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God's Work 

Sherman tries to come to the rescue of a prostitute and her daughter who is also turning tricks, Cooper and Tang get a case that closely resembles Tang's shooting, and Adams and Robinson investigate the death of a pregnant nanny.

Director:

Guy Norman Bee

Writers:

Ann Biderman (creator), Cheo Hodari Coker | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Cudlitz ... Officer John Cooper
Shawn Hatosy ... Officer Sammy Bryant
Regina King ... Detective Lydia Adams
Ben McKenzie ... Officer Ben Sherman
Lucy Liu ... Officer Jessica Tang
C. Thomas Howell ... Officer Dewey Dudek
Jamie McShane ... Sergeant Terry Hill
Dorian Missick ... Detective Ruben Robinson
Carl Lumbly ... Captain Joel Rucker
L. Scott Caldwell ... Enid Adams
Tim DeZarn ... Father Greg Carmichael
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... John's Sponsor
Karina Logue ... Amber
Alexis Matthews Alexis Matthews ... Daniella
Brit Morgan ... Natasha
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Sherman tries to come to the rescue of a prostitute and her daughter who is also turning tricks, Cooper and Tang get a case that closely resembles Tang's shooting, and Adams and Robinson investigate the death of a pregnant nanny.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The first scene opens with John (Michael Cudlitz) and his sponsor (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) walking and talking together. Later on, the two would end up working together on The Walking Dead (2010) as Abraham and Bob respectively. See more »

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References Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) See more »

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A cop who can't let go
1 February 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

There's an inescapably somber tone throughout 'God's Work'; Cooper's still struggling with Tang's handling of her shooting a kid, Lydia and Ruben get to the bottom of a Schwarzeneggeresque nanny affair and Sherman once again gets in over his head. He takes a dangerous interest in a mother/daughter pair of prostitutes that he can't hope to shake off.

Just why this affects him so much is anything but clear (historically, he has a loathing of rapists, so that I can understand) outside of it being just a case of a good cop who can't pull away; the guy even goes so far as to stalk their scumbag pimp after hours, leading to a harsh scene between himself and Bryant (the best scene in the episode, and this coming from a guy who loves to see bad people on the receiving end of bloody street justice).

I still don't like the way Tang's being handled, and the nanny case is uneventful, but (for once) it's Bryant and Sherman carrying the week.

8/10


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