Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 3, Episode 1

Undaunted Mettle (28 Sep. 2003)

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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

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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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