Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Episode 1.21 : Faith

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

April 28, 2002


NBC, USA Network


Drama, Crime

Show Period

2001 - 2011

Production Company

NBC Universal, Studios USA TV, Universal Network

Cast and Crew


Ed Sherin


Theresa Rebeck, Rene Balcer

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Polly Draper
  • Philip LeStrange
  • Christopher Durham
  • Marianne Tatum


Goren and Eames investigate the death of a wealthy publisher killed by a car bomb.

During the investigation, Goren and Eames discover that the victim was murdered after he demanded to meet a disabled girl he had been supporting. She is known as an orphaned and elusive teenage author whose personal tragedies have spawned best-selling books and profitable charities.

Shortly after, the detectives interview one of her editors, but they begin to suspect the girl in question does not even exist; no one can say they have ever met her. They think that her foster parents are running an elaborate fraud. People around her become polarised into "believers" and "non-believers", hence the episode's title.

As the detectives close in, they follow their instincts to extract a confession from the potential killer. A slight twist is introduced towards the end, only to find that everyone involved in the case has been living a lie.

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