Law and Order
Law and Order
CI, Episode 1.12
Production number: E2102
First aired: 13 January 2002
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Written By
René Balcer

Directed By
Steve Shill

A prominent doctor is killed during his son's bar mitzvah, and all signs point to a distinguished psychologist.


The murder of a heart surgeon at his son's bar mitzvah leads to the discovery of a bitter divorce and an allegation of sexual abuse against him. Upon learning the abuse allegation was unfounded, Detectives Goren and Eames discover that the murderer is connected to a psychiatrist who is infatuated with a relative of the victim.


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"I love everything about this job except that. Buddy-boy system."

- Alexandra Eames

"Your client's not crazy, he's in love. It may be hard to tell the two apart, but the law can."

- Ron Carver

"Could somebody please tell him to stop looking at me? It's intolerable!"

- Charles Webb

"A cop. Good thing we know our hitman has a day-job."

- Alexandra Eames

"Possibility perp consumed gin or martini at restaurant. Shaken or stirred?."

- James Deakins

"Nobody's reasonable when they're in love, that's the whole point of it!"

- Robert Goren

"A divorce judge. The gift that keeps on giving."

- Alexandra Eames

"Oh, wait, it's power! That's what gets these women hot!"

- Robert Goren

Background information and notes[]

  • This is actor J.K. Simmons' only appearance as Dr. Emil Skoda in an episode from Criminal Intent. Simmons also appeared in Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
  • The episode title refers to the insanity defense the episode's main suspect attempted to use. The term might also refer to the song "Crazy", which includes the lyrics "I’m crazy for loving you!". It is revealed that love was the main suspect's motive for hiring a hitman.
  • Talking about a child molestation case, Detective Robert Goren refers to the Special Victims Unit.
  • Bar Mitzvah is the coming of age of a Jewish boy while a Bat Mitzvah is the coming of age of a Jewish girl.

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