When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved ... See full summary »
Fitz returns to Manchester after living 10 years in Australia with his wife and youngest son. He is soon drawn into the investigation of a British soldier who may have been traumatized by his years serving in Northern Ireland.
When the body of a fourteen years old teenager is found in the margin of the river in Paradise, Massachusetts, the Chief of Police Jesse Stone and his officer Simpson seek clues in the spot... See full summary »
When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, Stone's investigation of an alleged rape draws him into conflict with the town council, which hopes to preserve Paradise's reputation as an ideal seaside resort. Written by
When Chief Stone and Rose Gammon are walking out to where Leeann Lewis is supposedly buried they are carrying nothing. However, when we see them there, Jesse is digging a hole with a large shovel and a pick can be seen next to the hole he is digging. See more »
[on the phone]
Well I'm just a small town cop. Mostly I give out parking tickets.
I don't want to talk about your work.
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Slow episode in the now familiar Jesse Stone pattern
Little happens in a small town of a crime nature. To overcome that, the writer(s) use nearby Boston and/or visitors to the town to generate interest. In this episode, they have Jesse working on an unsolved murder. The bloom is off the rose. This is a 5 or 6.
It's very hard to keep up quality in a series. It turns into soap opera after awhile. That happened here to some extent. Molly is pregnant and out of the picture, replaced by Rose, who grows in the job due to Jesse's management style. Suit wakes up from his coma with enhanced detective abilities. Jesse continues his informal parenting of young adults, usually female. Thugs from Boston still harass Jesse. Devane continues to probe Jesse.
My sense is that Jesse cannot fall out of love with his ex-wife, and continual phone conversations don't help. Also, although he thinks about baseball and what he thinks he should have done with his life, being a policeman is more his calling. He's good at all facets of the job except one: he's inclined to make himself the judge and punisher. He breaks the law. He is guilty about his violent streak. What about his lawless streak? In that, his ethic is utilitarian, according to the good that Jesse sees. But how can a man punish someone who parks in a red zone and then go ahead and steal evidence or assault someone he dislikes or encourage Rose to do so? The writers are not continuing to go more deeply as the actions of Jesse pile up questions. If they'd have Devane confront him over these issues, that might help. Otherwise, we are led to believe that justice requires underhanded and illegal methods by Jesse. Let's face it. He's human. He can err. This is bound to happen, sooner or later. How will he live with a mistake that hurts someone?
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