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Identity 

Lydia finds out she's pregnant as she tracks down a 15 year old female killer, Sammy tries to come to the rescue of a dog that he accidentally shot, and Tang and Cooper try to help a homeless Marine.

Director:

Nelson McCormick

Writers:

Ann Biderman (creator), Sara Gran | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Cudlitz ... Officer John Cooper
Shawn Hatosy ... Officer Sammy Bryant
Regina King ... Detective Lydia Adams
Ben McKenzie ... Officer Ben Sherman
Lucy Liu ... Officer Jessica Tang
C. Thomas Howell ... Officer Dewey Dudek
Dorian Missick ... Detective Ruben Robinson
L. Scott Caldwell ... Enid Adams
LisaGay Hamilton ... Melanie (as Lisa Gay Hamilton)
Audrey Wasilewski ... Doctor
Tracey Walter ... Tom Smith
Jake Dogias ... Allen
Chrissy Stokes Chrissy Stokes ... Nicole
Hope Olaide Wilson ... Jamaica
Jessica Amento ... Tiny
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Lydia finds out she's pregnant as she tracks down a 15 year old female killer, Sammy tries to come to the rescue of a dog that he accidentally shot, and Tang and Cooper try to help a homeless Marine.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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In the alley Sammy buttons his uniform shirt twice. See more »

Quotes

Officer John Cooper: Bob, if you don't calm down, I'm going to have to bring you in.
Crazy Man: [doing wild karate moves] Hah, you mean you wished you could. I'm invisible. You can't see me!
[Officer Cooper snatches Bob and slams him onto the cruiser]
Crazy Man: .
Crazy Man: [crushed] You can see me?
Officer John Cooper: I can see you, Bob.
Crazy Man: But, I love this car. It smells like apple pie.
Crazy Man: [Officer Cooper and Officer Tang cuff Crazy Bob] Oh, you're hand is so smooth.
Officer John Cooper: My hand, Bob?
Crazy Man: No, hers! Yours is cold and calloused.
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References The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) See more »

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Life-altering stuff
30 January 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Each pair of partners has their storyline - Cooper and Tang go out of their way to help a homeless veteran, Sammy has to foot the bill for a dog's surgery - but this is mostly about Lydia, who's dealing with the heavy news of pregnancy. And 'Identity' becomes an examination of the awesome responsibility of having a child (as a single parent), but also the unexpected ways in which being a parent drastically changes your worldview. Her case this week involves a mother who's taking the rap for murder just to protect her troubled teen. That, in and of itself, isn't all that nuanced, but Regina King honestly takes you through the mental process as she contemplates keeping this child. It's the performances here that really makes this work (which, as usual, can be credited to King).

It's not the first time pregnancy has been brought up on this show (and Sammy didn't go through any self-analysis on the matter), but this is a great way for a hardened detective like Adams to take a look at her life, not to mention another way for her to bond with her partner, who knew she was pregnant before even she did.

8/10


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