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Law & Order: Criminal Intent Episode: "Offense"

Season 7, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: A witness in a well-publicized rape trial is found dead. Evidence points to the college football-team members being prosecuted for the rape, but further investigation reveals a connection to an attorney with an agenda.
Original Air Date: Nov 29, 2007
Guest Cast Theresa Randle: ADA Patricia Kent
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Season 7, Episode 8
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Length: 43:17
Aired: 11/29/2007
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"Offense" Season 7, Episode 8

Now, I was all prepared to write what a dull episode of CI this week then the last ten minutes happened. Who would have thought Frasier's Roz ( Peri Gilpin) was a killer? Great bonus this week, we had two enjoyable guest stars more on that later, now to the case. A football team wins homecoming and celebrates by having a party that includes beer and two strippers. When the party gets sour, one of the girls, Carla cries rape and it is turned into a high profile case against three of the football players. We join the case after the key witness, the other dancer Traci, is found dead after being pushed down the stairs outside her apartment. Traci was going to testify on behave of Carla in the rape case against the football players. As the investigation by Falacci and Logan begins, it looks like Carla's boyfriend was going to turn out to be the murderer or at least that is what I thought. How ironic that Andrew McCarthy played Bronx A.D.A., Gene Hoyle who was set on making the rich kids of privilege pay for what they have done. Those Pretty in Pink fans know that Blane McDonough, played by McCarthy, was the rich boy with the cool car and perfect future planned taking Molly Ringwold to the prom. Yet here he is fighting to get justice according to him for the underprivileged people. Too bad, Hoyle barely had a case with no convincing or conclusive evidence that would pin the rape on football player Tim Pardue. Even after finding out that Traci was not going to testify because she did not want to lie on the stand did Hoyle seemed fazed by it all much to the displeasure of Falacci, who you could tell wanted to let him have it. Nice change to see Captain Ross getting in on the case trying to get facts out of Hoyle to further the investigation. Hoyle's wife, Beth, who has spent her life marrying up on the elite society food chain, was later perceived to be the one to have thrown Traci down the starts. Logan and Falacci stage a set up, when they bring Beth along to the Pardue home to arrest Tim. That's when the facts came pouring out and the plot got interesting. Beth was thinking on her social gain if hubby Gene won this case, and not knowing that Gene knew the night beforehand that Traci wasn't going to testify, she went over to talk to Tim's mother Grace ( Peri Gilpin). Beth had convinced Grace that Traci was going to ruin her son's football career and life. Grace was so distraught over these thoughts and only thinking of her son went over to Traci's apartment, but she did not let her in, so Grace waited until she game out and we all know the rest. Tonight's episode did really drag on for me. At points it even looked like Det. Logan was bored. Falacci on the other hand was still looking for a fight like as we saw her previously. I think she might be more quick tempered then Logan her poor kids. I feel like there is something about her we don't know yet. It was also interesting to see the tidbit when Falacci accused Logan of losing his "hot-headedness" by seeing the newspaper article he carries around to remind him when to pick his battles. After seeing the promos for next week I can't wait. Goren undercover in a mental institution that has to be good! And don't forget it is an extended episode. Until next time, and don't fogret to leave your thoughts on tonight's episode. For more Law & Order: CI, check out our Online Video Guide. show less
Now, I was all prepared to write what a dull episode of CI this week – then the last ten minutes happened. Who would have thought Frasier’s Roz ( Peri Gilpin) was a killer? Great bonus this week, we had two enjoyable guest stars – more on that later, now to the case.A football team wins homecoming and celebrates by having a party that includes beer and two strippers. When the party gets sour, one of the girls, Carla cries rape and it is turned into a high profile case against three of the football players. We join the case after the key witness, the other dancer Traci, is found dead after being pushed down the stairs outside her apartment. Traci was going to testify on behave of Carla in the rape case against the football players.As the investigation by Falacci and Logan begins, it looks like Carla’s boyfriend was going to turn out to be the murderer – or at least that is what I thought. How ironic that Andrew McCarthy played Bronx A.D.A., Gene Hoyle who wa... read more

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Premiered: October 04, 2007, on NBC
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