Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 2, Episode 1

Dead (29 Sep. 2002)

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Several people are murdered and Goren and Eames must find what connected them. Soon the detectives realize they are after a very intelligent and dangerous killer.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Rowan
Russell Matthews
Susan Rowan
Patrick Garner ...
Doug Hagman
Leslie Lyles ...
Mrs. Hagman
Anti-Desecration Fanatic
Emilio Del Pozo ...
Mr. Rivera
Scott Calderon
Philip Goodwin ...
Fritz Vaughn


Several people are murdered and Goren and Eames must find what connected them. Soon the detectives realize they are after a very intelligent and dangerous killer.

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Susan Rowan: Why are you showing me this?
Detective Alexandra Eames: This is what your husband does for a living: he kills people.
Detective Robert Goren: That's how he paid for this car, the house, the condo in Florida.
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Finally, We Get The Second-Season DVD and It's Off To A Good Start
14 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An embalmer at a funeral home is killed, with strange markings on his chest. He had received a strange phone call a few weeks ago from a man saying embalming was not something God at favorably. Goren finds that man and interviews and quickly deduces that the killer set it up so it looked like a "religious fanatic" (the only kind, according to L&O writers) did it but that is not the case since the man wouldn't have desecrated the body. So, who is this clever killer and what's his motive?

Things get really bizarre when it is discovered the guy who was supposed to cremating bodies the past few years was not, and that the bodies were buried or half buried nearby the crematory and cleverly used for other crime scenes. Did the embalmer find out about this scam and was killed for having that knowledge?

Veteran movie actor J.O Sanders guest-stars in this episode, and he is fascinating.

Overall, an interesting beginning the second season of this series. It took several years for this DVD to be released, even though the third year had been released at least two years. That's another mystery but will never be "solved" by us viewers.

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