The Unusuals

Season 1 Episode 9

The Apology Line

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 10, 2009 on ABC
9.0
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When a drug store owner is shot while running down the street naked, Walsh and Shraeger investigate. Information from the boyfriend of the victim's daughter leads the detectives to a loan shark that the victim had an argument with a few nights earlier. After a series of tapes from an apology line service turn up missing Beaumont and Cole look into the theft. Meanwhile Delahoy convinces the medical examiner to give him an MRI, and he receives some unexpected news.moreless

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  • Walsh and Schraeger investigate the murder of a nudist running down a street they were staking out. Walsh pranks Alvarez. Alvarez tries to get him back. Cole and Beaumont work a theft of an apology line. Delahoy and the Medical Examiner get together.moreless

    9.5
    Busy episode with a lot of parts running together. Probably my favorite and the most shocking was the Medical Examiner jumping Delahoy in the closet at the hospital right after his MRI at Midnight. Now this was somewhat unexpected and it almost looks like she set the whole thing up. The part of Dr. Monica Crumb is played very well by Susan Parke. She left him hanging in a number of areas like what happened and what is wrong with him, but not in their relationship which is obviously heating up. I guess she's really not a people person.



    The Alvarez/Walsh pranking was cute especially how Banks set Alvarez up the whole time knowing Walsh was the one pranking him not the other way around. Schraeger does dig Walsh a few times about ending up in bed with Alvarez so it was not a total waste. The major case of the nudist being shot by his accomplice and then the fact that the accomplice was the daughters boyfriend was a nice twist. Sometimes these writers are very clever. On the other hand the Apology Line which this episode is named after was a waste of time story. They really needed to drop that Cole/Lutz story and leave it buried. Cole is not a like able character and that storyline was a little painful to watch for the general timbre of this show. I generally ignored that when ranking this episode.



    Beaumont and Walsh still seem to be together and he will have to talk with her about letting Alvarez in when she left his place. Schraeger finds out from Nicole that Davis was out with a blonde not his mother, but with Walsh's advice she gets past the block in their relationship in the end.



    Another good episode of a doomed show just playing out its run. It's a shame! Thanks for reading...moreless
Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn

Det. Casey Shraeger

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

Det. Jason Walsh

Harold Perrineau Jr.

Harold Perrineau Jr.

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

Lisa Joyce

Lisa Joyce

Stephanie Taft

Guest Star

Manoel Felciano

Manoel Felciano

Jeremy Foer

Guest Star

Kat Foster

Kat Foster

Nicole Brandt

Recurring Role

Ian Kahn

Ian Kahn

Davis Nixon

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "Spliced Tape" by Pharmacy bg
      scene: (Opening Scene) Dispatch sharing details about a disastrous date she had.

      "Tunak Tunak Tun" by Daler Mehndi
      scene: Det. Walsh and Det. Shraeger looks for Mr. Chapelle's apartment.

      "Window" by Good Old War
      scene: Det. Alvarez attends a Naturalist funeral. Det. Walsh and Det. Banks talk about the prank wherein Walsh ended up in bed with Alvarez.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Det. Walsh: I'm gonna call CSU, see if we can get an ID on the naked guy.
      Det. Shraeger: I'm going to the bathroom. Unburn the image of that guy's hairy ass off my brain.

    • Dispatch: 2nd squad, this is dispatch reminding you that the handcuffs are for official police business only.

    • Det. Alvarez: No, see, Eddie Alvarez doesn't believe in humiliating people for sport.
      Det. Banks: It's not for sport. It's for respect, Eddie. Practical jokes are about fitting in.

    • Det. Delahoy: [I'm] smelling horses everywhere.
      Dr. Monica Crumb: Whores?
      Det. Delahoy: No, no, no. Not whores. Horses. I don't want to think about what my life would be like if I smelled whores everywhere.

    • Det. Banks: All great cops are great liars. They have to be. Half the job is getting people to tell them things that they don't want to tell you. How do we convince them to do that? We lie. We trick. We prank.

    • (Det. Delahoy is about to have an MRI.)
      Dr. Monica Crumb: Strip.
      Det. Delahoy: Again? What is it with you?
      Dr. Monica Crumb: Nothing metal goes inside the machine. That includes watches, buttons, zippers.
      Det. Delahoy: You know, this would be a lot less awkward if you stripped, too.

    • Det. Cole: You know, some people believe you have to apologize to God for the mistakes you've made.
      Stephanie Taft: God's not the one we hurt. It's each other.

    • (the morning Det. Alvarez pranked Det. Walsh into thinking they slept together)
      Det. Shraeger: Are you happy?
      Det. Walsh: Yeah, I am. Because I know myself. I think your problem is that you're still two people. You're the cop and the rich girl. And until you can accept where you come from and who you really are, I think it's gonna be pretty hard to be happy.
      Det. Shraeger: At least I didn't sleep with Alvarez.

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