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Country Crossover 

The suspects in the murder of a record producer include a disreputable nightclub owner, an eccentric bouncer aspiring to be a rap star, an ambitious young singer who may have been having an affair with him, and her jealous husband.

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:
Chris Noth ... Mike Logan
Julianne Nicholson ... Megan Wheeler
Eric Bogosian ... Danny Ross
Theresa Randle ... A.D.A. Patricia Kent
Agnes Bruckner ... May
Kohl Sudduth ... Zach
Evan Parke ... Gorro
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Al Sapienza ... Flaherty's Attorney
Griffin Dunne ... Seamus Flaherty
C.J. Wilson ... Jeff
Karen Starc ... Brooke St. Claire (as Karen Goberman)
Joe Gonzalez Joe Gonzalez ... Det. Petey
Luther Creek Luther Creek ... Curtis Gold
Allison McAtee ... Carrie
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The suspects in the murder of a record producer include a disreputable nightclub owner, an eccentric bouncer aspiring to be a rap star, an ambitious young singer who may have been having an affair with him, and her jealous husband.

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Chris Noth (Mike Logan) & Eric Bogosian (Danny Ross) also worked together on three episodes of The Good Wife (2009) and two episodes of Law & Order (1990). See more »

Quotes

Detective Mike Logan: 'I love my husband so much I killed my lover'. Sounds like a great country song, too bad Curtis is too dead to record it.
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References Mortal Kombat (1992) See more »

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Gonna Get You
Written & Performed by Heather Marie Marsden
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Murder with too many notes
4 February 2021 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

"County Crossover" contains one of those types of story tropes that doesn't always appeal to me, with the risk of being too one-sided or sleazy. It was relatively common with the 'Law and Order' franchise and there were numerous cases where it was done well (more early on than later). Did like the basic concept however, although it isn't novel that has very rarely mattered, and anything centered around the music industry immediately grabs my attention.

On the whole, "Country Crossover" was a very good episode. Despite one aspect bringing it down somewhat, it is for me evidence that Wheeler was an under-estimated character and that her chemistry with Logan was good. If anybody disagrees, that's fair enough. "Country Crossover" could easily have been too sordid or gone overboard with the sleaze factor, which a few previous 'Criminal Intent' episodes did do, but just about didn't.

Production values are slick and professional, not ever resorting to cheap or untested gimmicks or anything. The music is haunting in the right places and isn't constant or too loud, and the direction gives the drama urgency and breathing space. The script is tight and thoughtful, not getting too smutty or overwrought. Including some dryly humorous lines from Logan, like the one regarding the cocaine.

Actually like Wheeler and liked that she was understated and a more sympathetic contrast to Logan, without going too far that way that she risked danger of having little personality. Julianne Nicholson and Chris Noth, on excellent form, have nice chemistry and interact well. They may not have the same playing off quality that Goren and Eames' chemistry has but it is always nice to see how Logan and Wheeler work individually and as a team, their attitudes towards each other and basically their whole dynamic. The supporting performances are fine, Kohl Sudduth expertly making one unsure of whether he is guilty or innocent.

However, the ending for me didn't quite come off. It has too much crammed in and moves too rapidly, making it on the confusing side. Haven't warmed to Ross yet for reasons said in previous reviews.

In summary, very good. 8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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