This one was a little lacking in the editing department. Someone gets murdered in the opening segment of the show, of course. And the first part of the show is about trying to find the killer. But then as the show goes on, they get off on this tangent (another murder), and that first murder gets totally lost. We know at the end of the show who did it, and how he got the gun, but have no idea what the story behind it is or why he did it. Instead all of the focus is on the killer killing this other kid. We understand the motive behind that one just fine.
My complaint has become about as incoherent as the show. What I'm trying to say is, this murder happens at the beginning of the show that has nothing to do with the rest of the show, which would be fine, random violence I get it, except that it is clearly supposed to have something to do with the rest of the show, and basically some key segment ended up on the cutting room floor.
I guess you had to be there. If you ever see the episode, though, I have no doubt you'll agree.
I started watching this particular strain of Law & Order because it was very Columbo-like, with mind games and a funny detective and some directly lifted-from-Peter-Falk-lines. At this point, though, all I can say is bring back Columbo.
In other news, I made it back from the laundromat this time without throwing out my back.
While at the laundromat, this woman offered me her shirt. No, not the one she was wearing. She offered me this shirt that she had washed, but "couldn't get the stink out of." Granted, I was sitting there in my sweats, t-shirt, teevas and overgrown beard, not exactly a fly honey. but did she really think I would be able to use her "sulfur"-scented shirt? Leaving the whole gender mismatch aside..