Shark

Season 2 Episode 8

In the Crosshairs

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 11, 2007 on CBS
9.0
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The mayor places undue pressure on Sebastian and his team to identify, locate, and convict a serial freeway sniper who is causing city-wide panic in Los Angeles.

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  • Superior example of the franchise

    9.5
    Wow. Great episode. Shark gets back onto the right track and just how. For me this is as perfect as an episode can get.



    The nature of the ongoing crime, rather than one that has just occurred means the team are playing catch-up and brings a real sense of urgency from start to finish. Conflict and setbacks abound from the get-go occur in all areas of Shark's world from inside the DAs office, to homelife with Julie and her lover, right through to the courtroom and the unhelpful media. This results in an episode with no unncessary lulls and so will keep your attention throughout. Reyes has a fine moment when he goes up against a judge, even if does come across as a petulant prefect, rather than working for the ass. DA office! But that can be forgiven, just for the scene with Ms. Poe wearing that jaw-dropping itsy bitsy miniskirt.... youser!!



    The key effects of a sniper on the loose are covered in good taste such as leaks to the media - done very well and immersed in the politics of the DAs office, the publics panic (though not shown, aptly demonstrated), false rumours and rampant suspicion of neighbours, the city wide manhunt and false dawns and shakedowns of the usual but incorrect suspects - i.e. gangbangers.



    A more than apt selection of false leads and red herrings ensure that you (and I) are kept guess as to the real story behind the seemingly motiveless shootings, thus adding a good dose of mystery until the end. The eventual capture of a suspect is also far from concrete.



    The finale is first-class and memorable, even if the ultimate motive is fairly mundane. I just loved the persuasive demonstration that the team put in place to persuade the only person who can nail the case, to help them.



    And now for the bad.... only one person dies. Ok thats explained away by the perps lack of skill. The scene where the ADA team actually interview possible eye-witnesses - isnt that the job of the PD? This episode is more action than courtroom drama - a sign perhaps that ratings were failing and falling fast?!



    Overall however on its own, the episode is more than just worth watching - it should not be missed!moreless
  • This one involved thinking

    8.7
    Sebastian Stark and his team are dealing with a potential terrorist on American soil. This terrorist is sniping random vehicles on the 405 freeway in L.A. The team finally tracks down this terrorist who ends up being a soldier who was discharged from the Army for anger management problems. After being discharged he learned his wife was having an affair. So he planned to kill her lover on the freeway making it look like a terrorist attack. He then shot other random vehicles so he looked innocent. While in trial his wife took the rifle and shot another random vehicle to help her husband look innocent. Stark learns that she used to be in the service as well and realizes what is going on. He convinces her to go to trial and snitch on her husband by setting up a fake meeting between them and showing her that he would kill rather than have her testify against him.moreless
H. Richard Greene

H. Richard Greene

Judge Williams

Guest Star

Scottie Thompson

Scottie Thompson

Leslie Purcell

Guest Star

Collins Pennie

Collins Pennie

Lewis Beamon

Guest Star

Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez

Mayor Manny Delgado

Recurring Role

Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak

D.A. Leo Cutler

Recurring Role

Michael B. Silver

Michael B. Silver

Dan Lauter

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