A pair of art critics are found dead, leading Goren and Eames to discover a series of forged paintings.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Eames
James Deakins
Ron Carver
Rudy Langer
Sam Freed ...
William Blunt
Bernard Jackson
Anne Ellis
Richard Thompson ...
Mr. Ellis
Lisby Larson ...
Rachel Blunt
Mina Cohen


Detectives Goren and Eames sort through a palette of colorful characters when they probe the slayings of a museum curator and an art authenticator, and they soon discover evidence of copied masterpieces that makes an arrogant Austrian dealer their prime suspect -- but the key hinges on finding the elusive forger. Meanwhile, as Goren reveals a surprising knowledge of art -- and the German language -- the investigators figure that the best way to find a forger is to enlist the aid of another forger. Written by Anonymous

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7 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Sylvia Moon: [crying] You don't know what it's like!
Detective Robert Goren: What, to work so hard?
Sylvia Moon: Yes.
Detective Robert Goren: And still be a nobody.
Sylvia Moon: Yes.
Detective Robert Goren: Welcome to the human race.
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The Crazy World Of Art
26 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Something shady appears to be going on in the art world but nothing is revealed until a couple of minutes into the introduction when an art authenticator's wife comes down to her husband's workshop to see if he's there since he didn't come home at night. To her horror, she finds him dead on the floor, shot in the chest. What's more, not far away is a dead woman hanging from a rope! She turns out to be a curator from a museum in Troy. It looks like a murder-suicide....but, of course, that's not the case.

Goren and Eames investigate to find out what the connection is, what really transpired and who is responsible. Right off the bat it's puzzling, especially since there many valuable pieces of artwork worth big bucks that were in the workshop and not stolen in the double homicide. Then again, most episodes in this series tend to be fairly complex, as is shown here in this murder involving artists and just plain greedy, cold people.

Tomas Arana is excellent as the villain "Rudy Langer" and Elizabeth Marvell is good as the bizarre artist "Sylvia Moon."

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