Terriers Review: "Pimp Daddy"

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I really hope Katie isn't knocked up with her professor's child.

I cringed when I saw that home pregnancy test in the garbage on "Pimp Daddy" because it was clear Terriers would tease this possibility. It's hard to believe the series would actually go there, but just bringing it up feels a bit too soap opera-ish for this kind of intelligent show.

Hank and Gretchen

Granted, Britt's realization that he's gonna be a father led to a great showcase for Michael Raymond-James, as Britt took on his own case this week, partnering with your basic tranny hooker with a heart of gold.

And it also increased the stakes of Katie's infidelity because now she's keeping a secret from more than just her boyfriend. She's hiding it from her fiance. Like the cases Britt and Hank take on each week, Katie's personal life has spiraled far more out of control than she ever imagined was possible.

But I was already invested in this relationship and Katie's lie, simply because the love Britt feels for her is so clear every time they share the screen. I don't need a pregnancy on top of everything else and I hope we soon learn the baby is Britt's.

As for Hank's side of the episode, it didn't reveal too much we didn't already know about this man. He loves Gretchen, he often has tunnel vision and he can be both self-centered and self-destructive.

I was most intrigued by Gretchen once again mentioning Hank's drinking days, along with the odd fact of both him and Britt asking about Gustafson's whereabouts. The show has done a very good job of slow-playing Hank's past and building intrigue for when we finally learn why he left the police force.

Overall, not my favorite episode of Terriers, largely because we didn't get a lot of Hank and Britt together. But it still had its moments. My favorite: when the kid asked Britt if they were still in their trust bubble and he meant to flash the scout's honor sign.

Instead, Britt pretty much just held up his hand. Terriers does small moments of interaction such as this better than any show on TV.

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Richy

Interesting episode. Totally agree that they are better when the two partners are both fighting crime, or something together then apart. That being said, seeing the tranny-pro back to dressing like a man and his/her act, was really neat to watch. I wondered for a minute if a new character was thrown in somehow when he got off the bike with the fro, very indepth about that lifestyle. I can understand why Jason was so upset when Hank brought it up, but Hank didn't really give him any time either to talk about it to Gretchen. Think this helped cement Hank's opinion that she shouldn't be with him, and was thinking of himself doing this. Will something happen to bring Gretch and Jason back into the storyline now? I'm assuming Hank will stay away from the wedding, but it seems they've got a lot of story invested in the two of them, and too early to get rid of them.

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