Episode PremiereApril 14, 2002
DistributorNBC, USA Network
Show Period2001 - 2011
Production CompanyNBC Universal, Studios USA TV, Universal Network
Cast and Crew
DirectorJean de Segonzac
ScreenwriterTheresa Rebeck, Rene Balcer
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Det. Robert Goren (voice)
- Kathryn Erbe as Detective Alexandra Eames
- Jamey Sheridan
- Courtney B. Vance
- Eric Bogosian
- Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan
- Annabella Sciorra as Detective Carolyn Barek
- Julianne Nicholson
- Jeff Goldblum as Detective Zach Nichols
- Steven Zirnkilton
- Allison Daugherty
- Mary Diveny
- Helen Hanft
- Kevin Mambo
Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the discovery of a woman's body appeared on the banks of the Bronx River. The woman appears tied and carefully wrapped in a plastic tarp, as they learn she was reported missing 20 years previously.
Meanwhile, the well-preserved body of the victim shows signs that she was subject to substantial physical torture before killing her. Chemical residue on the body leads Goren and Eames to the basement of the house in which it had originally been buried underneath, and later to a drug addicted man whose parents owned the home. But their instincts tell them that this man must have had a smarter partner-in-crime.
The junkie gets arrested when he tries to persuade his partner for some more cash and ends up in his sister's house.
When the junkie ends up murdered as well, the detectives focus their investigation on his college classmate; a former chess master who is now a successful and control-oriented businessman known to suddenly disappear for a while from his family. The man, who has a history of drugging and sexually assaulting women, could be linked to two earlier rape cases with similarities to the murder. The case takes a major turn when Goren confronts him during an interrogation.