The SVU team has built up a persuasive case against Gabriel, accusing him of preying upon illegal aliens who are in no position to testify against him.
Did they get it right? We love the awkward mannerisms, the halting yet penetrating speech, the craned neck bend he performs when grilling suspects. He's brilliant, insightful, riveting. But, frankly, he seems a few sandwiches short of a picnic, if you know what we mean….
In "Untethered," D'Onofrio's last episode before the writers' strike, Goren went undercover in a mental ward to expose prisoner abuse. Instead, he fell prey to the sadistic mind games and emerged from the ordeal near-catatonic. In the first post-strike episode, "Purgatory," the suspended Goren got reinstated, but we never witnessed the psych evaluation that was required to get his shield and gun back.
This was no accident: Turns out D'Onofrio's loathe to have his alter ego follow a certain powerful, neurotic Italian-American to the couch. Abandonment Issues Goren's major malfunction in a nutshell: His father, a compulsive gambler and serial adulterer, walked out when his son was Four years earlier, his mother had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. As he put it in a rare soul-baring moment, "She's been slipping away from me my whole life. So it's quite an understatement when D'Onofrio says, "Goren's very damaged.
He's lost everyone close to him save for partner Alexandra Eames, played by Kathryn Erbe but refuses to lose a suspect once in his grasp. That obsession is his way of exerting a degree of control that he never had growing up. Paternal Neglect Did someone say "daddy issues"? Goren's mother informed him on her deathbed that the louse he thought was his father may not be his father. Instead, it may be the louse she was bonking back in , a serial killer named Mark Ford Brady.
As a result, says D'Onofrio, "Goren is lost and has to find his way. Post-romantic Stress Syndrome OK, we made that one up.
But it's the best way to describe the psychological morass that is Goren's relationship with criminal mastermind Nicole Wallace Olivia d'Abo. Sure, she's a purring, pillow-lipped blonde, but it's her mind that tortures our hero. She's the only person who can go head case to head case in the interrogation room and get the better of Goren, taunting "Bubby" in her Australian patois and seeing right through his protective shell to all that pain.
Repressed Sociopathy "Manipulation is a symptom of the psychopathic personality," Goren once observed of a suspect.
That's the cop calling the kettle black! His ability to guilt-trip, distract and befuddle suspects into a confession makes you wonder what path Goren might have followed if not law enforcement. A more taciturn, less flaky Goren of the past few seasons was an attempt, as D'Onofrio said, to "internalize" the character.
Maybe he will go completely off the rails someday. Until that happens, Goren will remain a work in progress. OK, just don't go making him normal or anything. Posted by Chris Zimmer at 7:
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