City Homicide

Season 2 Episode 3

In House

Aired Monday 8:30 PM Jul 14, 2008 on Seven Network

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  • I'm sure this seemed like a good idea in the writers room but it just doesn't work for me.

    Ok quick review. The homicide squad are taken hostage by a man whos son commited suicide in prision for a murder he didn't commit. In the hours that he has them hostage the squad figure out who the real murderer is but don't have the evidence. By City Homicides standards this episode has plot holes you could drive a truck through.

    1. Apparently if you hold a gun to their head the squad can solve a crime in a couple of hours otherwise they wind up convicting the wrong person.

    2. Despite it being a large police station (underground car park, elevators etc) There appear to be only the two uniformed coppers on duty and the three homicide squad members catching up on paperwork (suddenly seems like police work is a nine to five job)

    3. There's no real panic or anger when their collegue the uniformed officer is shot (sorry I forget her name). There is no sence of urgencey or fear after this, they seem to have more compassion towards their captor then towards their college.

    4. There's no conseqences following their being held hostage, no PSTD from anybody, no big investigations into their security, just back to the job. Not even concern for their fallen collegue she just disappears. In fact they seem a lot more upset that the hostage taker kills himself. An episode such as this should have consequence that continue throughout the following episodes in the series instead it is a stand alone episode.

    5. They have Stan handle the negotiations rather then bring in the trained negotiators.
  • The detectives, working on a weekend, are taken by surprise by a man looking for solace due to the death of a family member. They need to solve a case in order to save lives.

    I really like this show, the actors portraying the homicide detectives are excellent as are the guest cast members. The writing is top notch and the direction and production qualities are as well.
    This episode really shows them at their team best. I do think the uniformed lady cop is shown weaker than she should be for the job though. Emotion was needed to show the drama of the situation though so I understand why it was written this way.
    Overall a really good show tonight as always. Dunny is a tough guy and I like the way he confronts the guilty. Jen is such a good balance of feminine and tough.