Crash

Season 2 Episode 1

You Set the Scene

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Sep 18, 2009 on Starz
8.8
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Ben returns to L.A. from a year's stint in rehab, and has to deal with a stunning occurrence. Billionaire entrepreneur Seth Blanchard plans on bringing L.A. an NFL football team. Wendy Olinville tries to keep her shop open, while her son Bo attempts to bring some order into his life.moreless

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  • Ira Steven Behr's first piece of writing in 2 years, as he takes over the reigns of head writer of "Crash".

    8.0
    This episode was mostly laying the groundwork for the season, introducing me to all the characters, since I had never watched the series before. I was a bit confused by the start of the episode, since it seemed that Inez was in prison in the "previously on" segment. I'm not quite sure where Ben Cendars went or why he separated from Anthony, and it took me a while to figure out that his daughter was murdered and that this wasn't the woman from the "previously on" segment.



    I'm afraid to say that Dennis Hopper seems the worst actor of the series, often having a tame and unemotional delivery that isn't very believable. Everyone else seems fine, though. There was a particularly funny incident involving a hotdog seller's angry reaction to graffiti painted on his stand by teenagers (including hilarious hand gestures).



    The Inez storyline was decent, but not particularly shocking. She's a seemingly good girl attracted to bad boys and can't find the will to get out of a bad relationship, though she has plenty of fight in her.



    The Grace Park storyline was the most dull. A children's storybook writer, who can't stop drinking; this is an interesting idea, but it just involves lots of scenes of her looking bored and drinking. Still, I trust Ira Steven Behr to heat things up in future.



    It turns out that she's married to a very rich man named Seth Blanchard, who plans to build LA's first football stadium. Yet, due to a perhaps drug induced collapse, he now seems on the verge of entering a transformation of sorts, after reporting that he has had a vision. Hopefully, Behr will use this character to discuss issues of religion and faith.



    I liked the idea of a hobby store owner who is facing economic difficulties because people -- like myself -- tend to look in stores for what they like and go home and buy it online; I do try to buy things from stores once in a while, though, to keep them in business.



    The owner's son Bo seems the ideal human being for most of the episode. He's a devoted son, and he eagerly offers an amateur baseball league pitcher advice on how to improve his pitch, based on the similar experience he acquired before getting shut out of a professional career by an arm injury. Still, in the episode's most understated and chilling moment we see him in his car, watching the young amateur leager player make out with a woman in the stands. What's going on here? Am I misinterpreting that anything is wrong and slightly creepy here? Is it just innocent concern and curiosity about his student? Is he jealous of this player for having all the chances that were taken away from him years ago? Is he interested in the girl? I don't know, but I want to find out.moreless
Raymond Ma

Raymond Ma

Mr. Shiguru

Guest Star

Michael Ray Lloyd

Michael Ray Lloyd

Hooper

Guest Star

Daniel D. Halleck

Daniel D. Halleck

Ray Hanson

Guest Star

Kari Matchett

Kari Matchett

Jules

Recurring Role

Heather Mazur

Heather Mazur

Amy Battaglia

Recurring Role

Julie Warner

Julie Warner

Andrea Schillo

Recurring Role

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