Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 1, Episode 8

The Pardoner's Tale (18 Nov. 2001)

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Goren and Eames investigate the shooting of a reporter and his fiancé.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Uffland
Joe Nawrocki
Greg Generae
Walt MacPherson ...
Roy Fitzgerald
Jason Richards
Delores Mitchell ...
Sandra Generae
Mark Zimmerman ...
Richard Uffland
Derek Freed
Larry Wiegert
Linda Basinger


When an investigative reporter and his fiancée are gunned down, Detectives Goren and Eames hope to learn what the murder victim had intended to expose, but when they close in on the shooter, the cops discover dotted lines that connect to organized crime - and possibly the governor's office. While an uneasy Captain Deakins chafes at the prospect of sniffing around the power elite, Goren and Eames plunge full speed ahead and focus on key evidence that a bribe was paid at the state's highest level. Written by Anonymous

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Leaves A Bad Taste
7 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the most interesting part of this story was the ending, which our two heroes, Detectives Goren and Eames totally disgusted with their boss, A.D.A. Carver. That's unusual, because they are usually all on the same page.

The story involves a killing of a newspaper reporter and why and who is responsible? The latter is the big question because it winds up involving the governor, although he is never seen nor directly implicated.

Goren works his way from the driver of the vehicle, to the shooter who used the driver in the getaway, to the guys who hired the shooter up and up and up the ladder. It gets a bit complicated in parts....and winds up with hard feelings all around, and nobody feeling too good about anyone.

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