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CI, Episode 2.10
Production number: E3213
First aired: 5 January 2003
  th of 195 produced in CI  
th of 195 released in CI
  th of 1106 released in all  
Doug Morgan
Teleplay By
Gerry Conway

Story By
René Balcer & Gerry Conway

Directed By
Alex Zakrzewski

Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the case of two low-rent criminals found slain and dumped on a field.

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Plot

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References Edit

References

Quotes Edit

Ron Carver: It's gobbledy-gook.
Robert Goren: It's high level gobbledy-gook.



"Must be frustrating. A mind that even you can't unlock."
Ron Carver


(while Goren is poking an eyeball)
Alexandra Eames: Having fun?
Robert Goren: No, go on. I'm listening.



"Is it a cult? Mind control?"
"Yes."
"No."
"How reassuring."
"They use the same psychological coercion as cults."
"So did the guy who sold me my car. No one forced those people to stay last night."

- Ron Carver, Robert Goren and Alexandra Eames

Background information and notes Edit

  • This episode seems to be based on the Lisa McPherson case. McPherson was a member of the Church of Scientology who died from starvation and dehydration while under the care of the Flag Service Organization (FSO), a branch of the Church of Scientology. Following her death, the Church was indicted on two felony charges, "abuse and/or neglect of a disabled adult" and "practicing medicine without a license." The charges against the Church were dropped after the state's medical examiner changed the cause of death from "undetermined" to an "accident". The case ended in a settlement between the Church and McPherson's family. (Source: Lisa McPherson at Wikipedia)
  • In this episode, Detective Robert Goren shocks his colleague Alexandra Eames (and the audience) by poking one of the corpse's eyeballs.
  • Actress Karen Black, who plays Douglas Morgan's mother Vera, is a long-time Scientologist.
  • Actor Sean Dugan also appeared as Bobby Douglas in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit third season episode "Silence".


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