This show centers on the NYPD's Major Case Squad (and the offbeat, Sherlock Holmes-like Detective Robert Goren) in its efforts to stop the worst criminal offenders in New York. It also puts a new twist to the "Law & Order" formula: now, in each episode, we see the crimes as they are planned and committed.
Where intellect defies evil.
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When Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
joined the cast in season nine, her character was going to be named Sarah Brooks. At the last minute, producers decided to change it to Zoe Callas. See more
The detectives sometimes pick up a weapon with a handkerchief or by inserting a pencil in the barrel. In real life, the handkerchief might contaminate possible DNA evidence, and the pencil would destroy microscopic markings inside the barrel, making it difficult to match the weapon to slugs retrieved from a victim's body or a crime scene. Instead, one expert recommends holding a weapon in place with gloved fingertips and sliding a thin, stiff sheet of plastic beneath it. See more
Detective Alexandra Eames
When tourists take a bite of the Big Apple, the apple isn't supposed to bite back.
Two versions of the 4th season episode "Great Barrier" aired, with different time zones of the United States and Canada seeing different endings, one in which villain Nicole Wallace escapes, and another in which she died. Viewers were then invited to vote on which ending they preferred (both endings were made available on the Internet). See more
Referenced in Jo: The Catacombes
There's Only Me
Written by Rob Dougan See more