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Episode cast overview:
Andre Bell
Officer Paula Reyes (as Paula Garces)
Curtis Bradshaw
Lynda Gravatt ...
Reporter #1
Officer Sam Klecko
Cronie #1
Shawn McLean ...
Cronie #2


Detective Bell is nearly killed while driving home one night. A just-released felon is the first suspect but, when he's killed, suspicion moves to Bell's brother who, unlike the dedicated detective, has lived life on the wrong side of the law. Written by A Dude Named Dude

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

14 February 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Malcolm Goodwin plays a criminal in this episode and the brother of detective Bell. In the show iZombie, he plays a detective. See more »


As previously and correctly pointed out, "Officer" Reyes wears Sergeant stripes on her sleeves and a Police Officer's badge. The badges (known as shields) worn by Sergeants also correctly pointed out previously are topped with an eagle. They are also very obviously gold in color rather than silver color that Officers wear. See more »


[first lines]
Dr. Joan Watson: Sherlock, you home?
[she turns on the foyer light, nothing happens]
Dr. Joan Watson: I think we need a new bulb in the foyer.
[a man in a ski mask appears behind her]
Sherlock Holmes: [disguised voice] You tell me where Holmes is, and I'll let you live.
[Joan gropes in her purse]
Sherlock Holmes: [holds up a mace can] Looking for this? I'm going to ask you one last time: where is Holmes?
[Joan runs into the living room, and trips on a wire]
Sherlock Holmes: [normal voice] That's pathetic.
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No Man Is an Island (Losers Theme)
Written by Tom Bellamy & Eddy Temple-Morris
Performed by Losers
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Detective Bell shines in this episode
26 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the early episodes of this series Detective Bell came across as a bit of a doofus. Fortunately, his character has been allowed to grow out of that and he is seen to be a highly competent detective. Driving home, Bell is fired upon by another driver but is not seriously hurt. He thinks the perpetrator is a drug dealer, Curtis Bradshaw, who he was responsible for putting away. Bradshaw threatened to get Bell. Bradshaw is out of jail but soon after being questioned by Holmes and Gregson, he is murdered. Clues lead to Bell as the guilty party but Sherlock is convinced he's being framed. Bell thinks his brother, an ex-con, may have something to do with it. He and his brother Andre have long had a shaky relationship but it's clear that they basically love one another. Things go from bad to worse until Holmes realizes (or deduces, rather) that they need to look at the motive for the attack on Bell in a different way. The side story of Holmes trying to get Watson to be more proactive in learning self defense techniques is pretty funny and brings a welcome bit of humor to the show. Watson's therapist tell her that since she is no longer getting paid to be Holmes companion, that it is time for her to "move on, " something Watson clearly does not want to do. Even this issue is satisfactorily resolved by episode's end. This is one of the stronger episodes and is highly enjoyable.

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