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Episode Notes/Recap:

  • Wes And Travis Begin Participating In Role Play exercises, During Group Therapy. Travis And Wes Take The Role Playing Exercise To A New Level, And Begin Imitating Each Other, On The Job.
  • A Woman Calls 911 Saying That She Has Been Attacked By A Man Named Kevin Boyd.
  • Wes And Travis Arrive At The Location Where The 911 Call Was Placed. Upon Arrival, Travis And Wes Learn That The Location Is A Bakery Owned By Beth Boyd. Apparently, Beth’s Husband Is Kevin Boyd.
  • Beth’s Sister Says That Beth And Kevin Lease Many Stores To People. Beth’s Sister Is Even One Of The Leasers. Apparently She Has A Restaurant That Was Leased To Her By Kevin And Beth.
  • Kevin Boyd Is Brought In For Questioning. Kevin Says That He Went To A Beth’s Sister’s Restaurant/Bar, And Then Hours Later, He Awoke In His Car. Huge Chunks Of Kevin’s Memory Are Missing. (Or So He Claims)
  • During Questioning, Travis Notices A Stamp On Kevin’s Hand. Apparently The Stamp Is For A Local Burlesque Club. Kevin Claims That He Didn’t Have The Stamp Yesterday. (Could Kevin Have Gotten Drunk And Went To The Club, Without Remembering Any Of It?
  • Travis And Wes Head To The Burlesque Club. When They Arrive, Travis And Wes Begin Talking To The Club Manager (Ed), And One Of The Dancers (Destiny). Destiny And Ed Say That Kevin Left The Club At 12:00 AM. (This Is Around 10-15 Minutes Before Beth’s 911 Call Was Placed.)
  • Ed Says That Kevin Wanted To Keep His Night Going After He Left The Club. Ed Referred Kevin To A Local {Illegal} Gambling Operation.
  • Travis And Wes Head To The Gambling Operation, And Learn That Kevin Arrived At The Location At 12:24 AM
  • Beth’s Hard Drive Is Searched, And It’s Revealed That She Filed Several Police Complaints On An Ex-Con Named Carl Battier. Apparently Carl Delivered Cupcake Ingredients To Beth’s Bakery.
  • Travis And Wes Visit Carl. Carl Claims That He Was At Home, On The Night Of Beth’s Death.
  • Beth’s Autopsy Report Comes In. It’s Revealed That Beth Had Kevin’s Skin Underneath Her Fingernails.
  • Travis And Wes  Learn That Kevin Is Holed Up In Beth’s Bakery. He Says That He Can’t Live Knowing That He May Have Blacked Out And Killed His Wife. Kevin Says That If Anyone Enters The Bakery, He Will Blow It Up.
  • Travis And Wes Are Able To Talk Down Kevin. No-One Is Injured.
  • A Tox Screen Shows That Kevin Was Roofied.
  • Travis And Wes question Beth’s Sister, Since Her Restaurant/Bar Is The Last Place That Kevin Remembers Being At.
  • Beth’s Sister Said That She Told Beth That Kevin Was At The Bar. She Says That Beth Then Gave Her A Bottle Of Whiskey, And Told Her To Serve Kevin From That Particular Bottle Of Whiskey.
  • Travis And Wes Begin To Suspect That Beth May Have Roofied Kevin To Frame Him For Assault ((If Kevin WEnt To Prison, Beth Would Inherit All Of His Assets), But Then She Accidentally Killed Herself.
  • Travis, Wes, And The Captain Begin Re-Enacting Beth’s Situation, To See If Their Theory Is Possible, They Learn That There IS No Way That Beth Tied Herself To The Chair That She Was Found Tied Up In.
  • Travis And Wes Begin Reviewing The Details Of Beth’s Death. They Learn That The Person Who Tied Beth Up Was Left-Handed, Kevin Is Right Handed. This Means That A Left-Handed Person Was In The Bakery With Beth.
  • By Reviewing Beth’s 911 Call, Travis And Wes Learn That A Woman Killed Beth.
  • Travis And Wes Are Able To Determine That Beth’s Sister Is The Killer.  Beth’s Sister Was Helping Beth Frame Kevin, But Then She Turned On Beth, And Strangled Her. Beth’s Sister Did This Because With Kevin And Beth Out Of The Way, She Would Own The Bakery, And Her Bar/Restaurant.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “Do You Ever Get Tired Of Being You?”    – Travis

2) “You’d Make A Good Grownup.”    – Jonelle

3) “That’s Just Stupid.”    – Travis

 

Review:

Tonight’s Episode Of Common Law Was Hilarious, Yet Intriguing. I Love How The Series Focuses On Individual Cases, Much Like Law And Order Does, While Also Focusing On The Main Two Characters’ Progression. I’ve Been A Fan Of The Show Since The Pilot, And The Series Continues To Impress Me. Overall, I Would Definitely Recommend Common Law. Watch Common Law Live: Friday’s At 10/9C. On USA.

 

~ Scott R.


Episode Notes:

  • Travis And Wes Are assigned A Case involving A Husband And Wife Who Robbed A Local Nightclub.
  • Travis And Wes Learn That They’re 2 Arrests Away From Their 400th Arrest. Once They Get Their 400th Arrest, Travis And Wes Will Be Inducted Into The “LAPD Legion Of Honor”. Wes Doesn’t Seem To Care About The Goal. Travis, On The Other Hand, Is Obsesses With Making It To The 400 Goal.
  • Travis And Wes Go To Question The Bartender That Was Working At The Nightclub When It Was Robbed. She Says That The Man And Woman Were Wearing Identical Charm Bracelets With The 4 Charms Being The 4 Suits Found On Playing Cards. Wes Recognizes The Bracelets As Being Ones That Are Awarded To Bridge tournament Winners.
  • Travis Suspects That The Man And His Wife Are From The Texas Panhandle Area.
  • It’s Confirmed That The Man And His Wife Are From Texas. Wes Confirms This By Reading A Texas Newspaper Article Featuring The Man And His Wife, After They Won A Local Bridge Tournament. The Man And His Wife Are Identified As Being Jim And Maria Bergen.
  • Travis And Wes Trace The Duo’s Credit Cards, And Learn That They Are Staying At A Local Hotel.
  • Travis And Wes Arrive At The Couple’s Room. The Couple Spot Travis And Wes, And They Run To the Hotel’s Garage. The Couple Jump Into Their Mini-Van And escape, Before Travis And Wes Are Able To Catch/Arrest Them.
  • Wes Meets A Woman While Having Dinner At The Hotel, Where He Stays/Lives. Wes And The Woman Plan To Have Dinner The Following Night.
  • Jim And Maria Strike Again. This Time They’ve Robbed A Local Designer Clothing Store.
  • Wes Gets In Touch With Maria’s Sister. The Woman Gives Wes Maria’s Cell Phone Number.
  • Wes And Travis Call The Cell Phone Number. Maria Answers And Says That She Is In Danger And Needs Help. Maria Gives Travis And Wes The Address Of Where She Is At.
  • Travis And Wes Arrive At The Location, And Enter The House. Inside, They Discover To Security Guards. Apparently, The Two Guards Are Payed To Keep An Eye On The Houses In The Neighborhood. The Two Guards Say That They Say Movement Inside Of The House, And Went To Investigate. By The Time They Got Inside, The Intruders Were Gone.
  • The Two Guards Show Travis And Wes A Letter That They Found Inside Of The House, On The Floor. The Letter Was Written By Maria, And It Says That She Fears Jim May Kill Her.
  • Travis And Wes Also Find Pills, That Most Likely Belong To Jim/Maria, Inside Of The House. Travis And Wes Take The Pills To The Medical Examiner To Find Out What They Are.
  • The Medical Examiner Identifies The Majority Of The Pills As Being A High dosage Prescription Anti-Inflamatory Pill. The Pill Is Usually Prescribed To Patients With Serious illnesses Such As Cancer. This Means That One Of Th e Bergen’s Is Seriously Ill.
  • Wes Goes To Dinner With The Woman That He Met The Day Before (Carine). During His Dinner, Wes Begins Talking About Alex. Carine Suggests To Wes That He Hasn’t Moved On. Basically, Wes’s Date Is An Epic Fail.
  • It’s Revealed That Jim Has leukemia.
  • Jim And Maria Strike Again. This Time, They’ve Robbed A Local Restaurant.
  • Travis And Wes Learn That Maria Isn’t Being Forced To commit The Robberies, But Rather She Is Pretending To Be Held Against Her Will, To Avoid Prosecution If/When Her And Her Husband Are Caught. Travis And Wes Also Learn That The Couple Are Taking A “Vacation” {Of Sorts} Since Jim Is Dying. The Couple Are Visiting Locations, Based On An Online Article That Shows The Top 36 Places To Visit In L.A. The Couple Are Robbing The Locations That They Visit, So That They Will Have Enough Money To Visit The Next Location, And So That They Will Have Enough Money For Food/Lodging. Apparently After Jim Was Diagnosed With leukemia, He Lost His Job, And His Medical Bills Took All Of Their Money. Basically, The Couple Is On The Verge Of Bankruptcy.
  • Travis And Wes Send Teams To The Last 4 Locations Left On The List. Travis And Wes Decide To Head To The Very Last Location On The List, (A Local Art Museum) Because A Benefit Is Being Held There. The Couple Have Been Following The List In Order, But Travis And Wes Think That The Couple Is Going To Break The Pattern, And Go To The Museum (Due To The Fact That A Benefit Is Being Held There, Which Means Lots Of Wealthy People Will Be Attending. There’ll Be Lots Of Money Floating Around At The Benefit).
  • Travis And Wes Arrive At The Museum And Spot Jim And Maria. Jim Is Arrested, And Maria Is Brought Back To The Station For Questioning.
  • Travis And Wes Find The Stolen Money As Well As Handwritten Notes (Proving That She Willingly Participated In The Robberies)  In Her Bag. Travis And Wes Tell Maria That The Stolen Money Is Going To Be Returned. Travis And Wes Also Decide To Sacrifice Their 400th Arrest, And Put In Their Police Report That Maria Was Held Captive By Her Husband, And Forced To Participate In The Robberies.
  • Wes Convinces Carine To Give Him Another Shot With Their Date. During Carine And Wes’s Conversation, Carine’s Cell Phone Rings. Carine Tells Wes That It’s The Office Calling, And She Answers It. Wes Notices That Carine’s Tone Of Voice Doesn’t signify That She Is Talking With Someone From Work. Wes Calls Carine Out On It, And She Reveals That She Was Talking To Her Fiance; Carine Is Engaged. Carine Tells Wes That No-One Has To Know What Happens Between The Two Of Them, But Wes Ends The Date And Leaves, After Learning That Carine Is Engaged.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “Dude, You Have No Game, Whatsoever.”   – Travis

 

Review:

Tonight’s Episode Of Common Law Was Entertaining, As Usual! Tonight’s Episode Was Able To Mix Drama With Comedy. The Series Is Like An Off-Beat Comedy Version Of Law And Order. I’ve Loved The Series Since The Pilot Episode, And I’ve Even Become A Fan Of The Show. The Relationship Between Travis And Wes Is What Makes The Show So Interesting And Hilarious. I Would Highly Recommend Common Law. Watch Common Law Live: Friday’s At 10/9C. On USA

 

~ Scott R.


8/7c Whitney “Mad Women” Rerun on NBC

8:30/7:30c Community “Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps” Rerun on NBC

10/9c Common Law “Performance Anxiety” on USA


Episode Notes:

  • A Group Of Robbers Rob A Local home. When Travis And Wes Arrive To The Scene, They Learn That The FBI Is Working the Case As Well. The Lead FBI Agent On The Case (Agent D’Amico) Tells Travis And Wes that The Suspects Are Serial Robbers Who Use Baby Masks For A Disguise. The Robbers Are Known As “The Baby-Face Robbers”.
  • It’s Revealed That The Baby-Face Robbers Are Most Likely Ex-Military.
  • Travis Begins To Suspect That Was Has “A Thing” For the Beautiful Agent D’Amico.
  • Travis And Wes Get A Lead On The Weapons That The Baby-Faces Have Been Using To commit The Robberies. Travis And Wes Learn That The Guns That The Baby-Faces Have Been Using Are MP-5’s, Which Is A Weapon Issued specifically To Army Rangers.
  • Travis Goes To Ask One Of His Foster Brothers (Jason) For A List Of Recently Discharged Army Rangers. Apparently Jason Counsels Army Veterans. Jason Tells Travis That He Can’t Tell Him Any Information About His Clients.
  • Jason Stares At The Picture Of An Army Veteran Named Richard. This Leads Travis And Wes To Believe That Richard May Have Something To Do With The Robberies.
  • Travis And Wes Go To Richard’s House To Ask Him A Few Questions. While Walking On Richard’s Property, Wes Steps On A Pressure Activated Bar Mine. This Means That If Wes Steps Off Of The Mine, It Will Explode. Also, If Wes Stands On The Mine For More Than 90 Seconds, It Will Explode.
  • Travis Replaces Wes’s Weight With Buckets Of Water, And Wes Is Able To Step Off Of The Mine. The Two Run From The Mine, And It Explodes. Neither Travis Nor Wes Are Injured.
  • Travis And Wes Search Richard’s House, Richard Isn’t In The House, But Travis And Wes Do Find A Stockpile Of Weapons, Along With C-4 In The Basement. (C-4 Is What The Baby-Faces Have Been Using To Blast Into The Safes Of The Houses That They Have Robbed)
  • Travis Asks Agent D’Amico To Go On A Date With Him. Agent D’Amico Agrees To Go Out With Travis, But Only After The Baby-Faces Are Caught/Arrested.
  • Richard Is Found And Brought In For Questioning.
  • Richard Says That He Isn’t One Of The Baby-Faces, But That He Did Provide Them With Their Weapons. Richard Says That The Men Were Wearing Their Masks, When He Delivered Their Weapons To Them. Richard Says That He Has A Detail About One Of The Guys. Apparently, One Of The Guys Had A Zippo Lighter, And Was Doing Tricks With It.
  • It’s Revealed That Jason Once Smoked, And Had A Zippo Lighter That He Did Tricks With.
  • Travis Goes To Visit Jason And Learns That He Still Carries His Zippo Lighter, And Does Tricks With It When He Gets Nervous. (Could Jason Be One Of The Robbers, And If So, Will Travis Have The Heart To Arrest Him?)
  • Travis Begins Tailing Jason.
  • Wes Calls Travis And Tells Him That The Robbers Arranged For A Drop Location Where Richard Was Supposed To Drop Of Their C-4. Wes Plans To Set Up A Sting Operation, In Hopes Of Catching The Baby-Faces.
  • Wes Asks Agent D’Amico Out For A Date. She Tells Wes The Same Line That She Told Travis. Agent D’Amico Tells Wes That She’ll Go Out With Him, But Only After The Baby-Faces Are Caught/Arrested.
  • Jason Sees Travis Tailing Him And Confronts Him. Jason Says That He Isn’t One Of The Baby-Faces, Nor Does He Have Any Involvement With Them. (Is Jason Lying, Or Could He Be Telling The Truth?)
  • Wes Goes To The Sting Operation And Apprehends A Man Named Glenn. Wes Suspects That Glenn Is One Of The Baby-Faces, Because He Has A Zippo Lighter.
  • Glenn Claims That He Was Buying The C-4 To Use For A Fishing Trip.
  • During Glenn’s Questioning, the Baby-Faces Rob Another House. This Means That There’s No Way That Glenn Is One Of The Baby-Faces.
  • Travis And Wes Go To The Scene Of The Latest Robbery, And Learn That The Baby-Faces Left A Zippo Lighter In The Home’s Safe. (Could This Mean That Jason Is One Of The Baby-Faces, And He Is Taunting Travis?)
  • Travis Tells Wes That He Suspects Jason Of Being One Of The Baby-Face Robbers.
  • Travis Goes To Visit His Foster Mother. (Who Is Also Jason’s Mother). She Says That Jason’s Computer Shows That He Has Researched 5 Addresses. There’s Only Been 4 Robberies. This Means That If Travis And Wes Go To The 5th Address, They May Be Able To Catch The Baby-Faces While They’re  Committing The Crime.
  • Travis And Wes Arrive At The Address (Along With Agent D’Amico And LAPD Backup) And Catch The Baby-Faces Committing The Robbery. A Gunfight Begins.
  • All Of The Robbers (Including Jason) Are Arrested. Travis, Wes, Agent D’Amico, And LAPD Are Unharmed.
  • Travis And Wes Learn That Agent D’Amico Strung Them Both Along.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “You Got Us Homework Dumbass.”   – Travis

2) “You’re A Good Partner”   – Agent D’Amico

3) “Men Are Quite Easily Manipulated. In My Experience.” – Dr. Ryan

4) “I Just Feel Dirty. You?”    – Travis

5) “Great. Let’s Go Catch These A** Holes.”   – Wes

 

Tonight’s Episode Of Common Law Was Hilarious. Once Again, The Show Had Me Intrigued With The Case, But Also Kept Me Laughing With The Jokes. I Love How The Series Is Able To Capture The Essence Of Law And Order And Mix That In With The Hilarity Of Shows Such As Men At Work, To Create A Hilarious And Intriguing Show. Overall, The Series Is Great, And I Would Highly Suggest You Check It Out. Watch Common Law Live: Friday’s At 10/9C. On USA.

 

~ Scott R.