The Unusuals

ABC (ended 2009)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 10


    Aired 6/17/09

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    The Apology Line

    Aired 6/10/09

  • S 1 : Ep 8

    The Dentist

    Aired 6/3/09

  • S 1 : Ep 7

    The Tape Delay

    Aired 5/27/09

  • S 1 : Ep 6

    The Circle Line

    Aired 5/6/09

  • Cast & Crew
  • Adam Goldberg

    Det. Eric Delahoy

  • Harold Perrineau Jr.

    Det. Leo Banks

  • Jeremy Renner

    Det. Jason Walsh

  • Terry Kinney

    Sgt. Harvey Brown

  • Amber Tamblyn

    Det. Casey Shraeger

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  • show Description
  • The Unusuals is described as a crime procedural dramedy set in modern-day New York City. Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn, as in the morning Casey Shraeger, a vice detective, is assigned to work undercover as a hooker by the Lincoln Tunnel and later finds herself a part of the homicide squad. As Casey gets to know her new co-workers, she discovers that each one has their own quirks, not to mention, their own secrets. Det. Walsh is a loyal and brilliant officer whose partner was just gunned down. Det. Delahoy has a brain tumor along with a death wish while his partner Det. Banks, who wears a bullet-proof vest to sleep, fears he won't make it past 42 years old. Det. Cole is very religious but seems to have a shady past, and his partner Det. Beaumont is a tough female cop amongst the male-dominated precinct. Det. Alvarez talks about himself in the third person and is often the object of his colleagues' pranks. Casey herself has her own secrets as she was born into one of the richest families in New York City and doesn't want anyone to know about it. The Unusuals, described by some as "a modern-day M*A*S*H", was created by Noah Hawley and is produced by Denis Leary, Peter Tolan, and Jim Serpico, executive producer of FX's Rescue Me. ABC has picked up The Unusuals for mid-season 2008/2009 with an initial season order of 10 episodes. Due to not-so-great ratings, ABC opted not to renew the series for a second season.moreless

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    • (Det. Shraeger posing as a hooker on the street.) Det. Shraeger: Slow tonight. Hooker #1: Cold? Det. Shraeger: No, slow. Hooker #2: It's the economy, girl. Everybody's cutting back. Det. Shraeger: Yeah, either that or maybe the allure of, uh, screwing a stranger under the bridge has died out.

    • Sgt. Brown: Some city councilor's daughter was attacked. First thing tomorrow morning, I need you to go there, take a statement. Det. Banks: With all due respect, uh, sarge, we'd rather work Kowalski. Sgt. Brown: And I'd rather my son didn't wear his mother's underpants. Be there.

    • Det. Banks: A cat? We're here because... somebody killed a cat? Councilman Harbor: Look, I chair the city's terrorism task force, okay? Somebody could be targeting me or my family. So I expect the NYPD to take this very seriously. Det. Delahoy: With all due respect, councilman, I think you're a little confused as to what the 'P' in 'NYPD' stands for.

    • Det. Beaumont: You come over from vice? Det. Shraeger: Uh, guilty. Det. Beaumont: They made you dress like a hooker, didn't they? Det. Shraeger: I prefer 'lady of the evening'.

    • Det. Beaumont: Here's what you need to know about the 2nd. Alvarez talks about himself in the third person. Banks sleeps in a bulletproof vest, and yesterday, Delahoy named his mustache. Det. Shraeger: Oh. What about Walsh? Det. Beaumont: On the plus side, he doesn't stare at your boobs when he's talking to you. Det. Shraeger: Ah. The downside? Det. Beaumont: I got great boobs. Why isn't he looking?

    • Det. Shraeger: Maybe Eddie would like to hear how you went to senior prom with the entire lacrosse team. How they call your junk the easy-bake oven. Nicole Brandt: Bitch. Det. Shraeger: Slut. Nicole Brandt: Cow.

    • Det. Walsh: Here's the difference between you and me. You think people shouldn't keep secrets. I think we are our secrets. Det. Shraeger: I have secrets. Det. Walsh: The vibrator in your bedside table is not a secret.

    • Det. Walsh: (holding the badge of his slain partner) This is how it works. We pass the badge down until it kills you. And then we hang it on a wall. So let's raise a glass. Because a cop is dead. And he most certainly won't be forgotten. Hear, Hear.

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    Notes (12)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: August 24, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: August 24, 2012 on DAJTO

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: August 27, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: August 31, 2012 on DAJTO

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: August 29, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: September 7, 2012 on DAJTO

    • This is the only episode which aired on a Tuesday as opposed to the show's regular airing on Wednesdays.

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: August 30, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: September 21, 2012 on DAJTO

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: August 31, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: September 28, 2012 on DAJTO

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: September 5, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: October 5, 2012 on DAJTO

    • Monique Gabriela Curnen (Det. Allison Beaumont) and Josh Close (Det. Henry Cole) were credited but did not appear in the episode.

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    Trivia (22)

    • Featured Music: "I'm Good, I'm Gone" by Lykke Li scene: (Opening Scenes) Dispatch puts out a call to be on the lookout for a man in a hot dog costume who may or may not be wielding a samurai sword. / Det. Shraeger is undercover as a hooker. "Cobrastyle" by Teddybears featuring Mad Cobra scene: Detectives Delahoy & Banks see the cat killer perp and chase him. Det. Delahoy jumps in the path of a subway train trying to catch him.

    • Featured Music: "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence and The Machine scene: Detective Allison Beaumont goes to Detective Walsh's restaurant and they tell each other how many times they thought about having sex with each other that day. They hook up.

    • The shot of the ferry crossing the river at the start of the second act shows the Detroit, Michigan skyline including the Ambassador Bridge and the Renaissance Center building.

    • Featured Music: "Ch-Check It Out (Clean Version)" by Beastie Boys scene: (Opening Scenes) Detectives Delahoy & Banks chase a drum-toting perp down the street. Delahoy takes the man down with an apple beaned at his head. "Bang! Bang!" by The Knux scene: Detectives Delahoy & Banks follow a lead to a murder store, using a password to gain entrance to the private, unobtrusive business. "Lord Lord Lord" by The Kahn Brothers scene: (CODA - Closing Scenes) Detective Henry Cole sits holding a gun and watching as his felonious friend robs a camera store, with him having helped get the security detail released. / Detectives Delahoy & Banks seal up the murder store as a crime scene and a man arrives wanting to kill his boss. When they point out their NYPD jackets and tell him they're cops, he doesn't believe them. / Walsh finds Casey asleep in his restaurant holding his trophy. He covers her sleeping form with a jacket and pours a cup of coffee as he watches over her while she sleeps and the world goes on outside.

    • "Murder Store" Signs and Reading Materials: - "Free Bullets with any GUN purchase over $2.00" - "NO Refund or Exchange on SALE Merchandise" - "How to Dismember a Body in Under 90 Seconds" - "So You Want to Kill Your Boss (12th Edition)" - "The Secret (to Murdering People)" - "Kill Zones: Make Your Cut Count" - "Unleash Your Killing Potential"

    • "Murder Store" Evidence Removal Products: - Acetone Nail Polish Removal - Guilt Rid-Ex - Liquid Brain Cleaner - Print Remover - T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel All-Natural Astringent - Blood Be Gone

    • Registration Details of Hit-and-Run Car: - 2006 Silver Four-Door Sedan GS400 - Plate No. B19L662 - Registered to: Mark Stanwood, 4299 Park Ave. New York, NY 1121

    • Det. Delahoy: Bridget Demopolis. Det. Banks: What? Det. Delahoy: Dispatch. That's her name. While the character Bridget Demopolis is played by Heather Burns, the actress who does the voice of the dispatch is Marisa Vural.

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    Allusions (7)

    • The soap opera that Detective Cole is watching is General Hospital, which formerly starred Amber Tamblyn (Detective Shraeger) as Emily Quartermaine.

    • Det. Delahoy: 'All the true things I'm about to tell you are shameless lies.' Those are the first lines in The Books of Bokonon, a collection of excerpts which discusses Bokononism, the fictional religion practiced by most characters in Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s novel Cat's Cradle.

    • Bus Bomber: Gamera, Rodan, Mothra, Megagodzilla... Hedorah, Megalon, Orga, Baragon. The bomber was mentioning names of fictional monsters from the Godzilla and other Japanese film series.

    • Det. Shraeger: front of the embassy of Andorre. Det. Walsh: Andorre... Det. Shraeger: Yeah. Det. Walsh: Home planet of the Ewoks. The Forest Moon of Endor was the home planet of the Ewoks, as depicted in the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983).

    • The number 42 is also one of the "hatch numbers" from Lost, the former TV series of Harold Perrineau (Det. Banks).

    • (trying to pull over car driven by 87-year-old man) Det. Banks: Is he... speeding up? Det. Delahoy: I think he's trying to make a run for it. (into the loud speaker) Hey, Steve McQueen. In the 1968 action suspense film Bullitt, Steve McQueen, who starred as the title character, was the driver in what is considered to be the first modern car chase captured on film.

    • Det. Delahoy: The point is, there's no way I'm going to couples counseling with bubble boy over here. Bubble Boy, portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, is a 2001 film about a boy born without an immune system, is forced to live inside a plastic bubble, and has limited capability to interact with the outside world. A similar theme was previously tackled in the 1976 film The Boy in the Plastic Bubble starring John Travolta.

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  • Fan Reviews (27)
  • The story of the detectives of the 2nd Unit NYPD Police Department. This is a procedural that investigates some serious subjects with humor and clever stories. Overall after a slow start he show was better and better but canceled after ten episodes.

    By jyarter, Jul 05, 2009

  • GREAT Show

    By LaurieGaunt, Jul 30, 2009

  • This gem of a show deserved more respect than it got.

    By Ursa60, Oct 10, 2009

  • My husband and I enjoy this show a great deal and we were anxiously awaiting the return.Great shows are coming to an end with little new to replace it. This one deserve to be one of them.Too much reality crap, not enough humor. This one filled that

    By Peg62, Jan 10, 2010

  • Please bring back by popular demand!

    By JulioBermeo, Nov 09, 2011

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