Phantom (Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode)

Phantom is a first season episode of the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Plot summary

In this episode, Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a recently paroled bank robber who is found slain in a park.

During the investigation, Goren and Eames check out the victim's sister who has a romantic connection with a mysterious man living a double life while telling his family that he is an economist for the United Nations. As his world of lies unravels, murder seems to be his only way out.

As the detectives close in on the suspect, they find that everyone involved in the case has been living a delusion. Then, Goren learns the tormented man wants his children approval and must stop him before more murders are committed.

Some plot elements are based on the real-life case of Jean-Claude Romand.


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


Eames: The only money I ever got from my family was $50 for my prom dress.
Goren: Was this the same year you were selling apples outside of city hall?
Eames: They were matchsticks. It was snowing.

Eames: My witnesses did better than yours [When she comes up to Goren after separately interviewing].

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