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Law & Order: Criminal Intent Episode: "Bombshell"

Season 6, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: The death of a stripper-turned-celebrity's son appears to be an accidental overdose, but when the woman (Kristy Swanson) dies days later after giving birth, the case becomes a homicide investigation that seems to involve the paternity of the newborn.
Original Air Date: May 8, 2007
Guest Cast Ashlie Atkinson: Lorelei Mailer Chris Henry Coffey: Ronnie Chase Leslie Hendrix: ADA Patricia Kent
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Season 6, Episode 20
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Length: 42:22
Aired: 5/8/2007
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May 8, 2007: Bombshell Season 6, Episode 20

Well, this one was pretty much what I expected - some really bad Anna Nicole Smith impersonation (not that there's really a good Anna Nicole impersonation) and a few murder suspects in the form of "fictionalized" versions of the late Playmate's various hangers-on. And, of course, a little limoncello for taste. Having seen all of "Bombshell," I feel exactly the same way I did seeing the clips last week: There was just no reason this episode needed to be made. I don't think Criminal Intent viewers are big tabloid-news followers (i.e., they probably don't care who the father of Anna Nicole's baby was) - and if any of you actually are, then this was just a rehash of yesterday's news. Basically, a no-win proposition for all concerned. So how in the name of all that is criminal and intent did they manage to attract not one but two decent guest stars to this mess? OK, three, if you count Kristy Swanson, but she was on Skating with Celebrities, so, you know.... But why would alterna-comedian David Cross risk tarnishing his indie cred for this? Why would the man who directed The Last Picture Show take time out of his filmmaking schedule to play Hugh Hefner? Needless to say, I've got pretty much nothing good to say about "Bombshell." Oh, wait, one thing: the only decent line of the night went to Eric Bogosian of all people, who wondered at all the TV coverage the death of "Anna Nicole" was receiving: "Am I missing something? When did this woman become an icon? When did this show become an E! True Hollywood Story?" (OK, that last part was mine, but you know he was thinking it.) Well, why don't we all just move on and forget this ever happened.... Next week:: I've never been the biggest Roy Scheider fan ( Jaws notwithstanding), but that scene with Goren going all Stabler on him has me dying to see next week's episode. And make sure to reset your DVRs, TIVOs or VCRs for the show's move to Monday nights, because I know none of you will want to miss this episode with its - can you believe it? - original story line! Can't wait for next week's episode? For more than 100 clips of Law & Order: Criminal Intent episodes, visit TV Guide's new Online Video Guide. show less
Well, this one was pretty much what I expected — some really bad Anna Nicole Smith impersonation (not that there’s really a good Anna Nicole impersonation) and a few murder suspects in the form of “fictionalized” versions of the late Playmate’s various hangers-on. And, of course, a little limoncello for taste.Having seen all of “Bombshell,” I feel exactly the same way I did seeing the clips last week: There was just no reason this episode needed to be made. I don’t think Criminal Intent viewers are big tabloid-news followers (i.e., they probably don’t care who the father of Anna Nicole’s baby was) — and if any of you actually are, then this was just a rehash of yesterday's news. Basically, a no-win proposition for all concerned.So how in the name of all that is criminal and intent did they manage to attract not one but two decent guest stars to this mess? OK, three, if you count Kristy Swanson, but she was on Skating with Cele... read more

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Premiered: September 30, 2001, on NBC
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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