Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 2, Episode 3

Anti-Thesis (13 Oct. 2002)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.9/10 from 185 users  
Reviews: 3 user

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



(created by), (developed by) (as René Balcer) , 4 more credits »
0Check in


Airs Sun. Dec. 06, 4:00 AM on USA

« Previous Episode | 25 of 195 Episodes | Next Episode »


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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

13 October 2002 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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.
See more »


References A Cry in the Dark (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Approaching "Cracker" standard
2 March 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

That's the Robbie Coltrane "Cracker", mind you, and not the awful American remake.

The series has tried to get there, but until now the criminals have been, well, a little second-rate, and Goren has bullied and besserwissered his way all too easily. This episode was a refreshing change, with some chinks in his armour showing up.

On the whole it was also excellently and intelligently scripted, although you could see that Moynihan crack about "academic fights being so vicious because the stakes are so small" coming a mile away. It is unlikely that the speaker would have needed to remind the person she was talking to about something QUITE so obvious...

Otherwise, congratulations all round! The concept of a 1,000-page dissertation on Dylan as T.S. Eliot's and Ezra Pound's love-child hardly bears thinking about - but it's probably been written.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What is your favorite of the 'Goren shows' ?... jennysayquaw
The darkest episode. blunetto
Nicole Wallace norma_heggernes
Law And Order Criminal Intent !!! josh-986-799061
Help! Which episode had Eames testifying against/for Goren? peplowe
SVU throws Goren under the bus!! dan_kohn2004
Discuss Anti-Thesis (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: