Season 1 Episode 12

Butterfly Effect

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 03, 2012 on A&E
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Episode Summary


The discovery of a young ironworker's body at a site with a series of recent thefts leads the team to investigate the underbelly of the construction business, including the victim's possible ties to organized crime and involvement in the thefts.

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  • Still stumbling on.

    I love to hate to watch this show.. i want it to be better and more clever in it's use of the time rewind gimmick but it can't quite get there.. and yet i watch it every week and rather enjoy it.

    The side characters are mostly colourless.. esp when it feels like The Closer (which had some great and distinct characters... even if they were under developed they were fun).

    This episode felt like it was stolen from an 80's Columbo epic.. (in fact it did share a fair number of elements of a Columbo episode but without the clever deduction sadly) and with so much focus on the police the victim and criminal kinda pale and you really don't care about them being stopped... there's little feeling of danger all round. They need to make us care about the victim and fear the criminal.. when you don't feel like the baddie could be a threat to you its hard to care.

    As the series goes on you start to note where she is going to have to rewind back too.. but it doesn't feel clever as it always is to see something they never showed you the first time.. which is like the literary equivalent of *oh! btw i forget to say the butler owned the gun that killed everyone* on the last page of the book.

    That said I watched the show.. and re-watched it.. its likable if bland.. potential to be clever but a little unsatisfying.moreless

    Lovin this show! And last night's episode was the best yet. Just keeps getting better and better! I hope the hunky mobster becomes a regular. Carrie deserves a worthy love interest and he is gorgeous. The scenes with the construction workers were great--"some of us just have bigger tools." Hah!
Jackson Hurst

Jackson Hurst

Stefano 'Steve' Cioffi, Jr.

Guest Star

Nick Sandow

Nick Sandow

William 'Bud' Spence

Guest Star

Cotter Smith

Cotter Smith

Jay Barrett

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At the construction site, Al introduces himself as Lieutenant Burns instead of Detective Burns, which is the first time he uses the title of Lieutenant. He continues to call himself Lt. Burns in future episodes.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Mike: What do you think we do, dig around and establish a link between Chris Feeney and Cioffi?
      Al: We do and we hand this whole thing off to Organized Crime.
      Carrie: Aw, that's no fun.
      Al: It's procedure. and you don't want to get into a shouting match with Organized Crime.
      Carrie: But I'm really good in a shouting match.

  • NOTES (2)