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Season 5 Episode 8

"Exit Strategy"

Steve tells Traci he's about to raid a gambling den frequented by her ex, Dex...[button color="red" size="small" link="" target="blank" ]Official Site (Canada)[/button] [button color="red" size="small" link="" target="blank" ]Official Site (USA)[/button]



Chris attends an AA meeting under the name of Dave. He’s there at the urging of his roommate. He doesn’t claim to be an addict. He’s just feeling a little lost. One gets the sense that Chris doesn’t really believe what he’s saying to the group or Dov, who is waiting for him outside. The two of them later enter an upper class home where they find a man who claims someone locked him in a room during a robbery.

Dov finds Seth, a 17-year-old boy, tied up in his bedroom. The kid’s stepdad is a musician. He provides a list of all the stolen items. Andy, who is ticked that Oliver stabbed her in the back, determines that a window in the house was broken from the inside, which suggests it was an inside job. Chloe learns the family is in financial trouble. The stepdad fesses up that only a few people knew about his illegal weed stash.

Seth’s mom, Jaclyn, had no idea her new hubby was dealing drugs, and he had no idea his loving wife had a nanny cam set up in his studio. Seth sees the image of the guy who broke into the house. He claims he doesn’t know the suspect, but the look on his face suggests otherwise. Dov doesn’t pick up on this because he’s too busy arguing with Chris about texts he’s getting from his dealer.

BANG! Dov and Chris find Seth with a gunshot wound to the head. The kid is alive. He says his friend, Tim, is the one he helped rob their house. They were just looking for enough money to start over. The bullet Seth fired hit a gas line. Dov and Chris need to get the kid out of the house, but they are trapped in the locked studio room. One little spark could blow the house.

Chris passes out while trying to break through the wall. Dov finishes the job. He wakes up Chris. The two of them pull Seth to safety. Everyone is going to be okay. Dov, however, is struggling as to what his next move will be regarding the situation with his partner. Chris promises to tell Oliver about his problem. That doesn’t happen. As for Dov, the situation is also causing a strain on his relationship with Chloe.

Jarvis believes the allocation of units to assist Steve Peck’s raid of an underground gambling ring is a waste of resources. Oliver is ordered to make use of the patrols in a middle class neighborhood with a low crime rate. He instructs his charges to get their act together. In other news, Traci is stunned to learn that Dex is seeking full spousal support, child support and full custody. Steve lets her know that her ex was one of those involved in the gambling scene. Once the raid happens, her custody woes will be over.

After a pep talk from Sam, Oliver gives Steve the officers he needs for his raid. Nick is running point. Traci gives Dex a heads up about the raid. When Steve and his team arrive, the backroom is empty. Someone was tipped off. Traci soon realizes the Steve was tailing Dex a full month before the illegal gambling case was initiated.

Andy needs to have a heart-to-heart with Oliver. They are both feeling lousy about the situation with Duncan. Oliver lets Andy know that he’s on her side. Always has been. Always will be. Believe it or not, this difficult conversation is the best part of Oliver’s day. He thanks Andy for that. Perhaps the words this former T.O. used to espouse to his rookies will help them get through this bump in the road. “Be the cop you are, not the cop you think you’re supposed to be.”


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