History Series / LawAndOrderCriminalIntent

5th May '18 5:01:47 AM Erin582
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* PsychopathicWomanchild: The killer from "Poison" had shades of this: she [[LackOfEmpathy lacked the sense of empathy]] that most adults possessed and [[ItsAllAboutMe looked at the world by only her terms]], threw tantrums when she didn't get her way (and even had one upon being arrested by clinging onto a countertop, forcing the detectives to pry her hands off of it) and [[ItMakesSenseInContext smacked around a baby doll]] after being told her mother's arrest for the poisonings ended her deal with a clothing store she hoped to own and even admitted to her mother that she only married her recently-deceased husband so that she wouldn't pass judgment on her for sleeping around with him beforehand.
25th Apr '18 11:12:10 PM jormis29
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* IReadItForTheArticles: While investigating the murder of a magazine editor in "Traffic", Nichols comments that his father used to read it and remembers an article featuring Ursula Andress in a brassiere that fired bullets. When Stevens wryly asks "Your father read it?", he admits it was shared, then adds there was always a fight over the crossword.

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* IReadItForTheArticles: While investigating the murder of a magazine editor in "Traffic", Nichols comments that his father used to read it and remembers an article featuring Ursula Andress Creator/UrsulaAndress in a brassiere that fired bullets. When Stevens wryly asks "Your father read it?", he admits it was shared, then adds there was always a fight over the crossword.
17th Apr '18 4:24:52 AM harrietvanger
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** The main characters in "Reunion" are revealed to be this [[spoiler:when it comes out that Jordy is Milo's father, making he and Sylvia his parents.]]


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** Also happens to Eames in "Blind Spot". The killer frees and kills her bird before kidnapping her.


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* DeathByCameo: Joan Jett in "Reunion."


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* NightmareFetishist: Not uncommon, but a notable example is provided by [[spoiler:Jo Gage]] in "Blind Spot", as not only is [[spoiler:she]] exposed to graphic violence by [[spoiler:her criminal profiler father, but she also would sleep with an enter serious relationships with boys who didn't run away when she showed them gruesome crime scene photographs.]]


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* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: A notable version occurs in "Blind Spot", as Goren has no conclusive evidence to link [[spoiler:Jo Gage]] to the murder of many women and Eames' torture. He succeeds in getting her to confess in a few well-chosen lines about [[spoiler:her father's belief that there will never be a female serial killer]]
22nd Mar '18 1:09:04 PM Xtifr
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* FakeFaithHealer: One episode involved Logan and Barack investigating a young woman who appeared to be able to cure people with voodoo. They managed to prove that she was a fraud, though not before she nearly convinced Logan that she'd put a curse on him.
3rd Feb '18 9:13:22 PM nombretomado
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3rd Feb '18 9:16:56 AM Erin582
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** "Homo Homini Lupis" had a woman and her two daughters, who had survived a harrowing ordeal of being kidnapped, having their lives threatened and the elder daughter being raped, insisting the event never happened to the point of both forgiving the husband/father who caused them to be kidnapped for collateral and refusing to identify their attackers.

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** "Homo Homini Lupis" had a woman and her two daughters, who had survived a harrowing ordeal of being kidnapped, having their lives threatened and the elder daughter being raped, insisting the event never happened to the point of both forgiving the husband/father who caused them to be kidnapped for collateral and refusing to identify their attackers. They eventually came to admit it, with Gorenís help.



* JustInTime: Logan and Wheeler in "Blasters". They arrived within seconds of the second potential victim dying from being hanged. Still, Wheeler still had to perform CPR on him and he had [[BodyHorror a deep rope burn on his neck for the remainder of the episode.]]

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Logan and Wheeler in "Blasters". They arrived within seconds of the second potential victim dying from being hanged. Still, Wheeler still had to perform CPR on him and he had [[BodyHorror a deep rope burn on his neck for the remainder of the episode.]]]]
** A suspect that stole the engagement ring off of the victim's body in "The Unblinking Eye" was discovered by the detectives and had already consumed the ring. As they were interrogating him, Goren explained to him that it needed to be extricated ''immediately'' due to the fact that since it's a diamond, specifically of a marquise cut, it has jagged little saw-like edges [[CruelAndUnusualDeath that will cut him from the inside out.]] Worse, it became evident that ''he was already sick from the effects of swallowing it.'' After hearing that, he admitted to his crime and even though he was in trouble for being in possession of it, at least he'll survive.



* OldCopYoungCop: Downplayed; Wheeler is significantly younger than both Logan and Nichols, but it doesnít get much notice due to Logan's and Nichols' looks. However, one episode had this trope on full display when Logan and Wheeler were investigating a case and a witness' "silent" cell phone notification whistle goes off: the former was unable to hear it himself due to the fact that [[TruthInTelevision after the age of 30, one starts to gradually lose their ability to hear certain sounds.]]

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* OldCopYoungCop: Downplayed; Wheeler is significantly younger than both Logan and Nichols, but it doesnít get much notice due to Logan's and Nichols' their respective youthful looks. However, one episode had this trope on full display when Logan and Wheeler were investigating a case and a witness' "silent" cell phone notification whistle goes off: the former older detective was unable to hear it himself due to the fact that [[TruthInTelevision after the age of 30, one starts to gradually lose their ability to hear certain sounds.]]



* ParentalFavoritism: "Beast" has a woman with two daughters, one being very pretty and talented, who got all the glory in life and is now worshiped by the mother years after her death; the other is rather plain, lived in her sister's shadow, and was and is constantly put down by their mother. This treatment led her to be involved with two murders years later, [[spoiler: [[CainAndAbel including that of her own sister.]]]]

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"Beast" has a woman with two daughters, one being very pretty and talented, who got all the glory in life and is now worshiped by the mother years after her death; the other is rather plain, lived in her sister's shadow, and was and is constantly put down by their mother. This treatment led her to be involved with two murders years later, [[spoiler: [[CainAndAbel including that of her own sister.]]]]


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* StrippedToTheBone: The victim in "Maledictus" was first [[OffWithHisHead decapitated]] by her killer and then had the rest of her body dissolved in lye in her own bathtub. Said killer is later seen throwing her bones into a river.
29th Jan '18 8:40:43 PM foxley
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* WhatHaveWeEar: The fixer for a 'rockstar' fashion designer does this at the start of "Rispetto"; producing cocaine for his employer.

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** Goren does this in "Vanishing Act"; producing the passkey from behind the guard's ear as a flourish as he finishes demonstrating how a StageMagician had stolen the key from the guard.
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The fixer for a 'rockstar' fashion designer does this at the start of "Rispetto"; producing cocaine for his employer.
26th Jan '18 1:34:33 PM Erin582
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* NobodyOverFiftyIsGay: Averted in "Mis-labeled" where Gordon Buchanan, the head of a law firm, is at least in his mid-fifties and is openly gay.



* NoOneOverFiftyIsGay: Averted in "Mis-labeled"; Gordon Buchanan, the head of a law firm, is at least in his mid-fifties and is openly gay.
26th Jan '18 8:09:46 AM Erin582
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* DeadPersonImpersonation: Subverted in "Mis-labeled"; the one being impersonated wasn't dead, but for all intents and purposes could be considered such; [[spoiler: he had been in [[AndIMustScream a semi-vegetative state since overdosing on Ecstacy four years prior.]]]]



* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The fate of the victim in "Mis-labeled".



* NoOneOverFiftyIsGay: Averted in "Mis-labeled"; Gordon Buchanan, the head of a law firm, is at least in his mid-fifties and is openly gay.



* QuipToBlack: During the Rene Balcer-era of the show, either Goren, Eames or Carver would end the episode with one of these.

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* QuipToBlack: During the Rene Balcer-era of the show, either Goren, Although nearly everyone has done one, Eames or Carver would end the episode with especially gets one of these.in before a commercial break.



* SchiffOneLiner: In the Rene Balcer-era of the series, Goren, Eames or Carver would end the episode this way.



* SympathyForTheDevil: Goren feels this way for the killer in "Want" [[spoiler: who not only murdered but also [[IAmAHumanitarian ate his victims' calf muscles.]] The fact that he both was truly horrified by his crimes and tearfully confessed to them, stating that he only wanted someone to love, resulted in him receiving a life sentence, to Eames and Carver's chagrin. Some time later, as the detectives, Carver and Deakins are all working on another case, Carver receives notice that he was killed by another inmate in prison. While the men express looks of disappointment and somewhat shock, Eames just quips that now everyone got what they wanted.]]

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* SympathyForTheDevil: Goren feels this way for the killer in "Want" [[spoiler: who not only murdered but also [[IAmAHumanitarian ate his victims' calf muscles.]] The fact that he both was truly horrified by his crimes and tearfully confessed to them, stating that he only wanted someone to love, resulted in him receiving a life sentence, to Eames and Carver's chagrin. Some time later, as the detectives, detectives and Carver and Deakins are all working on another case, case in the latter's office, Carver receives notice that he was killed by another inmate in prison. While the men express looks of disappointment and somewhat shock, Eames just quips that now everyone got what they wanted.]]
10th Jan '18 1:38:58 PM Erin582
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* BelievingTheirOwnLies:
** "Homo Homini Lupis" had a woman and her two daughters, who had survived a harrowing ordeal of being kidnapped, having their lives threatened and the elder daughter being raped, insisting the event never happened to the point of both forgiving the husband/father who caused them to be kidnapped for collateral and refusing to identify their attackers.
** "Folie a Deux", as the title suggests, had a couple lose their daughter through kidnapping in a hotel and continuously stonewall investigators about her whereabouts and even her very appearance. Turns out, the little girl died accidentally from being left in a hot car with failed air conditioning months earlier and the father had already buried her on some property owned by his rich, elderly aunt.



** The murderer from "Inert Dwarf" shouted a few of these upon being arrested, seeing how he just lost his family, his freedom and his reputation in one fell swoop.



* BodyInABreadbox: The victim in "Semi-Detached", a controversial shock jock host who suffered from depression, ended up committing suicide via overdose and his body was found in a steam closet on a ferry.

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* BodyInABreadbox: The victim in "Semi-Detached", a controversial shock jock host who suffered from depression, ended up committing suicide via overdose and his body was found in walking into a steam closet on a ferry.ferry while the entire chamber filled up with carbon monoxide. The detectives soon found his body waiting for them.


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* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes:
** In "Shrink-Wrapped", the killer turns out to be the daughter of a psychologist and a psychiatrist. Both are extremely narcissistic (to the point where they once ''abandoned the girl in a restaurant on her birthday'') and borderline psychotic in the masochistic games they play with each other. She is driven to kill simply to attract their attention.
** When Goren's mentor, a skilled if bizarre criminal profiler, comes to town to catch a killer he's been stalking for years in "Blind Spot". Turns out the murderer isn't the one he was looking for after alló[[spoiler: it was his own daughter, warped into copying a serial killer after realizing they were the only people who her father cares about (specifically, she does it because he believes there are no true female serial killers). In a later episode, he kills nearly everyone Goren cares about (including himself) so that Goren can keep his mind on the job.]] Truly a paragon of sanity.


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* ForeignRemake: ''Paris enquêtes criminelles'', a French version of the series. There's also a Russian version called ''Закон и порядок. Преступный умысел''. Unfortunately, neither show lasted as long as their inspiration.


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* HeManWomanHater: PlayedForDrama in "Baggage" where the victim was a female supervisor at an airline who was undermined and bullied by her jealous male subordinates in a way that even a grade schooler wouldn't stoop to, including explicitly discussing rape fantasies, sending her lewd drawings and pouring ''urine'' in her locker.


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* HopeIsScary: Implied at the end of "Silver Lining" when the murderer, a career criminal, is being led away in a squad car, he assures Goren that this will be the last time that they would meet. He replies "I hope so", but the manís mother, who's pretty fed up with dealing with her son and his ways, quips back to him "Hope is for losers, Detective."


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* InterrogationByVandalism: Downplayed and PlayedForLaughs in "Collective" where Goren was interrogating a witness who had received some of the victim's stolen goods, among which was an elaborate toy gun with multiple features such as a rocket launcher and pretend machine gun. The witness became so agitated by him treating a collector's item like a toy that he finally gave the detectives some needed useful information.


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** The killer from "Semi-Detached" had tampered with the victim's anti-depressants while working as a nurse at the rehab center he was staying at by switching them with placebos.
** A truly despicable example was in "Malignant" where cancer treatment drugs were screwed around with, to the point that a woman who was given a strong chance of surviving her cancer died due to the interference. Eames pointed out that they may as well been treating the patients with water instead.


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* MistakenForRacist: One suspect in "Gemini", a schizophrenic man, is set up to look like one by his sociopathic brother by portraying him as a Neo-Nazi who sent hate messages to various people and even tricking him into dyeing his hair blond. When confronted by the detectives, the man is horrified by this notion, at one point telling them almost to the point of ''tears'' that he liked Jewish people.


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* NoMedicationForMe: Discussed in "See Me" about a suspect, an optometrist, who was mentally ill. The detectives theorized that he believed that he stopped taking his much-needed medication because "medication is for sick people; if I don't take meds anymore, I won't be sick."
* TheNoseKnows: The girlfriend in "Silver Lining" at one point complains about smelling electricity in the air which Eames quickly picks up on, saying that when ''she'' was pregnant, she thought that she could smell moonbeams.


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* OldCopYoungCop: Downplayed; Wheeler is significantly younger than both Logan and Nichols, but it doesnít get much notice due to Logan's and Nichols' looks. However, one episode had this trope on full display when Logan and Wheeler were investigating a case and a witness' "silent" cell phone notification whistle goes off: the former was unable to hear it himself due to the fact that [[TruthInTelevision after the age of 30, one starts to gradually lose their ability to hear certain sounds.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: The suspect in "Cruise to Nowhere" was in his early 20s, yet both in person and especially on his driver's license (where he didn't have any facial hair) he looked much younger. Even Deakins had no problem making fun of him over this, claiming that his daughters could take him.


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* RetargetedLust: The suspect in "Semi-Detached" temporarily has this for Goren instead of her ex-husband, but he only played along with it as a ploy to wear down her vulnerabilities and uncover her ultimate guilt.


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* StaircaseTumble: "Semi-Detached" has a subversion where the victim's housekeeper was found dead at the bottom of the stairs, but rather than simply falling, she was beaten then thrown down them.


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* UndignifiedDeath: The [[AssholeVictim secondary victim]] in "Collective" ends up being locked in a makeshift coffin, BoundAndGagged and suffocated by dry ice while only half-way dressed in cosplay. Eames is quick to quip over the woman's demise, dismissing her as "just another hotel guest who died in their sleep".


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* VehicleVanish: The victim from "Blink" and her partner were gamblers trying to escape from a pair of mobsters. While the man was far ahead of her, she had them hot on her trail when a garbage truck passed before the three of them. When the partner looked back to check on her, she and the mobsters were gone. She was later found murdered in a park.


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* YouMonster: The reaction of the father in "Pravda" after learning his son sold him out regarding his knowledge of a murder he committed:
-->"You hateful boy. You stupid, hateful boy."
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