Goren and Eames investigate the death of a magazine publisher and a brilliant scam involving a sick child no one has seen.

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Barb Windemere
Remak Ramsay ...
Doug Lafferty
Matthew Sussman ...
David Cantler
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Toby Windemere
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Mr. Green
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Christine Wilkes
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Carol Lafferty
Guiesseppe Jones ...
Len Jenkins
Victor Truro ...
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Goren and Eames investigate the death of a magazine publisher and a brilliant scam involving a sick child no one has seen.

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28 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Towards the beginning of the story detectives enter the house of the murdered victim finding a laptop. The detective says the files are gone because the computer was "defragged". That is factually incorrect. Defragmenting a computer actually rearranges parts of computer files across the sectors of the hard drive making access to files faster. It does not wipe out files. Reformatting a hard drive removes the Windows directory telling Windows where the files are leaving the files intact but difficult to access and find. Performing a Gutman Pass, or "overwriting" files makes them unreadable. Encrypting the drive would make the files completely inaccessible. See more »

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Really interesting episode!
19 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I watched this episode because I heard it was based on the Night Listener/Anthony Godby Johnson story, about a sick teen who overcame a childhood of abuse and wrote a memoir based on this, becoming very popular yet never meeting anybody. As it was adapted to fit the "Criminal Intent" story lines, a murder was added to the story - a donor to the fund of the sick child who had been hoping to finally meet with the child (who in this story was a girl named Erika). It doesn't take the team long to ask the question - does Erika actually exist? People become polarised into "believers" and "non-believers", hence the concept of "faith". And how far do people go to defend their faith?

This is one awesome idea for a story, and it was pretty cool how everything played out. To add to the amazing story and the show brought in a lot of interesting characters. And, the detectives and the regular cast are very good too. A slight twist was able to be introduced towards the end. It was all very clever and really gripping viewing. I highly recommend this episode particularly if you enjoyed the "Night Listener" book (or recent film).


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