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2007, TV Show

Raines Episode: "Stone Dead"

Season 1, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Raines looks into the personal life of a murdered drug dealer and learns he was an aspiring artist hoping to leave his past behind. Meanwhile, Raines becomes concerned about Charlie's son, who is having trouble dealing with his father's death.
Original Air Date: Apr 6, 2007

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Season 1, Episode 4
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Length: 43:07
Aired: 4/6/2007

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April 6, 2007: Stone Dead Season 1, Episode 4

We got a very interesting introduction to the wife and child of Raines' slain partner Charlie tonight. Charlie's wife Lisa ( The Closer's Gina Ravera) is dealing with her husband's death in a healthy way but her son Jack is still reeling. Not only is Jack angry that his father is gone, but he's in serious want of some revenge. It broke my heart a little when Jack said he wished he could have killed his father's murderer. Raines was understandably concerned when he heard Jack say that. So concerned, in fact, that he discusses Jack with Dr. Kohl during his session. When Raines asks her, "What kind of selfish father does something that he knows sooner or later's gonna kill him," the doctor assumes she's talking about Charlie. But Raines is referring to Jimmy's father who overdosed in front of him when he was five. Dr. Kohl encourages Raines to bring Jack in because whether or not the kid wants to talk to her she seems to be able to help people whether or not they want to be there. Our victim this week, Jimmy, is a reformed pothead who got his act together and was attending art school. His old crew the 420 mafia couldn't function without him so when he moved away to college they followed him. When the muscle of the group Surfer discovers how much money can be made selling fake collector's editions of comic books he drags Jimmy back into that life. But when Surfer threatens Wally, who had become like a father figure to Jimmy, Jimmy knows he has to permanently cut ties to the group but his plan backfires on him. This was my favorite episode so far. Series creator Graham Yost did scripting duty on this episode and it sings with his little touches. As always, I like seeing Raines in action on his cases. He's always meeting interesting people but this week the cast of characters was particularly colorful and amusing. My favorite was probably the doper old lady. "Old age put her on the bicycle but pot is doing the peddling." I thought it was sweet when she gave Raines that pair of shoes. I also enjoyed Boyer letting canine officer Sophie (who was blind) do a little damage in Sergei's smoke shop. Raines questioning the stoner gang was great as well. He always gets his man and it was probably made that much easier by a confused group of potheads. I did have one small problem though. Jimmy set out to kill Surfer. I know Surfer threatened to hurt Wally but I still had a problem with that. Your thoughts? I know we all enjoy how the information Raines learns about the victim changes his perception of them. I also enjoy how much we learn about Raines through these interactions. This week we learned Raines moved to Los Angeles to be a writer like Raymond Chandler, which certainly explains his way with words. And although this is a show about death Raines isn't on the scene unless there's a murder there is also a lot of humor here. I think it's welcome and much needed considering we have a main character who drinks and sees dead people. As always, there were so many great lines. Here's a sampling of my favorites: "You're freakishly tall." "Some people say my dad's in a better place. How come that best place wasn't with me and my mom?" "I'm cursing God less." "Don't stop completely. I'm sure it's a welcome change from all those people sucking up and asking for stuff." "That smart ass attitude is exactly why you'll never get to have a captain's ulcer." "Maybe he fell on the knife you were holding. Twice." "You suck at lying." "What if I buy you something?" "Can I just have the cash?" show less
We got a very interesting introduction to the wife and child of Raines’ slain partner Charlie tonight. Charlie’s wife Lisa (The Closer’s Gina Ravera) is dealing with her husband’s death in a healthy way but her son Jack is still reeling. Not only is Jack angry that his father is gone, but he’s in serious want of some revenge. It broke my heart a little when Jack said he wished he could have killed his father’s murderer. Raines was understandably concerned when he heard Jack say that. So concerned, in fact, that he discusses Jack with Dr. Kohl during his session. When Raines asks her, “What kind of selfish father does something that he knows sooner or later’s gonna kill him,” the doctor assumes she’s talking about Charlie. But Raines is referring to Jimmy’s father who overdosed in front of him when he was five. Dr. Kohl encourages Raines to bring Jack in because whether or not the kid wants to talk to her she seems to be able to ... read more

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Premiered: March 15, 2007, on NBC
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