Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Season 4 Episode 21

The Unblinking Eye

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 08, 2005 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Goof: At the end of the show, after they arrest the two suspects, the officer walks one of them out of the interrogation room, but forgets to put on the handcuffs. Look closely, and you will see the handcuff being held just slightly above his hand.

    • Goof: The shooting takes place at night, but the immediate follow-up investigation is during daylight.

    • Goof: The camera focuses on the computer when Goren uses the NYPD intranet to do his search, yet there is no address visible in the URL bar.

    • Goof: When the gun is examined for ballistics, they say the serial number has been filed down. The closeup of the gun, though, clearly shows the serial number 405311 on the slide as well as on the frame of the gun.

    • Nitpick: The gun and firing pin show normal wear of having been fired over 10 years, but the barrel is like new, so it's determined that it was a prop gun. Guns used as props are rendered incapable of firing a shot to prevent any chance of accident and/or treachery, yet this was the actual murder weapon.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • When Ed and Mike watch the tape of Ed's scene with Matt Damon in the observation room, the names 'Frank Prinzi' and 'Jonathan Herron' are visible on the clapperboard. Prinzi is the director of this particular episode, and Herron the director of photography.

  • Allusions

    • Midnight Cowboy:
      Goren and Eames find a photograph of the two wannabe-actors dressed up as the main characters from the 1969 film by John Schlesinger, starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. Later, Goren mentions the film in several discussions.

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Nicole duFresne murder. Nicole duFresne was a talented young actress and playwright who, along with her boyfriend Jeffrey Sparks, was attacked during a robbery on New York's Lower East Side. Charged in her death in early 2005 were Rudy Fleming (19), Ashley Evans (18) and Tatiana McDonald (14).