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A Shot in the Dark: Part 2 

Caitlin finds that Charlie lied, and pulls a prank on him. Charlie dates a mentally unstable woman so that he seems unavailable. Randall offers a job to a high school classmate, now a hobo, to make amends for ruining the man's life.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Lassiter
Stuart Bondek
Carter Heywood
Angie Ordonez
The Mayor
Tim Connelly
Jenny (as Sarah Laine)
Scott McAfee ...
Young Mayor
Young Chad


Charlie finally gets Caitlin prepared to make love with him despite her relationship with Tim, but decides against risking his best friendship ever with a female. Neither she or the 'mates' would leave him, so he decides to prove being 'unavailable' by resuming his affair with madly jealous Kara, who will torch his bed again if she even gets wind of another woman. feeling guilty for ruining former prep school mate and unbeatable rival Chad Fallensbee, the mayor hires him to lead a program for homeless veterans. Chad's success with press and woman renders Randall so jealous that he set him up again, as wallet thief. Written by KGF Vissers

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23 May 2001 (USA)  »

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Caitlin Moore: We have to talk about last night. Charlie, you tried to kiss me.
Charlie Crawford: I did? I don't remember that. I was all whacked out on pain medication.
Caitlin Moore: They gave you Tylenol.
Charlie Crawford: Extra-Strength Tylenol. I was tripping hard.
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References A Shot in the Dark (1964) See more »

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Season five ends with a bang!
8 August 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this final episode of season 5, Charlie had shown some affection for Caitlin but is now trying to back off of the events. Charlie has gone as far as dating a girl, Kara, that he use to know until she set fire to his bed in a fit of anger. This is trying to convince Caitlin that he does not have feelings toward her. Even if it gets him killed.

Also, the Mayor has met an old high school chum from years back. The chum, Chad, has now become a homeless person living on the streets. Upon finding the reason that Chad dropped out of school, it is revealed that Winston (the Mayor), as a child, had planted some pot on Chad. Thus, Chad was thrown out of school. The Mayor feels bad about the situation and hires Chad to become the voice of the people less fortunate. But when Chad begins stealing the limelight, the Mayor reverts to some old tactics.

This was an episode that was well performed and well written. There were some funny dialog between characters and also some sharp quotes that made the show very humorous. There is something that happens right at the end of the show that most viewers were anticipating. Either good or bad, it appears that the next season is going to be different.

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