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I noticed that, in this week's episode, they corrected their error from a previous episode when they kept referring to Gormley as Sgt., instead of Lieutenant. This week, as Frank was walking a corridor and referring to Gormley as Sgt., he was corrected and reminded that he, Frank, had promoted Gormley to Lieutenant. Whether anyone (connected with the show) had read any threads about this faux pas, and passed it along to be corrected now, is unknown. Or, perhaps, they, themselves, recognized their error. In either case, I thought it was nice that they corrected themselves.

Also, in this week's episode, when the wounded perpetrator asked to call his mother and got no answer, I thought it was rather predictable that Jamie would end up finding her and bring her to the hospital.

And, my usual notice once again is-why is Amy Carlson getting so LITTLE air-time?
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The Sergeant/Lieutenant snafu was due to airing two episodes out of order .... good catch on your part!

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The Sergeant/Lieutenant snafu was due to airing two episodes out of order .... good catch on your part!
Just once I would like a network to explain why a show's episodes are run out of order. It makes no sense whatsoever.
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This week episode, season 5 #15 has Janko killing a drugs pusher in a shot out, will that get her a dinner invite, a chair at the table, she fits right in, pissed about getting a medal. Drinks the right booze and really likes Jamie, and that goes 2 ways.
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Just my opinion--in this week's episode, the dinner table scene seemed rather short, compressed and added just to able to say they had the dinner table scene. And-since Danny and his partner were supposed to be guarding the high-stakes witness (as the supposedly only trustworthy detectives able to do this due to secrecy), how did he have time to be at the weekly dinner? I guess one answer would be they had shifts of cops doing the protection. But, that isn't mentioned nor does it make sense due to the "secrecy" issue.
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I noticed that as well - the scene seemed to be an afterthought - oops, we forgot the dinner scene!
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I thought the episode was pretty good despite being somewhat predictable. I liked how Danny wasn't involved until the very end.
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Writers are on a roll this season. Enjoying the stories. Janko is more of a Reagan than half the family.
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I felt the episode this week was EXCEPTIONALLY good!

1-Baker (Abigail Hawk) was finally given some decent air time talking directly with Frank (Tom Selleck). When given the opportunity, she shows the talent she has.

2-For a change, the show wasn't centered around Danny (Donnie Wahlberg). This time, he was a "secondary" role. Albeit, a "strong" secondary role.

3-YES! They got rid of the person playing the commander of Donnie and Maria (Marisa Baez) that had replaced Gormley (Robert Clohessy). As I had mentioned (in an earlier posting), the lady they had as the replacement was (IMO) COMPLETELY wrong for the part physically. This new guy (so far) seems to fit the part much more believably.

4-Speaking of Gormley, I felt it was a nice touch to show him conferring with Frank on ordinary business. No confrontations-just everyday operations. And, for a change, Garrett (Gregory Jabara) wasn't confrontational with anyone. In fact, he wasn't even in this episode.

5-I thought Eddie Jenko (Vanessa Ray) did a very credible performance in her role as going undercover for the first time. Along this plot line, I felt that Jamie (Will Estes) has truly matured in his role. He actually seemed to be the "seasoned" cop. Perhaps the writers could now show him taking an exam to get promoted to Corporal (?).

6-Grandpa Henry (Len Cariou) was given decent air time this episode. That was nice to see. But, along this line, I felt his "story" this week was way too predictable. There is no way they would write in a love interest for him. To top it off, as soon as his lady friend showed off the nice bracelet, it was immediately apparent that she would be out of the story by the end of the show. And that Henry would be the tough "cop" to uphold the law to have her arrested.

7-The one nit I have is (again)–they gave no airtime to Linda (Amy Carlson). She had maybe two or three lines at the dinner table and that was it. I know it wasn't possible (this episode) to fit in a story for her. But-why can't they give her more air time in future episodes. Her talent is really being wasted.

8-I also thought it was an interesting twist to not have the girl forgive the convict. Usually, in these situations (where the convict truly repents), the victim breaks down and does forgive the tormenter. It was an interesting role reversal to not have the girl forgive him.

Once again, I thought this weeks episode was close to, if not the best show of the series. It is a pleasure to watch this program. I hope they keep up the good story lines and that the show continues for many more seasons.

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I agree with Linda having more air time and more lines instead of "pass the potatoes, pass the meat .. Jamie should take the promotion test to sergeant. No corporal rank in the NYPD..

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I agree with Linda having more air time and more lines instead of "pass the potatoes, pass the meat .. Jamie should take the promotion test to sergeant. No corporal rank in the NYPD..
I did not know there was not a rank of Corporal in the NYPD. Thanks for the info.

IMO, if Jaimie became a Sergeant, they would find it difficult to write roles for him in the show. So, maybe it is just as well to leave him where he is.
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...IMO, if Jaimie became a Sergeant, they would find it difficult to write roles for him in the show. So, maybe it is just as well to leave him where he is.
Not necessarily... there are plenty of TV police sergeants that seemed to command nothing at all... Joe Friday, Pete Malloy, Philip Fish, Christine Cagney ... I could go on...
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I felt the episode this week was EXCEPTIONALLY good!

1-Baker (Abigail Hawk) was finally given some decent air time talking directly with Frank (Tom Selleck). When given the opportunity, she shows the talent she has.

2-For a change, the show wasn't centered around Danny (Donnie Wahlberg). This time, he was a "secondary" role. Albeit, a "strong" secondary role.

3-YES! They got rid of the person playing the commander of Donnie and Maria (Marisa Baez) that had replaced Gormley (Robert Clohessy). As I had mentioned (in an earlier posting), the lady they had as the replacement was (IMO) COMPLETELY wrong for the part physically. This new guy (so far) seems to fit the part much more believably.

4-Speaking of Gormley, I felt it was a nice touch to show him conferring with Frank on ordinary business. No confrontations-just everyday operations. And, for a change, Garrett (Gregory Jabara) wasn't confrontational with anyone. In fact, he wasn't even in this episode.

5-I thought Eddie Jenko (Vanessa Ray) did a very credible performance in her role as going undercover for the first time. Along this plot line, I felt that Jamie (Will Estes) has truly matured in his role. He actually seemed to be the "seasoned" cop. Perhaps the writers could now show him taking an exam to get promoted to Corporal (?).

6-Grandpa Henry (Len Cariou) was given decent air time this episode. That was nice to see. But, along this line, I felt his "story" this week was way too predictable. There is no way they would write in a love interest for him. To top it off, as soon as his lady friend showed off the nice bracelet, it was immediately apparent that she would be out of the story by the end of the show. And that Henry would be the tough "cop" to uphold the law to have her arrested.

7-The one nit I have is (again)–they gave no airtime to Linda (Amy Carlson). She had maybe two or three lines at the dinner table and that was it. I know it wasn't possible (this episode) to fit in a story for her. But-why can't they give her more air time in future episodes. Her talent is really being wasted.

8-I also thought it was an interesting twist to not have the girl forgive the convict. Usually, in these situations (where the convict truly repents), the victim breaks down and does forgive the tormenter. It was an interesting role reversal to not have the girl forgive him.

Once again, I thought this weeks episode was close to, if not the best show of the series. It is a pleasure to watch this program. I hope they keep up the good story lines and that the show continues for many more seasons.
Agreed on nearly everything you said. The last two episodes have been back where the show used to be the first couple of seasons.
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I agree. There are many great characters in this ensemble and it is tough to get them all in the episode.

I almost thought Jamie was going to give Edit a hug when he walked into the control room. Missed it by that much...

Great show. Beats the doom and gloom of all the "new style" murder mystery shows like Secrets and Lies, etc.
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