Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 2, Episode 6

Malignant (3 Nov. 2002)

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The murder of two deliverymen leads to a scheme to make money from drugs, and man's standing in his church community.


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Airs Tue. Dec. 08, 3:00 AM on USA

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Halliwell
Jonathan Hogan ...
Reverend Norman Mills
Richard Bright ...
Frank Lowell
Luke Miller (as Paul Wasilewski)
Delivery Manager
Penny Halliwell
Luke Miller's Attorney
J.R. Horne ...
Stuart Zagnit ...


The murder of two deliverymen leads to a scheme to make money from drugs, and man's standing in his church community.

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This episode perpetuates the movie myth of sprinklers. A major plot point revolves around the idea that when a sprinkler goes off, all the sprinklers in the network will go off. In the real world only the sprinklers which are heated by the fire will spray water. The rest will stay dry. See more »


[Goren climbs up on the pharmacy counter]
Cardenas: Excuse me, that...
Detective Alexandra Eames: Don't worry, he does this all the time.
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Prescription For Murder
5 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A pharmacy trunk is robbed and two men killed, the driver and his replacement, out for a trial run. The veteran driver, while showing him one of his shortcuts on the route, is held up by three guys. Four boxes of a some steroid-like muscle- building drug are taken. However, if the stuff is taken by a diabetic, it could be fatal. One guy is in a coma already. Goren and Eames must find the four boxes and get them off the street or wherever they went.

The police (our crew) finds these killers/thieves pretty fast and this case leads directly to one that's far worse: a pharmacist diluting cancer drugs and making a big profit (while hundreds of cancer victims dying because the medicine wasn't strong enough). Goren, Eames and the crew go after him, of course.

Unfortunately, the episode becomes another excuse for the typical Law & Order cultural agendas, such as having a reverend made to look greedy, having the corrupt pharmacist's excuse for committing his crime being that the man could keep his big financial pledge to his church, and a plug for euthanasia, et al..

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