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.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Garros
Anne Marie
Maureen Garros
Fred Martz
Hillary Martz
Darla Pearson
James Kennedy ...
Thomas Worth
Ken Krugman ...
Jay Pearson
Jordan Clarke ...
Bernie Moreno


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.

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2 January 2005 (USA)  »

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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 »


When Goren and Eames are interviewing Darla in the interrogation room, the high angle photo of her husband's legs and birthmark is different than the one previously shown. This photo doesn't show her husband's black underwear, but all other times, the viewer sees the underwear when the detectives show or look at the photo. See more »


Detective Robert Goren: [consoling a victimized woman] You're not stupid to have faith.
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'Goren' Is A Compassionate Cop
25 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Condos, profit, murder, adultery, faith, air shafts, fraud and assorted other goodies are all sorted out by the amazing "Detective Robert Goren" who figures out the scams in this somewhat-odd murder mystery.

I'm making actually sound more intriguing than it was, although Vincent D'Onofrio, as usual, was fascinating to watch. I like it when he shows compassion, which he does have. He has a lot more than his partner "Eames" (Kathryn Erbe) is usually offers nothing but sarcasm (but she's fun to watch, too!). Goren exhibits his compassion here with a woman who is duped into thinking she's getting messages from God. Instead of making fun of her, he realizes she's been scammed, big-time, and has a good heart despite acting a little weird. While others are ready to put her away, he sees the truth in the case, meaning who's behind the killing.

In this episode, Goren's compassion helps solve the case as things aren't as they look. That's as good as I can do without spoiling this for anyone!

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