"The Extra Man"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 6
Written by Dick Wolf (creator)
René Balcer (developer)
Marlane Meyer (story)
Directed by Jean de Segonzac
Guest stars Eric Thal
Haviland Morris
John Doman
Patricia Charbonneau
Daniel Gerroll
Steven Marcus
Donna Mitchell
Terry Serpico
Gene Canfield
Production no. E2106
Original airdate October 28, 2001
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"The Extra Man" is a first season episode of the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Plot summary[]

Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a man found beaten to death. They discover that the victim, Denis Dupont, was an international swindler who cheated a group of wealthy investors and romanced their wives, but further evidence reveals that the investors discovered he was a con man. Goren theorizes that the group hired a hitman to teach the man a severe lesson. He deduces that Dupont knew someone was setting him up, and sent someone else up to the room, where he took the punishment intended for Dupont. But the thug did not kill him, and Dupont then came along to finish the job, disfiguring the body to fake his own death. Goren tries to lure the killer into revealing himself by appealing to his ego as the bait.


Vincent D'Onofrio Det. Robert Goren
Kathryn Erbe Det. Alexandra Eames
Jamey Sheridan Capt. James Deakins
Courtney B. Vance A.D.A. Ron Carver
Leslie Hendrix Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers

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