|←||CI, Episode 5.01||→|
|Production number: 05001|
First aired: 25 September 2005
| Teleplay By|
Marlane Gomard Meyer
Marlane Gomard Meyer & René Balcer
The murder of a city employee leads Goren and Eames to an old nemesis, but her efforts to protect a girl force the detectives to wonder if someone else is at fault.
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Robert Goren
- Kathryn Erbe as Detective Alexandra Eames
- Jamey Sheridan as Captain James Deakins
- Courtney B. Vance as A.D.A. Ron Carver
- Olivia d'Abo as Nicole Wallace
- Molly Gottlieb as Gwen Chapel
- Leslie Hendrix as M.E. Elizabeth Rodgers
- Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan
- Hudson Cooper as Detective Rosemont
- Grace Hsu as Ella Miyazaki
- Brian Nishii as Zach Tayler
- Boris McGiver as Larry Chapel
- Kevin J. O'Connor as Dr. Evan Chapel
- J. King as Detective Bristol
- Derek Lucci as Phil Brookings
- Adam Sietz as Sacha Martell
- George Hahn as Louis Ramsford
- Dana Smith Croll as Phyllis Clark
- Joseph Eid as Officer Oser
- Vincent Lorusso as Officer Cruz
- Robert Kim as Judge B. Wing
- Adam Auslander as Max
- Sarah Litzsinger as Sally
- Camille Gaston as Raynard
- Ray Wills as Boyd
- Katherine Puma as Distraught Teacher
- Dionne Audain as Concerned Tenant (uncredited)
- Randy Blair as (uncredited)
- Jim Moody as Taft Housing Superintendent
- Nicole Wallace: You don't see me at all, do you? I thought this is a land of second chances...
- Robert Goren: There's no second chance for you….'cause wherever you go, people die.
- Nicole Wallace: Accidents, Bobby….they happen in every family.
- Robert Goren: Did you think that you've finally met the one, a man who senses his own limitations, who understood the weakness of others and he had a daughter, a daughter who loved you…
- Nicole Wallace: She does love me…
- Robert Goren: Here you are, with a child killer as a boyfriend because this is the kind of people that you attract, because you will never have a normal life, a normal life is not for you Nicole…
- Gwen (the little girl): Daddy doesn't love, does he?
- Nicole Wallace: Sometimes daddies can love too much…you wouldn't want that…
- Robert Goren: One day, Gwen will do something or maybe she'll do nothing and you'll snap…
- Nicole Wallace: No…no…that won't happen…
- Robert Goren: You're not safe to be around Nicole…too much damage has been done.
- Nicole Wallace: No, with her I'll be healed …it will be all right...
- Robert Goren: No…if you want to save yourself you have to face up to who you are…
- Nicole Wallace: That`s it...that`s all you have for me?...Confess...go to prison?
- Mike Logan: (about Wallace): 18 murders…wow…beauty, brains and a complete psycho....my dream-girl.
Background information and notes
This marks the return of Mike Logan as a regular in any L&O series since the original series episode Pride, which Logan had been removed from homicide for punching out a corrupt politician who just got away with murder. Logan appeared in the made for TV movie Exiled: A Law & Order Movie that takes place between his time in Major Case and Homicide. His final appearance as of yet in any L&O series was in the finale of CI's Season 7 Last Rites.