Detectives Goren and Eames are investigating the murders of several homeless people.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Gergis
Leo Gergis
Elaine Gergis
David Dollase
Jack Bernard
Jeanne Marie Lofficier
Les Mau ...
Mark Shen (as Les J.N. Mau)
Detective Hinson
Tom Bozell ...


Detectives Goren and Eames are investigating the murders of several homeless people.

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16 February 2003 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The name of Wally Stevens, the Mark Linn-Baker insurance-fraud investigator character, is an inside joke: The name is taken from Wallace Stevens, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who also worked as vice president of the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company. See more »


Wally Stevens (Mark Linn Baker( is a short, mousy individual who demonstrated as being far along Asperger's scale. How he is able to incapacitate and kill Lance Reddick's much larger and more athletic Jack Barnard is never explained. See more »


Detective Alexandra Eames: [to Goren] I didn't know you had an older, geekier brother.
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References Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) See more »

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A Crime For Serious Nerds
24 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Leo Gergis," a homeless shelter resident, is shown finishing up his physical and giving blood at a hotel room. It turns out he is getting paid for this but is going to pay with his life for it. He's a victim of an insurance scam in which a man "Jack Berard" (Lance Reddick)" finds healthy homeless people, Caucaisons in their 40s, and then bashes their skulls in. He makes each killing look like a freak accident. Each one of the victims had been insured a million dollars each with phony French company connections.

This has happened 14 times all around New York City and has been done well enough, obviously, to avoid detection. That is, until now when Det. Goren, with the help of a nerdy insurance expert (who provides Eames with more of her humorous sarcastic comments) track down the culprits. The problem is there are several people involved, not just the killer, as they find out when the killer is killed.

Mark Linn-Baker gives one of the more memorable performances as the oddball insurance expert "Wally Stevens." In what I thought might be a boring episode about insurance claims turned out to be a fascinating episode, one of the better ones.

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