The Unusuals

Season 1 Episode 2

Boorland Day

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 15, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

A family of criminals has the detectives running all over the city until Walsh and Shraeger discover their motives and negotiate a stop to all the crime. Brown has Shraeger investigate Walsh's past because her former partner turned out to be a dirty cop. Meanwhile, Cole's former partner in crime returns, making it even more difficult for Cole to continue to hide his criminal past.moreless

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  • Great show that needs ABC continued support !!

    Great show that needs ABC continued support !! A cop show that is different !! Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Unusuals !!!

    The humor is great ! Love hearing what the dispatchers are saying.

    The egomanic of Eddie Alvarez is great as is the entire cast of the show.

    Lets hope ABC gives it a full season in the fall, if not maybe A&E can pick it up to replace The it appears The Beast wont be back for a 2nd season.

    Sick of the Law and Orders and glad to get something new to watch. ABC thank you for bringing us this great new series..moreless
  • We find the unit under a crime spree from the oldest crime family in New York City history. Schraeger is still tasked with finding out the secrets of the rest of the crew. Secrets start being revealed from each of our police detectives in the unit.moreless

    It seems everyone in the unit has some major secrets being hidden from one or all of their brethren. Schraeger's Sargent is still pushing her to reveal what's going on especially with Walsh.

    Walsh, Schraeger, and the unit are dealing with a crime spree by a family called the Boorland's who have been causing problems for generations. The key is why now. The first kid they catch is a straight A high school student who has no business robbing a bank. It turns out his father the current leader of the family kidneys are failing and the family has no insurance.

    Of course this is all secondary to the problems and quirks of the detectives. Delahoy tells his partner Banks he has the brain tumor but then makes a joke out of it. They managed to come to some agreement that they will respect and help each other in the end. Walsh finds out that Alvarez knows nothing about the rest of the unit despite the fact he has been around for about a year. Cole has a buddy in town who it turns out paid someone to kill Walsh's partner because he found out about Cole's past. Cole didn't tell him to do that. This was not resolved and hangs over everyone. Beaumont and Walsh are playing a numbers game in front of everyone that turns out to be a cover for their amorous meetings with each other. Finally Schraeger and Walsh really have a moment where they bond with each other and we find out a little about both their pasts. This bonding really makes them closer as partners.

    I really enjoyed this episode but not as much as the Pilot. The Boorland part in a way distracted from the rest of the episode. A crime spree where they are murdering people in random robberies so they can get money for their fathers kidney transplant. Quirky and definitely keeping with the rest of the show, but more of a distraction at best.

    I hope the ratings this week improve over last or this one will be canceled quick.

    Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Nothing is as it seems; everyone has a secret. Schraeger is pulled from Vice and into Homicide to replace a just-murdered cop. The cop is a pivotal character and as she and her new partner, Walsh, untangle the murder, their own secrets start to emerge.moreless

    Lame name, great show. The previews held absolutely no appeal and I hadn't even considered watching. The title was a turn-off and the concept seemed contrived. Just as the marketers had hoped, I left the TV on after Lost, and caught the first few minutes of the show. That's all it took. With great characters, it is well-written, has lots of twists and has tremendous potential. Amber Tamblyn is a pleasant surprise and she breathes life into a character that I was expecting to be the stereotypical female cop trying to prove her worth in a man's world. If you can get past the lame name, it is worth watching. I can't wait to see what happens next.moreless
Monique Gabriela Curnen

Monique Gabriela Curnen

Det. Allison Beaumont

Joshua Close

Joshua Close

Det. Henry Cole

Kai Lennox

Kai Lennox

Det. Eddie Alvarez

Terry Kinney

Terry Kinney

Sgt. Harvey Brown

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

Det. Jason Walsh

Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn

Det. Casey Shraeger

Ryan O'Nan

Ryan O'Nan

Frank Lutz

Guest Star

Miles Teller

Miles Teller

James Boorland

Guest Star

Robert Clohessy

Robert Clohessy

Mike Boorland

Guest Star

Ian Kahn

Ian Kahn

Davis Nixon

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence and The Machine
      scene: Detective Allison Beaumont goes to Detective Walsh's restaurant and they tell each other how many times they thought about having sex with each other that day. They hook up.

    • The shot of the ferry crossing the river at the start of the second act shows the Detroit, Michigan skyline including the Ambassador Bridge and the Renaissance Center building.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Sgt. Brown: Every cop has a story... why they do what they do. What their story is dictates what kind of police they are.

    • Det. Beaumont: So the Boorlands are what, organized crime, like the mafia?
      Sgt. Brown: No, they're more like disorganized crime.

    • (after Det. Banks looks at his fortune cookie)
      Det. Delahoy: What's the matter?
      Det. Banks: It's blank. I got a blank fortune.
      Det. Delahoy: Okay.
      Det. Banks: You know what that means though?
      Det. Delahoy: Leo, don't start.
      Det. Banks: A blank fortune. It means I got no future because I'm gonna be dead at 42, like my father. I can't breathe.

    • Mike Boorland: My father, he was a great man. He could talk to anybody into anything. And the ladies, they loved him. He had a 2x4 between his legs. People called him 'The Lumberjack'.

    • Davis Nixon: Do you know the story of Cinderella?
      Det. Shraeger: No. I'm an idiot.
      Davis Nixon: Well, Cinderella was a beautiful woman who was made to feel ugly by the rest of her family.
      Det. Shraeger: And in this scenario, I'm Cinderella?
      Davis Nixon: No, the money is Cinderella. You're the evil stepmother who's making her feel like trash.

    • Sgt. Brown: (to Det. Delahoy) Your partner is going through some really rough days right now. He's afraid. That makes him cautious. And around here, cautious gets you killed.

    • Dispatch: 2nd squad, this is dispatch. Do you ever feel like you're the only person on earth, just yelling into the void? Hello? What's it gonna take to get some moo shu?

    • Det. Delahoy: ...when I met you, you were still married to that miserable bitch, what's her name, right?
      Det. Banks: Yeah, she was awful, huh?
      Det. Delahoy: Mm-Hmm. She was like part terminator or something. I mean, were her female parts like made of scissors or fists or something?

    • Det. Delahoy: (reading his fortune cookie) Follow the white dove. What are they, Chinese hippies?

  • NOTES (1)