Karen Sisco (2003–2004)
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Karen has trouble writing her report on the apprehension of a fugitive for several reasons: A) a sore chest from a gunshot to her Kevlar vest; B) subsequent memory loss surrounding the ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Fuentes
Danny Quintero (as Samuel Ball)
Hector Marcante
Michael Strasser ...
Harvey Fisher ...
Wheelchair Man
Edwards (as Jeff De Serrano)


Karen has trouble writing her report on the apprehension of a fugitive for several reasons: A) a sore chest from a gunshot to her Kevlar vest; B) subsequent memory loss surrounding the events of that night; C) an overeager partner; D) a dead fugitive. Even an attempt to enjoy her medical leave goes sour when the FBI inform her that the friendly charter fisherman she's dating might also be a bank robber. But with help from her father, a P.I. working a possible insurance scam, and a mysterious new marshal in town, Karen may yet recover her memory and get her man. Written by Mark Limvere-Robinson

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1 October 2003 (USA)  »

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The episode "Blown Away" is adapted from the Karen Sisco short story "Karen Makes Out". See more »


[Karen Sisco is having drinks with her date, Carl, at a bar by the harbor]
Carl Lokens: Let me guess. Schoolteacher.
Karen Sisco: No.
[takes a sip of her drink]
Carl Lokens: Social worker?
Karen Sisco: [smiles, shakes head no] Mm-mm.
Carl Lokens: Lawyer?
Karen Sisco: What kind of lawyer?
Carl Lokens: Contracts.
Karen Sisco: [smiling, shakes head] Not a lawyer.
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".45 Slug To The Chest"
24 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And blown away was I by this debut episode pilot. Carla Gugino as 'Karen Cisco' is perfect casting. Equally good is Robert Forster as her father "Marshall Cisco'. They kinda of have the same eyes so it makes it more believable to me that they are father and daughter.

The great Bill Duke as her sarcastic boss is perfect casting. he keeps Karen at her toes but still has respect for her.

The guest stars in this episode include, Patrick Dempsey as Karen's new boyfriend who may not seem to be what he is. Dempsey does a good and believable job as Karen's new conquest. He is good-looking enough for you to believe her having a hard time thinking about him possibly being a bad-guy.

Benito Martinez, who I recently saw in a nice little short film called "The 'S' Word" (2008), plays 'Fuentes' a fellow officer who is supposedly after Dempsey and is sure that Dempsey is guilty and is thinking that maybe Karen is helping Dempsey in some capacity.

Gary Cole makes his 1st appearance as a new guy at the force but really does not have much to do in this episode. he is basically background-dressing.

The great character actor Ron Karabatsos makes a little bit cameo as a 'Hector Mercante' I remember this great actor from way back in the eighties from films like Prince of the City(1981) and Flashdance(1983) This appears to be his 'swan song because after this appearance, he literally disappeared from films and TV! He made a movie the following year and poof!Just vanished! Hasn't been seen or heard of in 7 years! What a shame, he was a great actor.

Another great character actor appears here also, Frank Pesce. I remember seeing him in countless films and TV appearances. He too was wasted in a bit cameo appearance in the background scene of the poker scene.

All in all, a great pilot to what could have been a wonderful series but what a shame it only lasted 10 episodes. :(

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