Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 6, Episode 22

Renewal (21 May 2007)

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A police recruit is found murdered and his girlfriend becomes a suspect. Logan's date stands him up because she is dead. Logan suspects foul play.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Holly Lauren / Kathleen Shaw
Brooke Tansley ...
Belle Duffy
John Wojda ...
NYSOC Professor
Leslie Lyles ...
Mrs. Trebay
Julian Shaw
Det. Jim Fry
Avery Glymph ...
Det. Bruce Komsta
Alvin Li
Kenny Li


A police recruit named a hero after breaking up a bodega robbery is found murdered soon after. Detectives Logan and Wheeler initially suspect it had something to do with the recruit's heroism, but discover his girlfriend has suddenly gone missing. Meanwhile, Detective Logan goes on a date with a pretty woman he met from his building, but gets too close to a case when she stands him up for the second date and is found dead nearby. Detective Wheeler is called aboard to oversee a past case she worked on while with the joint task force and Detective Eames steps in to help out. Written by Anonymous

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Kelli Williams previously appeared with Chris Noth in 1990 in the original Law & Order (1990) in 1992, Ep. #2.17 "Sisters of Mercy." See more »


Capt. Danny Ross: You have a tendency to overreact.
Det. Mike Logan: [yelling] I'M NOT OVERREACTING!
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Law & Order-Criminal Intent: Renewal
13 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Detective Mike Logan(Chris Noth)strikes up a brief but poignant friendship, which seemed to be a potential romance on the horizon, ending abruptly when he finds that the reason she didn't show up for a scheduled drink-and-date was that the girl had committed suicide. For someone just in the episode for fifteen minutes tops, Kelli Williams leaves quite an impression and one never doubts why Noth would pursue her case so diligently when all evidence points to her leaping off the roof to the pavement below. As Logan digs deeper, he discovers she was raped by her ex-husband, a real louse who had followed her from Chicago. Meanwhile, Logan abandons a case he and Wheeler(Julianne Nicholson)were working on in regards to a female con artist known for taking advantage of multiple men, easy pickings for someone highly skilled at manipulation. Having killed a police recruit who had just made the papers for preventing an armed robbery, this girl will be a target on the streets. Captain Danny Ross(Eric Bogosian)assigns Wheeler Eames(Katheryn Erbe)as a replacement for Logan and they are able to convince the mother of "Belle Duffy"(Brooke Tansley, the girl under a stolen name, lifted from a missing girl)to get her daughter to come out of hiding. We see the heated tensions between Logan and homicide detectives who weren't motivated to look beyond the case of Holly Lauren(Williams)as anything but a suicide. RENEWAL is a good episode for Noth who shows how one night with a person can change you forever. Holly changed her name and was hoping for a brand new, fresh start in New York, going out of her way to chat it up with Logan. Oddly enough, the second case(which normally would absorb the entire episode)plays second fiddle to the Holly Lauren story and feels strangely uninspired. However, as CRIMINAL INTENT had been doing for the past few years during this time, female psychopath(who used hypodermics to inject poisons in unlucky victims)Nicole Wallace's name is mentioned(Goren's nemesis)as one studied by Duffy for a term paper. At any rate, we see the heavy toll Holly's loss has on Logan who dedicated his heart and soul to her case, even if it doesn't result in an arrest as he'd hoped.

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