A condo association president is murdered, and the detectives follow leads that include a woman to whom God speaks, a substandard building, and an affair.
Did You Know?
The episode alludes to the problems surrounding the design and construction of 173 Perry Street and 176 Perry Street on Manhattan. The twin-towered complex is shown at the beginning of the episode, with one tower partially obscured by D'Onofrio as he and Erbe look up at the other tower. Four years after the towers were supposed to have been completed, the buildings experienced many problems including uncompleted construction, leaks, heating issues and endless miscellaneous construction as individual owners (including Calvin Klein, Martha Stewart, and Nicole Kidman) continued to customize their individual apartments. Many of the scenes from the episode (for example the rain water cascading down the inside of the window) actually occurred. The buildings' problems generated much publicity and acrimony, involving the condominium board, the developers, the contractor and multiple sub-contractors, the architects, and individual owners continued for years after the buildings were completed. See more
The interior scenes of the individual apartments in the building have fenestration (the pattern of exterior openings and windows) that not only not match the other apartments' fenestration, but also do not match that of the exterior shot of the building at the beginning of the episode. See more
Detective Alexandra Eames
The fancier the building, the bigger the vermin in the walls.