Goren and Eames must track down a devout Christian family annihilator before he finishes his mission and kills his daughter.

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Goren and Eames must track down a devout Christian family annihilator before he finishes his mission and kills his daughter.

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This episode is loosely based on the case of John List. On November 9, 1971 he killed his wife, mother, and three children in their home in Westfield, New Jersey, and then disappeared. A fugitive from justice for nearly 18 years who assumed a new identity and remarried, List was finally apprehended on June 1, 1989. See more »

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The bank's name, "Chautaqua" is misspelled. The spelling of the town/native American trip is "Chautauqua". See more »

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A family annihilator
19 December 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The focus of this Criminal Intent episode shifted from finding a perpetrator to finding a victim. As Eric Bogosian said he was hoping to be spared a family annihilator in his career, but this was not to be the case.

This episode proves you can use scripture to justify anything in this world. David Harbour plays the religious father who has been laid off at his job at the bank.

Somehow in his beady little mind he's convinced himself that this was the real start of a world tobogganing to hell and it would be better if his loved ones were already in heaven. Just like the famous John List case in New Jersey.

Unlike List who just eliminated his family in one terrible afternoon, Harbour did it in stages and also took two people he considered evil with the presumption they're spending their eternity in a very warm climate. Evil includes the new branch manager at the bank he used to work at and a lesbian drama teacher who cast his innocent daughter in that immoral play by Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac.

Vincent D'Onofrio is certainly up on his theology to convince Harbour that it isn't God telling him to do these things in order to locate Harbour's missing daughter. That scene is worth the wait.


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