Three Rivers

Season 1 Episode 8

The Kindness of Strangers

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Nov 22, 2009 on CBS

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  • A billionaire does something his philanthropist wife would never approve of when he buys a liver for her on the open market. A good Samaritan is gunned down helping a young women. Kuol gets a generous donation from a suspicious donor Andy knows.

    Well, this may be it. Three Rivers has been pulled from the schedule for Cold Case and repeats of other NBC shows that need more hype. We may never see the remainder of the other five episodes supposedly shot. Maybe on DVD eventually.

    This episode fell back into the routine of some corrupt people, usual problems, and enter a possible connection Andy has with his past.

    Not a bad episode, but in general one has to wonder about what exactly is being talked about in this episode. After Mandy Patinkin's great performance last week one really can't equate anything this week to that. That may be unfair, but there is something about this show that just doesn't click.

    The young couple who were just married were obviously being effected by their environment, but it took these people days to realize that. That was a little strange and poorly written. I'm not sure what the point of the man helping the woman and then being shot really had to do with the episode at all except sometimes they get donors from strange situations. That all seemed to be terribly random for this show. I don't think they could afford to be random.

    William Sadler is introduced as Andy's old mentor who obviously spent years in prison, but spent the money to get Andy his schooling. That whole story leaves a lot to be desired as well.

    Finally the fact that the billionaire is corrupt is no new story. Some people believe money is the answer to everything. I guess this man just doesn't get his own wife's message.

    Overall a little disappointing after last weeks quality episode. We'll see if we get to see any of the other episodes that have been produced. Thanks for reading...
  • Hmm..

    I don't know. I didn't pay much attention to the plot. Didn't find it that interesting. After the last one, with the selfless patient who wanted to end his suffering and give hope to many others, I knew it would be hard to keep up the pace.

    This one was a bit off. There was no connection between doctors and patient. There was this millionaire guy married to a samaritan lady. She falls ill and needs a liver transplant. When the transplant falls through, he takes desperate measures to save his lady.

    The focus here was on Andy's life. His uncle moves back to Boston and wants another chance at being a part of his life. We don't know that he's Andy's uncle at first. We find out he was the one who gave the money for Quo's heart operation and also he mentions that Andy can't just run away from his uncle.. meaning an obvious "I helped you here and when I need you.. you make sure you'll be there.."

    At least it makes up some character development. This show seriously need some of it.. all we see is hospital stuff.. Cheers!