Also, I think D'Onofrio is hot!!!!
Interestingly, this episode revealed some resemblances with the controversial case of Lisa McPherson.
In the episode, Goren uses an analogy of the Charles Manson's family, the way his followers looked at him, after seeing the suspect eyeing someone as he caught on camera, taking a significant amount of money out of a bank account.
At one point in the episode, the mind-controlled cultist exclaims under questioning "I know! You, you are not clear!"
This is definitely an anti-scientology mainstream script.
I love the writing on the Law & Order series, especially the original and Criminal Intent. Good stuff.