Spoil the end of this L&O:CI episode, please

What happened at tthe end of the episode where Goren and Eames are working with a serial killer on death row, who may or may not’ve been Goren’s father?

The last thing the DVR recorded was Goren sitting in his mother’s room after her death.

I haven’t seen that one (titled “Endgame,” incidentally) in a while, but I thought it faded out with Goren contemplating her death in her room.

Allow me to spoil the end of every CI episode: Vincent D’Onofrio uses his superhuman psychological insight to talk the suspect into confessing, releasing the hostages, etc. Apparently all criminals are just waiting to hear the right few magic words so they can do hard time.

But that’s what makes him so hot…mercy!