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Original Air Date:
6 October 2002 (Season 2, Episode 2)
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. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Robert Goren

Kathryn Erbe ... Alexandra Eames

Jamey Sheridan ... James Deakins

Courtney B. Vance ... Ron Carver

Tim Guinee ... David Bishop

Liam Aiken ... Robbie Bishop

Lisa Eichhorn ... Dr. Leonard

John Hillner ... Deputy Mayor Bill Webster
Phoebe Jonas ... Kim Stevens

Josh Burrow ... Adolph Kulik (as Joshua Burrow)
Charlotte Booker ... Mrs. Rasmussen
Gabriel Millman ... Charlie Rasmussen

Rick Shapiro ... Manny
Aleta Mitchell ... Phyllis Munroe
Eric McLendon ... Dave Wood
Jennifer Albano ... Joan Kulik
Joe Gonzalez ... Detective Genaro

James Hindman ... Detective Richland

Patty Parker Mathes ... Reporter (as Patty Parker)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steven Zirnkilton ... Opening Announcer (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Frank Prinzi 
Writing credits
Dick Wolf (created by)

Rene Balcer (developed by) (as René Balcer)

Marlane Meyer (teleplay by) (as Marlane Gomard Meyer)

Rene Balcer (story by) &
Marlane Meyer (story by)

Produced by
Rene Balcer .... executive producer
Fred Berner .... co-executive producer
Michael S. Chernuchin .... consulting producer
Tim Deluca .... associate producer
Arthur W. Forney .... co-executive producer
Peter Jankowski .... executive producer
Michael Kewley .... producer
Marlane Meyer .... supervising producer (as Marlane Gomard Meyer)
Theresa Rebeck .... co-executive producer
John L. Roman .... producer
Roz Weinman .... supervising producer
Dick Wolf .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Herron (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hibah Schweitzer  (as Hibah Sherif Frisina)
Casting by
Gayle Keller 
Lynn Kressel 
Production Design by
Leslie Bloom 
Art Direction by
Harry Darrow 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Nilsson 
Costume Design by
Ingrid Price 
Makeup Department
Stanley Hall .... key hair stylist
Steven Lawrence .... makeup department head
Craig Lyman .... key makeup artist
Frank Vazquez .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Jamie Crowell .... production supervisor (as Jamie Blank)
Mary Rae Thewlis .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Espinosa .... second second assistant director
Jamie Sheridan .... second assistant director (as James E. Sheridan)
Christopher Swartout .... first assistant director
Art Department
Joe Bird .... leadman (as Joseph 'Pepe' Bird)
Joe Bird .... set dresser (as Joseph 'Pepe' Bird)
Nicole Duryea .... art department coordinator
Joseph Garzero .... scenic charge (as Joe Garzero)
Judy Gurr .... assistant set decorator
Steven E. Lawler .... construction coordinator
Jim Lillis .... assistant property master (as James R. Lillis)
Victor Morales .... camera scenic
Mark Peltzer .... property master
Sound Department
Scott Breindel .... sound mixer
Michael Ferdie .... sound editor
Jeff Livesey .... boom operator (as Jeffrey Livesey)
Steven D. Williams .... supervising sound editor
Peter Reale .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Frank Ferrara .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Rebecca Brillhart .... assistant camera
Michael F. Burke .... gaffer (as Michael Burke)
Jessica Burstein .... still photographer
Joe Doughan .... best boy grip
Kevin Flynn .... dolly grip
David Franzoni .... best boy electric
Robert Kummert .... b dolly grip
Andy Niceberg .... house electrician
Douglas Pellegrino .... camera operator
Andrew Priestley .... assistant camera
Gregory Principato .... second assistant camera
Kurt Rimmel .... key grip
Rob Salviotti .... assistant camera
David S. Tuttman .... camera operator (as David Tuttman)
Elizabeth Hedges .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Justen Fox .... extras casting
Heather Hurley .... casting associate
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheila Grover .... costume supervisor (as Sheila Gentile)
Rachel Leek .... costumer
Jill Merritt .... costume supervisor
Colleen Morris .... tailor
Laura Sewrey .... assistant costume designer
Jessica S. Smith .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Dave Lifshin .... post-production assistant
Kostas Theodosiou .... digital colorist
Location Management
Mark O'Brien .... location scout
Tom Ross .... location manager (as Thomas Ross)
Music Department
Libby Pedersen .... music editor
Transportation Department
Richard Curry .... transportation captain
Steve Curtis .... production driver
Kevin Flynn .... unit driver
Bill Junior .... driver: special equipment
Kristopher Keefe .... production driver
Frank Röth .... driver
Biyami Sak .... driver: cast
Erik W. Wickstrom .... driver: crew van
Other crew
Bill Ahern .... key set production assistant
Rene Balcer .... show runner
George Camarda .... script supervisor
Park Dietz .... technical advisor (as Dr. Park Dietz)
George Doherty .... production coordinator
Amy Durning .... production assistant
William N. Fordes .... production consultant
Lydia Mayberry .... assistant to executive producer
Bill Oldham .... technical advisor (as Lt. Bill Oldham)
Brian Pitt .... production staff
Stephanie Sengupta .... story editor
Michael Struk .... technical advisor
Tamsin Anstey .... production accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rene Balcer  developed by (as René Balcer)
Dick Wolf  created by

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Additional Details

43 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
New Zealand:M (DVD rating) | USA:TV-14

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
What's The Story Here?, 15 December 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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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