"The Consoler"
CI, Episode 10.02
Production number: 10002
First aired: 8 May 2011
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Written By
Chris Brancato

Directed By
Michael Smith


A Monsignor does very good things for the Church, starting soup kitchens, orphanages, cancer wards and what not. Unfortunately he's not as good as he seems and behind closed doors, the Monsignor actually does some very bad things with the women of his parish.


Main Cast

Also Starring

Recurring Cast

Guest Stars


  • Frank Benson as Waiter
  • Marcus Ho as Hotel Manager
  • Nedra McClyde as Helen Richardson
  • Keith Perry as Cardinal Ryan
  • Samantha Ross as Detective Petracca
  • Joy Suprano as Ilana Garvey
  • Sandor Tescy as Constantine
  • Gavin-Keith Umeh as Detective Serrano
  • Lisa Velten Smith as Ms. Paterson
  • Ronald Scott Maestri as Tennis Player
  • Suzanne H. Smart as Administrator



Background information and Notes

  • Julia Ormond joins the cast with this episode as Dr. Paula Gyson. She is billed as "Also Starring" and sequenced after Jay O. Sanders' title card.
  • Aired out of sequence; was intended to air as the season premiere. but aired after "Rispetto" to provide some continuity through Goren's psychiatric sessions.

Production Errors

  • One of the photos on Teresa's desk is the graduation photo of Dr. Curtis from the season nine finale Three-In-One.
  • Detective Goren tells the M.E. that the olive oil and balsam found on the victim are the components of "myrrh", when in fact they are the components of "chrism", which is used for anointing in certain rites of the Church.

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