Profiler

Season 2 Episode 5

Power Corrupts

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Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Dec 06, 1997 on NBC
8.3
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Power Corrupts
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The VCTF team is on the trail of a serial killer who seems to be taking aim at people he deems corrupt.

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  • Entirely forgettable

    5.5
    When Profiler first aired, I wrote of this episode "The local cop hates the FBI and kills someone and gets away with, Bailey channels the fine art of winning friends and influencing people by shouting at them and the main story was forgettable."



    Re-watching it today, I have to note that this isn't a bad episode by any means; it's not great either. The local cop who resents the FBI coming into his jurisdiction is a standard character on any FBI show; Profiler is using this character increasingly to provide dramatic tension. In the Star Trek the same character is the hard headed alien who just won't compromise or see reason. The character becomes little more than a plot device, a stumbling block over which our intrepid FBI team must step. Giving the character more air time doesn't necessarily make him more interesting. The conflict in this episode feels forced rather than intrinsic to the characters and of course he's exonerated by a corrupt local political power structure and the FBI is ignored.



    It's not a bad episode but it's not good either.moreless
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Heather McComb

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Frances Malone

Julian McMahon

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Peter Frechette

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George Fraley

Robert Davi

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Richard Roundtree

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Det. James Henegar

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Attorney Hirsch

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