[S11E5] Crime And Punishment
All Part of the Show: Dorien passes off a police search during her book club as a group of thespians brought in to add drama to the reading.
And Your Reward Is Edible: Dorien offers to let Sharon have the nibbles if she helps with her book club.
Bite of Affection: Sharon and Tracey once begged a ride on Barry Farmer's moped because he would give them love bites.
Bittersweet Ending: The boys avoid jail time, but Tracey takes the blame and sent to jail instead.
Blah, Blah, Blah: When Dorien tries to get Sharon to sing her praises at the book reading, Sharon replies that all she heard was "Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah."
Call-Back: The secret stash of cash which Darryl stored is brought up again and plays a vital part in the plot, with the sisters fearing that it will be found out and it being revealed that Garth used all of it to invest in counterfeit cigarettes.
Calling the Young Man Out: Tracey calls out both of her sons for their involvement in the trading of counterfeit goods.
Extremely Protective Child: Garth was once sent to jail for committing bodily harm to someone when they insulted his mother, calling her demanding and the reason why Darryl turned to crime in the first place. Travis also mentions hitting him for the same reason at that point, although the man never noticed.
Noodle Incident: Dorien once bought scrunchies and pulled a face that was tighter than Tracey's current budget.
Pop-Culture Pun Episode Title: To Sophie's Choice.
Shout-Out: Dorien reads Crime and Punishment at the book meeting.
Tracey offers to get hammered and talk about Made in Chelsea instead.
Taking the Heat: In the end, Tracey decides to take the blame for the counterfeit cigarettes, even though she had nothing to do with it.
Through His Stomach: One of Sharon's distractions to Barry is offering to let him have the French Bread Pizza allegedly cooking in the oven. His response is to decline as that could constitute a bribe.
Turn Out Like His Father: Tracey is especially horrified at the fact that Garth and Travis have been selling counterfeit goods with the help of the attic cash as it means that they're turning out like their criminal father Darryl.
We Need a Distraction: The police are at risk of finding the sisters' cash in the attic, so Tracey asks for a distraction from Sharon. Her response is first to declare that she's popped a French Bread pizza in the oven and then doing the Dance of the Seven Veils in front of Barry Farmer. It doesn't work - it's only through the fact that Garth had been from the money that they're able to get away with it.
[S11E5] Crime and Punishment
I didn't really care for this episode that much. It just seems as if, once again, the detectives receive no punishment or repercussions for bad behavior (ie Elliott interrogating both suspects, esp the first he almost choked to death). And it may be that the way they caught O'Donnell WAS the only way to do that, but I'd like to think there would have been another way. I was with Alex 100 percent in her dislike of the idea.It seems to me if Elliott and Olivia were real detectives in NYC, that Elliott would have been transferred to a less-stressful unit by now, and truthfully, with all the rules they've broken over the years, neither would probably be a cop anymore, let alone a detective. I realize it is a show and therefore there will be some blurring of the line, but I seem to spend most of my time rolling my eyes at them and their escapades. Thanks as always for the review. And may I say, boy, that was fast... lol...
It is EXTREMELY annoying that the detectives in the L&S franchise repeatedly assault suspects with impunity. In this particular episode, it was also annoying that Eva faced no consequences for the crimes she committed.By the way, regarding this line in your review: "Maybe it was that kick in the crotch from the kid that made him so testy?" Pun intended? 041b061a72