At a church which tries to liberate young prostitutes from their pimps, a nun is murdered. Goren and Eames must dig deep to find the truth, not only in the eyes of men, but also in the eyes of God.

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At a church which tries to liberate young prostitutes from their pimps, a nun is murdered. Goren and Eames must dig deep to find the truth, not only in the eyes of men, but also in the eyes of God.

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Detective Robert Goren: [trying to get a man's description] Was he big, like me?
Sister Edwina: Not so big. And not so... Caucasian.
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SPOILERS: One of the most disturbing and moving episodes of the series
19 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll just start at the end. A nun (Angie) who has been rescuing prostitutes for almost 20 years confesses to setting up a black boy to be beaten up for dating a white girl, calling him n****r and kicking him herself...all to get a fellow skinhead to like her. They were all teenagers at the time. The boy didn't die but might as well have; he's been practically a "vegetable" ever since.

When it's all said and done, you completely understand who she was 20 years ago and even have compassion for her despite what she did. You also understand the outrage and bitterness of the young man (Eddie, the victim's brother) who hunted her down and killed another nun who wouldn't tell him where Angie was. So much pain, hatred, violence -- yet so incredibly human.

At the end, when Angie is on her knees sobbing and begging forgiveness, knowing she will eventually be charged with murder with the other 2 assailants for the beating, I still cry, even after seeing this episode several times. There's something startling about the sound her rosary makes on the concrete, when she places her hand on the floor where her fellow nun was killed. Her guilt and anguish, Carver's face, Goren and Eames solemnly standing by, the shock on her priest's face, now knowing all the details, the dead nun, the practically comatose victim, how Angie tried to redeem herself but it wasn't enough, the injustice and violence, racism, hate -- it's just heartbreaking.


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