Yvonne Steele, a grandmother and wife of Iraq army veteran Kevin Steele, is murdered in a park by an unknown assailant. A subsequent investigation shows her death is similar to a killing weeks earlier of a 12-year old boy in New South Wales. They share a link to a bloody past - a paramilitary operation, involving Kevin Steele, gone wrong in Iraq some fifteen years previously. But old habits die hard as Kevin and the remaining member of the operation try to find the murderer on their own and avenge the deaths and Matt gets taken hostage. Will the team get to him before the vigilantes become judge, jury, and sentencer?Written by
One of the great things about watching services like Hulu and Netflix is you can find old episodes of programs that feature current stars in their younger years. City Homicide is an Australian police procedural that I found on Hulu, and the majority of its episodes are every bit as interesting and well-acted as "Law and Order." (It does have somewhat more on-screen violence than Law and Order, but the violence is rarely gratuitous.) In this one, we get to see Robert Taylor when he was still acting in Australian-made dramas. Today, he plays sheriff Walt Longmire, on the former A&E and current Netflix series "Longmire," and he speaks with a flawless American accent. Having only known him from that series, it was quite entertaining to see him seven years earlier, speaking with his native Australian accent.
Here, Robert Taylor plays Kevin Steele, an angry and embittered former Iraq War veteran and military contractor who suffers from PTSD. Taylor is the master of the impassive facial expression -- on both Longmire and this 2008 episode, his character is often difficult to read, yet there are many emotions under the surface. For those accustomed to Taylor playing the role of a heroic but taciturn law enforcement officer in Longmire, it's fascinating to see him as a troubled veteran with anger-management issues. For that alone, this episode is worth watching. Over all, this is a good episode, although not one of City Homicide's best. However, I can still recommend it, and also recommend the rest of the episodes I have watched thus far.
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