When a promising chef disappears and a restaurant critic is murdered, Goran and Eames investigate.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Onerato
Daniel Oreskes ...
Duke Caldwell
Alex Burns ...
Joshua Mailer
Mrs. Caldwell
Beatrice Onorato Mailer
Dr. Miller
Seth Rudetsky ...
Eddie Dayton
Sally Moore
Fiana Toibin ...
Helene White


When a promising chef disappears and a restaurant critic is murdered, Goran and Eames investigate.

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13 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Goren and Eames visit the doctors office, Goren playas with a model of a human being. This is the Visible Man kit, well known for years. There was also a visible woman which could be built pregnant. See more »


In scene at the docks when Goran and Eames go to van from Rhode Island, it shows a commercial plate from Rhode Island with letters in the plate number. Commercial vehicle plates from Rhode Island do not have letters in them, they are all numbers. See more »


Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Serves 'em right for eating a poor, endangered bivalve.
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Minute traces
26 April 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Critics of any kind including those who write reviews for IMDb are subject to all kinds of criticism themselves. It it's a bad review on something someone likes they will hear about it.

Two homicides are connected in a case that Vincent D'Onofrio and and Kathryn Erbe get for Major Case. The first victim is a woman in male drag found on the UN grounds by a diplomat. That guarantees Major Case will be there. She was not a performer of any kind, she was a food critic.

But the second victim is Alex Burns a rising young chef who is opening a new restaurant. He's disappeared, but there's enough traces of him to suspect there's a homicide for Goren and Eames. Minute traces to be sure.

Burns was married to Monica Keena, daughter of Chris Penn who is a well known chef with his own TV show. Let's say this whole family has issues.

Forensics plays a big part in solving this one as well as a con Goren runs on one of the cast.

The whole cast does a bang up job on this one.

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