Goren and Eames work a case where organ donation has a price for the recipients beyond their medical bills.

Director:

Bill Norton

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Rene Balcer (developed by) (as René Balcer) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Robert Goren
Kathryn Erbe ... Alexandra Eames
Jamey Sheridan ... James Deakins
Courtney B. Vance ... Ron Carver
Gregg Edelman ... Boyce Wainwright
Ron Orbach ... Devon Gehry
John Speredakos ... Martin Nikos
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Jana Robbins Jana Robbins ... Vanessa's Mother
Carlo Alban ... James Raphael
Kate Goehring Kate Goehring ... Celise Wainwright
Constance Barron ... Judge Feist
Mercedes Herrero Mercedes Herrero ... Romero
Karen Zippler Karen Zippler ... Vanessa
Denise Burse ... Sarah Edgars
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Goren and Eames work a case where organ donation has a price for the recipients beyond their medical bills.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jana Robbins (Vanessa's Mother) also played the role of Ambassador Conington in episode 6.1, Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Blind Spot (2006). See more »

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The character that is donating bits and pieces of himself to strangers would have to undergo a psychiatric examination by the second donation. A person giving away vital organs for so-called altruistic reasons would be called into question. His mental stability would definitely be called into question. See more »

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Detective Robert Goren: [appealing to criminal suspect] I mean, what's more selfish than the desire for personal freedom?
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Self sacrifice in the extreme
23 July 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

One of the more off the wall stories that Criminal Intent or for that matter any of the Law And Order shows ever had was this one where a woman who didn't seem like she had any enemies in the world is killed.

On the table at the Medical Examiner's Office Leslie Hendrix discovers that the victim had a transplanted kidney. Goren and Eames discover that at one time she was going to be involved with a charitable non- profit but now opted for a business that will allow her to be a stay at home mom.

This episode is the Faust legend and the whole Christian story about sacrifice with an alarming twist. The perpetrator is a man who has given away bits of himself in transplants and it's like a contract with old Scratch, he owns your life and what you do with it.

It takes all of Vincent D'Onofrio's twists in his eclectic mind to bring down a man who thinks he's sacrificing himself for humanity and hasn't done anything wrong.


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