Episode Notes/Recap:

  • During A Sting Operation, A LAPD Officer Is Shot (Only Wounded). The Officer’s Name Is Randi Fletcher, And It’s Revealed That She And Travis Once Dated.
  • During The Sting Operation, And Before She Was Shot, Randi Released Her K-9 (Hudson) From His Leash, So That He Could Attack/Subdue The Shooter. Hudson Wasn’t Able To Subdue The Shooter, But He Was Able To Latch On To Their Leg. Randi Says That If Hudson Gets Near The Suspect Again, He Will Pick Up On The Scent, And Alert His Handler. Randi Suggests That Hudson Should Temporarily Be Assigned To Travis And Wes, So That They Will Have A Better Chance Of Finding The Shooter.
  • To Find Randi’s Shooter, Travis And Wes Must Figure Out Who Would Want To Kill Garza. Garza Was A Drug Dealer, And The Sting Operation Was Set-up To Arrest Him. The Shooter Drove Up And Killed Gaza, And Then Shot Randi. Garza Was A Dealer For The Los Ladrones. Apparently The Los Ladrones Bought Their Drugs Wholesale From A Group Called The Lone Wolves.
  • It’s Revealed That The Shooter Used A .357 Silver Desert Eagle.
  • It’s Revealed That Garza And A Man Named Barrett Got Into An Argument Over A Girl. Garza Shot Barrett In The Leg, During The Argument. Barrett Refused To Testify Against Garza, He Said That He Would Take Care Of The Problem Himself. Barrett Has A Warrant Out For Him, Regarding A Liquor Store Robbery. No-One has Seen Barrett For Weeks.
  • An A.P.B. Is Put Out For Barrett.
  • Travis And Wes Head to The Lone Wolves’ Headquarters (Which Is A Local Shooting Club). Hudson Has Been Temporarily Assigned To Travis And Wes, And He Rides With Them To The Lone Wolves’  Headquarters. 
  • Travis And Wes Gain Access To The Lone Wolves’ Headquarters. Once Inside, Travis And Wes Find A Man That Has A .357 Silver Desert Eagle On Him. The Man Is Taken Into Custody.
  • The Man Says That He Has An Alibi That Proves He Didn’t Kill Garza. The Man Claims That At The Time Of Garza’s Death, He Was At A Local Gay Bar Called Ramses.
  • Travis And Wes Let Hudson Out Of The Car So That He Can Smell The Man’s Scent. Hudson Sniffs Of The Man, And Does Nothing. This Means That The Man Is Most Likely Not The Shooter.
  • Wes Calls The Bar, And Confirms The Man’s Alibi.
  • Travis Brings A Woman To His Apartment (Kelly). Apparently, Travis Met Kelly When He Attended A Bomb-Defusal Class That She Taught A few Months Ago. When Travis And Kelly Arrive Back At Travis’s Apartment, Hudson Won’t Stop Barking At Kelly.
  • Travis Convinces Wes To Take Hudson Back To His Place. This Way, Hudson Won’t Be Barking, And Travis And Kelly Can Have Some “Alone Time”.
  • Travis And Wes Decide To Share “Joint Custody” Of Hudson. Travis Will Be Taking Care Of Hudson During The Day, And Wes Will Be Taking Care Of Hudson At Night.
  • An Anonymous Caller Gives The LAPD  The Address Where Barrett Is {Supposedly} Hiding.
  • Travis And Wes Arrive At The Address Provided By The Anonymous Caller. Outside Of The House, In A Garbage Bag, Travis And Wes Find A .357 Silver Desert Eagle. When Travis And Wes Enter The House, They Find Barrett Inside. Barrett Climbs Out Of A Window, And Makes A Run For It.
  • Travis And Wes Chase Down, And Apprehend Barrett. Barrett Refuses To Let Hudson Sniff His Scent, And He Asks For An Attorney. Barrett Is Brought Back To The Station For Questioning.
  • After Some Intense Plea Bargaining, Barrett Agrees To Let Hudson Sniff His Scent. Hudson Sniffs Barrett, And Does Nothing. It Seems That Barrett Isn’t The Shooter Either.
  • It’s Revealed That The Gun Found Outside Of Barrett’s Safehouse, Is A Match for The Gun That Killed Garza, And Wounded Randi.
  • Hudson Begins Making Too Much Noise In Wes’s Hotel Room, So He Asks Travis If He Can Bring Hudson Over To His Place. Travis Tells Wes That He Can’t Bring Hudson Over, Because Kelly Stayed Over An Extra Night.
  • Wes Brings Hudson Over To Alex’s Place. He And Hudson Stay The Night At Alex’s.
  • Travis And Wes Pull The Phone Records From The Tip-line. They Learn That The Anonymous Caller Called From A Gas Station Pay-Phone. Travis And Wes Pull The Security Footage From the Gas Station. The Caller Is Shown Wearing A Hoodie, And Their Face Isn’t Visible. Wes However, Notices The Car That The Caller Is Driving Is A Crown Victoria With A Scoop In The Hood. This Is The Same Type Of Car That The LAPD Issues.
  • While At The Precinct, Hudson Seemingly Drinks Some Sort Of Cleaning Chemical, And Becomes Severely Ill/Immobile.
  • Travis And Wes Rush Hudson To The Vet. Hudson’s Stomach Is Pumped, And The Vet Tells Travis And Wes That No Solvent/Cleaning Chemicals Were In Hudson’s System. However, It Seems That Hudson Swallowed 3 Strychnine Tablets. This Means That Someone Fed Hudson The Tablets, And Ultimately Tried To Kill Him.
  • Hudson Is Released From The Clinic, And He’s Expected To Make A Full Recovery.
  • Travis And Wes Cop Did the Shooting, And Poisoned Hudson. However, Travis And Wes Need More Proof.
  • Travis And Wes Lead Hudson Through The Precinct’s Locker Room. Hudson Alerts Them On Jim Hawke’s’ (A LAPD Officer) Locker.  Travis And Wes Suspect That Hawkes Was Tied In With Garza. They Suspect That Hawkes Killed Garza, So That Garza Wouldn’t Snitch On Him, After Being Arrested.
  • Travis And Wes Learn that Hawkes Goes To The Docks Every Friday at 6AM. Travis And Wes Tail Hawkes To See What He’s Doing At The Docks Every Friday.
  • Travis And Wes Witness Hawkes Receiving A Drug Shipment At The Docks. They Proceed To Arrest All Parties Involved.
  • Hawkes Is Apprehended. Hudson Is Brought Out To Sniff Of Hawkes. Hudson Sniffs Of Hawkes And Begins Barking. This Means That Hawke’s Is Definitely The Shooter.
  • Randi Is Released From The Hospital.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “He always Has An Opinion.”    – Travis

2) “Why Do You Always Set Yourself Up For Failure, Travis?”    – Wes

3) “You’re A Deeply Damaged Man.”    – Travis

4) “No, This Is Where You Apply To Get your Ass Kicked.”    – Lone Wolves Thug

5) “Subjectively, I Think There’s A Huge Difference.”     – Wes

6) “It Felt Like, Uh, You Know, Getting A Root Canal.”   – Travis



Tonight’s Episode Of Common Law Was Great! I Continue To Love How The Show Puts A Comical Spin On Such Classics As: Law And Order. The Show Really Plays Off On Travis And Wes’s Dysfunctional Friendship, Which Makes The Show Hilariously Entertaining. USA Has Produced Some Heavy-Hitting Original Series, And Common Law Is No Exception. I’ve Been A Fan Of The Show Since Watching The Pilot Episode, And I’m Really Hoping It Gets Renewed For A Second Season. Overall, I Would Absolutely Recommend Common Law. Watch Common Law Live: Friday’s At 10/9c. On USA.


~ Scott R.

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