Season 1 Episode 6

Inner Child

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 20, 2007 on NBC

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  • I felt the episode was OK, but it dragged a bit. Not quite as amusing as some of the other episodes.

    A ten-year-old girl is found in a duffle bag in the park, neck broken. She is fairly quickly identified from a missing persons report. Mike isn’t very good with children and seems to have decided that he wouldn’t have wanted to be a father with the possibility of losing the child like this.

    Even though Mike knows the little girl he sees is only in his head, he hesitates talking about the more gruesome aspects of the case when she’s around. She asks a lot of questions, as a little girl would do, but, of course, since she knows everything Mike knows, she really knows the answers and it gets on Mike’s nerves. At one point he asks her to wait outside and she complies. If it were that easy, I might think he could stop seeing the victims altogether.

    The perp becomes a victim too, and then Mike sees both of them in his head together. This gives the little girl a chance to shoot her killer. It’s all in Mike’s head but it’s funny. Of course, since the perp is already dead, shooting him doesn’t make him go away and it gives the girl a chance to shoot him again.