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Season Six gets off to a wild start, a story in which we see "Detective
Alex Eames" (Kathryn Erbe) kidnapped; we meet "Det. Robert Goren's
(Vincent D'Onofrio) old mentor "Declan Gage" (John Glover); we see
three grisly killings and we meet Captain Deakins' replacement,
"Captain Danny Ross" (Eric Bogosian).
Bogosian and Glover are movie stars and so is Martha Plimpton, who also guest stars here as Gage's daughter "Jo." Her role wasn't that much in here until the end but she gives a totally riveting performance the last 3-4 minutes as she talks about her life and her relationship with her father. If you think "Goren" is odd, wait until you see his former mentor. Glover dons long hair, goatee and almost looks like a freaked-out Sherlock Holmes. I liked all the one-on-one sessions he and Goren had in this episode.
The only person who rubbed me the wrong way (as a fan of this show and Goren & Eames) was Ross, the new boss. Unlike Deakins, who always supported his detectives, this guy has it out for Goren, already. I hope this doesn't turn out to be another "Dirty Harry" situation where the good cop has to battle not only the bad guys but his annoying boss, as well. After all the cases he's solved, "Goren" deserves more respect.
Whatever. With everything involved, this turns out to be quite a memorable episode.
This episode of Criminal Intent was the first that introduced Eric
Bogosian as the new captain replacing Jamey Sheridan. It is certainly
one of the wilder and woolier episodes ever done on the series.
A couple of murders and the kidnapping of Kathryn Erbe have Vincent D'Onofrio becoming quite unhinged. He's thinking that a noted serial killer has returned. Someone else also has returned. John Glover as a noted criminologist who counted the failure to apprehend the serial killer known as 'Sebastian' as the great failure of his career. Also returning is Glover's daughter Martha Plimpton.
If you want to know where Detective Robert Goren gets that quirky and eclectic style of his than the appearance of John Glover will provide the answers. Glover is as unforgettable here as he is as Lionel Luthor in Smallville.
Erbe herself through her own resourcefulness escapes and provides the means of identifying the perpetrator.
The episode is one of the best of the CI series. Poor Bogosian though almost gets lost in the show that D'Onofrio and Glover provide.
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I was not Law & Order: Criminal Intent before. I thought that Goren was very strange, and I did not like it. I am a huge fan of Martha Plimpton. She is amazing on Raising Hope. When I saw that she was in this episode, I immediately wanted to watch it. She had a minor part, but in the end she ended up playing a key role in the story line. This was a really great episode, and now I am a big fan of the show. This episode has a really good plot and things happen that I would not expect. In my opinion, Kathryn Eames gave the star performance. The scenes where she tries to escape from "Sebastian" are very great and she acted it out brilliantly. The most important scene comes from Plimpton's character and Detective Goren at the very end. She talks about her relationship with her father, who was Goren's mentor and the reason why she committed this crime. I came into this episode not liking the show, and now I do. This single episode changed my opinion of the show. If you have never seen a single episode of this show, this would be a great way to start!!!
A young uptown girl is found murdered in her loft and the first suspect
is her fiancée, an inner boy named Enrique, who works as an underwear
model; but he's got a strong alibi and police soon cut him loose.
Another girl is killed right after and she had a connection with Goren
former senior partner and mentor Declan Gage; he was a good detective
before breaking down mostly due to his wife suicide. Things went for
the worst when Eames was kidnapped; luckily she managed to escape from
the filthy basement not until witnessing another woman being tortured
and killed. Gage insisted these homicides had to do with a fugitive
named Sebastian he was unable to catch years before, but the
perpetrator it's not him.
The new chief who takes the place of Sheridan is Eric Bogosian, who seems a tough guy who wants to have everything under control.
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