The Unusual(s) Recap: Crime Slut

I first want to apologize for the tardiness of my recap. Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Orlando Magic playoff game with the intention of watching “The Unusuals” when I got home. Unfortunately, my Bright House Networks DVR did not have the same intentions. It decided to ignore my series settings and didn’t record last night’s episode. Thank goodness for ABC’s website, where you can watch full episodes!

This week’s episode starts out at Det. Walsh’s house where Det. Beaumont is paying him an adult visit when she receives a phone call that obviously upsets her. We don’t hear the other side of the conversation, but it is very obvious that she needs to come up with $2,200 by the afternoon or something bad will happen. While she rushes to get ready, and lies to Walsh about where she is going, she cannot find her watch. Walsh quickly lets her borrow his, pointing out that it was his grandfathers. This watch leads to some bad decisions made by Beaumont during the rest of the episode.

Det. Beaumont takes a bag of jewelry to a pawn shop to sell and, as they say, wrong place and wrong time for the detective. An attractive woman comes in with a “slow” male and steals a matching set of pearl earrings and necklace. She then demands the watch later saying she needed “something borrowed.”

Beaumont decides to take it upon herself to try to track down the woman, even though Det. Walsh and Det Schraeger were assigned the case. Very quickly the police are able to nab the woman’s accomplice, Marvin. He tells the detectives that he is in love and that he is marrying Rose. Unfortunately for Marvin, Rose quickly finds another man and robs a dress shop, still planning her wedding. Rose’s second accomplice is quickly apprehended when both sets of detectives take the same house with guns raised. A dangerous situation and Beaumont lies about her reasons to be there. The second accomplice gives away that he and Rose were to be married!

Rose’s quick movement from partner to partner led to her being called a “crime slut.” I mean, what do you call a woman who quickly changes partners in crime? Rose’s mom is found and reveals that Rose’s father was going to prison and the one thing he asked was to see her married before he left. Since he was going to jail the next day, the wedding was taking place tonight, even though two of her prospective grooms were in police custody!

In the meantime Det. Banks and Det. Delahoya are assigned to a missing person from a hospice. The elderly gentleman was dying from a brain tumor, which hit Delahoya hard as he is hiding his own tumor. Delahoya, obviously trying to understand what the gentleman was going through picked up the book from the side of his bed. The twist to this missing person is that fifteen minutes before he left the hospice, he was declared dead!

The detectives respond to a convenient store which was ransacked by a man meeting the description of the brain tumor patient and this being the age of cell phones with video, a kid filmed the whole thing. It was their man, but he looked like a zombie. For most of the episode Banks was referring to him as a zombie which irritated Delahoya. Delahoya realizes that the man is trying to go home, which leads him to an empty park where he sits and reads the book.

His reading becomes a narrative as we see the detectives line up with SWAT shields as they barged in on Rose’s wedding. The scene going on with Delahoya’s reading as the only audio was a powerful moment in the show.

Det. Beaumont took on the suspect alone to reclaim the watch so that no one will learn she was in the pawn shop. As Det. Walsh points out however, “I am a trained detective.” This moment leads to Beaumont confessing her financial problems.

To finish the episode we see three different detectives taking steps in their personal lives. Det. Schraeger visit the handsome accountant to make up for cutting their date short and he says “I hope you didn’t come all the way down here to have Jewish pastry.” To which she responded “No stupid, I came all the way over here to have sex with you.” He seems like the perfect man for her, but is he hiding something like every one else is?

Det. Banks finally talks to the dispatcher that he had a crush on. I shouldn’t say talks though as he doesn’t actually speak. He is so nervous around her (I know the feeling) that he decides to write little cards to ask her out. As things often do in Hollywood, the cards work and off they walk together!

Det. Delahoya is shown still waiting and when he finally arrives, he just sits down on a swing. Delahoya begins to ask him a million questions about what it was like to die. The man finally just says “push” and Delahoya realizes he wants to swing and so he does. While pushing, Delahoya begins to confess his fears of losing his memories or the ability to talk and how he dreads dying alone. Finally, Delahoya notices that the man has dropped his head. We assume he died as Delahoya checks his pulse, shakes his head and then takes a seat on the swing next to him.

Delahoya’s struggle with the brain tumor is really starting to show. He is a loner and thinks he is strong enough to go it alone, but is he? For the first time we now know that Beaumont has a major struggle in her life as her character becomes clearer. We are still left wondering about Det. Cole’s former buddy and where that will lead.

The show is setting up for some really good story lines to continue through the season and I’m sure some big twists will be thrown in there, and I’m excited to follow it all! Check back next week for another edition of “The Unusual(s) Recap” and don’t forget to follow “The Unusuals” on twitter @TheUnusualsNYC (http://twitter.com/TheUnusualsNYC).

Read Joe’s personal ramblings at Eternal Rambling of a Boy With Two Brains.

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