Law & Order Rips Spider-Man From the Headlines

Julie Taymor Ice Sculpture by Randy Finch Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

An upcoming episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent will be inspired by the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark saga, TVLine reports. Julie Taymor is represented by "high-strung and larger-than-life" relapsed alcoholic; Bono is a closeted bisexual cheating on his wife with someone from the production; and one of those famed botched stunts ends up killing someone. Say what you will about the quality of the show, but Spider-Man's mass cultural permeation continues to impress. [TVLine]