In “Who Is the Ugly German Lady?” of THE GOOD COP, Tony scrambles to protect an old prison buddy (John Carroll Lynch). After this old friend escapes from prison and is framed for murder, Tony hides the fugitive from TJ, who’s actively working the case. Convinced his friend is innocent, Tony tries to prove it to his son. However, the evidence is mounting, and Tony might be caught hiding a fugitive from the law.
This episode of THE GOOD COP begins to establish a trend for these characters and the plot: Groban’s TJ gets a seemingly normal homicide investigation, and Danza’s Tony bizarrely gets tied into the action. Neither actor is great, but Danza is upstaging the miscast Groban by quite a bit. John Carroll Lynch is actually quite good guest starring as a Tony’s fugitive friend of Tony, even when he’s asked to push the boundaries of believability (like hiding from TJ by playacting as a German woman). Some mild toilet humor and gory images make this episode of THE GOOD COP inappropriate for children.
CONTENT: (B, L, V, S, A, M):
Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
A complicated moral worldview as escaping from prison is not denounced specifically by a character as wrong, but ultimately doesn’t profit the fugitive character, and where TJ’s “playing by the rules” actually works against him, and where truth and justice and protecting the innocent are key moral values of all positive characters, and a desire to do the right thing exists in most of the characters, and where protecting an innocent man and putting a killer in jail exist as high priorities;
Three crude jokes, one mild obscenity, one brief moment of toilet humor;
A bloody crime scene including a living victim with injuries and a dead victim with a gory head wound, one gruesome murder committed offscreen, one use of a gun to threaten someone, one violent struggle over a weapon;
One sexual joke;
One scene in a bar with main characters actively drinking;
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drug content; and,
Breaking out of jail, many instances of moral relativism.