Law and Order
CI, Episode 1.02
Production number: E2120
First aired: 7 October 2001
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Sylvia Moon.jpg
Written By
Elizabeth M. Cosin

Directed By
David Platt

Goren and Eames investigate the death of a museum curator and an art authenticator who are found dead in what was set up to look like a murder-suicide.


When an art appraiser is found hanged in an apartment, Goren and Eames uncover a conspiracy to create imitations of paintings from famous painters, such as Claude Monet, and sell them to small museums. Upon finding the artist who created them, they discover her connection to a German who runs an art gallery.


Main cast

Guest cast



Alexandra Eames: (Goren and Eames are gazing at a Monet)It's beautiful.
Robert Goren: Yeah... Impressionists are too pretty.
Alexandra Eames: Right. You probably like those sweaty, naked people in the next room.
Robert Goren: Lucian Freud. As a matter of fact, I do.
Alexandra Eames: You can't put that stuff in your home. You can't live with it.
Robert Goren: Well, I'm not interested in living with it. I'm interested in... thinking about it.

Robert Goren: Right! It's a Monet. It’s all in the lighting.

Sylvia Moon: You don't know what it's like!
Robert Goren: What, to work so hard?
Sylvia Moon: Yes.
Robert Goren: And still be a nobody.
Sylvia Moon: Yes.
Sylvia Moon: Welcome to the human race.

Alexandre Eames: Popular opinion's got this pegged as a murder-suicide.
Robert Goren: Well, never trust opinion polls

Rudy Langer: Americans have no idea what art is anymore.

Alexandra Eames: Americans are also impressed with other things, like subpoenas. We'd be glad to show you how impressive they can be.

Robert Goren: Apparently Annie thought your exquisite Monet might be an exquisite fake.

James Deakins: All my favorite theories shot to hell in sixty seconds.

Rudy Langer: There's nothing in life I enjoy quite so much as being threatened by a beautiful woman.

Rudy Langer: Tax fraud. How mundane.
Robert Goren: But smart. I like smart.

Robert Goren: Hey. This is nice. "(walks in)"
Alexandra Eames: He can't help himself. Can I come in?

Robert Goren: Did you know there's an original Salvador Dali hanging at Rikers Island? He donated it in the 60s.
Rudy Langer: That's fascinating.
Alexandra Eames: You're going to get to see it firsthand.

Background information and notes

Episode scene cards

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Home of William
And Rachel Blunt
990 Park Avenue
Thursday, October 12

RSL Gallery
72 Mercer Street
Monday, November 14

The Holocaust Project
28 East 53rd Street
Wednesday, November 16

Home of Dewitt
and Maryann Foster
138 East 66th Street
Tuesday, November 22

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Deluca Studios
150 Elizabeth Street
Friday, December 2

Office of the Registrar
Hudson University
Wednesday, December 7

Kinsolving Dormitory
Hudson University
Monday, December 12

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