The Unusuals

Season 1 Episode 3

One Man Band

1
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 21, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Banks and Delahoy investigate a store selling murder weapons and instructions on how to get rid of the body. Nixon asks Casey to help get a client's son out of trouble on a bogus charge.

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  • best episode yet. theme-doing favors can come back to bite you...

    10
    doing favors to get a favor is the way of the world, but it is also a double-edged sword as Casey discovers on a particularly difficult, sleep deprived day. When asked to help out a young (rich) guy put in jail for offending a cop, she gets an education in the quid pro quo mechanics of exchanging favors with other cops to get the thing done. Walsh supports her out but also warns her that helping out a civilian caught up in the police system always comes back to bite you in the... and so it does and she did not have long to wait for that! There are other subplots that pick up on this theme - & it all ties together really well. love this show. sad that it is likely doomed.moreless
  • This was a great show this week the murder shop scenes were hilarious. Eddy Alvarez scene's priceless.

    9.5
    Fun Entertaining Original its starting to come together with the characters. its been a slow burn in terms of the show getting off the ground.



    but i can see the potential of a classic show in the making. I think all the characters are strong and likable and intriguing at the same time.



    I hope this show is not cut because of low initial viewing figures at least its trying to be a bit different.

    for me its like an up to date Hill Street Blues.



    I think this show is fantastic...



    so please keep it going ABC..



    its because we are spoiled with so many shows i think this ones being over looked...maybe it will just have a cult following which would be fine by me....moreless
  • Shraeger gets asked by her money adviser to give a kid he knows a break. She jumps thru hoops to make it happen and then finds out he is wanted in connection with a hit and run assault. Delahoy and Banks find a "murder shop" and take over running it.moreless

    8.0
    Never ever ask for a favor from another NYPD member. I think that was the main message learned in tonight's episode. Seriously Schraeger really had to go thru a ridiculous amount of "stuff" to get something which seemed innocuous at the time done. Seriously, who knew this guy was involved in a hit and run! It was great how they caught him in the end though. What a smarmy entitled kid! The "murder store" plot was great. I really enjoy Delahoy and Banks as characters. They are as much and maybe more fun than Shraeger and Walsh. How they handled the unsavory situation with the Parole Officer who was abusing his wife was excellent.



    Eddie Alvarez is going to solve this for you was getting to be a little lame at this point, but his wife the Assistant DA is an interesting character and how she manipulates her husband is classic.



    The Maven/Naven(not sure which)=Henry stuff has got to end. There is nothing but bad results written all over it and guys like that "friend" never go away. You have to think it is going to come to a head pretty quick. Just how will be the answer. Sorry but unfortunately I don't care. The character of Henry Cole has no sympathy and his pal is even worse. Especially as we know they were involved in Walsh's partners murder.



    So in scoring this episode I give a 9+ to the two plots involving Shraeger/Walsh and Delahoy/Cole and a 6-7 to the Henry Cole plot. This week gets an 8 overall. See you tomorrow for another episode.



    Thanks for reading...moreless
Monique Gabriela Curnen

Monique Gabriela Curnen

Det. Allison Beaumont

Adam Goldberg

Adam Goldberg

Det. Eric Delahoy

Terry Kinney

Terry Kinney

Sgt. Harvey Brown

Kai Lennox

Kai Lennox

Det. Eddie Alvarez

Harold Perrineau Jr.

Harold Perrineau Jr.

Det. Leo Banks

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

Det. Jason Walsh

Brett Berg

Brett Berg

One Man Band

Guest Star

Tracy Jai Edwards

Tracy Jai Edwards

Linda Cooper

Guest Star

Danny Mastrogiorgio

Danny Mastrogiorgio

Wendall Tate

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 (4)

    • Featured Music:
      "Ch-Check It Out (Clean Version)" by Beastie Boys
      scene: (Opening Scenes) Detectives Delahoy & Banks chase a drum-toting perp down the street. Delahoy takes the man down with an apple beaned at his head.

      "Bang! Bang!" by The Knux
      scene: Detectives Delahoy & Banks follow a lead to a murder store, using a password to gain entrance to the private, unobtrusive business.

      "Lord Lord Lord" by The Kahn Brothers
      scene: (CODA - Closing Scenes) Detective Henry Cole sits holding a gun and watching as his felonious friend robs a camera store, with him having helped get the security detail released. / Detectives Delahoy & Banks seal up the murder store as a crime scene and a man arrives wanting to kill his boss. When they point out their NYPD jackets and tell him they're cops, he doesn't believe them. / Walsh finds Casey asleep in his restaurant holding his trophy. He covers her sleeping form with a jacket and pours a cup of coffee as he watches over her while she sleeps and the world goes on outside.

    • "Murder Store" Signs and Reading Materials:
      - "Free Bullets with any GUN purchase over $2.00"
      - "NO Refund or Exchange on SALE Merchandise"
      - "How to Dismember a Body in Under 90 Seconds"
      - "So You Want to Kill Your Boss (12th Edition)"
      - "The Secret (to Murdering People)"
      - "Kill Zones: Make Your Cut Count"
      - "Unleash Your Killing Potential"

    • "Murder Store" Evidence Removal Products:
      - Acetone Nail Polish Removal
      - Guilt Rid-Ex
      - Liquid Brain Cleaner
      - Print Remover
      - T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel All-Natural Astringent
      - Blood Be Gone

    • Registration Details of Hit-and-Run Car:
      - 2006 Silver Four-Door Sedan GS400
      - Plate No. B19L662
      - Registered to: Mark Stanwood, 4299 Park Ave. New York, NY 1121

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Dispatch: 2nd squad, be advised. Female trapped in porta-potty in the east river park. This perfectly summarizes my last relationship.

    • Nicole Brandt: (to Det. Alvarez as walks off) Love you. (to Det. Shraeger) Hate you.
      Det. Shraeger: You know, that is not what you said in 8th grade when you were going through your little lesbian phase. I'll bet Eddie doesn't know about that, either.
      Nicole Brandt: Hag.
      Det. Shraeger: Trollop.

    • Sgt. Brown: Victim's name is Bruce Moreno. They got him at Saint Vincent's. Go take a statement.
      Det. Alvarez: Got it. Leave the Q&A to the E&A.

    • Det. Alvarez: Mr. Moreno, you have my word. Eddie Alvarez is gonna catch the guy that did this to you.
      Bruce Moreno: Who the hell's Eddie Alvarez?
      Det. Alvarez: M... me.
      Bruce Moreno: Great. My life is ruined, and they send me a cop who talks about himself in the third person.

    • Det. Banks: (to Det. Delahoy) Mm-hmm. In what universe do you think I intend to spend one more minute in a murder store, partner?
      Sgt. Brown: In the universe where I'm God.
      (Det. Delahoy points to their boss, Sgt. Brown.)

    • Dispatch: 2nd squad, possible 10-10 at Mike's Meat warehouse. But more importantly, what is it about me that scares men away?

    • Amy Burch: Can I ask you something? Between us girls.
      Det. Beaumont: Okay.
      Amy Burch: Well, you know Henry and I are saving ourselves for our wedding night.
      Det. Beaumont: Oh?
      Amy Burch: Well, I really want it to be special, and I know from Henry you're an experienced woman. And I was wondering if... if you think he would like it if I... (whispers to Det. Beaumont's ear)
      Det. Beaumont: You're gonna be married for a thousand years. Guaranteed.

    • Det. Alvarez: Your man is solving this case.
      Nicole Brandt: Why isn't my man tearing off my clothes?
      Det. Alvarez: (points to the other room) Uh, 'cause that's two-way glass.
      Nicole Brandt: So I'll do it two ways.

    • (arguing about a case involving the son of Walter's golf buddy)
      Det. Shraeger: Did you know about the hit and run?
      Walter Shraeger: Of course not. What kind of a man do you think I am?
      Det. Shraeger: Honestly? I don't know. I need a name. And I need you to think about what's more important to you -- your golf buddy or your daughter.

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