CI, Episode 2.07
Production number: E3207
First aired: 10 November 2002
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Sarah Eldon & Hannah Price
Teleplay By
Stephanie Sengupta

Story By
Stephanie Sengupta & René Balcer

Directed By
Don Scardino

The brutal murder of a rich man's children and their friend is a mystery until detectives start to focus on the strange fantasy life of the family's nanny.


The detectives investigate a triple murder, including the son and daughter of a wealthy businessman, that occurred in his apartment. After investigating the children's stepmother (his second wife), they turn to a pair of nannies, one of whom works for the family. However, the detectives must reach back to the nannies' history as children, and a television soap opera, in order to better understand the motives for the crime.


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Guest cast




The evil stepmother had the kids whacked? By who, the big bad wolf?

–James Deakins

Ron Carver: All you have is peas and corn kernels. You're a few lima beans short of succotash, Detectives.
Robert Goren: Uh, Succotash?
Ron Carver: Your evidence is anecdotal. I line up my shoes at night.
Alexandra Eames: Why am I not surprised?

Robert Goren: Do you or your husband take anti-anxiety pills?
Marjorie Whilden: In the first place, I am divorced, and in the second, that is none of your business.
Alexandra Eames: Sounds like a 'yes' on the pills.

Robert Goren: Who's the worst pro bono lawyer you know?
Ron Carver: The worst? That's easy. Stan Shatenstein.
Robert Goren: Um, You know, hypothetically, how would we get Stan Shatenstein assigned to two defendants? What would we do?
Ron Carver: What would you do? Hypothetically?

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Season 2
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