‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ Draws Inspiration from ‘Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark’

When it comes to our criminal justice system, great responsibility comes with great power.

“Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has joined with the infamous ranks such as JonBenet Ramsey’s alleged murder, the alleged child molestations by Michael Jackson and alleged murders by O.J. Simpson. Just like these atrocious crimes, the disastrous, Marvel Comics superhero-inspired Broadway music is inspiring a new “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” episode.

In what is believed to be “Law & Order: Criminal Intent’s” final season, detective Eames (Kathryn Erbe) and Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) will be investigating a suspicious murder of an individual that is part of “Icarus,” a Broadway musical which is quite obviously inspired by the current Spider-Man production. According to TV Line, the fictional character based on Julie Taymor, the ousted director of “Turn Off The Dark,” is portrayed as a high strung, flamboyant alcoholic. Bono, who along with The Edge from U2 composed the Spidey show’s music, is “Arno,” who is depicted as a closet bisexual rock composer who is cheating on his wife with one of his colleagues.

So far it isn’t known who the obligatory murder victim will be. Maybe it will be one of the numerous actors who have been injured in the production or maybe the Taymor character or “Arno.” However with all the money that has been thrown at “Turn Off the Dark” (almost $70 million), it isn’t hard imagining the murder having a financial motive to kill one person, at least, connected with the production. However, we are hoping the fictional crime will be committed due to mercy.