers. The story was immortalized by HBO Documentary Films' 2005 Ring of Fire, directed and produced by Dan Klores with Ron Berger. Griffith retired with more championship rounds than anyone in boxing history: 51 more than Sugar Ray Robinson and 69 more than Muhammad Ali.

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