Law and Order
CI, Episode 1.15
Production number: E2118
First aired: 10 March 2002
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Written By
Stephanie Sengupta

Directed By
Gloria Muzio

An amateur hit man kills the mistress of a judge up for nomination to appellate court.


The discovery of a law clerk's body in a judge's home results in Goren and Eames first investigating the judge's personal life. The investigation then turns to his professional life when a suspect is found to have connections to one of the judge's competitors for a seat on the appellate court.


Main cast

Guest cast



Arnie Cox: Anybody that likes Chinese chess can't be all bad. Where'd you learn, anyways?
Robert Goren: China.

Alexandra Eames: A history of violence. Sounds like a distinguishing feature of the semi-professional hit man. "(Goren looks surprised)" I only look like I'm not paying attention to you.

Ron Carver: You want to arrest Blakemore?
Robert Goren: Well, arrest would be an understatement.

Ron Carver: You see something? "(Goren ignores him and continues smelling a garbage can so Carver addresses Eames.)" Is his investigative style always so sociable?
Alexandra Eames: Yeah, sure.

Robert Goren: Fair Speech and the Fair Use Doctrine: The First Amendment and Encryption Software.
Alexandra Eames: Stop it. You're making me hot.

Ron Carver: First you call him a plagiarist, then you call him a murderer, now you change your mind. This is no way to treat a justice of the New York Court.

Robert Goren: He's paranoid! Pathological!
Ron Carver: Is that police code for "hot-blooded?"
Robert Goren: Well, don't put words in my mouth, or some kind of attitude!
Ron Carver: If he's involved, why on earth would he sign a search warrant for Mr. Cox?
Robert Goren: Because he knew we wouldn't find anything!
Ron Carver: That's paranoid.

Alexandra Eames: You underlining the dirty parts?

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent
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