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Season 4 Episode 5

Poison Pill

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jul 18, 2013 on ABC
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Andy and Marlo make a drug arrest but the drugs turn out to be tainted with deadly bacteria. While Swarek leads the effort to get the drugs off the streets, Andy and Marlo must go thru decontamination. Dov suspects Chloe is hiding something which puts a damper on their growing romance.


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  • McNally and Cruz

    An exposure to drugs laced with Anthrax forces Andy and Cruz to spend a little time together while in quarantine as the rest of 15 Division struggles to try and find the source of the tainted drugs before more are effected.

    The show wastes no time to play on Gail's jealousy of Andy and Nick as she uses the Blackstone's involvement in the case to try and find out more information about how close Nick got to Andy during their undercover assignment. Epstein also struggles with his decision to date Chloe which is complicated by him assuming the Bipolar drugs he finds in the station belong to her.

    A solid episode that bonds McNally and Cruz. They may not be friends by the end of the episode but there's certainly an understanding and respect that's established in this episode. I'm a little tired of the Epstein/Chloe will-they/won't-they and hope the series chooses a path and decides to stick with it.

    You can find my full recap and review (with pics and video) at RazorFinemoreless
Louis Ferreira

Louis Ferreira

Jacob Blackstone

Guest Star

Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts

Trevor Bancroft

Guest Star

Jim Annan

Jim Annan


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Marlo Cruz: (Andy is frantically trying to shake off the heroine laced with anthrax she's covered in) McNally! McNally! Calm down!
      Andy McNally: Oh, my God! You are not just gonna play it cool right now!
      Marlo Cruz: (calmly) The more you freak out the more you're gonna spread that stuff around.
      Andy McNally: You're unbelievable, you know that? You ever let it go?
      Marlo Cruz: Let what go?
      Andy McNally: You know, the tough-guy act. The ice-queen routine. Yeah, you know what? You and Sam are just really perfect for each other, aren't you?
      Marlo Cruz: And...Sam again.
      Andy McNally: Yeah, and Sam again. You know, he's the only other person I know that would get covered in anthrax and then chill out.

    • Marlo Cruz: Look, we don't have to do the whole "get to know you" thing, okay?
      Andy McNally: Okay, well, you know what? I figured we ride together, so maybe we should try.
      Marlo Cruz: Oh, I disagree. In fact, I think it's harmful to a good police partnership.
      Andy McNally: Harmful?
      Marlo Cruz: Yeah. I don't need the drama. Rather just do my job.
      Andy McNally: So then what about you and Sam?
      Marlo Cruz: Sam and I work because we keep an emotional distance.
      Andy McNally: That I can picture.

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