I’m watching through my Law and Order: Criminal Intent DVDs that I bought for cheap, and the episode “Cherry Red” has got me all in giggles.
The short story is that the death of an old lady from an electrical blanket shorting out leads to the murder of her young friend. Detective Goren and Eames (Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe) follow the trail and find out that a city government employee in charge of deceased peoples’ estates without an heir was milking those old people of their worth after they died. The young lady died because the city employee’s father didn’t want to lose his son.
During the course of the case, they find out that the grave robber city employee has an obsession with cars from the 1960s. Using the deceased people’s money, he ends up buying several cars ranging from Ford Mustangs to Thunderbirds and the like. The biggest thing he bought was a 1962 Ferrari GTO, of which about 36 were only made. I’m impressed on how the hell Dick Wolf’s production company got their hands on one of these babies, though it could be one of those uptown car clubs. Go figure.
The best scene is when they catch the suspect red handed, taking delivery of the GTO.
Goren and Eames arrive on time to stop the perp before he touches this sweet ride. While Eames arrests the guy, Goren gets into the car and starts acting like a kid on Christmas morning who got one hell of a present, or at least a girl and her first diamond.
He starts to get a little more weird, but who can blame him? It’s a Ferrari GTO!
Eames tells him to get out of the car after they haul the suspect away. But Goren starts to get all sad and mopey, poor guy.
When they find the car collection the suspect was hiding, even the ADA Ron Carver gets in on the action. They admire the guy’s handiwork with the car, especially with the undercarriage.
Season 2 was a damn fine season, even if there were a few downers. At least it wasn’t as bad as in Season 3, where some guy starts freaking out about wall polygons, even though a wall is a wall.
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