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Silencer 

Members of the radical deaf community are suspects in the murder of a doctor who provides cochlear implants. But the investigation proves troublesome when members refuse to cooperate because of their contempt for the hearing public.

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Dean White

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
Eric Bogosian ... Danny Ross
Bill O'Brien Bill O'Brien ... Det. Peter Lyons
Alexandria Wailes ... Malia Gallo
Garrett Zuercher ... Tommy Kellerman
Bridget Regan ... ADA Claudia Shankly
Deanne Bray ... Dean Price
Timothy Carhart ... Dr. Strauss
Darren Frazier Darren Frazier ... Larry Forseca
Raynor Scheine ... Antonio
Hillary Baack ... DeeDee
Josh Heine Josh Heine ... Jared
Howard W. Overshown Howard W. Overshown ... Det. Ozzie Rivera (as Howard Overshown)
Darren Matthias Darren Matthias ... Orlando
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Members of the radical deaf community are suspects in the murder of a doctor who provides cochlear implants. But the investigation proves troublesome when members refuse to cooperate because of their contempt for the hearing public.

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In New York state, the following are considered forgery in the second degree, a class D felony, which can carry a prison sentence of 1-1/3 to 7 years: writing an illegitimate prescription with either a stolen prescription pad or a forged prescription pad; altering the dosage, drug strength, drug quantity, refill quantity, or dispense date of a legitimately written prescription: An alleged suspect will face an additional charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, also a class D felony if the following occurs: a forged prescription passes, the pharmacy fills it, the prescription was for a controlled substance. An alleged suspect could face a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony with a sentence of 3 to 5 years (with no prior record) and a maximum sentence of 25 years (with priors) for the following: the suspect intended to sell the controlled substance obtained with a forged prescription. See more »

Goofs

While kneeling over the body, Goren states that the doctor was shot in the hand. He then lifts the doctors arm and we see a bullet hole in his palm. But then Goren turns the doctors hand over and there is no corresponding hole in the back of the hand. See more »

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Det. Peter Lyons: Look, Alexandra, most of what I do is outreach. I'm more comfortable interpreting for the community than interrogating it.
Alexandra Eames: You helped us at the rink.
Det. Peter Lyons: Well, there your partner was right. That's a public place. This is completely different.
Alexandra Eames: Shankly was out of line, but there is still a murderer out there targeting people who educate and care for the deaf. Are you comfortable with that?
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The silent world
18 May 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This was a fascinating episode, a look into the silent world of the deaf. The victim here is a doctor who specializes in doing implants that will enable some deaf to hear.

There is a real connection here with me because we've heard it mentioned that DNA alteration is in the future. That those of us who are LGBT can be 'fixed'. Since a whole culture is affected that raises considerable issues. I kind of understand where some of these people are coming from.

This episode features some fine performances from Bill O'Brien as a police detective who interprets in sign for Chris Noth and Julianne Nicholson and from deaf mute actor Garrett Zuercher who takes those issues quite seriously.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

3 April 2007 (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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