Kind of a blah episode for me. Maybe because Alderman Gibbons wasn’t in it and I love the chess match he and Teresa Colvin play. But it was a pretty basic episode. Basically an OD case turns into a murder case and Jarek and Caleb have to find out what is going on. They are able to track down the dealers/killers and go under cover in order to do so. Meanwhile Teresa is still dealing with the politics of her position and getting into it with the Mayor’s Chief of Staff over police radios that aren’t working. In the end she gets what she wants and even more than she thought. While working the case, Jarek comes across some intel that will open up their investigation into corruption. As a result, Colvin needs to suspend Jarek and Caleb for 2 weeks to save face with the Mayor’s CoS. After he leaves, while Colvin and Jarek laugh it up, Caleb has a look of disdain and annoyance on his face.
This was the most interesting part of the episode and I think brings up two very important questions:
- Is keeping things from your partner (no matter how young or new he is) a good thing?
- Is Teresa being too conspicuous with her relationship with Jarek?
Caleb learned this week that Teresa and Jarek are working together to bring down someone. And these two are laughing about their inside “joke” while Caleb is left standing there wondering what the hell is going on. It was very 6th grade-ish on the part of Teresa and Jarek. Now Caleb knows that Jarek is working on something that he has no idea about. What does that do for their partnership? While I understand Caleb has to earn his stripes and Jarek may not tell him everything until he trusts him further, then don’t get him involved in what you’re doing unless you are going to tell him. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t have your partner help you with an investigation you don’t plan on telling him about. And if you do plan on using him, then tell him why. Be honest with him. Even tell him part of what is going on but until further notice, he can’t tell him everything just yet but he trusts him enough to clue him into to ABC parts of the investigation. Caleb seems like the type of guy that would be fine with that. He’d actually respect you more if you did that then the way you handled it already. I just think it will be interesting how this plays out and how this will affect their working relationship.
I know Teresa and Jarek used to be partners but don’t you think they are awfully chummy in public? I’m not saying they can’t be friendly but they are always talking closely and always make these comments about how they know each other so well and she’s much more casual with him than with other cops? I think for a woman in that position, you don’t want to make any more enemies than you already have just by being there. You don’t think other cops are going to notice the treatment you give your old partner? I think they need to tone it down and Teresa may want to distance herself from Jarek a bit more in public.