Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 4 Episode 18

The Good Child

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 03, 2005 on USA
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The Good Child
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After Dennis and Camille Burnett are found murdered in their home, the only survivor is their twenty-year-old daughter, Rachel. Because the Burnetts had been in the witness protection program, Goren and Eames initially suspect someone connected with a crime family had the Burnetts killed. The detectives soon realize the connection isn't the parents; it's the daughter. Suspicion then turns to the daughter's biological parents and her birth father's very jealous wife.moreless

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  • The death of a couple in the witness protection program lead Goren and Eames in the direction not of the mob as one would suspect, but to the victims' daughter's biological parents.moreless

    8.3
    The daughter had been seeing an older married man against her parents' will, and that lead turns out to be significant. The detectives learn he was not the girl's boyfriend, but her dad. And the biological mom is also in the picture.



    What at first glance looks like a devoted couple desperately trying to get a second shot with a child given up years ago evolves into a horror show of avarice and selfishness. The couple's interest in their biological daughter is purely about greed, and they didn't hesitate to kill her adoptive parents, or plan to kill their own child to fatten their purses.



    Pretty interesting epi...and a late season four Bobby feast.



    There is a yowza scene featuring Goren interviewing a female jewelry store clerk. How she could stay vertical when the elegantly seductive detective leaned over the counter and gazed into her eyes, I do not know.moreless
Melissa Leo (I)

Melissa Leo (I)

Maureen Curtis

Guest Star

Gaby Hoffmann

Gaby Hoffmann

Rachel Coburn / Burnett

Guest Star

Deirdre O'Connell

Deirdre O'Connell

Nina Lipton

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Robert Goren: (laughs) She stole our– she stole our stapler. (Eames looks at him quizzically) She, uh, Maureen, she stole our stapler; she steals. That's why, uh, she has all those knickknacks. That's– that's interesting, huh?

    • Trevor Lipton: (of Rachel) I don't even know who she is.
      Robert Goren: I-I think that you do, 'cause when I mentioned her name your pulse went up, but when I said that she was missing, you didn't skip a beat. So I don't think it's news to you.
      Trevor Lipton: My, my. A human polygraph.

    • Gun Dealer: I didn't drive eight hours so you could stare a hole in the trunk.
      Customer: (surveying the selection of weapons in the trunk) This guy doesn't want a cannon.

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    • (Reviewing the evidence with Deakins and Goren.)
      Alex Eames: The plot sickens.

      A play on the common idiom, "The plot thickens." Most often attributed to Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet.

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