Shark

Season 1 Episode 8

Love Triangle

1
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 16, 2006 on CBS
8.9
out of 10
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117 votes
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A 16-year-old black girl is run down by a car and killed just after she left a party. The school the victim went to is mostly attended by rich, white kids, including Stark's daughter, Julie. Stark fears a racial war could break out over the crime but when the investigation is completed, it reveals a totally different story.moreless

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  • "Love Triangle" may be the best episode yet.

    9.5
    Outside of the "Pilot," "Love Triangle" is the best episode "Shark" has cranked out. Nothing is what it appears to be, from the apparent racially-motivated murder to the victim herself, to the star witness. Throw in a defendant who's willing to take the fall for someone she loves and you have a powerful hour of television.



    We also see the return of Henry Simmons as Isaac Wright (something hinted at since Episode 2), now serving as Stark's investigator. Simmons is a great TV presence, and his fledgling chemistry with Raina wasn't forced at all. It did allow for another pop-up slut moment from Madeline (the worst of the bunch), but I hope the relationship grows as Simmons makes more appearances.



    Even though I saw the "twist" about the victim's love life coming, the ending was still powerful. It was a hard look at love, loyalty and friendship. I also liked how Stark used the burned CD to help prove his case - sometimes a little intuition and understanding of human behavior goes a long way.



    Now finished Disc 2 of "Shark," and hoping subsequent episodes are this strong.moreless
  • as good as it gets

    9.6
    This episode I think is the best so far for this series. Here we see how a paternal and personal intresting make his way to find the truth on a killing that one of sharks daughters friend is involved inn. As it turns out the two gril were romanticly involved with out the boyfriend knowing. This end up in a drive by hit were the lover gets blame and assumes the guilty more for love that for the truth. At the end shark smels the lie and digs in a personal level to find the truth and put in jail the real killermoreless
  • The one-and-only lousy episode of SHARK. Cannot believe it was ever produced, much less aired. Plot with great potential, actors of great skill, all 'wasted' due to a pathetically feeble script and ill-advised directorial pacing. Big scary letdown!moreless

    2.0
    Having admired, enjoyed and raved about every episode of the series until \"Love Triangle\" hit the airwaves, I was in shock by the halfway mark over just how horrible this script was. In fact, at first it seemed they might be doing a soap spoof, but the writing and pacing were far too poor even for that. My bafflement turned into incredulity and then into anger! The adult actors, usually absolutely brilliant, mostly walked through their scenes, and no wonder. Before the hour ended, I was on the phone to another rabid SHARK fan who greeted me with, \"I KNOW!! Are you watching this !*#! too? Isn\'t it pathetic? What\'s up with this?!!\" Three weeks later, we are still marveling over the puerile, trite and tacky script re a storyline that COULD have been handled with Sharkian skill and originality. The actors deserve much praise for their efforts with material that weak. We now theorize that someone\'s less than talented kid wrote this episode and a parent got it produced for some sorry reason. Sure hope nothing so awful as \"Love Triangle\" turns up anywhere on telly again for years! Hooray that subsequent episodes of SHARK are re:earning our respect and loyalty. I hope this entertaining drama has a long, long QUALITY lifespan.moreless
  • This epidsode was very revealing...in the sense that we got to see how much the characters would react to a very tragic situation.

    9.8
    The beginning of the episode was very revealing and touching...it was nice to see how much Stark cares for his daughter...plus it was evident that Raina is personally affected by every case they have to prosecute.



    Aside from all of this, the episode reflected several important issuses in society; for instance, racial discrimination, homosexuality and parent/child conflict.



    The episode was indeed a very specail episode!
  • This episode was full of many twists and turns that I could barely keep up.

    9.2
    Shark takes on the case of a 16 year old black girl getting hit by a car in a rich white neighborhood after a party. At first it looks like a race case but they rush into proving that it isn't that but instead of secret love triangle. This episode was great in the way it left you guessing of what would come next and nobody would of expected the love between Cat and Erica, I know I didn't see it coming.



    The case starts out with Cat committing the murder because her boyfriend was having a supposed affair with Erica. She found out and ran her over in the street. Ben, Cat's boyfriend, supplied great thoughtout evidence supporting this concept and I even believed this for a while. The first half of the show revolved around this concept but I knew something was off and so did Shark.



    Then something unexplained happens in the fact that the true relationship was between Erica and Cat and not Erica and Ben. This produced a whole new crime and a whole new reason for the death of Erica. Ben was the person who ran down Erica and was using his Girlfriend, or so called, Cat to take the blame for it. His side of the story was flipped over because Cat was in the passenger seat and he was driving the car, then spotting Erica and so on.



    Ben was arrested at the end of the show. Shark and his daughter have a nice emotional talk at the end and everyone is happy.



    This show gets better and better with each passing episode so I give this episode a 9.2/10...the highest rating that I gave in a long time. Keep up the good work Shark and I will keep up the good high ratings.



    Erica and Cat made a nice couple though making Ben jealous...classic love triangle with a twist.moreless
Rikki Klieman

Rikki Klieman

Judge Dana Pearlman

Guest Star

Caitlin Wachs

Caitlin Wachs

Cat Crosby

Guest Star

Mycale

Mycale

Erica Hartford

Guest Star

Henry Simmons

Henry Simmons

Isaac Wright

Recurring Role

Michael B. Silver

Michael B. Silver

Dan Lauter

Recurring Role

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