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Part 1 of 2: The murder of a crooked cop puts Detectives Goren and Eames on the trail of an obsessively clean doctor whose previous girlfriends all seem to be afflicted with a "zoonotic" ... See full summary »


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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
James Urbaniak ... Dr. Roger Stern
Laura Regan ... Tish Van Der Wahl
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Carrie Preston ... Megan Colby
Todd Stashwick ... Dr. Scott Borman
Peter Rini ... Billy 'Buzz' Davis
Leslie Cohen ... Janice Davis
Bill Cwikowski Bill Cwikowski ... Sgt. Timmins
Katherine Wallach Katherine Wallach ... Dr. Patty Kantor
Marin Ireland ... Anais Hutchinson
Kali Karagias Kali Karagias ... Angel Ferrante


Part 1 of 2: The murder of a crooked cop puts Detectives Goren and Eames on the trail of an obsessively clean doctor whose previous girlfriends all seem to be afflicted with a "zoonotic" disease -- or a virus found only in animals. Their probe also points to a preening veterinarian as well as a looming psychological component that is crucial to putting a bulletproof case together. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

18 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Andrew McCarthy was originally cast in the role of Dr. Roger Stern, but he stormed off set, complaining that Vincent D'Onofrio was constantly criticizing his acting during the rehearsals. As a result, James Urbaniak was a last-minute recast. See more »


Dr. Borman is shown scrubbing up for a surgery, he then puts his hands on the edge of the sink, coughs and spits into the sink, scratches himself and then puts his scrubs on. This would possibly lead to infections in his animal patients. He should have had his scrubs on before he scrubbed up for surgery and should never have scratched himself or touched anything after, plus coughing and spitting like that would require him to re-scrub. See more »


Dr. Scott Borman: You do know, of course, that "zoonotic" doesn't mean that the viruses came from the zoo.
Detective Robert Goren: It doesn't? Well, my partner was telling me that, but it doesn't make sense to me, because there's the word "zoo"...
Dr. Scott Borman: [Leers at Eames] Guys... we never listen.
Detective Robert Goren: [Moves to stand between half-naked Borman and Eames] You conducted seminars for 'Special Friends of the Zoo'.
Dr. Scott Borman: Well the directors think I'm a good ambassador, for the zoo.
Dr. Scott Borman: [Spits]
Detective Alexandra Eames: [Disgusted] Because you have so much in common with your animals?
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A Voyeur And A Exhibitionist - What A Team!
4 January 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

A cop is killed in a turnstile at a subway, stabbed to death. Upon investigation, Goren and Eames find out that the cop had a couple of side jobs, illegal ones at that. One of them involved blackmailing people who were clients of an escort service. He wasn't blackmailing most of them for large amounts so they look for any thing might be "bigger fish," and come up with two suspicious doctors, one a vet at a zoo. One who likes to watch (the meek Park Ave. doctor) and one who likes to be seen (the vain, macho vet). There aren't too many normal people on these shows, and these two guys are real sickos.

Goren does his usual thing when two people are involved in a crime: he sets them against each other.

A very interesting show and one which leads into season finale - not about these two men - but abut some missing anthrax that one of the doctors in this shown had purchased.

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