Shark

Season 1 Episode 19

Porn Free

1
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 12, 2007 on CBS
8.8
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Episode Summary

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Stark must prosecute the murder of a predatory porn producer. The case is complicated by the fact the killer is the head of a women's shelter who is being regarded as a hero by the media and the population of the city.

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  • The Shark swims through the murky waters of the Porn Industry

    9.2
    Well not so much porn industry as a snapshot of the bottom end of it and its effect on "real people".



    For this noble end, the episode doesnt make a dent in the social network humanity, but lets face it, this is Shark and not really the platform for righteousness - esp. given the main character.



    However, the plot is fairly novel and provides a good platform to glimpse us of where those young ladies who go to LA for TV and movie work end up, if they dont make it.



    The womans hostel along with its owner are potrayed in a sympathetic way and thus produces the ethical dilemma that is the key for the plot in this episode.



    Overall, the three acts take us on a journey through a typical Shark case and successfully asks of us to judge the killer and his motives. This is done so well and we are so immersed that To finish....moreless
  • Shark at his best again!

    9.0
    Shark must convince the city of LA that a "hero" is really a killer. And that it will be hard. As Shark must let the city know that their so called hero is a killer and preys on people. The media and residents attack Shark at first. But you know, Shark will come out as the victor in the end. Great show as well as great and witty acting and writing led by James Woods.moreless
  • Convicting a Hero is hard even for Stark.

    8.3
    That old cliche saying "hit him where it hurts" really applies with this episode because Stark could not catch a break. In the court room he was getting "crucified" while trying to convict a well made hero for shooting someone not out of good intentions but in cold blood. Meanwhile he is growing farther and farther apart from his slutty dressing and now pot smoking daughter. With his misfortune a classic episode is made known. In this episode it is the death of a internet porn king, a well known hero,charged for the shooting, among saving the lives of mistreated girls, and for the final twist the girlfriend, the real shooter, of the hero causes tons of trouble for everyone, leading to a mis-trial. In the end nearly everything worked out, except for Stark's homelife but that will never to 100%. Even though this episode was a bit slow and drawn out at times it was pulled off very well. The court scenes were intense the home life story was even greater. I didn't care much for the thrown in romance but it added to it, in a way. This episode gets a 8.3/10.moreless

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Raina: Maybe Gilroy really did kill Shaw to make the world a better place.
      Stark: (A) That's God's job and (B) altruism is not a viable defense to murder.

    • Julie: Hey, how was the fundraiser?
      Stark: You know, no matter how big a check I write to Jessica's reelection campaign, I still get the same rubber chicken.

    • Stark: Ladies and gentlemen, the poster child for porn freaks anonymous.
      Casey: Yeah, it was fun for the first 10 hours.
      Stark: Sounds like my marriage.

    • Stark: Tyson Shaw, how do I know that name?
      Madeleine: Internet porn. Guy's a zillionaire, and a major sleaze-bag. Beat raps on extortion, racketeering…
      Stark: Right, he came to me for representation on an embezzlement charge a couple years ago.
      Issac: You turned him down?
      Stark: Guy made Larry Flint look like Mary Poppins. Even I have standards.

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