Vague-ish Recap: It’s the Steven Stayner kidnapping story from two decades ago.
Comments: I started watching the show this summer, preparing myself for when there was nothing on NBC but football. I’m liking what I see, but there are too many main cast members. Poppy Montgomery is the best actor on the show as the whimsically named Sam Spade, but at times co-stars Enrique Murciano and Eric Close seem superfluous, specifically to make room for the unnecessary Roselyn Sanchez. What I like about the show is that it’s an antidote to the all-Death all-the-time procedurals, with most cases here ending up with the victim being found alive. It’s a wistful, hopeful show. But Poppy needs to stay away from the Fake Tanning booths as her tan this episode looked bad.
Episode Grade: B.