Teleplay by Stephanie Sengupta Story by Stephanie Sengupta Directed by Constantine Makris
Michael O'Keefe as Father McShale Dana Reeve as Melanie Grasso
Season 1, Episode 4. First air date 10/17/2001
When a sexton is found murdered in his church, suspicion turns first to a mentally ill homeless person, then to a drug-addicted young man. But when the drug addict turns up dead, Goren unravels the secrets of his past, as well as those of a beloved priest and an "innocent" third party. Crafting his own version of justice, Goren ensures that the killer is punished while simultaneously allowing him to remain faithful to former obligations. Highlights include Goren bouncing around the interrogation room with a manic homeless man; Goren sneaking a smoke; Goren and Carver at odds.