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Law & Order: Criminal Intent Episode: "Untethered"

Season 7, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Goren's inmate nephew believes he witnessed a murder, so Goren goes undercover in the mental ward to investigate the possible crime.
Original Air Date: Dec 6, 2007
Guest Cast David Wilson Barnes: Shep Theresa Randle: ADA Patricia Kent Trevor Morgan: Donny Carlson Tony Goldwyn: Frank Goren Debra Monk: Warden Pelis Mike Pniewski: Chief of D's
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Season 7, Episode 9
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Length: 46:20
Aired: 12/6/2007
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"Untethered" Season 7, Episode 9

What a riveting episode all about Bobby Goren tonight. Vincent D'Onofrio gave an Emmy worthy performance tonight. On her way to work Eames finds Goren's brother Frank waiting for her he needs her help to get to Goren. It seems he has a son who is doing time at Tate's Correction facility where a young inmate just suspiciously died. Goren not being able to turn his back on the nephew he never knew he had, agreed to look into the case. It appears Donny was set-up by a friend from college who was a drug dealer, who asked Donny to ride along with him. Both boys were arrested but the other boy had connections with the judge and pleaded out for turning Donny in Donny got one year. Serving his time in Tate, Donny has noticed strange happenings in the mental ward he was put in. Inmates get taken to a room known as "Heaven" and are put in restraints and tortured some do not come out alive. Captain Ross tells Eames and Goren there is nothing they can do since Tate is out of their jurisdiction. Of course, that doesn't settle well with Goren and he has a minor explosion in the office which quickly lands him on one week sick leave courtesy of the Captain. However we knew he wasn't just going to lounge around for a week not our Bobby. Nope, Goren got rid of his finger prints, got a fake I.D. and took a brick to the car dealership of the judge and threw it through the window. No, he is not crazy well yet anyway Goren just needed to get himself into Tate for some unofficial detective work. Thankfully, Goren has Eames in on his plan so we see her getting messaged via his cell phone on what is happening inside Tate. Meanwhile, Goren- whose alia is Mr. Brady- is not making nice with the officers and the "Big Guy" hastily gets taken to the isolation unit and put in "heaven." When Goren is wheeled in there you catch a glimpse of worry maybe even a little fear as he sees what he got himself into. The following scenes you see Goren slowly start to go crazy it was hard to tell if he was pretending or if it all really was getting to him. Back in the city, Eames is long overdue contact from Goren to know that he is ok. After waiting five hours, Eames finally breaks and clues Capt. Ross in on what Goren has been doing on his leave. Poor Captain just when he was getting ready to leave for his date yes that was Rodgers. Captain understandable is not too thrilled about all of this- to which Eames replies, "What did you think he would do? All he could think was he had to save Donny." Eames and the Captain drive up to save Goren, and they are not quite welcomed when they arrive at Tate's. During this time Donny has faked illness and escaped custody and is now on the run. Thanks to some white lies, Eames and Ross get Goren out. Not shockingly there is a hearing about his behavior, and his sanity is questioned for what seems like the sixth time this episode. Goren is suspended from the squad pending a departmental hearing and pysch evaluation. In the closing scenes we see Goren go to his brother Frank in a rage looking for answers on the whereabouts of Donny. The brothers argue, and Frank doesn't help the matter by telling Goren to "take Eames and got to a motel and get it out of your system already." Goren uses some brotherly force to get some clues of where to find Donny, and on his way out he sees Frank is still using. That is the last straw for him he tells Frank he is done. "If I hear you are on a bridge ready to jump I'd listen for the splash." Ouch! Overall excellent episode, my only complaint was was it not suppose to be an extended episode? My clock showed it over before the hour was up, then just three minutes of commercials before the preview to extend it. What was that? Next week, looks good though as we see the last episode of the year and Falacci appears to be in trouble. Let me know what you thought of Goren tonight crazy or misunderstood? For more Law & Order: CI, check out our Online Video Guide. Read our interview with Vincent D'Onofrio on the making of tonight's episode. show less
What a riveting episode all about Bobby Goren tonight. Vincent D'Onofrio gave an Emmy worthy performance tonight.On her way to work Eames finds Goren’s brother Frank waiting for her – he needs her help to get to Goren. It seems he has a son who is doing time at Tate’s Correction facility where a young inmate just suspiciously died. Goren not being able to turn his back on the nephew he never knew he had, agreed to look into the case.It appears Donny was set-up by a friend from college who was a drug dealer, who asked Donny to ride along with him. Both boys were arrested but the other boy had connections with the judge and pleaded out for turning Donny in – Donny got one year. Serving his time in Tate, Donny has noticed strange happenings in the mental ward he was put in. Inmates get taken to a room known as “Heaven” and are put in restraints and tortured – some do not come out alive.Captain Ross tells Eames and Goren there is nothing they can do... read more

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