Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Episode 2.02 : Bright Boy

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

October 06, 2002


NBC, USA Network


Drama, Crime

Show Period

2001 - 2011

Production Company

NBC Universal, Studios USA TV, Universal Network

Cast and Crew


Frank Prinzi


Marlane Gomard Meyer, Rene Balcer

Main Cast

Additional Cast


Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the shooting murder of a deputy mayor while sitting in his parked car.

During the investigation, the detectives find the body of a woman social worker who was with the victim at the time of his death. The finger of suspicion immediately points to a drug addict father who just had his kids taken away earlier in the day by the worker, but it turned in a smoke screen. They are soon led to her involvement in a rigorous program for the education of gifted children.

When the detectives look deeper into the case, they learn that the worker had taken special interest in a 10-year-old mathematical prodigy, whose ambitious, obsessive father has pushed him into increasingly difficult and lucrative academic competition for admission to a prestigious, accelerated school. Then, Goren believes the man had reasons to kill the worker before her report could be submitted to the school.

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