Special Unit 2

The Beast

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 11/21/01
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  • Episode Description
  • A series of gruesome murders leads Nick and Kate to suspect that Jack the Ripper has returned from the grave... and is stalking victims in Chicago.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Landes

    Detective Nicholas "Nick" O'Malley

  • Richard Gant

    Captain Richard Page

  • Alexondra Lee

    Detective Kate Benson

  • Danny Woodburn

    Carl, the Gnome

  • Jonathan Togo

    Jonathan (season 2)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • An interesting take on the Jack The Ripper legend is played out in this episode. In a manner reminiscent of "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (1974), the Special Unit Two team follow up a series of murders.

    By jrgreenmd, Jun 06, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Kate: It makes you wonder if there’s anyone out there like that? Nick: Good looking, charming, funny, and sensitive? Yeah there is. There’s you.

    • Nick: You know what, you should have given her a chance, Carl. Maybe she had a good heart. (long pause) Carl: You kill me, O’Malley. (they both laugh)

    • Kate: When have I ever hesitated to wear revealing clothes and act like a sex object in the service of the greater good? Nick: Well, when you put it that way, it's amazing we don't get you to do it all the time!

    • Kate: If I ask Stacie whether or not you always tell the truth, what's she gonna say? Barbie: She'll say no, I never tell the truth. Kate: She's telling the truth. Stacie's the liar. Stacie: Am not. Kate: Yeah you are. Nick: I could say I get why, but then I'd be lying. Kate: If Barbie's the liar then Stacie the truth-teller would answer no; Barbie never tells the truth. If Barbie's the liar, she would have lied to me and told me Stacie would answer yes. Nick: But Barbie said she'd answer no. Kate: Which means Barbie's the truth-teller. I mean, c'mon, how much simpler can it get? Nick: Honestly? 'Way simpler.

    • Nick: I'll take a lapdance. Lacy: How long? Nick: The rest of the day. Lacy: The rest of the day? Nick: Yeah, that's right. Businessman: You are my hero!

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    Notes (1)

    • Music: The song playing in the strip club at the beginning of the show is Relax (1983) by the group Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

    Trivia (1)

    • The Twins: The lie/truth behavior of Barbi and Staci, the twin scavenger 'links, is that of a classical logic puzzle (often presented as twins at life-or-death doors, or guards at a fork in the road leading to two life-or-death villages), and seen in many stories, including the movie Labyrinth (1986), Kate's solution is the correct one.

    Allusions (1)

    • Kate : An ogre like Shrek? Referencing the 2001 movie starring Mike Myers as a grumpy ogre who finds love and romance with an attractive human woman who isn't all that she seems.

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