The Good Guys

Season 1 Episode 2

Bait & Switch

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jun 07, 2010 on FOX
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Investigating a vandalism case unravels a larger mystery when Jack and Dan stumble upon a vintage car theft ring. A pattern of stolen vintage cars around Dallas leads the duo to the thieves and the possibility of a big bust. However, they are denied access to a department "bait car" to set up the big sting operation. The two good cops must figure out how to score the slippery bad thieves with their wits and a lot of luck.moreless

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  • Shakespeare? Not even close! But very entertaining.

    In high school, I was taught that if Shakespeare lived in our times, he would have been a TV script writer, cranking out dozens of episodes a month. Most of his ideas were taken from Greek mythology and "based on real life events". Anyways, there has been many many buddy cop shows over the years and this one seems to try to spoof the 70's cop shows and the modern cop shows at the same time. Nothing new of course, which is why it's being burned off as summer programming. As to this episode, the team investigates a broken window, they end up looking for vintage American car thefts. When they get denied a tracking system and a bait car, they improvise and use Dan's car and a unique tracking system. An inside traitor blows their case, but they end up cracking the case anyway. Dan mastery of computers is hilarious. "Is it sick or is it cold?".moreless
Lauren Stamile

Lauren Stamile

Officer Kiersten Joyce

Guest Star

David H Hickey

David H Hickey


Guest Star

Scott Jefferies

Scott Jefferies


Guest Star

RonReaco Lee

RonReaco Lee

Julius Grant

Recurring Role

Joel Spence

Joel Spence

Detective Hodges

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Dan: (after Julius fixes the computer) Good work, Julius. Wow, it's like you're the computer-machine whisperer!

    • Dan: You said these characters were English. Could you translate anything they were saying?
      Julius: They were speaking English, Dan.
      Dan: I know they speak English. I just can't understand a damn thing they're saying unless they're singing. Were they singing?

    • Dan: What is your freaking problem? Kristen is offering herself up to you on a platter. It's like this woman is in heat.
      Jack: Dan, her name is Kiersten.
      Dan: Hey, man, it doesn't matter what her name is. You're never gonna see her naked. (turns around to see Kiersten standing next to him) I know I won't.

    • Jack: (sees Dan eating peanuts) You do know that you're only supposed to eat the part in the middle, right? You know, the peanuty part?
      Dan: Shell's the most nutritious part.
      Jack: You know that the shell is like 80% cellulose? That means that, essentially, you're eating tree bark.
      Dan: Salty, delicious tree bark.

    • Dan: (to Jack) What are you doing? What, are you writing a book? Who the hell do you think you are, Mariel Hemingway? We got bad guys down there!

    • Julius: Man, I've been in that stinking-ass trunk I don't know how long. I'm listening to some scary-sounding English car thieves and I'm thinking, "Great, I'm about to get killed and it's not even an American that's gonna kill me".
      Dan: What kind of English? Keith Richards English or Elton John English?
      Julius: You know what, I didn't stick around long enough to have tea.

    • Julius: Come on, you want to lock me in the trunk of your car so somebody steals it?
      Dan: Julius...
      Julius: Look, Julius nothing, man. I can't believe I came all the way out here for this. Come on, man, you all said you just needed one little favor.
      Dan: We need the tracky thingy. You know me. If I could hack your leg off, I would.

    • Nigel: (tries calling Kiersten) Straight to voicemail again.
      Alec: I imagine she's just busy.
      Nigel: I really love this girl, but she's driving me mad. She never answers the phone and takes her sweet time returning my calls. You don't think she's seeing someone else behind my back, do you?
      Alec: With all due respect, sir, perhaps if you could learn to fully put your trust in someone else, you'll find your relationships more fulfilling.
      Nigel: It's funny. I didn't realize you had a second career as a bloody advice columnist!

    • Jack: (sees Dan scratching his back with the computer's keyboard) Is that my keyboard?
      Liz: Dan, I'm pretty sure the taxpayers buy those computers so you can solve crime on them.
      Dan: Let me tell you, it's a crime how much my back itches.

    • Jack: (about Dan's car) We'll put a tracking device in it. We'll let them steal it. We'll trace the signal. We'll catch the bad guys. It's a piece of cake!
      Dan: How 'bout I let them steal you? Or, how 'bout somethin' you love? Your hair gel, your mother!
      Jack: Look, Dan are you really gonna let the bad guys go, because you're worried about your car? Come on! I thought you were all about bustin' punks.
      Dan: I have heard tell, "If you love something, set it free. And then track it down."

    • Dan: So Jacqueline, tell me somethin'. Uh, after she took your manhood where did she put it, like in a jar someplace?
      Jack: Are you implying that I am no longer a man, because I'm going out with Liz and her friend?
      Dan: Jack, she said goodbye, and punched you in the arm. Come on! The only place a woman should punch a man is in the face.
      Jack: (laughs) Ok. There's a story there, and I'm not asking what it is...
      Dan: Not long before you're just another one of the girls.
      Jack: So, watching baseball at a sport's bar makes me a girl?
      Dan: Exactly. Scared, helpless little girl.

    • Bailey: (to Stark about the laptop not working) I was only gone for thirty minutes. How many windows did you open up?
      Stark: I don't know what that means.
      Bailey: Oh! Dan, it's been infected with a virus!
      Stark: Computers can't get sick.
      Bailey: Yes, they do, Dan! The computer's frozen.
      Stark: Well, which is it? Is it sick or is it cold?
      Bailey: It's broken.
      (they both simultaneously realize they cannot track their "bait car" with Julius and his tracking device in the trunk)
      Bailey: Julius!
      Stark: My car!

    • Dan: We gotta get some medicine for the computer machine!

    • Stark: Hey, your father called, he wants his seed back.

  • NOTES (4)


    • The character Steve Valentine plays is named Nigel. This is an allusion to the NBC television drama Crossing Jordan (2001-2007), starring Jill Hennessy as Boston medical examiner Jordan Cavanaugh, who helps solve crimes. Valentine played the character Dr. Nigel Townsend, a British criminologist known for his quirkiness and wise-cracks.

    • Dan: That's a sign. It's like, "Jack, I wanna climb your beanstalk."
      Dan is alluding to the popular fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk, in which a boy named Jack trades the family cow for some magic beans. His mother angrily throws them out. Jack climbs the beanstalk that sprouts from them, encountering many adventures in the realm of a giant. The earliest print version from 1807 by Benjamin Tabart was titled The History of Jack and the Bean-Stalk.

    • Dan: (shouting into the night to his car) I will find you!
      Dan alludes to Daniel Day-Lewis' character Hawkeye shouting these words to Cora, the woman he loves, played by Madeleine Stowe in the 1992 movie Last of the Mohicans.