Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 1, Episode 4

The Faithful (17 Oct. 2001)

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When a Catholic church sexton is found murdered in the sanctuary, Detectives Goren and Eames search for a thieving drug addict who works there, but their investigation grows dicey when it ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Father Michael McShale
Father Capanna
Kevin Donovan
Chiggy Rios
Jim Bracchitta ...
Attorney Winsley
Melanie Grasso
Father Dell
Abernathy (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)


When a Catholic church sexton is found murdered in the sanctuary, Detectives Goren and Eames search for a thieving drug addict who works there, but their investigation grows dicey when it appears that the victim was skimming church funds -- and diverting them to the suspect. A further complication arises when the police make another grim discovery that implicates other important church officials in a widening scandal. Written by Anonymous

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Kevin Donovan: You're way too hot to be a cop.
Detective Alexandra Eames: You're way too smart to think I'm gonna fall for that.
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This ep. should be called: 'Goren gets it'
12 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, here's the deal. Throughout this episode Goren is acting like a spoiled child or a hard-headed rebellious teenager. Doing whatever he likes, Breaking rules, disrespecting authority. A good example of this is the hilarious scene where Deakins is talking to the priest. Much like the common scene where a mother waits till the guest is gone to punish her child, Deakins is trying to keep calm and intercept all of Goren's rude and untactful comments while at the same time giving him "shut your mouth" glares, which soon turn to "You're dead when they leave" ones. But the straw that broke the camel's back was when Goren hid an important witness from A.D.A. Carver. Carver found out near the end of the episode and the last lines where his: "Detective... if you *ever* try to run one by me like that again, I'll have your badge." This softly, yet clearly, spoken threat, was about as severe a tongue-lashing as one could get. As he said them, Goren looked at him for a moment, then quickly looked down. What could he say? He was busted, cold hard. And that my friends, is the story of how Goren got it.

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