Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 4, Episode 3

Want (10 Oct. 2004)

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Detectives Goren and Eames are after a serial killer with a special interest in women.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Tagman
Shannon McGinnis ...
Amanda Norman
Mike (as Rob Sedgwick)
Detective Wanstedt
Mrs. Norman
Claire Massey (as Christine Meyers)
Dr. Shimo (as Stephen Park)
Kevin Gray ...
Gilbert Hicks
Faina Reinhardt ...
Frankie (as Faina Vitebsky)
Kelly Jane


Detectives Goren and Eames are after a serial killer with a special interest in women.

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Hetero Dahmer
24 May 2010 | by (Nowhere Interesting) – See all my reviews

Take Jeffrey Dahmer, make him heterosexual instead of homosexual, and you've got this episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. When it was revealed that the killer drilled into his victims' skulls and performed makeshift lobotomies in an attempt to create a "zombified" girlfriend who wouldn't leave him, I said to myself, "Ah...they borrowed that from Jeffrey Dahmer." Then we find the killer working in a chocolate factory...which they borrowed from Dahmer. He's a shy little nerd of a guy who wears rather unflattering glasses...kind of like Dahmer. The story follows the Dahmer line so thoroughly that when Carver's phone rang at the end, I knew before he even picked it up what he was going to tell Goren afterward.

While bolstered by some great performances, this is far too blatant a knock-off of a well-worn true story, which makes it painfully predictable, for the most part. Had this appeared as an episode of the original L&O, back in the '90s, it might have had more impact. For a program made ten years after the death of Jeffrey Dahmer, however, it seems quite stale.

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