Wahlberg, Ramos, and Fearless agree that there's something "not right" about this situation. Aren't these the best cops you've ever seen? And why are they trying to make us like this Ramos guy? Is he a new addition to the cast? The three cops conclude that this had to be some kind of set-up. Haven't we known that for fifteen minutes? "Maybe it wasn't random," Wahlberg says. Fearless wonders if the cop was the easiest target, or the intended target all along. Didn't they already figure this all out in the last scene? Or before, when Chronic said this was going to happen? I really don't understand their confusion. The Chief says they got a 911 call just now. He plays it. It's the cop, Samuel Norville, who says he's an LAPD police officer and he's being held hostage. You can tell he's reading as he says that he has brought this upon himself: "I am a willing slave to an unjust justice system. I deserve to die. I'll miss you all and I'm sorry." Then the 911 lady cuts in calmly, "Officer, do you have a location?" Good Jesus. Talk about 911 is a joke. The rest of the room doesn't seem to be that spooked, either. I guess this happens all the time. No location? Well, there's nothing 911 can do for you, officer. Perhaps you should call back when you can respond to your own call. The dispatcher says it was a cell phone, so they didn't get a location. The chief asks now if they're sure it was Norville on the line. Hey, here's an idea everyone: take a nap. Then you can just kick back and relax, and by the time you wake up this will all be over. No more nasty kidnapping to worry about. No more dealing with a pesky criminal. Everyone will be dead and we can just move on. Kick back a couple of rounds with McNorris. Maybe Wahlberg can tell everyone a few stories about his kooky wife. The Chief gets the brilliant idea of telling three cops to listen to the 911 tape over and over again, listening for some sort of hint, like a noise in the background that would lead them to a location. On a cell phone. Where people are usually...mobile. He says that perhaps Norville was accenting some syllables in code. Yeah. "I deserve to die," is code for "I'm in the kitchen of Barney's Beanery near the keg of Shiner." Maybe then he can get the rest of the police force to go through the phone book and call every number asking, "Hi. We're LAPD. Have you kidnapped Samuel Norville? No? Sorry to bother you."
Episode Report CardPamie: A- | 896 USERS: B-
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