The Unusuals

Season 1 Episode 7

The Tape Delay

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 27, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When George Reed, a wealthy business man receives a death threat, Casey and Walsh are assigned to protect him. A disturbance draws Casey and Walsh away from their post and they return to find Reed gone and his room ransacked. Later they receive a ransom call demanding $10 million for his safe return. Banks and Delahoy are assigned to a case involving an 87 year old man on a crime spree.moreless

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  • Schraeger and Walsh track down their kidnap victim they were suppose to protect. Delahoy and Banks deal with an 87 year old on a crime spree. Beaumont is mad at Walsh. Everything tastes like meat to Delahoy. Schraeger confesses that she has money.moreless

    Great episode with some nice storylines. I am going to miss this show for its humor and positive spin on things.

    Walsh and Schraeger get put on a protection detail for some capitalist/bank software manufacturer. This story screamed setup and it was, so it turned into tracking down the guy they were suppose to be protecting.

    Walsh already knew that Schraeger had money so when she found that out she decides with his advice to tell everyone. Also with her connections it made it easier to find the perp in the end.

    Delahoy and Banks must deal with an older man who at 87 has decided he didn't live his life to the fullest so he has turned to a life of crime to get some action. Great story and Banks did what he could to help. It was nice the way it ended.

    Alvarez is trying to be nice and sort of gets stepped on. Walsh is truly a good guy and in the end makes things right with Alvarez thereby trying to make him more part of the unit.

    Beaumont and Walsh get to deal with a young man who was obviously on his way to doing something he shouldn't They hold him in jail. Beaumont is angry with Walsh for something that happened in one of her dreams and Walsh didn't apologize. She makes him pay penance before he sort of apologizes and everything is OK in the end. Finally Delahoy is having another symptom of his tumor. This time everything he eats tastes like meat. He invites the pretty coroner to lunch to discuss this and when he mentions date she skips out quick. Nice chemistry between these two and it would have made a nice side thing in the series.

    I don't know how many episodes of this show there are but I know it is on the 3rd and 10th of next month so at least two more. I'll be watching. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Casey and Walsh end up hunting down a wealthy businessman they were assigned to protect, while Banks and Delahoy chase an 87-year-old man on a crime spree.

    I can't review it, because it hasn't shown yet. Your page says there is no recap - please Add/Edit or Fill Us In. But when I click on those links, I get a page that has nothing to do with the Unusuals or the "Tape Delay" episode. So I don't know what is wrong with your website, but when I clicked on the Write a Review link, I got this page, and was able to slip my "recap" in on this page...which is apparently the only way to do so. And you have a 100-word min requirement for this, so I will fill in some more words, here, and see if I've hit that minimum yet...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

Shelley Berman

Shelley Berman

Tom Speigelman

Guest Star

Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Captain Leslie Morgan

Guest Star

Susan Parke

Susan Parke

Dr. Monica Crumb

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton
      scene: Det. Banks and Det. Delahoy goes after 87-year-old Tom Spiegelman in a car chase.

      "Bang Your Mullet (Southern Mix)" by The Distillery
      scene: Det. Banks and Det. Delahoy brings Tom Spiegelman back to the precinct and locks him up.

      "Dog Out of Water" by The Color Bars
      scene: The cops have some drinks and talk about their day back at the Apolo Chinese Restaurant.

      "Miss Cindy" by The High Decibels
      scene: (Closing Scene) Det. Shraeger joins the squad for drinks and gets teased for her being a rich kid.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (interrogating Tom Spiegelman who tried to rob a bank's armored van.)
      Det. Delahoy: Listen, man, you're 87 years old. And this is your first offense. What happened? You blow your retirement on strippers and blood thinners?

    • (after they were assigned to protective duty)
      Det. Walsh: Look, Casey, remember I told you, NYPD... the economy of favors... that whole thing? All right, well this is the scale of importance. It's not complicated. It's very simple, actually. The basic principle is this: crap rolls downhill.

    • Det. Walsh: (hears a girl screaming from the stairwell) Is that a sex scream?
      Det. Shraeger: I don't know what kind of sex you're having.

    • Det. Delahoy: I'm calling because I have another symptom. Everything I eat uh, tastes like meat. Which sounds much dirtier than I intended.
      Dr. Monica Crumb: Definitely neurological. If you were dead, you know what I'd do? An autopsy. 'Cause I'm a medical examiner, not your doctor.

    • Det. Shraeger: I can't believe you knew I was rich this whole time.
      Det. Walsh: Your last name's Shraeger. There are buildings named after you.
      Det. Shraeger: True.

    • (talking about Det. Delahoy's tumor)
      Dr. Monica Crumb: I haven't seen your emergency-room x-rays. And your blood work alone is inconclusive. Which is why you need to see a real doctor. Immediately. Because right now, it's your sense of taste. Tomorrow morning, you could wake up blind or paralyzed. You could forget how to swallow or breathe.
      Det. Delahoy: This is really turning out to be a... a hell of a lunch date.
      Dr. Monica Crumb: Did you say 'date'? Mm, I have to go. (stands up and leaves)

    • Tom Spiegelman: You know who you remind me of? Me. 30 years of playing it safe. Driving the speed limit. My wife wanted to travel, but all I could think of was, 'What if the plane crashes? What if we get diarrhea?' So we never went anywhere, never did anything.
      Det. Banks: Look, you don't know me. You don't know my reasons.
      Tom Spiegelman: We all have reasons, son. The bottom line is, there's only one way to live. And that's all the way. If you die, you die. 'Cause I promise you -- when you're my age, you'll ask yourself, 'what the hell did I play it safe for?'

    • Det. Shraeger: My father taught me how to read spreadsheets when I was six years old. He wanted me to go into the family business. I was a real disappointment.
      Det. Walsh: Hmm. If it makes you feel any better, my mom dressed me like a girl 'til I was six.
      Det. Shraeger: That does make me feel better.

    • Warehouse Security Guard: (about the 87-year-old Spiegelman) I caught him stealing some pills. I... I didn't know he was an old dude.
      Det. Delahoy: Yeah, the, uh, cardigan didn't it give it away?
      Warehouse Security Guard: He reached for something. I thought it was a gun.
      Det. Banks: It was his inhaler.

  • NOTES (1)


    • (trying to pull over car driven by 87-year-old man)
      Det. Banks: Is he... speeding up?
      Det. Delahoy: I think he's trying to make a run for it. (into the loud speaker) Hey, Steve McQueen.

      In the 1968 action suspense film Bullitt, Steve McQueen, who starred as the title character, was the driver in what is considered to be the first modern car chase captured on film.