The Firm

Season 1 Episode 14

Chapter Fourteen

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Apr 21, 2012 on NBC
9.0
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With Abby having been kidnapped by Stack's men, Mitch's sole focus becomes securing her freedom at any cost, even if it means giving up the hard drive taken from Kinross & Clark. His efforts are derailed when he and Ray are taken into custody as material witnesses in an F.B.I. investigation.

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  • What's wrong?

    6.0
    What's wrong with the show? In my opinion everything seems perfect on the surface, especially the script, except for some obvious mistakes like these in episode 14. So the script is good, the main characters are played well, the action is rather fast (not so fast as in Human Target, but fast enough). So why does the show have a "feel and touch" of a Sunday morning fairy tale for children? There is something missing or there are some badly written/played parts. I think it is the character of Tammy Hemphill played by Juliette Lewis that spoils the show and make it into a family comedy, which by no means can be what script writers are after. Write her off and perhaps you can save the show.



    As to the obvious mistakes I mentioned before, they are the handling of the drive. First, the drive should have been copied. There is lots of software around that can do the trick. Just take "dd", which is installed on all Linux computers by default. Second, you cannot partly decipher contents if they are encrypted with a single key. You decrypt it all or nothing. Of course Dimitri and the owners of the drive would know it. So the premise on which most of the episode was build is just a piece of rubbish, to put it mildly.moreless
Al Sapienza

Al Sapienza

J.D. Silver

Guest Star

Deklon Roberts

Deklon Roberts

U.S. Marshall

Guest Star

Hubert Boorder

Hubert Boorder

U.S. Marshall 2

Guest Star

Martin Donovan

Martin Donovan

Kevin Stack

Recurring Role

Rachael Crawford

Rachael Crawford

Diane Ruckeyser

Recurring Role

Paulino Nunes

Paulino Nunes

Federal Marshal Louis Coleman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Federal Marshal Louis Coleman: I told you McDeere was onto something. I asked for your help, you looked the other way.
      F.B.I. Special Agent Wayne Tarrance: Hey, I don't help civilians with cases. I'm an F.B.I. agent, I run investigations my way, not at the direction of Mitch McDeere or anyone else.
      Coleman: You screwed up and now he can't you anything because they took his wife.
      Tarrance: I told you I will handle it.
      Coleman: See you handle it. You handling it is what got me shot.
      Tarrance: Let me tell you something. McDeere got you shot. He should have come in, he should have told us everything but instead he stayed out there trying to get the evidence himself because he doesn't trust Feds. Well I am done playing his games.
      Coleman: What, what are you going to do? You don't even know where to find him.
      Tarrance: We found Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Mitch McDeere in D.C., I like our chances.

    • Kevin Stack: McDeere's wife doesn't know where the drive is.
      Alex Clark: How do you know?
      Kevin Stack: Let's just say we asked her in a way that encouraged the truth, a way that's proven reliable. McDeere's working with a guy named Dimitry, a hacker who's trying to break the encryption but Abby doesn't know where.
      Alex Clark: You tortured her.
      Kevin Stack: I thought you lawyers were taught not to ask questions you don't want answers to.

    • Kevin Stack: Here's what I've learned: if you think something, the opposite must be true.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 21, 2012 on Global
      Czech Republic: May 22, 2012 on AXN

    • This episode is rated TV-14-V.

    • Actual Roles as per the show's credits:
      J.P. Locherer ("A" Camera Operator)
      Sean Sealey ("B" Camera Operator)
      David Nardi (First Asst. "A" Camera)
      John Hickey (First Asst. "B" Camera)
      Courtney Graham (Second Asst. "A" Camera)
      David McCallion (Second Asst. "B" Camera)
      Adam Boljanic (Camera Trainee)
      Chris Pavoni (Asst. Production Manager)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • F.B.I. Special Agent Wayne Tarrance: We found Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Mitch McDeere in D.C., I like our chances.
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      Refers to Operation Neptune Spear, the United States special forces military operation executed around 1:00AM local time on May 2, 2011, on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The raid resulted in the death of mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

    • Susan McDougal did 22 months for refusing to cooperate with the Federal investigation of Bill Clinton.
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      Refers to the Whitewater scandal, a controversy that dogged then President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary. The is derived from the Whitewater Development Corporation, a failed business venture that began with real estate investments by the Clintons, Susan and her then husband James McDougal.
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      Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr was charged with the prosecution of Whitewater participants including Susan, who spent 22 months in prison for contempt of court when she refused to answer three grand jury questions regarding whether President Clinton lied in his testimony. She received a full Presidential pardon in January 2001.

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