Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a young architect.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Laurette
Professor Roth
Sydney Laurette (as Laura Interval)
Bergen County Clerk
Meredith Breen
Noah Preston
Sarah Bloom ...
Anna Spoonser
Peggity Price ...
Maureen Anderman ...
James Adler


Goren and Eames investigate the death of an aspiring architect. They discover he was obsessed with Laurette, a celebrated architect. When they tell Laurette that the man was trying emulate him, he calls him a wannabee. They later learn that Laurette has women in different houses in different cities and the man was aware of it. So they wonder if fear of his secret being exposed drove him to kill the man. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The title of this episode is a Shakespearian reference, describing the ambitious Lady Macbeth as she ruthlessly plots the death of a man visiting her home: "Bring forth men-children only; / For thy undaunted mettle should compose / Nothing but males" (Macbeth, Act I, Scene 7). See more »


Detective Robert Goren: She was the tail wagging the dog.
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Moderate Trigamy
18 June 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Young Michael Hogan is stabbed and staggers into Grand Central Station where he dies. I'm guessing all the public attention is what brings Major Case into this homicide.

Hogan was a promising architecture student who was on the cusp of landing a big job and making a big name for himself in the field. He was also not above a few extralegal means to accomplish his goals.

The trail leads Goren and Eames to Olek Krupa a world renowned architect who is leading a most compartmentalized life. He's got not one, not two but three wives. Going Clifton Webb in The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker one better. This is a man with a lot of secrets including a few that some people are keeping from him.

Another case that needs the eclectic mind of Vincent D'Onofrio to solve. And he will have to solve a few cases without Kathryn Erbe as her real life pregnancy is written into the show. Samantha Buck will come on for a few episodes as Goren's foil. Lucky to be with him though.

A little moderate trigamy highlights this story.

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