Goren and Eames work a case where organ donation has a price for the recipients beyond their medical bills.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Boyce Wainwright
Devon Gehry
Martin Nikos
Jana Robbins ...
Vanessa's Mother
James Raphael
Kate Goehring ...
Celise Wainwright
Judge Feist
Mercedes Herrero ...
Karen Zippler ...
Sarah Edgars


Goren and Eames work a case where organ donation has a price for the recipients beyond their medical bills.

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20 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis do not benefit from the transplantation of a single lobe of a lung. The right lung has three large lobes. And the left lobe has two. So donating a single lobe of a lung would do very little good for these kinds of patients. They wouldn't even benefit from a single lung transplant. Cystic Fibrosis that is treated with a lung transplantation involves resecting both affected lungs, and transplanting in a right and a left lung. It is imperative that these patients receive two lungs. See more »


Detective Robert Goren: [appealing to criminal suspect] I mean, what's more selfish than the desire for personal freedom?
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Another Very Unusual Story
1 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Man, some of these stories are far out. In fact, most of them are; it's one of the trademarks of this "cerebral show." No, you have to really pay attention to understand what's going on in "Criminal Intent," and even then it's tough to digest it all, especially in the first half of each story.

This very unusual story involves someone who looks at giving away his body parts - as a live donor - as a duty in life; that if you don't, you are tantamount to a murderer. "Detective Alex Eames" asks this "good child" if he means "if I don't donate a some organ of my body at this point, I am a murderer." Yeah, basically, he replies.....you answer it.

Well, if you've followed this show you know you see a lot of crazy people who have very, very twisted ideas of what is right and wrong. This guy, who only donates his organs to people who are doing good in the world (helping their fellow mankind in a big way), sounds noble but

  • to say the least - he takes it to extremes.

Without giving anything else away, that's the story here as we trace two murders to who is responsible and why. It's another weird one!

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