CI, Episode 1.20
Production number: E2124
First aired: 28 April 2002
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Van Buren Badge
Written By
Marlane Gomard Meyer

Directed By
Constantine Makris

Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a city auditor who appears to have killed his family and then himself.




Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


School Security Division


"What you got in here? Prime rib and ... wow! Is that a lobster wiggling around down there?!"

- Robert Goren

"I can vouch for his assistant."
"Denise? You dog."

- Robert Goren and Alexandra Eames

"Actually, uh, Randolph, he had other problems."
"Detective, I prefer being addressed by my rank."
"Cluster Sargent!"

- Robert Goren and Terry Randolph

"Terry Randolph. He's been with school security almost 2 years. He was Phil Legrand's supervisor."
"Well, here's one reason why Randolph might've been denied for detective. Terry Randolph's a woman. Funny how that detail escaped your powers of observation."

- Robert Goren and Alexandra Eames

"Gee, I need a hanky."

- Alexandra Eames

"Suicide by stabbing. Is there a note?"
"This whole house is a note."

- Robert Goren and Alexandra Eames

"If something's important enough, you find a way. We're frugal."
"Oh! My partner's a miser. I'm frugal."

- Terry Randolph and Robert Goren

"Clerical error, my ass. She got to him. "

- Alexandra Eames

"Just an innocent question."
"There's nothing innocent about that baby face."

- Robert Goren and Terry Randolph

Background information and notes

  • Actress S. Epatha Merkerson makes a crossover appearance as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren. Merkerson plays the same character on Law & Order.
  • When Eames is looking through the files of police officers that could fit the psychological profile of the killer, the name "James B. Sheridan" is on one of the files. James B. (Jamey) Sheridan plays Captain Deakins on the show

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Office of Ron Sherwood
N.Y. Comptroller's Office
3 Broadway
Tuesday, March 5

Forensic Accounting
One Police Plaza
Friday, March 8

Office of Lt. Van Buren
27th Precinct
Wednesday, March 13

4 5 6

51st Precinct
The Bronx
Monday, March 18

CSU Technical Division
The Bronx
Thursday, March 21

Office of A.D.A. Ron Carver
One Hogan Place
Wednesday, March 6

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