This show centers on the NYPD's Major Case Squad (and the offbeat, Sherlock Holmes-like Detective Robert Goren) in its efforts to stop the worst criminal offenders in New York. It also puts a new twist to the "Law & Order" formula: now, in each episode, we see the crimes as they are planned and committed.
Where intellect defies evil.
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To add a vulnerability to Goren's seeming invincibility, a backstory was added in which his mother was diagnosed as a schizophrenic during his adolescence. See more
Several of the cases shown would clearly be under the purview of the NY State Police or even the FBI. Major Case would be limited to cases which were committed inside the city of New York. See more
Detective Robert Goren
Well, she didn't believe in heaven and hell, so how would she know the devil was massaging her neck?
Two versions of the 4th season episode "Great Barrier" aired, with different time zones of the United States and Canada seeing different endings, one in which villain Nicole Wallace escapes, and another in which she died. Viewers were then invited to vote on which ending they preferred (both endings were made available on the Internet). See more
There's Only Me
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