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"The Pardoner's Tale"
CI, Episode 1.08
Production number: E2112
First aired: 18 November 2001
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Written By
Theresa Rebeck

Directed By
Steve Shill

A reporter who has a history of uncovering police corruption is gunned down in the street and the case leads to the buying and selling of pardons.

Plot

Plot

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast

References

Quotes

Robert Goren: I know people. People in the Fed. People that owe me favors. I can get someone in so deep even I couldn't find them.

Robert Goren: I'm not arresting her.
Alexandra Eames: Count me out too. Detectives.
Ron Carver: We're supposed to be better than the people we're prosecuting.

Robert Goren: I've got to see a buddy about a '71 Malibu. Want to come?
Alexandra Eames: Sure, I love meeting your buddies.

Alexandra Eames: Declared a fugitive in 1997. I guess that qualifies as travelling.

Nawrocki's Secretary: Here, let me highlight it for you.
Robert Goren: That's okay. The search warrant doesn't stipulate highlighting.

Robert Goren: Boo! Made you look.

Alexandra Eames: 351 four-barrel. Who are you trying to outrun?
Lewis: Whoa. I think I'm in love.

Alexandra Eames: Give it up, garbage boy!

Alexandra Eames: There they go, down the rabbit hole.

Robert Goren: That's not going along, Larry, that's stickin' it to ya!


Background information and notes

  • Actor John Heard also appeared in Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
  • This episode revealed many resemblances to Geoffrey Chaucer's The Pardoner's Tale, which, like this episode, is a story with characters motivated by greed. The "pardoner" is very much like some of the characters in this episode who are themselves in positions of power, but corrupt.
  • Goren's car expert friend Lewis makes his first appearance. He makes another appearance in the later episode "Cherry Red".

Episode scene cards

1 2 3
Saint Justin's Church

209 Avenue B Tuesday, February 6

Home Of Morris Abernathy

411 East 145th Street Thursday, February 8

Office Of The Treasurer

Saint Justin's Church Friday, February 9

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Office Of The Rector

Saint Justin's Church Tuesday, February 13

Saint Justin's Church

Friday, February 23

Riker's Island

Correctional Facility Tuesday, February 27

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