History Series / LawAndOrderCriminalIntent

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* BitchAlert: The daughter-in-law from "Proud Flesh", while at her sister-in-law's birthday party, wears a very unconvincing smile and "compliments" her on the "Moo-Goo-Gai-ese" she speaks at the age of three (the young girl is from the second marriage of the father to a younger Chinese woman, and for further posterity, the girl is turning four.)
16th Sep '17 3:32:54 AM foxley
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* DeathByFallingOver: One of [[VictimOfTheWeek Victims of the Week]] in in "To the Boy in the Blue Knit Cap" dies after he hits his head on a pinball machine during a fight with his brother.
16th Sep '17 3:30:04 AM foxley
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* FatalMethodActing: Happens InUniverse in "Icarus". The actor playing Icarus in a Broadway show has his flying rig sabotaged and he plunges to his death on stage as he is supposed to be soaring towards the sun.
8th Sep '17 4:52:48 PM foxley
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* AnachronisticClue: In "Trophy Wine", the counterfeit wine was an excellent forgery, but George Washington's initials had been machine etched, not hand etched, on to the bottles.


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* RealNameAsAnAlias: In "Trophy Wine", a con man who has been living for years under the name 'Bing Cullen', rents an apartment under his original name Arnold Binder.
7th Sep '17 5:29:44 PM Erin582
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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Subverted in "Grow". After the drug-related death of her Uncle, the little girl told the detectives that he basically was weak and died trying to dull the pain of life. Turns out, she was only regurgitating something [[spoiler: Nicole Wallace, who was dating her father and attempting to ''protect her from them'', who were trying to deliberately poison her to get her life insurance money]] said to her.



* MafiaPrincess: In "Maledictus."

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* MafiaPrincess: In "Maledictus.""Maledictus", the victim's book and testifying against her father sent him to prison for life on multiple murders.



* OddballInTheSeries: Initially, this series was more or less a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed version]] of such, as it was didn't follow the ''Law & Order'' tradition of being an ensemble show, focusing solely on Goren instead and was the only show that neither [[Series/LawAndOrder McCoy]] nor [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Munch]] ever made an appearance on or was even referenced. However around season six, this trope became more blatant, beginning with the loss of the "Order" part of the series (and with [[Creator/CourtneyBVance him]], the only regular cast member of color), the lack of the title cards as well as the accompanying [[MemeticMutation "DUN-DUN!"]] sound heard during them and [[CharacterizationMarchesOn the changing personalities of the criminals, their motives and the members of the Major Case Squad themselves.]]

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* OddballInTheSeries: Initially, this series was more or less a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed version]] of such, as it was didn't follow the ''Law & Order'' tradition of being an ensemble show, focusing solely on Goren instead and was the only show that neither [[Series/LawAndOrder McCoy]] nor [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Munch]] ever made an appearance on or was even referenced. However around season six, this trope became more blatant, beginning with the loss of the "Order" part of the series (and with [[Creator/CourtneyBVance him]], the only regular cast member of color), the lack of the title cards as well as the accompanying [[MemeticMutation [[MostWonderfulSound "DUN-DUN!"]] sound heard during them and [[CharacterizationMarchesOn [[{{Flanderization}} the changing personalities of the criminals, their motives and the members of the Major Case Squad themselves.]]


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** "Magnificat" was inspired by the Andrea Yates case.


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* ThousandYardStare: The mother [[spoiler:and killer]] from "Magnificat", a NervousWreck constantly browbeaten by her husband. Her sons noticed this too, to the point where they called it "zooming".
1st Sep '17 5:37:51 AM XFllo
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* ChristmasCake: The main suspect in "Betrayed".
25th Aug '17 6:19:37 PM foxley
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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 Steven 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 in a brassiere that fired bullets. When Steven 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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* PrivateMilitaryContractors: In "Boots on the Ground", the VictimOfTheWeek is an activist who been infiltrating two rival private contractors. This leaves plenty of suspects with military training.
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* CarCushion: In "Boots on the Ground", the VictimOfTheWeek is thrown off the roof of a building and lands on a cab that has stopped underneath.
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