Episode PremiereMay 11, 2003
DistributorNBC, USA Network
Show Period2001 - 2011
Production CompanyNBC Universal, Studios USA TV, Universal Network
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterJoe Gannon, 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
- Jeremiah Miller
- Sean Patrick Reilly
- Dave Konig
Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the brutal murder of a probation officer, run over by a car three times.
The investigation leads Goren and Eames track down the last person to see her alive, an academic whose juvenile delinquent son becomes their prime suspect. They also suspect her boyfriend, a respected college anthropology professor, who is the father of the troubled teenager. The professor then confesses to the crime, supposedly to protect his son. But they soon learn the victim's family is a nomadic group which goes around the country committing frauds on a seasonal/regular basis.
As they probe further and deeper into the crime, Goren and Eames connect a few dots and discover that the dead woman vehemently opposed to that lifestyle, which she intended to change for at least one relative, her niece - a young girl who may be used as a family restitution for a debt of her parents. Then, the detectives begin to take a closer look inside the clannish family.