Cagney & Lacey

Season 2 Episode 3

Beauty Burglars

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 08, 1982 on CBS
7.8
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Cagney and Lacey lead an investigation into a series of robberies at exclusive beauty salons committed by assailants posing as the police.

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  • Still trying to find its feet.

    6.3
    That it wasn't easy to make a groundbreaking show like C&L becomes clear with this episode. The mystery story works quite well and you have to admire the writers for showing how an investigation can be beset by false leads. The actual solution is the result of an attentive citizen's action, a bit of luck for the police officers.



    On the other hand, there is the depiction of the challenges of two women like Cagney & Lacey in a male world. Quite a lot of episodes show Mary Beth's struggles with her obligations as a wife and mother. Here we get a completely useless story line about old friends who discover that they have grown apart. Mary Beth feels uncomfortable now her friend Terry is marrying a wealthy man. What does this add to the story? Nothing. It feels like a bit of soap opera. In the course of the investigation Chris Cagney meets and sympthizes with a traumatized divorcee. I can see the point of showing how police officers sometimes get too close to a victim, but it all felt forced. The entire time I couldn't help but imagine that the writers had come up with these stories as female touches to the very male detective genre. Wrong! They would get it right later.moreless
Tony LaTorre

Tony LaTorre

Harvey Lacey, Jr.

Tyne Daly

Tyne Daly

Det. Mary Beth Lacey

Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless

Det. Chris Cagney

Jason Bernard

Jason Bernard

Dep. Insp. Marquette

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Det. Mark Petrie

Sidney Clute

Sidney Clute

Det. Paul La Guardia

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