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The Consoler 

While Goren begins seeing a therapist, he and Eames investigate the death of a bank executive who was in charge the Catholic Church in New York's funds that go to abuse victims.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Alexandra Eames
... Robert Goren
... Joseph Hannah
... Paula Gyson
... Natalie Finnegan
... Johnny Apreda
... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
... Tom Kilpatrick
... Theresa Esperna
... Alice Garvey (as Mary McCann)
... McTeal's Attorney
... Monsignor McTeal
Frank Benson ... Waiter
... Hotel Manager
... Helen Richardson


While Goren begins seeing a therapist, he and Eames investigate the death of a bank executive who was in charge the Catholic Church in New York's funds that go to abuse victims.

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8 May 2011 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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The riddle that Goren mentions in the psychiatrist's office is solved by asking either guard which door the other guard would tell you to enter, and then doing the opposite. The one who always tells the truth will tell you that the one who always lies would tell you to enter the door to hell, since that would be his lie. The one who always lies would falsely tell you the one who tells the truth would point you towards the same door, meaning you shouldn't believe him and should pick the opposite door. See more »


Detective Goren tells the M.E. that the olive oil and balsam found on the victim are the components of "myrrh", but they are actually the components of "chrism", which is used for anointing during certain rites in the Catholic Church. See more »


Robert Goren: Do you think I'm crazy?
Paula Gyson: I think you are a person who is aware that the world is a dangerous place. You found a way of surviving, but your way can make other people feel uncomfortable.
Robert Goren: 'Challenging' and, you know, 'uncomfortable.' You're walking on egg shells with me, aren't you?
Paula Gyson: Isn't that how you like it? Hmm? It's part of your skill set, like being able to read people quickly.
Robert Goren: It's my job.
Paula Gyson: Sure. It's protected you. But it's also taken its toll on those around you and on yourself. You are ...
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References Bell Book and Candle (1958) See more »

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What makes him tick?
19 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Celibacy is a tough road to hoe even especially for those priests that are straight. That's what Neal McDonough finds out. Actually it's even for me somewhat refreshing that not all the Catholic priests are gay.

McDonough who's something of a star in the Catholic hierarchy is a monsignor whose good works are legendary. Among other things he's in charge of reparations to victims of abuse. The murder victim is Elle Monte-Brown who was a faithful Catholic who was in charge of an escrow account for proved cases of abuse.

The problem is that the murder really does look like suicide and Vincent D'Onofrio is having one hard time convincing his new boss Jay O. Sanders that it was murder. Monte-Brown was a strict Catholic and the fact that on her first glance it looks like suicide and there's a suicide note on her computer is giving Sanders thoughts that something overcame the religion and she abandoned that strict anti-suicide tenet of the church.

Detective Goren finally gets to see a shrink in this one and the D'Onofrio episodes in the final season will contain a lot of scenes with the psychiatrist. I disagree however that everyone was shying away from him as a patient. I would think they'd be lining up to see what makes him tick.

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