The Chicago Code

Season 1 Episode 5

O'Leary's Cow

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 07, 2011 on FOX
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The team investigates a teenager's murder in Chinatown and Teresa tries to get the locals to cooperate with the police. While the team is investigating, Gibbons works his magic for an alliance with Chinatown's unofficial mayor. Also, Teresa's brother-in-law is caught trying to make a questionable business deal.moreless

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  • An ok episode - made better with the introduction of Colven's family.

    6.5
    The episode was long on action - but somewhat short in furthering the storyline. We finally got to see Liam, the undercover cop, do something to further ingratiate himself with the Irish mob. Because his actions resulted in a civilian death, he asked to be taken off undercover duty. Why was this cop chosen by Colven? He seems like a wuss, who is going to get himself or someone else killed.



    We did get to see how dedicated the Superintendent is in combating corruption in her district. She finds out her brother-in-law has accepted a bribe from a local businessman, and threatens to turn him in unless the money is returned. Theresa will no longer be invited to Thanksgiving dinner.



    The story about the Chinese mob and their infiltration into the territory policed by Colven was almost an afterthought.moreless
  • An African American kid was found dead with his right hand chopped off. The superintendent is caught between helping her family or choosing the right thing to do and Liam is forced to burn down a house to prove his loyalty to the irish mob.moreless

    9.5
    I like this episode. There were hard decisions to make and it's good that Sup Teresa made the right decision. It is always difficult to choose between keeping the family ties and doing the right thing. It's not even about choosing family or work, but it is about choosing to do the right thing. This gives hope to humanity. I also like Detective Wysocki, who is not afraid of the powerful figures in Chicago and continues to push to do his work and find justice -- this show is setting a good example to our law enforcers. Thank you Shawn Ryan.moreless
Jason Clarke

Jason Clarke

Detective Jarek Wysocki

Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals

Superintendent of Police Teresa Colvin

Matt Lauria

Matt Lauria

Detective Caleb Evers

Devin Kelley

Devin Kelley

Vonda Wysocki

Todd Williams

Todd Williams

Isaac Joiner

Billy Lush

Billy Lush

Liam Hennessey

Rockmond Dunbar

Rockmond Dunbar

Robert Turner

Guest Star

Francois Chau

Francois Chau

Chairman Lau

Guest Star

Jill Latiano

Jill Latiano

Natalie

Guest Star

Patrick Gough

Patrick Gough

Will Gainey

Recurring Role

Madison Dirks

Madison Dirks

Mikey

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (12)

    • (Outside the hospital, Natalie has just finished work. Evers is waiting for her around a corner)
      Evers: Ma'am. Ma'am, I'm sorry to inform you, you may have a stalker. But as an officer of the law, I'd be happy to escort you safely to your car, in case he shows up.
      Natalie: Oh, that's very kind, Detective.
      Evers: As your stalker, I'd be remiss if I didn't try to ask you out again.
      Natalie: Caleb, you are sweet and smart...and cute, that you probably already know, but I really...I can't.
      Evers: What? What...is it my dedication to a wide range of childrens charities because,just say the word, I will cut the little bastard's off!
      Natalie: (Laughs) No, that's not it. Please don't do that.
      Evers: Come on, then! One date? If you don't have a good time, I'll show up here in a nurse's outfit and clean barf trays. All day.
      Natalie: Look...the first year I worked here, two cops came in shot, and I'd help them from time to time, like I helped you and Jarek. They both died in front of me. I had to go and talk to their wives afterwards. I promised myself right then and there, I would never put myself through that. I'm sorry.
      Evers: Alright.

    • (In his office, Gibbons pours two glasses of whiskey)
      Gibbons:What a lot of people don't know is that I made Mr. Lau the unofficial mayor of China Town. I made the necessary introductions, I provided the right city jobs for him to hand out, and then I left him alone, only asking the occassional favor. Somewhere along the way, he forgot who the real boss was. Now, he made a deal with me yesterday and then he reniged on it. He thought 'cos he'd been there so long, he didn't have to take orders. And as a result of that betrayal...he is going to prison. There's a lesson in there...don't you think?
      Chow: A lesson I take completely to heart...Alderman.
      Gibbons: Good. Let's talk.

    • Wysocki: Officer Woo?
      Woo: Yes.
      Wysocki: I'm Detective Wysocki, this is Detective Evers. How you doing?
      Woo: Nice to meet you. What can I do for you?
      Wysocki: How long you been behind this desk?
      Woo: Little more than twelve years now.
      Wysocki: Twelve years, OK. Well, how you feel about hitting the streets, getting some action?
      Woo: Hell, yeah!

    • (After Colvin meets with Nick Andopolis to discuss his problem with a rival company)
      Colvin: I just want a manager expectation on what CPD can do. I mean, frankly, this may never come to anything and even if it does, it could take a very long time.
      Nick: I...I don't understand. I mean, Robert said that...Are you saying you need more?
      Colvin: (Confused) More what?
      Nick: Maybe I should talk to Robert.
      Colvin: Are you saying more money?
      Nick: I'm saying...maybe there's more money, if you can guarantee results. I...I can do...five more. But that's it. I have a family I have to take care of.
      Colvin: Mr Andopolis, I am not interested in you money. Robert never should have said that I was. I can't help you. I'm sorry.
      Nick: So you're not gonna do anything? I pay your brother-in-law fifty grand and you come down here and tell me I'm out of luck? What kind of scam is this?
      Colvin: This is not a scam. It's a misunderstanding. My office is not for sale. Not now, or ever.
      Nick: So what about my money?
      Colvin: Robert'll pay you back.

    • (After Natalie turns Evers down.)
      Wysocki: So, Cubby Boy struck out.
      Evers: No...no, that was not a 'no.'
      Wysocki: Trust me, kid, that was a 'no.' Better cops than you have tried it on with Nat and struck out.
      Evers: Oh, yeah? Better cops have this smile? (Gives a cheesy smile)
      Wysocki: No. They don't.

    • (After Chow convinces Mrs Kwon not to talk to Wysocki and Evers)
      Evers: You keep patients possessions somewhere safe, right?
      Natalie: You're naughty, aren't you?

    • Gibbons: (Voiceover) Chicago is one of the most diverse cities in the world. But also, unfortunately, one of the most segregated. My ward's an exception. Black, white, hispanic, arab, asian. It's all good. The only box I ask you to check is the one that says 'registered voter.'

    • (Outside Chairman Lau's office)
      Colvin: I call you down to places. You don't call me down.
      Wysocki: Well, if you don't come down, I'm probably gonna strangle the guy.
      Colvin: (To Evers) Detective, isn't it your job to make sure your partner doesn't go round strangling the citizens of Chicago?
      Evers: Yes, ma'am.
      Colvin: Well, in this case, it's probably understandable. He is a legendary pain in the ass.

    • Firefighter: We've had a busy morning, so anything you could do to speed it up, would be great.
      Wysocki: (Sarcastically) Yeah, we'll do our best. I get thirsty, need a drink, I'll give you a shout.

    • Hennessey: I didn't sign up to be a killer.
      Wysocki: I know, but they've made you one. So make them pay for it.

    • Firefighter: Yeah, we're used to finding dead bodies, not having dead bodies find us. Kid just stumbled in and collapsed.
      Evers: Our day starts when theirs ends.

    • Wysocki: (Voiceover) Some cops off duty, they turn into 'weekend warriors'. Now, in Chicago, that means sixteen-inch softball with no gloves. Might mean a few mangled fingers, but it does...it does help ease the stress. There's others who'll do anything on their day off just to forget they're coppers, even if it's just for an hour. Some like the money, need the action, so they take security gigs on the side. Of course, the undercover guy, he never gets a second off. One slip up could mean his life. And there are those rare mornings, when you actually wash the job off and spend some time with the family like a real human being. Of course, the stink doesn't always wash off so easy.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Melissa: Aunt Teresa, when are you taking us to Shedd's Aquarium?

      The John G. Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium located in Chicago, Illinois. Opened in 1930, it contains over 25,000 fish and 5,000,000 US gallons of water. At one point, it was considered the largest indoor aquarium in the world.

    • Title: O'Leary's Cow

      The title of this episode refers to the supposed origin of the Great Chicago Fire. It is said that the fire was started by a cow kicking over a lantern in a barn behind 137 DeKoven Street, which was owned by Patrick and Catherine O'Leary

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