Shark

Season 1 Episode 22

Wayne's World 2: Revenge of the Shark

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 03, 2007 on CBS
9.5
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An old friend of Stark is back. But this time, Stark gets a second chance at justice when he puts Wayne Callison on trial for another murder. Because of the exact same wounds as the previous victim, Callison is accused of murdering another young woman.

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  • Good until the end. Then it was ruined.

    6.5
    At first I thought: "Good. Callison is back." Then I started having my doubts about who killed the victim and caught myself asking "Did Stark get the wrong guy? Would he be willing to let a murderer walk away only to get Callison behind bars?" For most of the episode I believed somebody else did the killing and left the marks on the victim to make it seem like Callison's doing. When Callison was convicted, I still wasn't sure it was him who did the murder he was convicted for. I was so expecting something like they find out somebody else did the crime and then they'll spend next episode clearing Callison and getting the real bad guy behind bars and then Stark would wow to get Callison next time but when Stark revealed what really happened I've become disappointed by the first time ever since I started watching this series. Doing whatever it's needed to make guys pay for crimes they committed is one thing but make a suicide looks like a murder to get someone behind bars, even if it's Callison? It makes me afraid Stark would mistakenly using it against a really innocent person in a later episode. I still haven't watched Wayne's World 3 but I hope the truth comes out then.moreless
  • By the short and Callisons

    9.5
    It would have been difficult to make this a better episode. Concludes (or maybe not) Sharks encounter with the best villian of the show played by Bill Campbell.



    The story is pretty straightforward and though it is a run of the mill case, the Callison character automatically takes it to the next level and will have you filled with expectations of what may yet come.



    Expect the same high level of story telling as previous latter episodes, which together with excellent acting will immerse you in an entertaining story full of conflict, setbacks and twists. You will think you know where this is heading, but you will become open-mouthed at the final act, worthy of the season-finale. Guarenteed!



    One thing that I couldnt quite put my finger on was the Sharks uncharacteristic behaviour throughout the episode. However, you, like I will have to wait to understand why that is - just dont dismiss it as bad writing or acting. There is a reason for it which becomes clear at the end.



    SPOILERS below:





    An almost perfect ending which sees Starks get back at his first nemesis with style and panache. Satisfying because of the details introduced earlier in the episode which in realtime dont amount to much except in the context of the case and Callison apparently being maliciously targeted by Stark. The book signings, the amorous assistant, the chat show, the unrealiable witnesses - all provide the perfect foil to build an unavoidable climax which sees Shark turn the tables in such a brutal way.



    The Jessica storyline just adds an extra crumb of satisfaction even if she appears to be written out, only for Shark to offer her a future lifeline. And she actually nails Callison, something that Callison Im sure will use against Shark in the future.



    After this episode and the past few others, it was at this point that I started questioning the inclusion of Julie. I thought that she would provide a insight into Starks home/personal life, but there has been so little I dont think I know anything more than what he shows in his work life! Its a shame, because it could have provide a good source of balance for the character, but he just seems to get come off as another domineering parent failing to cope with the angst of his teenage daughter. Frankly not something that I found added to the show.



    All in all an almost perfect episode.moreless
  • Shark really lives up to his name.

    9.7
    What makes the Wayne Callison/Sebastian Stark rivalry so great (aside from the strong performances of James Woods and Billy Campbell) is that both characters are, at their core, predators. Granted, they are of very different stripes, but fundamentally both men deliberately, methodically ensnare their prey and strike. To watch them go up against each other is riveting, particularly in this outing which is a great way to cap off the first season of "Shark."



    Obviously, the biggest thing about this episode is the final reveal, which I won't spoil if you haven't seen it. I will say that my jaw hit the floor - I was stunned, having been completely taken in by the story and was jerked out of my chair when the facts came into play. In any other show (with any other character), this turn of events might have been too much to swallow, but with James Woods and Sebastian Stark, it was not only believable, but I was kicking myself for not guessing it sooner. Over the course of the season, we have seen Stark bend the rules to get the bad guys, but this is the first time we've really seen the rules outright broken. THIS is the Stark that was the thorn in the side of the D.A.'s office before he switched sides, and while behavior like this on a weekly basis might be too much for viewers, it's great to see his cutthroat strategies at work for law and order.



    I liked seeing Jeri Ryan in the courtroom (am I the only one who thinks the show would be better off jettisoning the "team" and making the show Woods, Ryan, Henry Simmons and Danielle Panabaker?) and am looking forward to seeing her take on a larger role in Season 2.



    In watching this on DVD, my only complaint is that James Woods did not lay down a commentary track for this episode. I would love to hear his take on it.moreless
  • A great Season finale, that's for sure!

    10
    Well, how can I start... I loved so much this episode that I can’t stop watching… First of all, let me say that was a wise decision bring Wayne back to season finale, although I didn’t like his appearance in this episode so much, he looked smarter on the first epi… But what the hell, Stark had to put that guy in jail, so here we go. The epi haven’t big surprises, but it was intense till the end. Stark sitting on witness chair was priceless, he looked like a crazy desperate lawyer, almost a victim trying to prove his point. His team was ok, poor guys, on the loop the entire episode.. And Jessica.. Oh God, now that thing is getting hotter! Ryan kicked ass in this one! Wayne’s testimony, what was that?! “Temper, temper”, I had to watch that over and over! My favorite scene? Hard to choose, I love every single moment between Devlin and Stark, Stark and Wayne, and Devlin against Wayne. Ok, my favorite moment was between Devlin and Stark, back to the beginning. Shark was all jokes until that portrait came up. It connected with his feelings about Jess and his defeat, and Jess’ feelings about her defeat. Nice touch. I can’t be rational about this epi, I liked it so much. We could see Sebastian getting over the top when he finally put himself in contact with the father, the prosecutor inside him. He didn’t finish the trial, but he was the defendant, the prosecutor, the judge… That was completely crazy, but understandable. His final scene with Wayne, the bittersweet making-off was surreal and delightful at the same time. The pleasure while he was telling the real deal to Wayne, not even a torrid love affair with Devlin couldn’t possibly make him feel that way. That was the real climax, to all of us, because that was the moment when became very clear why he’s a shark. Why he’s the shark.



    After that, I can’t barely wait to see next season. Crossing fingers for good times, and very well-written episodes..moreless
  • Revenge is a dish best served "ala" Shark :) Oh. selecting a classification was a tough call! Revealing, A very special episode, Well written, Nerve-wracking, Exciting, Why I watch this series and Cleverly Plotted should be added to my Pivotal choimoreless

    10
    Well, to me, this episode was really the cherry on top of the sundae!



    If you love cherries like I do, then this was a treat.



    Why?



    Because this is Shark's at his truest, best form.



    His vanity, his ego, everything, good and bad, went into this episode!



    Jeri Ryan, hopefully, will be part of the cast next season (here's to the hope there will be a next season!)



    It was a masterpiece episode, and I'll bet, the dream of every prosecutor, that see's a guilty bastard set free, knowing full well, this bastard is guilty, and being powerless to do something about it!



    Well, not Shark! No way!



    He did something about it.



    He studied his "prey", he planted the right people at the right time into his life and he set the right circumstances to trap the fiend.



    Again, a prosecutor's dream come true, if it was ever so lawfull to be able to do so...



    Season 2 - Season 2 - C'mon more Shark!! :)moreless
Billy Campbell

Billy Campbell

Wayne Callison

Guest Star

Tracy Middendorf

Tracy Middendorf

Wendy Phillips

Guest Star

Laurie O'Brien

Laurie O'Brien

Amanda Morton

Guest Star

Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez

Mayor Manuel Delgado

Recurring Role

Ivar Brogger

Ivar Brogger

Judge Woodruff

Recurring Role

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