I think you said you wanted to see Al Molina butt heads with Peter Coyote. He did in this episode. It was a good one, but I got interrupted in parts of it so I will have to watch it again. I like the way NBC airs repeats of each show on Saturday nights. I normally would have recorded it.
I'm not sure how I feel about Coyote's character. I think he's trying hard to "channel" Jack McCoy. But there will only be one McCoy!
I like the two detectives, they have good chemistry. I can't help comparing them to Lenny Briscoe and Rey Curtis. However, Briscoe and Ed Green remain my favorite two.
Last Edit: Nov 4, 2010 21:33:03 GMT -5 by roots2rock
I completely agree about the Curtis/Briscoe similarities and again about Briscoe/Green. I'm still not ready to forgive TPTB for how they wrote Ed off the show.
I'm not sure I agree about Coyote channeling McCoy, though. I guess I'll have to see more of Coyote's character, but it seems to me that McCoy was much less interested in what made good politics, or really even good law so long as it put the killer away. I know it's terrible of me to have supported just about everything McCoy did in his single-minded persuit of winning justice, but I really, really hate it when the bad guys get away.
And that brings me to my let down here ... redeeming the dirty politician? Because all men are afraid to be alone? So afraid they'll start a new family while their wives are dying of cancer?
Um ... no.
I wanted to see the guy swing for being a lying, cheating, selfish bastard.
I was really disgusted by this episode. It was so blatantly based on the Senator Edwards debacle, right down to Mrs. Edwards ovarian cancer. That they would try to show Edwards and his mistress as sympathetic characters and the wife, who was the true victim in the real situation, as the murderer is just down right bad taste.
I agree, Idget. I'm surprised that Molina had so much sympathy for the wife. I think the judge was right - someone who kills a baby should serve jail time, in spite of their health. I did feel badly for their son who was in the courtroom. Not only is he losing his mom to cancer, but now he''l have to visit her in jail. Poor kid.
Roots, thanks for remembering my desire to see Coyote & Molina butt heads! Yes, it was great to see. I still don't like how Coyote is playing the District Attorney. He's always overwrought and worked up. I prefer how the DA was played on the mothership. Especially Adam Schif. His weariness and cynicism was so realistic to the role.
All in all I liked this episode. It isn't my favorite, but it was good. Continue to prefer Molina to Howard, and same goes with their female counterparts. Love the Detectives!
Oh, and I was delighted to again hear the bona fide "In the criminal justice system..." law & order opener. So comforting. ;D
DJ, I agree about the opening; however they stopped doing the boink, boink after the first episode. Bummer!
CORRECTON: When I watched the repeat, I did hear the boink boink.
trisha, I'm also with you about the way Ed Green left. But they did leave the door open, in case he would return.... I said Coyote he's trying to channel McCoy when he (Jack) became DA, not McCoy as Exec. ADA. You're right, Jack was not interested in the political side of his office. I miss all of them. There was talk from Dick Wolf about maybe a two-hour movie. Now, that would be really great!
I actually liked Arthur Branch better than Adam Schiff(sp)? as DA and wanted to see him back and leave Jack as ADA. He had more screen time in that role.
Last Edit: Nov 6, 2010 23:32:05 GMT -5 by roots2rock