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Yet Another New Partner For 'Det. Mike Logan'

Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States
18 January 2009

Alicia Witt debuts as "Det. Nola Falacci." Man, what's with this show? This is the third partner for "Det. Mike Logan" (Chris Noth) in two years.

I liked the other two. Julianne Nicholson as "Det. Megan Wheeler" was Logan's partner at the end of last season. Before that,it was Annabella Sciorra as "Det. Carolyn Barek." True, they didn't have big personalities but they sufficed and they were both non-offensive. Witt's character, at least with this debut of her, is the opposite: she has no tact, edgy and hard to work with. Even "Capt. Danny Ross" (Eric Bogosian) warns "Det. Logan" (Chris Noth) about her. Well, we will see how long she lasts.

Speaking of poor personalities, the main family in this particular crime case in this episode, could have used a course on "how to get along with people." They are really sick, arrogant punks from the father, mother and son. These are the kind of people you want to slap, or at least slap the cuffs on them.

It also deals with a doctor, an OB-GYN who is killed and then placed in another room and in a position which is supposed to give false clues on the motive. It works for a short time, but the cops soon see it as a ruse. Then the "family business" gets worse with brothers and sperm-bank kids. It gets sticky, is all I'll say.

Veteran actor Michael O'Keefe does a great job of playing the shadiest suspect, "Eli Rush." He's the one who claims he's sterile, but it turns out he has hundreds of his sperm-bank kids all over the city. Yes, another bizarre week at the Major Crimes Section of the NYPD.

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Fertilization business

Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York
15 November 2014

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This episode confused the living daylights out of me. I was not sure whether Chris Noth would actually arrest the perpetrator he was such a sympathetic figure.

Two brothers who run a gynecological clinic are about as opposite as you can get. The nice guy brother whom everyone likes is the victim. The surviving brother played by Michael O'Keefe is one of the most arrogant, egotistical creatures you'd ever want to meet.

The natural assumption would be that given the profession this might deal with abortion. But O'Keefe is in the fertilization business. He's been helping, giving generously of his own sperm to infertile couples all over the place. There was a similar episode on Law And Order prime and it was discovered the doctor there violated no laws.

The perpetrator is Devon Gummersall. He and his brother were products of O'Keefe giving of himself and his swimmers only now the brother needs a bone marrow transplant. Gummersall quarreled with the brother and killed him. He dare not kill O'Keefe though as he needs that bone marrow for his sibling.

Gummersall is one of the most sympathetic perpetrators on any of the Law And Order shows. In the end Noth is looking to help him out.

Can't say more, but it will leave you as confused as it left me.

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