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A cop is accused of racially motivated killings, but the detectives delve a little deeper and find a complex plot of revenge.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Eames
James Deakins
Ron Carver
Bingham Post
Officer Tommy Callahan
Detective Mellon (as Richard E. Council)
Beth Landau
Dion Graham ...
Detective Waites
Sgt. Murray
Christine Farrell ...
Robert Kelly
Ron Lee Savin ...
Bill Quigley ...
Detective Sayles
Dr. Barnes


A cop is accused of racially motivated killings, but the detectives delve a little deeper and find a complex plot of revenge.

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23 May 2004 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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When Eames and Goren visit the neighbor to interview her, the shadow of the boom mic is intermittently visible on the wall. See more »


[last lines]
Detective Robert Goren: So that's what vengence gets ya - a mouthful of ashes.
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Hid a motive
15 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Three Hispanic males are gunned down in mid Manhattan without reason or provocation. Back at the Crime Victims Board I used to use that phrase when I was describing a hate crime. But a very devious mind was at work here and hid a motive behind the cover of a hate crime concerning one of the shooting victims.

The actual target was a musician and his profession is part of the reason for his demise. There's also a nasty divorce between Karen Sillas and her husband Larry Pine who has been locked up in prison for a contempt of court citation.

Even the team of Goren and Eames get this one wrong at first assuming it's about drugs. As the story unfolds we learn what it is about, but the assumption they make is a natural one.

ADA Ron Carver actually helps in this investigation and we learn that in his college days Carver had a short show business career as part of a singing group. Try to imagine Courtney B. Vance as part of Boyz 2 Men.

There's also a fall guy being provided. Bill Sage plays a police officer who is found stumbling around a subway tunnel and it turns out his service revolver is the weapon that was used.

The married couple are a real pair. They've had a long going divorce battle going into a second decade. Larry Pine is a smug, arrogant piece of work. His estranged wife Karen Sillas is the one to watch though. She's a very classy lady and comes off so at first. But by the end of the story she is shown to be a bitter and angry woman almost driven insane by the events of her life.

One of the best Criminal Intent episodes out there.

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