"Pas de Deux"
CI, Episode 3.13
Production number: E4516
First aired: 15 February 2004
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Goren & Johhny DePalma
Teleplay By
Warren Leight

Story By
Warren Leight & René Balcer

Directed By
Frank Prinzi

Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the death of a bank robber killed by a bomb strapped to his chest.




Main cast

Guest cast




"It's so nice to be back."

- Alexandra Eames

"...three ties... clip-ons."
"In case they get caught in the rollers of the copier. He's careful."
"He should've worn a clip-on bomb."

- Alexandra Eames and Robert Goren

"He packed black powder into a used ink cartridge."
"He recycles. What a good boy."

- Detective and Alexandra Eames

"Right height, right build..."
"...and she follows you wherever you lead her."

- Alexandra Eames and Robert Goren

"Who are you waiting for, Prince Charming or Valiant?"

- Robert Goren

(to his lawyer, about the detectives) "Must've got lost on a doughnut run."
"I heard that."

- Donald DePalma and Robert Goren

Background information and notes

  • This episode seems to be based on the Brian Wells case. Wells was killed by a time bomb explosive fastened to his neck, purportedly under duress from the maker of the bomb. After he was apprehended by the police for robbing a bank, the bomb exploded. In a July 2007 indictment, Federal prosecutors alleged that Wells had been involved in the planning of the botched crime. Two of his co-conspirators, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong and Kenneth Barnes, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of bank robbery, conspiracy, and weapons charges. A third co-conspirator, William Stockton, was given immunity in exchange for his testimony. On July 29, 2008 a federal judge ruled that Diehl-Armstrong was mentally incompetent to stand trial for the bombing. She has a hearing scheduled in November 2008 to decide if she will be competent at that time to stand trial. On September 3, 2008 Barnes pleaded guilty to conspiring to rob a bank and to aiding and abetting. He faces life in prison. (Source: Brian Douglas Wells at Wikipedia)
  • This episode reveals that the jury rendered a 'not guilty' verdict on Nicole Wallace, Detective Robert Goren's nemesis from the second season episodes "Anti-Thesis" and "A Person of Interest".
  • The title of this episode, "Pas de Deux", is a French balletic term referring to a duet in which dance steps are performed together.

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