The police commissioner's daughter, an Iraq war veteran, disappears on Thanksgiving Day. Goren and Eames have been assigned to the case, but Goren is preoccupied with his sick mother.

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Deputy Commissioner Leland Dockerty
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Trisha
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The police commissioner's daughter, an Iraq war veteran, disappears on Thanksgiving Day. Goren and Eames have been assigned to the case, but Goren is preoccupied with his sick mother.

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Captain Danny Ross: Good job, detectives. Now, if you can just have your paperwork ready...
Detective Robert Goren: [walking out of office] Save it, I'm leaving. You want to fire me, fire me. I don't care.
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Not A Lot Of Fun In This One As Goren Snaps
31 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There was nothing fun about watching this particular "Criminal Intent" episode. It was an unpleasant story with the typical Law & Order, and we also our lead character, "Det. Robert Goren," finish the story by walking out of the office, saying "If you want to fire me, go ahead." He doesn't care anymore. What a bummer of a story.

The crime story involves the military so you know Law & Order, with its left wing leanings over the years, is going to trash the men in uniform and what they represent. To the writer of this episode, the uniform means cover up an illegal incident and then kill someone if you fear they might rat you out. All of that is said to be looking after "your brothers." Boy, the bias in this show, particularly when it comes to anything involved with Iraq, is just so blatant it's laughable.

What isn't laughable is to see Goren beginning to unravel, thanks to the pressures of the job and his crackpot mother, who we see for the first time in the six-year history of this show. She has been mentioned a half-dozen times, and we know she's a burden to our lead detective. Now we finally see her. She's in a hospital being treated and is super paranoid about everything. Goren is trying to be a good son and wait on her, but gets called in on this case - at Thanksgiving, no less - and it's all an ugly mess. Between her phone calls, and the ugly crime case, Goren loses his temper a few times, and even gets his supportive partner "Eames" (Kathryn Erbe) angry at him.

Some "name" actors guest star in this episode: Michael Biehn as the murdered girl's father, Fran Drescher as the girl's mother and Rita Moreno as Goren's mother.

It will be interesting to see how Goren's situation is played in the next episode that features D'Onofrio.


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