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Law & Order: Criminal Intent Episode: "Dollhouse"

Season 5, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Logan and Barek investigate the shooting death of a businessman and question a woman (Elizabeth Berkley) who profits from unfaithful husbands by making false paternity claims. Claire: Heather Burns.
Original Air Date: Jan 8, 2006
Guest Cast Elizabeth Berkley: Danielle Heather Burns: Claire
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Season 5, Episode 10
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Length: 43:28
Aired: 1/8/2006
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December 26, 2006: (Welcome to the) Dollhouse Season 5, Episode 10

Not a bad episode, but a very low-key one - the energy just didn't seem to be there, and the whole case had a going-through-the-motions feel. The worst offender was definitely backstabbing lawyer-girl - who didn't earn the time it would take me to look up her real name. Miss shall-remain-nameless was handed a strong dichotomous hero/villain role and squandered it with a reading-cue-cards-after-five-Xanax performance. On the plus side, I was pleasantly surprised to find Annabella Sciorra providing some much-needed spark throughout (and she looked pretty cute in those silly little hats too). The story itself was interesting enough, though, like everything else, oddly bloodless. Cheating spouses, warring siblings, extortion plots - yawn, seen them all before. The one standout element was the baby-papa scam perpetrated by Showgirl Elizabeth Berkley, giving what may have been her best performance ever with a shirt on. Her plotline led to the funniest moment of the night: the Noth-ster finding a stack of photos of Berky's son in her car trunk, each addressed (with love) to a different father - including that poor schlub dubbed "the hockey bear" by a less-quippy-than-usual Logan. Things ran their usual downhill course from there, but by the time the two scheming sisters wound up in jail and their lover/lawyer hung himself with a bed sheet, I didn't really care what happened to any of them. Next Week: Finally a new episode, though it was tough to tell from the quick snippets what this one will be about. It's safe to say there will be murder (as usual), and most likely one involving a blunt object to the head. Goren/Eames team still MIA. show less
Not a bad episode, but a very low-key one — the energy just didn’t seem to be there, and the whole case had a going-through-the-motions feel. The worst offender was definitely backstabbing lawyer-girl — who didn’t earn the time it would take me to look up her real name. Miss shall-remain-nameless was handed a strong dichotomous hero/villain role and squandered it with a reading-cue-cards-after-five-Xanax performance.On the plus side, I was pleasantly surprised to find Annabella Sciorra providing some much-needed spark throughout (and she looked pretty cute in those silly little hats too).The story itself was interesting enough, though, like everything else, oddly bloodless. Cheating spouses, warring siblings, extortion plots — yawn, seen them all before.The one standout element was the baby-papa scam perpetrated by Showgirl Elizabeth Berkley, giving what may have been her best performance ever with a shirt on. Her plotline led to the funniest moment of the... read more

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Premiered: September 30, 2001, on USA
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: This second 'Law & Order' spin-off focuses on New York detectives known as the Major Case Squad, which handles high-profile and unusually difficult investigations. Its storytelling differs from the original series in that it presents the criminal's perspective as well as the deductive methods used by the cops.

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