Season 2 Episode 5

Student Body

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 21, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The search for the bomber on a school campus and the killer of a co-ed leads to a young chemical engineering student who has been sending incriminating letters about exacting revenge on his condescending peers. When the case is ready to go to trial, Danny is seduced by the student, who claims innocence, and he convinces Sebastian to let him search for another suspect.moreless

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  • Interesting plot makes this one to see

    With well rounded characters acted by sincere actors, this episode stands out from a [so far] poor season for this great show.

    Its been a while but the plot engaged me enough to be really interested in what happened. Danny and the rest of the DAs office for once since the last season made me feel compassion for those involved. Something thats been sadly lacking. Maybe it was because I was able to find some relation to the subject matter, were as for the last few episodes that hasnt been the case.

    Locations are well chosen providing a less glamourous edge to life in LA - good. Yet in some connecting collages between scenes remind me of CSI-Miami's intentions to jazz up their flagging show. Not a good sign. The show had a lots of dramatic scenes between key characters and the ones particularly with the student were some of the best on this show.

    Just to few of Stark - please we need more of his gritty straight talking to your face, as he did with Danny, the major and the actual killers father and lawyer!

    The case plot was also well constructed and does a good job of staging the platform for the characters to convince us of the nature of the crime and the pain of the victims.

    A good story. Lets hope there are more to come.moreless
  • Pretty good episode that deals once again with the troubled lives of teens/college students.

    I thought this was a pretty good episode. It was a little different from the episodes we have had in the past since one of the prosecutors(Danny) got really involved with one of the suspects/victims, in a way.

    I like how they didn't make the troubled/commits suicide but saved in the knick of time teen the one who bombed the school. I thought it was for sure him for a while. That one rich kid was such a jerk you just wanted to jump into the TV and punch him in the face. We got to see a more presentable side of Danny. Not the side where it's only a matter of time before he is disbarred. Overall not a too bad episode in my opinion.moreless
  • True criminal revealed!

    Very revealing episode as again you have to love Shark and his nasty sense but in a good kind of way, humor. While he is tracking down both a bomber and a killer as a co-ed female is murdered. Shark never lets down as well as is very no-nonsense as the true criminal is rvealed. Danny gets seduced by all of this. And he almost is done in by it. Meanwhile, Shark and his ex despite being separated seemed to want to get together. But you know that won't happen at all. But both at least, will be there for their daughter thick and thin!moreless
  • This was a very interesting and enjoyable episode with a few character revelations too boot. The case was interesting trying to find a mad bomber. Unfortunately there was only one bombing but the suspect and the true criminal reveled was great.moreless

    This was a very interesting and enjoyable episode with a few character revelations too boot. The case was interesting trying to find a mad bomber. Unfortunately there was only one bombing but the suspect and the true criminal reveled was great. Reyes takes the suspect under his wing whom proves to be innocent and breaks him out of the hot head only role. Then he even did some legal wrangling on par with what Stark does. Then we have Julie deciding to try to curb her boyfriends drug and alcohol use. To our amazement she managed to do something that didn't make us hate her. Too bad about Stark and ex I was hoping they would form a family but guess we have a clear path to Devilin shipping now.moreless
Scott Allen Rinker

Scott Allen Rinker

Matt Burris

Guest Star

Jeffrey Nordling

Jeffrey Nordling

Special Agent Oliver Hayes

Guest Star

Michael Beach

Michael Beach

Lester Spence

Guest Star

Orla Brady

Orla Brady

Claire Stark

Recurring Role

Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez

Mayor Manny Delgado

Recurring Role

Shaun Sipos

Shaun Sipos

Trevor Boyd

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (After Julie shares her worries about Trevor.)
      Claire: I don't know if it's genetic, but you and I clearly share a soft spot for complicated men. Let me tell you something it took me two marriages and 20 years to figure out: you can't change them.
      Julie: But I love him.
      Claire: Unfortunately, you can't change that either.

    • Oliver Hayes: I'll report you to the Attorney General.
      Stark: Give Andy my best; tell him he still owes me $200 from our last round at the Riviera.

    • Oliver Hayes: Sebastian Stark. You're a legend down at the bureau.
      Stark: I'm flattered.
      Oliver Hayes: Don't be. We keep tabs on every lawyer who gets fat helping rich felons escape prosecution.
      Stark: Actually, I've shed a few pounds since then.

    • Stark: (to Danny) I'm about to say something you'll probably never hear again, so listen closely. You were right. I was… less right.

    • Stark: Class is in session, kids. Mad Bomber 101. Failure is not an option.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Stark: Kyle Deering?
      Kyle: Yeah? Who the hell are you?
      Stark: John McEnroe, I changed my hair.

      John McEnroe, infamous for his angry outbursts during matches, is a famous tennis player who won several grand slams in the 1980s.

    • Stark: Class is in session, kids. Mad Bomber 101, failure is not an option.

      In the 1995 movie Apollo 13, Flight Director Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) tells the Mission Control team, "We've never lost an American in space, we're sure as hell not gonna lose one on my watch. Failure is not an option." The real Gene Kranz liked this line and used it as the title of his 2000 autobiography.