John thinks about life after the LAPD. Lydia connects with a man she sent to Death Row. And Sammy becomes a tabloid celebrity after a very public act of heroism.

Director:

Writers:

(creator), | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Sergeant Waters
...
Brooke Riley
...
...
Officer Ramsey
...
Jeanne
...
Eric
...
Edit

Storyline

Ben enjoys his LAPD recruitment poster boy 'star' status. It is equaled less graciously by partner Sammy Bryant, who becomes the 'celebrity' hero of the day while moonlighting as nocturnal pop star bodyguard by accidentally witnessing and preventing a violent kidnapping, but still has a hard time allowing his ex and her new partner even to allow him discussing better custody terms. Cockily pursuing petty thief, Dewey Dudek gets badly hurt but enjoys being a pampered prick patient. Cooper's back injury may be rekindled by his overzealous rookie's charge on a giant suspect. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 March 2013 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
After you hang up the uniform, what next?
4 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've always remember the first season for the dark (pitch black) way that it goes out - and takes the show with it - but the best episode (possibly of the whole series) is at the halfway mark. 'Off Duty' has something for every character, giving them substance and tying them into one cohesive story. The writing, editing and direction are superb, and the best scenes happen when the guns are holstered. Profound characterization across the board; Cooper, Sherman, Bryant, Adams, Dewey, all of them.

This episode weighs heavily largely because of Cooper's increasing unease. The rotten corpse in the bathtub, Dewey's heart attack, another back injury, and the presence of his old training officer (Gerald McRaney, perfectly capturing the character's loneliness in retirement) all serve to plunge the character into self-doubt over his future on the job. Nothing bad really happens to him here (the injury will heal)but those are awful questions to have hanging over someone. It's an excellent episode and really starts the show's endgame.

10/10


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?