Standoff

Season 1 Episode 16

Ex-Factor

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jul 06, 2007 on FOX
8.6
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Episode Summary

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Cheryl becomes personally involved in the case after the key witness in a federal money-laundering case and his wife are kidnapped and held hostage.

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  • I did not like this one too much :S

    5.5
    Ok, this one was a second different kind of episode in row and to be honest, this one was very weak, at least in story side. The main amount of time was given to Carrera and her past relationship to make some kind of sense out of it, constantly suspecting each other and shouting on each other - in one word, relationship gone bad. I do not know why they needed it but it did looked like a way to fill out the time in this episode.



    And the ending, it was kind a weak too. The only possible one you could imagine and if they were going that way, maybe more tragic would have been good.moreless
  • Pales to previous episode.

    8.0
    I know you shouldn't judge an episode by the one that comes before it or after it. But, the episode before this one was a lot better. I really enjoyed the character studies in this one, but the plot itself was actually kind of dull. I think I've seen John Billingsley in just about every one hour cop show now, and he was completely underutilized in this one. He's a very distinct character actor, but was no more than a dignified extra in this one. He even had a garment over his head when we first met him, although I recognized the voice immediately. Two more episodes to go.moreless
  • Your past always catches up with you.

    9.2
    Cheryl’s past catches up with her when her ex boyfriend takes over a kidnapped hostage who is a key witness in a money laundering case. Unfortunately her ex wants to get back with her Cheryl has other ideas.



    As the episode progresses we find her ex is involved with the hostage taker who is demanding $5 million for the release, when Matt finds out Cheryl’s ex is involve he is confronted and tell’s the truth but things go bad and is killed along with the hostage taker.



    Though the main story revolves around Cheryl and her past we do have some moments between Matt and Emily.moreless
  • Really well written episode!

    8.9
    This episode starts off with a weird trial where the witness testifying is in a hood. As we can see Cheryl then gets more involved when she finds out that an old flame is also involved. We see a little fun between Matt and Emily, but like most episodes, the plot is more focused on the situation at hand. We find out that Cheryl's old flame is actually involved in the hostage situation which is when Cheryl's emotions really get involved. They get Cheryl's old flame to turn against his partner and finally get the hostage situation resolved. The episode is ended on a great note, even though Cheryl's old flame is murdered, Cheryl offers the advice of never taking advantage of anything good you have.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The newscaster makes a statement that Dennis Reicker had laundered money in various places, including the Grand Cayman Islands. This geographical reference is incorrect. The location is the Cayman Islands and Grand Cayman is the largest island of the island chain.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Matt is on the phone with the HT)
      Matt: Hello, is this Andre's Pie and Beer?
      Andre: Who is this?
      Matt: This is Matt Flannery with the FBI.
      Andre: Hello Matt Flannery from the FBI. I'm here with Mr and Mrs star witness. You can have them back for 2 million.
      Matt: Will I get garlic dipping sauce with that?

    • Sam Weaver: (To Cheryl) I can't believe you had me followed.
      Matt: She didn't.
      Sam Weaver: You son of a bitch. Do you realise-
      Cheryl: He didn't know.
      Sam Weaver: He knew exactly what he was doing.
      Emily: No, Matt had Burke followed.
      Matt: Hey, hey, you don't have to defend me.
      Emily: (annoyed) Alright, why don't you guys just box and get it over with.

    • Cheryl: (To Emily) As hard as it is to manage a relationship in this job, it is much harder to manage a break up.

    • Cheryl: I came here to see you. I just hadn't decided if I wanted to talk to you.
      Sam Weaver: And now?
      Cheryl: And now I've seen you. (She walks away)

    • Cheryl: Look ahead. Don't look back.
      Sam Weaver: I'm trying. But every time I do, you're not there.

    • Matt: I sit in the blue chair, you sit in the red chair. That's how we do it.
      Emily: Why can't I sit in the blue chair?
      Matt: Because blue is for boys and red is practically pink.
      Emily: Red is a primary color, it's an aggressive male color, you should be happy to have red. Besides, my seat is warm, so suck it up.
      Matt: Suck it up?
      Emily: Yeah, suck it up. I got blue.

    • Cheryl: ...Sformata, made in Northern Italy just on the edge of the Swiss Alps. The grapes are dried on wooden racks for five months before they're pressed. It intensifies the sugar and the flavor.
      Matt: I don't know, stronger stuff comes in a box. (takes a sip from his glass) But that's pretty good too.

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