The Unusuals

Season 1 Episode 4

Crime Slut

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 22, 2009 on ABC
7.2
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When Beaumont is in a pawn shop to get some cash the shop is robbed by a man and a woman. The woman is later the target of Shraeger and Walsh's investigation when she robs a bridal store with a different man.

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  • Loving the show more each day :)

    9.5
    This episode had two main cases, a girl that was robbing stuff to get married at night and a "dead" man that walked away from the hospital.

    Both cases were really interesting in the way that they related to the detectives.

    The ending of the show was pretty good, more that i was expecting.

    The Cole story is good too but for me is kinda getting tired, he should just kill that guy before he gets in more trouble.

    I´m really enjoing this show, way more that i thought i would, it is full of suspense, comedy and even drama, a great production, and i expect that it goes on for a long time.moreless
  • This one was quite moving.

    10
    I am on Vonnegut fan, so watching that 'team' take down the slut and thinking about all each of them are going through, it makes me (again) feel for the characters. and the crimes are the vehicles through which we learn about their characters. more than just as individuals, i see how the whole group is interrelated. i think this is another unique aspect to the show - the degree to which the entire cast's trials are all connected to each other as a group, not just isolated stories. our stories. i so hope other people catch the buzz on this thing. it's worth it.moreless
  • Another great episode mixing comedy, suspense and great character based storylines

    9.0
    Delahoy is trying to find a man who has a brain tumour and who is wandering the streets. Everyone keeps calling the man "the zombie" and Delahoy sets them straight. It seems this may be helping him to own his situation, which he seems to have been in denial about. This was a really touching and well done storyline.



    Beaumont is in debt and struggling to stay afloat. A series of events force her to own her situation - maybe that's the theme in a way - owning one's situation; coming out of denial. Eddie Alvarez seems to take a step toward understanding what it means to be a member of a team.



    Walsh continues to act in an upstanding, wise, compassionate and strong way - his character becomes more attractive every episode. at some point though if the show lasts no doubt there will be a dark side to see...



    Cole bumps up against that horrible Frank Lutz again - he becomes more menacing every episode



    and Casey goes on a 'date' of sorts with Davis Nixonmoreless
  • Shraeger and Walsh are assigned to catch a "Crime Slut" who is pulling wedding related robberies around town. Beaumont is interested because the "Slut" stole the watch she was wearing during the first robbery. Delahoy and Banks are chasing a "Zombie".moreless

    9.0
    Many interesting things happening in this episode. Beaumont grabs Cole and is trying to catch the "Crime Slut" before Walsh and Shraeger can find out she stole his watch. Walsh let Beaumont borrow it in the morning after they were together at his place. It turns out she is having trouble making her rent and was pawning some jewelry when the perpetrator came in and robbed the store.



    It turns out the woman who is doing the armed robberies just wants to get married before her father is sent back to prison for 25 to life the next day. So she pulls the first job with one man and he gets caught. Pulls the second with another and he gets caught. Both think they are marrying her. In the end she is marrying a third different man.



    While this is going on Delahoy and Banks are chasing a man who was pronounced dead and got up and walked away from a hospice. The interesting part is he died of a brain tumor similar to Delahoy's and now of course Delahoy really wants to talk with him. Banks is distracted by a new dispatcher Nicole played by Kat Foster. He is smitten but can't even speak with her.



    Alvarez is tasked with a team building exercise by the Sargent as Alvarez doesn't know anything about being part of a team.



    Shraeger is getting hit on by her money adviser Frank. He asks her out to eat and this time she comes on to him in the end. Turns out he is not an entitlement kind of guy so she likes him. His father was a postman from Pittsburgh and he had five brothers.



    Now back to the "Crime Slut", she shows up at Walsh and Shraeger's marriage chapel position and they call in the unit plus some firepower to take her down. They crash in on her vows and she pulls a gun and runs out the back door. Beaumont runs around back and when she comes down the hall clocks her one and knocks her out. Removing the watch and arresting her as well. Delahoy realizes based on some thoughtful research that the 'Zombie" is going to his old neighborhood where he grew up. He is waiting in the park when the man walks up and sits in a swing. The man asks Delahoy to push him. Delahoy is talking to him but when he looks up the man has passed away in the swing and Delahoy does not get any answers to his questions. His partner Banks is back at the precinct asking Nicole out. He has written cards and gives then to her asking her out. He is too scared to speak to her. In the end she ends up going out with him.



    The episode ends with Beaumont telling Walsh about the watch and what is happening just as Shraeger recommended she do and Walsh is fine with it all.



    Enjoyable episode with a lot going on. Too bad the numbers for this show have been as bad or worse than everything ABC has put out in 2009. Hopefully they will at least show all of the episodes of The Unusuals they shot. I have enjoyed this series for the short time it has been on and this and the Pilot were the best episodes so far.



    Thanks for reading...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

Heather Burns

Heather Burns

Bridget Demopolis

Guest Star

Joshua Burrow

Joshua Burrow

Handsome Jim

Guest Star

Paul D'Amato

Paul D'Amato

Howard Belzer

Guest Star

Kat Foster

Kat Foster

Nicole Brandt

Recurring Role

Ian Kahn

Ian Kahn

Davis Nixon

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Det. Delahoy: Bridget Demopolis.
      Det. Banks: What?
      Det. Delahoy: Dispatch. That's her name.

      While the character Bridget Demopolis is played by Heather Burns, the actress who does the voice of the dispatch is Marisa Vural.

    • Featured Music:
      "Metal Heart" by Cat Power
      scene: (CODA - Closing Scenes) Delahoy is pushing Mr. Belzer on the swing and talking about what it's like at the end and having people who care about you. Delahoy realizes that Mr. Belzer has died. He sits on the other swing.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Det. Banks: Dr. Cook, with Howard as sick as he is, how far do you think he could go?
      Dr. Cook: Well, that's the problem. Fifteen minutes before Howard walked out, I pronounced him dead.

    • Marvin Bechamel: I've been nothing my whole life. Nobody. Only girls that would even look at me had neck hair or one eye that didn't work right.

    • Davis Nixon: Um, these are for you. They're uh, sego lillies, the uh, state flower of Utah.
      Det. Shraeger: That'd be really sweet if I was a Mormon.

    • Det. Delahoy: Excuse me. What's your name?
      Kid at Store: Screw you.
      Det. Banks: Nice mouth. You kiss your mother with that mouth?
      Kid at Store: Kissed yours last night.

    • (talking about dispatch girl, Bridget Demopolis)
      Det. Delahoy: Hey, listen man, when you sex her up, have her talk dirty to you through a tin can. It really captures that dispatch flavor.
      Det. Banks: Why you got to make everything so ugly?

    • Det. Shraeger: I could never be a slut.
      Det. Walsh: How do you know unless you try?
      Det. Shraeger: I just have no interest in seeing that many penises.

    • Det. Delahoy: 'We Bokononists believe that humanity is broken into teams. Teams that do God's will without ever discovering what they're doing. Such a team is called a karass. If you find your life tangled up with somebody else's life, that person may be a member of your karass. Nowhere does Bokonon warn against a person's trying to discover the limits of his karass. But such investigations are bound to be incomplete. As Bokonon tells us, anyone who thinks he sees what God is doing is a fool.'

    • Det. Shraeger: I hope you like rugelach.
      Davis Nixon: You came all the way over here to bring me a Jewish pastry?
      Det. Shraeger: No, stupid. I came all the way over here to have sex with you.

    • Det. Walsh: Wait, are you... are you apologizing for being human? Is that what you're doing?
      Det. Beaumont: No, I...
      Det. Walsh: Because I got news for you. If I wanted shallow and uncomplicated, I'd date that newscaster again. I like girls with secrets. I like girls who lie. How can you trust someone who doesn't have secrets? Hmm?

    • (after having sex in a closet)
      Det. Beaumont: That was interesting.
      Det. Walsh: Yeah, that raincoat kind of ruined it though.
      Det. Beaumont: Oh please. Nobody likes wearing them, but they're safe.
      Det. Walsh: No, I meant the actual raincoat.

    • Det. Delahoy: Ever wonder why prisons have such pretty names?
      Det. Banks: What?
      Det. Delahoy: Soledad, Sing Sing, Joliet. They all sound like spas. We should make a rule, you know? You kill a guy, you go to agony dungeon race-war state prison, you know?
      Det. Banks: Yeah, is there something you need? Or are you just tired of talking to yourself?

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Det. Delahoy: 'All the true things I'm about to tell you are shameless lies.'

      Those are the first lines in The Books of Bokonon, a collection of excerpts which discusses Bokononism, the fictional religion practiced by most characters in Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s novel Cat's Cradle.

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