Standoff Episodes

2006, TV Show

Standoff Episode: "One Shot Stop"

Season 1, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: A notorious sniper who has periodically terrorized Los Angeles for more than three decades is at it again, or so it seems. But this time there's a difference: communication, in the form of a rambling, manic letter. Matt and Emily think they can use the missive to smoke out the shooter. Plus there's another new wrinkle: a hostage. Donald: Raphael Sbarge. Bayless: Todd Tesen. Lucas: Timothy Carhart.
Original Air Date: Nov 7, 2006
Guest Cast Kevin Will: Road Rager Raphael Sbarge: Donald Leeson Tony Colitti: BSU Doctor Timothy Carhart: Lucas Leeson Todd Tesen: Capt. Tim Bayless Charlie Bodin: Green FBI Agent Donnie Jeffcoat: Young Cop/Randy Sexton
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Season 1, Episode 6
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Length: 43:15
Aired: 11/7/2006
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November 7, 2006: One Shot Stop Season 1, Episode 6

Now, I don't want to alarm anyone, but my psychopathic-killer instincts are frighteningly good. At the start of the episode, I had a hunch that this new string of shootings was not coming from the real G.L.A. If I were a detective and I started off the case summary by saying the suspect was breaking from a pattern he's followed for decades, I might spy a red flag. The shootings had "copycat" written all over them. I also knew that Captain Bayless was a goner. His suave attitude and eagerness to appear the hero pretty much signed his death certificate. And while I didn't find his death all that surprising, seeing it happen was still a pretty raw experience. And, man, so was Cheryl's reaction to it. It's understandable that she'd feel responsible, since she let him continue with the ill-advised press conference. But I found myself laughing incredulously when she suggested killing Donald to satisfy the demands of the real G.L.A. The lady has teeth! Yikes. And speaking of Donald, geez. Poor, poor Donald. He was taking out random citizens of L.A. just to reconnect with his brother? How sweet. (Which reminds me, I'll have to start working on my Christmas shopping a little early this year.) So, not only did Donald long for his brother, but his abusive dad had just died. And on top of that, he felt conflicted and surprised by how much he missed his father, even though his childhood with him was awful. I'm beginning to think the premise of this show is to make me like criminals. Yes, I'm sure most folks on the wrong side of the law have a lot of pain and bitterness to fuel their behavior. But can we just once have a perp who's outright bad? Or how about just plain old psychotic? I guess we got relatively close to that once we met the real G.L.A., Lucas. He was definitely much scarier than Donald: so calm, so sophisticated. I mean, he was wearing what appeared to be a cashmere sweater, people! My mind can't wrap itself around men's casual homicidal style. Give me crazy hair and full-length flannel. Or maybe even a nice lampshade over the head. That makes sense, I can work with that. Despite my uneasiness with Lucas' sophistication, I must admit that I did find myself feeling a little twinge of regret over his death. On the other hand, though, it was nice to see Frank have a chance to save the day for a change and excel in his role on the team. Usually he comes off as too trigger-happy, but this time he was exactly what the doctor ordered. Except in the case of Matt and Emily, that is. It seems he's always setting Matt up to start treating her poorly. Of course, the analytical woman in me realizes that Matt is the one with the problem, not Frank. I'm not sure I entirely understand the motivation behind his actions, but in the past few episodes, we've seen Matt doubt and sometimes downright ignore his partner. Maybe Emily was right in saying she thought she lost her credibility as soon as the two of them got together, but it also feels like something else is awry. I just can't quite put my finger on it yet. I'm hoping at some point we get to see Emily bare her teeth a bit if this pattern continues. You see, I'm all for remaining professional and trying to understand your partner's point of view, but sometimes you just have to throw a carefully aimed Steve Madden pump at a man to get your point across. That's hypothetically speaking, of course. show less
Now, I don’t want to alarm anyone, but my psychopathic-killer instincts are frighteningly good. At the start of the episode, I had a hunch that this new string of shootings was not coming from the real G.L.A. If I were a detective and I started off the case summary by saying the suspect was breaking from a pattern he’s followed for decades, I might spy a red flag. The shootings had “copycat” written all over them. I also knew that Captain Bayless was a goner. His suave attitude and eagerness to appear the hero pretty much signed his death certificate. And while I didn’t find his death all that surprising, seeing it happen was still a pretty raw experience. And, man, so was Cheryl’s reaction to it. It’s understandable that she’d feel responsible, since she let him continue with the ill-advised press conference. But I found myself laughing incredulously when she suggested killing Donald to satisfy the demands of the real G.L.A. The lady has ... read more

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