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

Bright Boy (6 Oct. 2002)

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Goren and Eames go up against a determined father and his gifted child while investigating the death of a social worker and the deputy mayor.



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Airs Sun. Dec. 06, 3:00 AM on USA

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Bishop
Robbie Bishop
Dr. Leonard
Deputy Mayor Bill Webster
Phoebe Jonas ...
Kim Stevens
Adolph Kulik (as Joshua Burrow)
Charlotte Booker ...
Mrs. Rasmussen
Gabriel Millman ...
Charlie Rasmussen
Aleta Mitchell ...
Phyllis Munroe
Eric McLendon ...
Dave Wood


Goren and Eames go up against a determined father and his gifted child while investigating the death of a social worker and the deputy mayor.

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15 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The deputy mayor, trying to make the moves on a social worker, is denied and asks the woman as she is exiting his car to get him a newspaper. She comes back with it and is mugged. (We only see this from the driver's view.) A gun appears and the political official is shot and killed. A short time later, the social worker is found dead. At first, the prime suspect is a druggie father who just had his kids taken away earlier in the day by the social worker, but that's a smokescreen.

One of the boys' "on the bubble" of making a prestigious academic jump

  • a young genius attending a college, was not recommended to be

accepted by the social worker the school had hired to evaluate kids' psychologically. Thus, the father, killed the worker before her report could be submitted to the school. Yet, later, it looks like that may not be true. It may be the kid lied to his dad because he didn't want to go to that school. It gets convoluted and it's up to Det. Goren and Eames to figure what the real story is here.

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