The Unusuals

Season 1 Episode 10


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 17, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Beaumont and Cole interview a couple after their apartment is broken into. When nothing turns up missing the couple discovers that an adult film they rented was filmed in their apartment. The film leads Delahoy and Banks to a series of bizarre adult films shot in several local apartments. Cole investigates a link between all of the tenants. In an effort to solve the case Beaumont and Cole go undercover and try attract the film maker for another movie. Scraeger finds herself emotionally invested when she takes a 10 year old case involving a violent attack.moreless

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  • Beaumont and Cole discover apartments around town are being used to make porn videos unbekownst to there tenants. Delahoy and Banks are brought in to help. Schraeger and Walsh help a women who has been assaulted and Schraeger becomes an E.I.D..moreless

    The final episode of ten for a short lived series that never got a chance on ABC. This show had consistently high marks from people that watched it. It seems that the show had a number of people rating it poorly before they even saw it. Therefore stacking it with a low median score early on. This final episode follows in the steps of the last three as an excellent example of good ensemble acting and a show with very high production values.

    E.I.D. stands for Emotionally Invested Detective. All detectives are allowed one of these incidents a year. Schraeger gets one of these with a victim of an assault who continues to believe she is being attacked one way or another constantly. She has changed her name and changes her looks on a daily basis. Schraeger with Walsh's help brings in the perpetrators that did the original crime ten years before.

    The major story this week was handled by Beaumont, Cole, Delahoy, and Banks. Apartments around the city are being used to shoot porn videos and the occupants are not aware of this. It turns out with a little detective work that all of the couples go to the same counselor who is making copies of their keys and then another man who was originally a patient is making the movies.

    Both parts of the episode were done with the same humor and quirky behavior the show has exhibited all season. Quite charming in general. We missed the Sergeant and Alvarez this week in this last episode. I am sure when they shot it they had no idea this was the end. Delahoy has a final scene with the Medical Examiner who got fired for helping him with the MRI. She leaves and we don't really know any more other than Delahoy does have a tumor in his brain.

    One thought. I think they could have done without the Cole/Lutz story the first half of the ten episode season. That by itself might have doomed the show for some people. The premise of killing a cop and then just hiding it may have been too much. Just a thought.

    So that's the end of the show The Unusuals. Great characters, terrific dialog, well produced, and entertaining. What went wrong? I guess maybe it was a little too high brow for the general viewer? I gave the show a 9 overall as I rated four episodes a 9.5, four a 9, and one an 8.5, and one a 8. I will be doing an overall show review when I get the time. Thanks for reading...moreless
Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn

Det. Casey Shraeger

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

Det. Jason Walsh

Harold Perrineau

Harold Perrineau

Det. Leo Banks

Joshua Close

Joshua Close

Det. Henry Cole

Monique Gabriela Curnen

Monique Gabriela Curnen

Det. Allison Beaumont

Kai Lennox

Kai Lennox

Det. Eddie Alvarez

Susan Parke

Susan Parke

Dr. Monica Crumb

Guest Star

Betty Gilpin

Betty Gilpin

Abigail Allen/Margo Stanford

Guest Star

Matt Servitto

Matt Servitto

Dr. Andre Zamacona

Guest Star

Kat Foster

Kat Foster

Nicole Brandt

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The writeups for the four students above and below Margot Stanford and Nicole Brandt Casey Shraeger's yearbook are identical. They were all for a student named Courtenay Johnson.

    • A guy named Danny Zuker had a writeup above Nicole Brandt's in Casey Shraeger's yearbook. One of the consulting producers of the show is named Danny Zuker. He also wrote this particular episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Do the Bhangra" by Manan Bhansali/Extreme Music
      scene: (Opening Scenes) Dispatch advises the 2nd squad on a mini-mart robbery by a man dressed as a panda. Det. Cole and Det. Beaumont interviews the Thayler couple about a break-in.

      "Floating Away" by unknown
      scene: Det. Cole and Det. Beaumont pose as husband and wife named Ted and Alice in couple's therapy.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Dispatch: 2nd squad, be advised. Man dressed as a panda robbing Frank's mini-mart. Suspect is considered armed and adorable.

    • Robert Thayler: We, uh, rented it earlier. It's called Brown Baggin' It VII.
      Cheryl Thayler: You rented it. I... I don't watch that kind of thing.
      Robert Thayler: Maybe if you gave it a chance.
      Det. Beaumont: Again, I'm confused. And not just 'cause I didn't see Brown Baggin' It one through six.

    • Det. Beaumont: Boys. Have we got a job for you.
      Det. Delahoy: [We're] really busy right now.
      Det. Banks: Yeah, I mean, just couldn't find a worst time.
      Det. Beaumont: Fine. I'll just watch all this... porn by myself.
      Det. Delahoy: Alright. You got our attention.

    • Det. Banks: Forensic ev... what kind of forensic evidence?
      Det. Beaumont: What, you think I can't say it out loud? You think I'm shy?
      Det. Delahoy: (points to Det. Cole) I want him to say it.
      Det. Banks: Nice.
      Det. Cole: I can say it.
      Det. Banks: Okay, go ahead.
      Det. Cole: Semen.
      Det. Banks: I thought it'd be funnier, but uh, I just... I feel dirty.
      Det. Delahoy: I need, like a brain wipe.

    • Det. Delahoy: Alright, look, just to be clear. You're asking us to spend all day and night watching porn?
      Det. Beaumont: You think you can handle that?
      Det. Delahoy: I think I speak for Leo when I tell you that we've been preparing for this moment since the day we were 13.

    • Det. Shraeger: Wait, wh... what's an E.I.D.?
      Det. Walsh: It's an emotionally-invested detective. It's an acronym for a cop who invests far too much time and energy into dead loser cases. You're allowed one a year. This is yours. Go with God.
      Det. Shraeger: You have an acronym for everything?
      Det. Walsh: Y.B.I.D.
      Det. Shraeger: Smartass.

    • Det. Banks: Supply-closet sex, it's an automatic bouquet. Back of a cab, it gets her a green plant or an orchid. Restaurant-bathroom sex, bath supplies or a very long back rub.
      Det. Delahoy: What is this, like written down somewhere?

    • Det. Delahoy: I think maybe we should start doing this in shifts or something.
      Det. Banks: What? Come on, I don't want to watch porn without you.
      Det. Delahoy: That is really maybe the gayest thing you've ever said to me. In a long list of many gay things you've said to me.

    • (The Blanstons are made to watch porn for an investigation.)
      Det. Cole: Mr. and Mrs. Blanston, I want to apologize in advance. This may be upsetting.
      Norm Blanston: Hey, that's our kitchen.
      Tanya Blanston: Oh my God!
      Det. Cole: I know. It's sick and depraved and...
      (The Blanstons laugh out loud.)
      Norm Blanston: Oh, this is so awesome!
      Tanya Blanston: Our refrigerator is in porn.

    • Det. Delahoy: Alright, all we got to do is call the doctor in, compare his junk to the junk on the tapes. Case closed.
      Det. Cole: I'm not doing that.
      Det. Beaumont: Yeah, you know, while I'm excited about the idea of a penis lineup, um, the evidence is all circumstantial right now.
      Det. Delahoy: More like circumcisional.

    • Det. Shraeger: No offense, but you've slept with every prep guy in New York, right?
      Nicole Brandt: I wasn't that big a slut.
      Det. Shraeger: Your nickname was 'ATM'.
      Nicole Brandt: I thought that's 'cause I was always lending people money.

    • Det. Beaumont: Well... all Ted can ever think about is sex.
      Det. Cole: Honey.
      Dr. Andre Zamacona: Ted, shh. Let her finish.
      Det. Beaumont: He's like an animal. I mean, I'm a very sexual person, but I just feel like I can't keep up. You know, I wake up and he's on top of me. Before dinner. After dinner. At my father's wake.

    • Det. Delahoy: I don't speak Chinese.
      Dr. Monica Crumb: I'm Korean. You have sex with me, and you don't even know my nationality?

    • Dispatch: All units, disturbance on avenue B. A shirtless man is swinging a dead pig at his wife in a threatening manner. Why are all the good ones swinging a dead pig or gay?

  • NOTES (1)


    • Det. Delahoy: The point is, there's no way I'm going to couples counseling with bubble boy over here.

      Bubble Boy, portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, is a 2001 film about a boy born without an immune system, is forced to live inside a plastic bubble, and has limited capability to interact with the outside world. A similar theme was previously tackled in the 1976 film The Boy in the Plastic Bubble starring John Travolta.