|←||CI, Episode 2.17||→|
|Production number: E3217|
First aired: 30 March 2003
| Teleplay By|
René Balcer & Stephanie Sengupta
After the daughter of an elderly, recently deceased U.S. Senator is found slashed to death, Detectives Goren and Eames poke around and discover that the woman wanted her father cryogenically frozen, and that her brother is not really the Senator's biological child.
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Robert Goren
- Kathryn Erbe as Detective Alexandra Eames
- Jamey Sheridan as Captain James Deakins
- Courtney B. Vance as A.D.A. Ron Carver
- Tom Atkins as Roy Monahan
- Jay Goede as Nicholas Durning
- Donald Grody as Morris Guardino
- Leslie Hendrix as Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
- Wendy Hoopes as Katie Guardino
- William Langan as Senator Randolph Kittridge
- Iris Little Thomas as Judge Lucinda Flynn
- Robert LuPone as Nelson Broome
- Deirdre Madigan as Maureen Kittridge
- Maureen Mueller as Eloise Kittridge
- Tim Ransom as Jack Kittridge
- John Gould Rubin as Oliver Kersh
- Sheila Saunders as Beth Guardino
- Richard Seff as Dr. Lang
- Josef Sommer as Spencer Durning
- Donnell Rawlings as Don
- Beth Ellen Patrick as Reporter
- John Benoit as Lyndon
- Myra Bown as Risa
- Donna Davis as Grace
- Jamie Day as Karen
- Aedin Moloney as Tracey
- William Wise as unknown
- Mark Zeisler as unknown
- Alexandra Eames: She hung her purse on the hook.
- Robert Goren: Then leather coat would have been able to reach over and get it. She must've laid it on the floor.
- Alexandra Eames: No, she hung it up.
- Robert Goren: Right, a girl thing.
|“||Private jet? Yeah, man, even dead these people go first class, huh.||”|
|“||Nothing like a two-thousand degree fire to destroy evidence.||”|
|“||Will a show-and-tell help?||”|
- Alexandra Eames: This wasn't a robbery gone bad.
- Robert Goren: It was a murder gone good.
|“||I hear skeletons in the family closet.||”|
- Robert Goren: But you'd be worth bringing back.
- Spencer Durning: I don't plan on dying.
|“||His future? Your future! You don't plan on dying, remember? You want to be immortal, you *got* to be immortal! And not in a, a tub of nitrogen, no! Your vessel to eternity is the Durning Foundation. To carry your legacy burning bright through the centuries. No, it's not enough for you to be humanitarian of the year; you got to be humanitarian of the millennium.||”|
|“||Shame on you.... Humanitarian...to everything and everyone, except your son...your son's tragedy. Because, Spence, however much you may like humanity, it's people that you can't stand.||”|
|“||Don't tell me they took his brain!||”|
- Elizabeth Rodgers: We didn't find anything that made his brain unique.
- Alexandra Eames: A politician's brain? Maybe they wanted to see how he could talk out of both sides of his mouth.
|“||Senator Kittridge will be disappointed his polyp didn't get to save mankind from some terrible disease.||”|
Background information and notes
- This episode revealed some resemblances with the controversy over whether Ted Williams wanted to be cremated or frozen, which has remained as a black cloud since the death of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame outfielder in July 2002. (Source: Ted Williams at Wikipedia) The episode also bears resemblance to the history of Senator Edmund Muskie. The Senator in the episode cried at a press conference while running for President in 1976, which lead to the end of his campaign. Muskie cried at a press conference in his run for the Presidency in 1972, which lead to the end of his campaign. (Source: Edmund Muskie at Wikipedia)
- The episode title "Cold Comfort" refers to the cryogenics Eloise Kittridge wanted herself and her father, Randolph Kittridge, to be placed in after their deaths.
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