History Series / LawAndOrderCriminalIntent

5th Aug '16 10:18:12 PM LadyNorbert
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* ClearMyName: The Season 7 finale has Det. Goren being framed for the murder of his brother by his ArchEnemy Nicole Wallace and mentor Declan Gage.

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* ClearMyName: The Season 7 finale has Det. Goren being framed for the murder of his brother by his [[spoiler:his ArchEnemy Nicole Wallace and mentor Declan Gage.Gage]].



* DeusAngstMachina: Goren qualifies, if anyone does. Let's see.... his schizophrenic mother hates him, even though he's the only one who takes care of her; his drug-addicted brother gets all the love from their mother; his father - who treated him like shit anyway - turned out not to be his real father; and his biological father turned out to be a murderer, who then gets executed, which on the show NEVER HAPPENS. He gets persecuted by the FBI, ends up in a mental hospital, gets fired, not to mention his health and good looks go to shit, too. This is only a partial list of all the shit that goes down. If anyone can be accused of provoking the wrath of the writer-deities, this character would be definitely be it. The unrelenting, unceasing suffering that occurs was enough to make many fans stop watching the show, out of sheer disgust; quite literally, Goren's relationship with his partner (however you choose to interpret it) was the ''only'' thing he had going for him -- no wonder she became his BerserkButton! If anyone earned a happy ending they never got, it's Goren. ShootTheShaggyDog, already.
** Even his relationship with Eames was messed with- When Goren goes undercover in season 7 (without her knowing beforehand), Eames almost shoots him in the face when the police raid the apartment. The resulting shouting match puts a strain on their partnership.

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* DeusAngstMachina: Goren qualifies, if anyone does. Let's see....see... his schizophrenic mother hates him, even though he's the only one who takes care of her; his drug-addicted brother gets all the love from their mother; his father - who treated him like shit anyway - turned out not to be his real father; and his biological father turned out to be a murderer, who then gets executed, which on the show NEVER HAPPENS. He gets persecuted by the FBI, ends up in a mental hospital, gets fired, not to mention his health and good looks go to shit, too. This is only a partial list of all the shit that goes down. If anyone can be accused of provoking the wrath of the writer-deities, this character would be definitely be it. The unrelenting, unceasing suffering that occurs was enough to make many fans stop watching the show, out of sheer disgust; quite disgust. Quite literally, Goren's relationship with his partner (however you choose to interpret it) was the ''only'' thing he had going for him -- no wonder she became his BerserkButton! If anyone earned a happy ending they never got, it's Goren. ShootTheShaggyDog, already.
** Even his relationship with Eames was messed with- with. When Goren goes undercover in season 7 (without her knowing beforehand), Eames almost shoots him in the face when the police raid the apartment. The resulting shouting match puts a strain on their partnership.partnership for a long time, though they eventually recover.



* EmptyCopThreat: Carried out. A killer Goren interviewed [[spoiler:(who was later proven to have been his biological dad)]] was executed. In Pennsylvania, where it was still legal.

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* EmptyCopThreat: Carried out. A killer Goren interviewed [[spoiler:(who was later proven to have been his biological dad)]] was executed. In executed, although this was in Pennsylvania, where it was still legal.



* FairCop: Eames; all of Logan's partners, arguably. And Capt. Deakins. And now Saffron Burrows.

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* FairCop: Eames; all of Logan's partners, arguably. And arguably; Capt. Deakins. And now Deakins; Saffron Burrows.



* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Happens (on a small scale) with Goren, showing a day and a half in solitary in about 5 minutes. It was a long five minutes to watch, and when the guy comes to release him Goren practically rips his head off saying "I told you just the weekend!" Cue the guard saying "It's Sunday evening."
** Wrong series. This was from the Law and Order SVU episode "Solitary" and Stabler was the one to spend 3 days in the Hole to experience what it was like for a falsely convicted man he'd helped put away.
** However, in the episode "Untethered", Goren DID experience isolation while undercover. He was strapped to a metal table and deprived of food and water. However, it is unclear whether he truly broke or if some of it was part of his undercover persona.

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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Happens (on a small scale) with Goren, showing a day and a half in solitary in about 5 minutes. It was a long five minutes to watch, and when the guy comes to release him Goren practically rips his head off saying "I told you just the weekend!" Cue the guard saying "It's Sunday evening."
** Wrong series. This was from the Law and Order SVU episode "Solitary" and Stabler was the one to spend 3 days in the Hole to experience what it was like for a falsely convicted man he'd helped put away.
** However, in
In the episode "Untethered", Goren DID experience experiences isolation while undercover. He was He's strapped to a metal table and deprived of food and water. However, it is unclear whether he truly broke or if some of it was part of his undercover persona.persona.
%% Note that the example of Goren being in solitary for a weekend and freaking out on the guard who comes to release him on Sunday night is wrong. This is from an episode of SVU, with Stabler in solitary.



* OpeningNarration
* ThePlan:
** EvilPlan: Each criminal has one and it frames the episode's plot.

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* OpeningNarration
OpeningNarration: As per usual on a ''Law & Order'' series.
* ThePlan:
** EvilPlan:
ThePlan[=/=]EvilPlan: Each criminal has one and it frames the episode's plot.



* QuizzicalTilt: Goren likes to tilt his entire upper body during interrogations, leaving his head nearly sideways. This is probably less to express confusion and more to unnerve the interrogee.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: When Kathryn Erbe became pregnant with her second child, a pregnancy arc was written out for Eames in which she acted as the surrogate mother for her sister's child. This of course resulted in an ObviousPregnancy later that season.
** Also the case with Julianne Nicholson; her first pregnancy was avoided by having the character PutOnABus for the first half of Season Seven, but the second time they wrote it in.
** When Jamey Sheridan was affected with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell%27s_Palsy Bell's Palsy]], so was Deakins (who donned an EyepatchOfPower). At times it was obvious the poor guy was visibly struggling with it and was having a hard time saying his lines.

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* QuizzicalTilt: Goren likes to tilt his entire upper body during interrogations, leaving his head nearly sideways. This is probably less to express confusion and more to unnerve the interrogee.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: When Kathryn Erbe became pregnant with her second child, a pregnancy arc was written out for Eames in which she acted as the surrogate mother for her sister's child. This of course resulted in an ObviousPregnancy later that season.
** Also the case with Julianne Nicholson; her first pregnancy was avoided by having the character PutOnABus for the first half of Season Seven, but the second time they wrote it in.
** When Jamey Sheridan was affected with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell%27s_Palsy Bell's Palsy]], so was Deakins (who donned an EyepatchOfPower). At times it was obvious the poor guy was visibly struggling with it and was having a hard time saying his lines.
person being interrogated.



* {{Retool}}: Started out focused entirely on the exploits of Goren and Eames until Vincent D'Onforio began suffering exhaustion. After this the show was retooled with Mike Logan (Chris Noth's character from the orignal ''L&O'') being added in and alternating every other episode with Goren and Eames. Things stayed this way (though with Noth being replaced by Creator/JeffGoldblum in season 8.
** This is until a WhamEpisode that [[spoiler: [[PutOnABus writes out]] [[TurnInYourBadge Goren]], [[UndyingLoyalty Eames]] and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Captain Ross]] in one fell swoop,]] which causes the show to return to the original format but with Creator/JeffGoldblum in the lead role, however, Goldblum decided to [[PutOnABus leave the show at the end of season 9]]. This in turn led to [[TheBusCameBack Vincent D'Onforio and Kathryne Erbe both returning for the 10th a final season]] thus bringing the show full circle.

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* {{Retool}}: Started out focused entirely on the exploits of Goren and Eames until Vincent D'Onforio began suffering exhaustion. After this the show was retooled with Mike Logan (Chris Noth's character from the orignal original ''L&O'') being added in and alternating every other episode with Goren and Eames. Things then stayed this way (though way, though with Noth being replaced by Creator/JeffGoldblum in season 8.
** This is remained the formula until a WhamEpisode that [[spoiler: [[PutOnABus writes out]] [[TurnInYourBadge Goren]], [[UndyingLoyalty Eames]] and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Captain Ross]] in one fell swoop,]] which causes the show to return to the original format but with Creator/JeffGoldblum in the lead role, however, role. However, Goldblum decided to also [[PutOnABus leave the show at the end of season 9]]. This in turn led to [[TheBusCameBack Vincent D'Onforio and Kathryne Erbe both returning for the 10th a and final season]] thus bringing the show full circle.



** The [[YouLookFamiliar first]] character played by Jay O. Sanders was obviously based on famous mob hitman Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski.

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** The [[YouLookFamiliar first]] first character played by Jay O. Sanders was obviously based on famous mob hitman Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski.



** First season episode "Poison" is strongly inspired by the Stella Nickell case.
** "The Saint" is based on Mark Hofmann who sold forgeries to the Mormon church. Said forger is played by Creator/StephenColbert

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** First season episode "Poison" is strongly inspired by the Stella Nickell case.
case, commonly known as "the Tylenol murders."
** "The Saint" is based on Mark Hofmann Hofmann, who sold forgeries to the Mormon church. Said forger is played by Creator/StephenColbert



* StrawConservative: The killer from ''Family Values'' is a religious man who's beliefs drive him to kill a lesbian drama teacher, and later try to kill his daughter because she had a part in a school play where she had a less than wholesome outfit.
* {{Stripperific}}: {{Lampshaded}} in "Shandeh." Goren and Eames are talking with a suburban mother of two about her involvement with a strip club. She says she helped with the decor and with hiring the staff. Goren asks if she means the strippers, and guesses she has had some experience in that area. She just glares at him, but Eames points out that her (rather revealing) clothing doesn't really fit the "Westchester soccer mom" she's trying to present herself as.

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* StrawConservative: The killer from ''Family Values'' is a religious man who's whose beliefs drive him to kill a lesbian drama teacher, and later to try to kill his daughter because she had a part in a school play where she had a less than wholesome outfit.
* {{Stripperific}}: {{Lampshaded}} in "Shandeh." Goren and Eames are talking with a suburban mother of two about her involvement with a strip club. She says she helped with the decor and with hiring the staff. Goren asks if she means the strippers, and guesses she has had some experience in that area. She just glares at him, but Eames points out that her (rather revealing) clothing doesn't really fit the "Westchester soccer mom" image she's trying to present herself as.present.



* TheyWereHoldingYouBack: In a rather bizzare twist on this, [[spoiler: Declan Gage]] intended to get rid of ''himself'' for this reason, [[spoiler: along with Frank Goren and Nicole Wallace.]]

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* TheyWereHoldingYouBack: In a rather bizzare bizarre twist on this, [[spoiler: Declan Gage]] intended to get rid of ''himself'' for this reason, [[spoiler: along with Frank Goren and Nicole Wallace.]]



* TryingNotToCry: Eames barely manages to hold it together in court when a lawyer springs an old request for another partner on her.

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* TryingNotToCry: Eames barely manages to hold it together in court when a lawyer springs an unpleasant surprise on her, dredging up an old request for another partner on her.partner. She's even closer to tears when she apologizes to Goren afterward.



* YouLookFamiliar: [[Series/TrueBlood Carrie Preston]] has appeared in three different episodes as three different characters.
** So has Susan Misner.
** Jay O. Sanders played a memorable killer-of-the-week in one episode back in 2002; he plays Capt. Hannah in the final season.
31st Jul '16 2:53:45 AM dragonnan
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** Wrong series. This was from the Law and Order SVU episode "Solitary" and Stabler was the one to spend 3 days in the Hole to experience what it was like for a falsely convicted man he'd helped put away.

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** Wrong series. **Wrong series. This was from the Law and Order SVU episode "Solitary" and Stabler was the one to spend 3 days in the Hole to experience what it was like for a falsely convicted man he'd helped put away. away.
**However, in the episode "Untethered", Goren DID experience isolation while undercover. He was strapped to a metal table and deprived of food and water. However, it is unclear whether he truly broke or if some of it was part of his undercover persona.
31st Jul '16 2:47:44 AM dragonnan
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**Wrong series. This was from the Law and Order SVU episode "Solitary" and Stabler was the one to spend 3 days in the Hole to experience what it was like for a falsely convicted man he'd helped put away.
18th Jul '16 10:03:51 AM SinDustries
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Second SpinOff from the popular ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' series, ''Criminal Intent'' shows the viewer what is happening from the criminal's perspective as well as the ongoing police investigation. Basically, what happens when ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' is brought into the ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' universe, complete with a quirky genius detective - Robert Goren ([[Creator/VincentDOnofrio Vincent D'Onofrio]]), an anti-social, twitchy detective in the NYPD Major Case Squad who has a very sharp mind for piecing together details and lateral thinking. Together with dryly sardonic partner Alex Eames (Kathryn Erbe), they investigate the most serious crimes that occur in New York (most of which seem to be murders or end up in murders), whilst the show also gives us the perspective of the people responsible for it (or at least people who are connected to the people responsible for it).

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Second SpinOff from the popular ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' series, ''Criminal Intent'' shows the viewer what is happening from the criminal's perspective as well as the ongoing police investigation. Basically, what happens when ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' is brought into the ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' universe, complete with a quirky genius detective - Robert Goren ([[Creator/VincentDOnofrio Vincent D'Onofrio]]), an anti-social, twitchy a twitchy, anti-social detective in the NYPD Major Case Squad who has a very sharp mind for piecing together details and lateral thinking. Together with dryly sardonic partner Alex Eames (Kathryn Erbe), they investigate the most serious crimes that occur in New York (most of which seem to be murders or end up in murders), whilst the show also gives us the perspective of the people responsible for it (or at least people who are connected to the people responsible for it).
7th Jun '16 1:50:54 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* HannibalLecture:
** [[spoiler:Leslie Lezard]] when she lectures Goren about his self-destructive behavior ruining his and Eames' careers.
** Zigzagged by Nicole and Goren as they tear into each other over the years.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** [[spoiler:Leslie Lezard]] when she lectures Goren about his self-destructive behavior ruining his and Eames' careers.
** Zigzagged by Nicole and Goren as they tear into each other over the years.
15th May '16 11:40:09 PM PaulA
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* DeerInTheHeadlights: Lorelai Mailer in the episode "Bombshell".



* MarilynManeuver: Lorelai Mailer is briefly seen performing a MarilynManeuver in "Bombshell", complete with [[IconicOutfit the famous ballooning white dress]].



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The episode "Collective" centers around the fandom of an author named Carlotta Francis, whose works are quite clearly inspired by those of Creator/AnneRice.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
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The episode "Collective" centers around the fandom of an author named Carlotta Francis, whose works are quite clearly inspired by those of Creator/AnneRice.


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** Lorelei Mailer in "Bombshell" was Anna Nicole Smith in all but name (and in-universe is compared to Creator/MarilynMonroe, as Smith often was).
8th May '16 1:44:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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-->'''Eames''': Serial killer groupies... And I thought I was pathetic with my {{ABBA}} fan club card.

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-->'''Eames''': Serial killer groupies... And I thought I was pathetic with my {{ABBA}} Music/{{ABBA}} fan club card.
18th Apr '16 1:42:11 PM alexandrajade
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** Goren often states that his most deadly weapon as an investigator is his library card.
17th Mar '16 1:55:18 PM alexandrajade
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: In "Frame," [[spoiler: Goren's old mentor Declan Gage commits a murder and sends Goren on a wild-goose chase meant to "free" him of the negative people in his life. He is, however, appalled by Goren's suggestion that he might have killed Goren's brother Frank]].

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: ** In "Frame," [[spoiler: Goren's old mentor Declan Gage commits a murder and sends Goren on a wild-goose chase meant to "free" him of the negative people in his life. He is, however, appalled by Goren's suggestion that he might have killed Goren's brother Frank]].
17th Mar '16 1:54:46 PM alexandrajade
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: In "Frame," [[spoiler: Goren's old mentor Declan Gage commits a murder and sends Goren on a wild-goose chase meant to "free" him of the negative people in his life. He is, however, appalled by Goren's suggestion that he might have killed Goren's brother Frank]].
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