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The Consoler 

While Goren begins seeing a therapist, he and Eames investigate the death of a bank executive who was in charge the Catholic Church in New York's funds that go to abuse victims.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Apreda
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Tom Kilpatrick
Theresa Esperna
Alice Garvey (as Mary McCann)
Frank Benson ...
Hotel Manager
Helen Richardson


While Goren begins seeing a therapist, he and Eames investigate the death of a bank executive who was in charge the Catholic Church in New York's funds that go to abuse victims.

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8 May 2011 (USA)  »

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The riddle that Goren mentions in the psychiatrist's office is solved by asking either guard which door the other guard would tell you to enter, and then doing the opposite. The one who always tells the truth will tell you that the one who always lies would tell you to enter the door to hell, since that would be his lie. The one who always lies would falsely tell you the one who tells the truth would point you towards the same door, meaning you shouldn't believe him and should pick the opposite door. See more »


Detective Goren tells the M.E. that the olive oil and balsam found on the victim are the components of "myrrh", but they are actually the components of "chrism", which is used for anointing during certain rites in the Catholic Church. See more »


Joseph Hannah: With that suicide note, no D.A. in his right mind would file.
Robert Goren: Joe, don't be a moron. We have legit suspects.
Joseph Hannah: [to Eames] You give us the room a minute?
Joseph Hannah: Bobby, I appreciate you coming back. I really do. But this doesn't work. I know what you do. And you know what I do. I've got your back, and you respect my face and don't get in it.
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References Bell Book and Candle (1958) See more »

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Thou shalt not kill
15 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

A devoted catholic girl committed suicide in her apartment with a gun, leaving a suicide note in her Ipad. Shortly before, she scrubbed with strength her body to clean it from something happened (she was ashamed about a sexual intercourse). Goren doesn't believe from the beginning she shot herself, because in the note there are no sign of religion issue and there's nothing related to her beloved parents. The victim worked in a bank, she had a coworker (former ballplayer) who dated a couple of times, a female friend who is working as tennis coach (former pro in tennis tournaments) and, worst of all, she had an affair with a priest. A huge amount of money was distracted from the church account to an offshore bank and that's the motive, but who is the real perp?

Goren's boss compelled him to see the police's shrink. They really believe he's crazy and should leave the job. Anyway his ability, even in this episode, is out of the question. Another episode that involves church abuse over children, so widespread in movie business; furthermore, it shows the hardship all priests have to face to respect their celibacy vows

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