CI, Episode 5.17
Production number: 05017
First aired: 16 April 2006
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Goren Eames Vacany
Teleplay By
Gina Gionfriddo

Story By
Gina Gionfriddo & René Balcer

Directed By
Jean de Segonzac


In this episode, Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the case of a bridesmaid found dead after a wedding in a cheap motel room she was sharing with a fellow bridesmaid. The detectives initially suspect two men that the women met in a bar. But they soon discover the survivor's story is full of holes and become convinced the killer had a close personal connection to his victim.


Main cast

Guest cast


Method Acting; Brooklyn Lights Inn; FBI; Affective Memory; Respect for Acting; Youngstown, Ohio; Linda Rainey


In life and in art, I'm committed to honesty.

–Tim Rainey

(Alice has claimed responsibility for Megan's death)

Alexandra Eames: Alice felt guilty about leaving the door open. About being homophobic. If I hadn't pushed her-
Ron Carver: We wouldn't have a statement exculpating Mr. Rainey. But you did, and now we do
James Deakins: You made this problem. Now fix it.

Background information and notes

Background information and notes

The acknowledgements of Method Acting could be meta-references to Vincent D'Onofrio who is a noted Method actor

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