Law and Order
CI, Episode 4.11
Production number: E54
First aired: 9 January 2005
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Teleplay By
Stephanie Sengupta

Story By
Stephanie Sengupta & René Balcer

Directed By
Christopher Swartout

Detectives Goren and Eames are investigating the murder of a newly engaged woman, who is found slain and tossed in a garbage bin, while in town to visit her fiancée.




Main cast

Guest cast

  • Robert Carradine as David Blake / Roger Withers
  • Michael Greyeyes as Sonny Brightbill
  • Leslie Ayvazian as Ruth Stockton
  • Peter Benson as Jeremy Stockton
  • Michelle Federer as Allison Jenkins
  • Kathryn Grody as Lenore Wycliff
  • Jeff Biehl as Brad Wycliff
  • Grant Varjas as Jared Wycliff
  • Elaine Bromka as Mrs. Miller
  • Rizwan Manji as Santanu Singh
  • Joe Bacino as Detective Crouse
  • Bill Tangradi as Detective Zhulkie
  • Edward Furs as Sergei
  • Al Roffe as Morales
  • Amanda Loncar as Carly
  • Lisa Masters as Wendy
  • Hope Singsen as Rozlyn
  • Jason Flores as Miguel
  • J. Salome Martinez as Roy
  • Jeff Goldstein as Instructor
  • Gino Lucci as Wayne
  • Priscilla Moley as Chess Girl
  • Benjamin Ross Kaplan as Chess Boy (uncredited)



Robert Goren: See, that's what happens when you keep people from doing what they do best. It makes them insane.

Alexandra Eames: Apparently when tourists take a bite out of the Big Apple, the apple's not supposed to bite back.

Alexandra Eames: Don't tell me you read 'paranoid'.
Robert Goren: I'm learning.

Alexandra Eames: This is why I stuck to checkers.

Carly: I didn't kill her.
Robert Goren: We don't care. You're who we've got.

Lenore Wycliff: I'd rather you left my things alone.
Robert Goren: Oh, sorry. It's a bad habit.

Alexandra Eames: Don't mind my partner, he's a little A.D.D..

Background information and notes

  • This episode revealed many resemblances of the life of Bobby Fischer, who was one of the most celebrated chess masters of the 20th century. As a teenager, Fischer became famous as a chess prodigy. In 1972, he became the first, and so far the only, American to win the official World Chess Championship. In his later years, Fischer made increasingly anti-American and anti-Semitic statements. During the 2004–2005 time period, after his U.S. passport was revoked, he was detained by Japanese authorities for nine months under threat of extradition. After Iceland granted him citizenship, the Japanese authorities released him to that country, where he lived until his death in 2008. However, Fischer was never associated with any of the sordid activities attributed to the paranoid man of this story. (Source: Bobby Fischer at Wikipedia)
  • The episode title "Gone" was also used for the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit seventh season episode, "Gone (SVU)".
  • Another episode with a chess playing suspect is the season 1 episode "Yesterday"
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