CI, Episode 5.03
Production number: 05003
First aired: 9 October 2005
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Jenny Hendry
Teleplay By
Gina Gionfriddo

Story By
Gina Gionfriddo & René Balcer

Directed By
Rick Wallace


A prison warden William Hendry (Corbin Bernsen) claims he was brutalized and forced to pay a $50,000 ransom for his long-kidnapped wife, but Detectives Goren and Eames are puzzled when they discover that the missing woman has been happily cohabiting with an escaped prisoner for 10 years. Amid a backwash of lingering secrets and lies, the investigators re-visit the warden's past and recall a famous axiom - follow the money.


Prison Warden Hendry set himself up to look as if he had been brutalized. Instead of pining for his long-kidnapped wife over the years, he had actually paid off Vic Bowman to kidnap his wife because she had been planning to take out a loan for a greeting card company. Applying for the loan would have required a background check which would have exposed a secret stash of money the warden had for himself which he wanted to keep from her.


Main cast

Guest cast


Staten Island; Short Term Solutions; Roger Stern; Scott Borman



Background information and notes

  • When Goren and Eames are posing as doctors, they introduce themselves to Vic Bowman as Dr. Stern and Dr. Borman. Stern and Borman were a pair of doctors whom Goren and Eames investigated for waging biological warfare on their ex-girlfriends. (CI: "Zoonotic")

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