Post by annabelleleigh on Sept 22, 2009 8:37:30 GMT -5
Description of episode #2 in Season 20.
Apparently here starts the parade of "personal stories" involving lead characters.
LAW & ORDER JUST A GIRL IN THE WORLD Original broadcast date: October 2, 2009 at 8:00PM ET
A CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR IS FOUND DEAD WITH HER UNFAITHFUL FIANCE AS THE PRIME SUSPECT. HOWEVER, WHEN A YOUNG JOURNALIST IS ATTACKED AND LINKED TO THE CRIME, THIS OPEN-AND-SHUT CASE MAY NOT BE AS SIMPLE AS IT ORIGINALLY SEEMED.
After CSU investigator, Daisy Chao, is found murdered in her apartment, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) suspect her fianc� Jim Anderson may not be telling the whole truth about his involvement with the murder. When young journalist, Emma Kim (Guest Star Camille Chen), is attacked by a cab driver, DNA found at both crime scenes seems to implicate the same man for the attacks. The investigators become personally involved with the case as Detective Lupo gets close with Emma, and ethical questions arise.
Of course the preview for this episode is all about the personal aspects (to lure in viewers), but I'm sure most of the plot line will focus on the crime. I have faith that Mr. Balcer won't let the show get to angsty and soapy.
Typical of NBC, isn't it, to take this show, which is still ten times better than most of its new crop and has made millions of dollars for it and gained the network prestige, and toss it on the Friday night death schedule? No respect for the show or its viewers.
Post by wilmingtonfan on Oct 2, 2009 23:48:46 GMT -5
I know that those who are much more articulate than I will talk about this episode in more detail, but I really enjoyed it for the most part. It had me until the defendant said that about the judge and then it went downhill fast for me after that. Up until that part I really enjoyed the episode. Lupo only began to think about her as a suspect until he saw the "babydoll" -- this seemed realistic to me, but I bet he swears off for a while after this incident. I also thought that the other CI fudging the evidence was a little over the top -- it meant they had to get melodramatic at the end to get a conviction and that's when it was too much for me. I thought the treatment of the Lieutenant's cancer was well done. The personal story lines weren't too cheesy, but there is room for improvement. Last week's episode was better. I hope the numbers were better this week.