The kidnap of a man's wife and daughters turns out not to be for ransom, and catching the kidnappers comes down to Goren reaching a traumatized girl.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lucas Colter
Simon Matic
Melvin Colter
Susan Colter
Carl Pettijohn
Maggie Colter
Kenneth Shen
Harkan Fereli
C. Kavanagh Harris ...


A woman reports her daughter and two granddaughters were kidnapped. So Goren and Eames investigates. But when they turn up, they deny they were kidnapped. Goren and Eames learns that the woman's husband has financial problems and he may have borrowed from a loan shark. They learn the loan shark may have hired a "collector" who kidnaps the families of the ones who owes to get them to pay. They also learn that the leader may have penchant for sexually assaulting the ones he abducts and they think that's what happened to one of the daughters which is why they are not talking. Written by

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3 March 2002 (USA)  »

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The title is a misspelling of the Latin proverb "Homo homini lupus," which means " A man is a wolf to another man." See more »


Matic's military combat activity supposedly ran from 1989 to 1993. The Yugoslav Wars did not break out until 1991. The kind of unit he is depicted as belonging to did not exist before then. See more »


References Bonanza (1959) See more »

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Rape in war and peace
2 November 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This particular episode of Criminal Intent is one sad commentary on the human condition. There's only one real villain in this story, Ritchie Coaster who is a Serbian refugee and in the wars that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia in the Nineties the armies used a rape as a weapon of war. Now that it's peace time Coaster still takes pleasure in his work as an enforcer for loan sharks.

I can't go into this whole story because it involves the kidnapping of a yuppie's family and what happens in their incarceration. No one comes out looking good here and no one really wants to cooperate with Major Case for their own reasons. Even the person who originally alerted the police backs down.

To see how justice gets done here is to see Vincent D'Onofrio at his eccentric best.

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