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Season 4 Episode 4

The Kids Are Not Alright

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jul 11, 2013 on ABC
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After the suspect shooting involving Marlo, Andy is ready for a much needed long weekend after her shift is over. Working a routine highway spot check with Gail, they find a teenage boy bound and gagged in the trunk of a car and a tale of young love. Andy must convince the boy that heartache doesn't last forever but she's not sure she believes that herself. Oliver, Swarek and Chris track a gunman who shot a teenager who might have a gang affiliation.


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  • A nice message, but only a so-so story

    On the eve a group camping trip Andy and Gail chase down a teenage driver who blows through a sobriety check point and discover a young girl living as a boy locked in the trunk. While they unravel the tangled mess of protecting Alex, Swarek deals with a former gangbanger whose nephew was gunned down, and Epstein tries (awkwardly) to offer support to Cruz who returns to duty for the first time following the shooting.

    The main story takes several complicated issues and deals with them responsibly and Andy is well-chosen as Alex's protector, but although the tension remains high throughout the message overshadows the story at times. Given the bulk of the episode is spent on this story none of the others are really given much time to develop, and I would have really liked to have seen more of the Epstein/Cruz interaction. Chloe returns, working with Nick for the first time where she begins to suspect his feelings for Andy go far more than simple friendship (a revelation she shares with Gail when the pair get into a fight as the episode comes to a close).

    You can find my full recap and review (with pics and video) at RazorFinemoreless
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Guest Star

Michael Mando

Michael Mando

Cesar Medina

Guest Star

Amy Lalonde

Amy Lalonde

Monica Dunn

Guest Star

Drew Davis

Drew Davis

Leo Nash

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Monica Dunn: How's Sam?
      Andy McNally: Sam's good. Um, he just made detective. I don't know if you knew that.
      Monica Dunn: (surprised) You got Sam Swarek into a suit, huh? Never thought I'd see the day.
      Andy McNally: Well, yeah, it's just more like a dress shirt and jeans combo but we broke up so I don't really have a say on his clothes anymore.
      Monica Dunn: Oh. Sorry, I, I didn't know.
      Andy McNally: That's okay. No, we're really good friends still.
      Monica Dunn: I've heard that before.

    • Gail Peck: What, you don't have a girlfriend?
      Alex: I used to have one.
      Gail Peck: What happened?
      Alex: I don't really know. Everything was going so great and then all of a sudden it was over.
      Andy McNally: Yeah, that happens sometimes.
      Alex: Well, it shouldn't. When you find someone you love it should be forever, no matter what.
      Andy McNally: I agree.

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