"My Good Name"
CI, Episode 4.22
Production number: E5422
First aired: 15 May 2005
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Goren Eames My Good Name
Teleplay By
Warren Leight

Story By
Warren Leight & René Balcer

Directed By
Alex Zakrzewski

Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a hospital engineer and it soon becomes obvious the body has been moved.




Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


Johnny Eames, 91st Precinct; 29th Precinct; 35th Precinct


Alexandra Eames: We can't figure out how he got from your precinct, the three-five, to the two-nine, over here.
P.O. Mathis: Maybe the Easter wino helped him across the street.

Frank Adair: You're not related to Johnny Eames, from the 91?
Alexandra Eames: My father.
Frank Adair: Carrying on the tradition. I like that.

Background information and notes

  • This episode revealed some resemblances with the case of Bernie Kerik, a former law-enforcement officer of New York City under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. In December 2004, George W. Bush nominated Kerik as Secretary of Homeland Security. A week later, Kerik withdrew his nomination, explaining that he had employed an illegal immigrant as a nanny; subsequently, numerous allegations surfaced which would likely have led to a confirmation battle. In 2006, Kerik pled guilty to two unrelated ethics violations after an investigation by the Bronx District Attorney's Office, and was ordered to pay $221,000. He is currently under Federal investigation: A grand jury issued a multi-count indictment on November 8, 2007 alleging conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and lying to the Internal Revenue Service. Kerik surrendered to authorities on Friday, November 9, 2007, was arraigned before Magistrate Judge George Yanthis in White Plains, New York Federal Court, and pled not guilty to all 16 charges. If convicted on all 16 counts in the indictment, Kerik could face a maximum sentence of 142 years in prison and $4.7 million in fines. He was released upon payment of a $500,000 bond. (Source: Bernard Kerik at Wikipedia); Kerik's story also figures prominently in Law & Order's Publish and Perish episode.
  • In the episode, it's said that Adair got stuck in the Coney Island precinct. This would be the 60th Precinct if one were to go by the real-life NYPD's records.

Episode scene cards

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Home of
Walter & Anya Czabo
Queens, New York
Tuesday, April 19

Home of
Frank & Marie Adair
Salem, New York
Tuesday, May 4

3 4

Bubbie's Coffee Shop
133 Franklin Street
Thursday, May 6

Cold Case Squad
Baltimore P.D.
Tuesday, May 11

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