"The Saint"
CI, Episode 3.16
Production number: E4517
First aired: 14 March 2004
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Eames The Saint
Teleplay By
Marlane Gomard Meyer

Story By
Marlane Gomard Meyer & René Balcer

Directed By
Frank Prinzi

Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the murder of an elderly woman poisoned by an anonymous package.




Main cast

Guest cast


Brother Jerome; Brother Jerome Foundation; Brother Jerome's Thrift Shop; New York Archdiocese; Carnahan, Mary Karen; Dickerson College; Tannerville; The Deceit of Nature's Radiance; Ketchum, Thomas; Bartleby's Auction House


Alexandra Eames: If anyone needed a miracle ... she worshiped a saint, and raised a sinner.
Robert Goren: The sinner raised himself.

Elizabeth Bennett: You are nothing but a common criminal!
Robert Goren: There's nothing common about your son. Or his crime.

Charlotte: I'm not praying to him any more. And neither are my dolls!

Background information and notes

  • This episode seems to be based on the Mark Hofmann case. Hofmann became infamous for forging numerous documents purported to be historical documents from the Mormon faith, although it wasn't just Mormon history that Hofmann fabricated. Widely regarded as one of the most accomplished forgers in history, Hofmann is especially noted for his creation of documents related to the history of the Latter Day Saint movement. When Hofmann's schemes began to unravel, he constructed bombs to murder two people in Salt Lake City, Utah. As of 2008, he is serving a life sentence at the Utah State Prison in Draper. Actor Stephen Colbert appears as James Bennett, the murdering forger based on Mark Hofmann. (Source: Mark William Hofmann at Wikipedia)

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