An antique appraiser is found dead in a park. The detectives link the murder to silverware thefts.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sheila Bradley
Bruce Norris ...
Victor Burke
Rebekah Todman (as Pamela J. Gray)
Mrs. Kenderson
Reno Roop ...
Burke's Lawyer
Wesley John Kenderson
Ean Sheehy ...
Nick Corley ...
Robin Haynes ...
Mr. Gillespy
Detective Boswell


An antique appraiser is found dead in a park. The detectives link the murder to silverware thefts.

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14 November 2004 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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[last lines]
Mrs. Kenderson: Hope is for *suckers*, detective.
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Characters Are Not Who They Seem To Be At First
17 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stealing silverware doesn't sound too bad a crime, at least one to warrant a TV episode on it, but it does in this case. It leads indirectly to murder. Thrown into the mix of this story is an expert cat burglar, so good at stealing silverware he can taunt the police; and a chain of women helping him, the last one throwing a major twist in the story.

This story starts slowly and one could get bored with all the "appraisal" talk and other technical jargon, but stay with it because it gets better and better. The last third is very good and ties together a pretty complex story with a number of subplots. Kudos to all the actors who play those not-exactly-what-they-seem characters and do an excellent job with them.

Not wanting to give away a couple of the surprises, I'll just say the episode turned out much better than I first thought with the major characters not being what they seem to be. Usually, "Criminal Intent" is a thinking person's show and this episode is no exception.

Note: I'm aware, even though I watch these shows in order that lead actor Vincent D'Onofrio started taking time off from this show either this year or next year, so it got my attention when "Det. Goren" started unraveling a tiny bit in this episode. Is that the forerunner of things to come as an excuse to give his character time off down the road?

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