Detective Nichols matches wits with an Irish crime boss from his past when a police officer is killed on the island community of Broad Channel.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Atwater
Moira Boyle
Detective Ryan Fields
Capt. Charles Galloway
Jackie Dooley
Det. Russell
Eddie Boyle


Detective Nichols matches wits with an Irish crime boss from his past when a police officer is killed on the island community of Broad Channel.

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When Detective Zach Nichols is writing on the white board he is using a black marker. In the next shot the writing is green, it then black again when Detective Serena Stevens writes on it See more »


Jackie Dooley: De mortuis nihil nisi bonum.
Detective Zach Nichols: Speak no ill of the dead.
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Nobody's Fool
18 October 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This Criminal Intent episode takes us to Broad Channel a most insular community in New York City. Of mostly ethnic Irish population if you look on a map of New York City right above the Rockaway peninsula you'll see that the Cross Bay Boulevard passes over some islands right near the middle of the peninsula. That would be Broad Channel and it's connection to the rest of the city is the Cross Bay Boulevard. It's a fishing community and I remember it as a kid because I did two summers there with two kids day camps located there.

A crooked detective is murdered there and the control of the investigation develops into a turf war between Major Case and 116th precinct. That's wrong because Internal Affairs would have had that no questions asked in real life.

But if we followed real life we would miss a great performance by Kevin Conway as the political/gang boss of Broad Channel. He knows everyone and everything that goes on in that community. It becomes quite a battle of wits between Jeff Goldblum who has history between them and Saffron Burrows and Conway.

Is he guilty or does he just know who did it? That's the question you'll be asking right up to the end of the episode. Conway is nothing short of brilliant.

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