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A university president is killed and the suspects include a professor who wants a chairman position, a grad student, and a lecturer from Oxford.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Christine Fellowes
George Dawkins
Mark Bayley
Professor Roland Sanders
Prof. Winthrop
Doug Barron ...
Hamilton Frisch
Pascale Armand ...
Valerie Goodman
Detective Ponds


A university president is killed and the suspects include a professor who wants a chairman position, a grad student, and a lecturer from Oxford.

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13 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Goren's birthday is 20 August 1961. See more »


Goran speaks to the police in Australia and refers to the Victoria Police as the Melbourne Police. Also he says Elizabeth Hitchens was 'President' of a company but the correct term is more likely 'Managing Director'. Australian companies do not have presidents. See more »


Nicole Wallace: In American literature, the descent into madness is normally preceeded by obsession.
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References A Cry in the Dark (1988) See more »

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Goren Meets His Match In 'Nicole Wallace'
15 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Someone has killed the man who was going to appoint a new head to the American Studies program at Hudson University. One long-professor, who fancies himself a kind of old Black Panther Party-type guy who wants the promotion is one suspect. A grungy loser graduate student, working 10 years on his dissertation and also benefits if that professor gets the promotion, is another suspect. His girlfriend, a visiting professor from Oxford, is a looker but not much in character, either, nor is the woman who got the promotion. I'm surprised a Liberal-slanted program like this showed all these academia to be so corrupt.

The visiting "professor" turns out to be from Australia, is a serial killer who spent prison time in Thailand and....well...... this woman, "Nicole Wallace," aka "Elizabeth Hitchens, "is so diabolical that, in the end, we find out we haven't seen the last of her.

This was an outstanding episode, one of the best I've ever seen. I look forward to seeing Goren match wits with this woman again.

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