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So Long, Kelli Giddish: We Mourn (a Little, Anyway) the Passing of NBC’s Chase

Tonight, NBC's Chase was supposed to return. After she was kidnapped to Mexico by a drug lord in the last episode, the network decided to give U.S. Marshal Annie Frost a week off last Wednesday. Only it turned into a Wally Pipp/Lou Gehrig situation when its replacement in the time slot (an extra-long edition of game show Minute to Win It) outperformed it in the ratings. Enough was enough, and last week the shot-in-Dallas show was yanked from the schedule. Five episodes remain unaired, but there's no telling when or if they'll show up on the schedule. So we may never get to see Annie and Jimmy give in to the broiling sexual tension between them.
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Chase Recap 01/26/11: Release the Kraken!

Oh, Chase. It's really not fair of you to do that to us. You can't tease us with the prospect of seeing our beloved Annie Frost wrestle a bloodthirsty tiger, and then not even let her get close to being thrown to the beast. When the kidnappers who abducted her in last week's episode drove up to that Mexican ranch and we first spied the giant cat prowling around in its cage, with a pile of bones nearby, I had visions of some grand woman-vs.-cat action to lift this NBC show to heights un-reached since that episode where Annie jumped from a helicopter onto a speeding semi. Subtlety is not what you do, Chase. That's just fine. You should embrace that. But when you choose to go over the top, really go over the top. Give us the giant-feline cage match. Get ridiculous with the action, not with the dialogue. Please?
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Chase Recap 01/19/11: Sarah Palin, is This What You Mean by a Mama Grizzly?

Which of us is more guilty of racial stereotyping: Me, for assuming that our favorite U.S. Marshals were busting a drug kingpin when I flipped on last night's episode of Chase to see them raiding a McMansion belonging to a Hispanic family? Or the producers of the NBC show (which returned with a new episode for the first time since early December) for allowing my immediate guess to prove correct? Annie Frost and her team embarked on the first half of their first-ever two-episode adventure, and the writers used the opportunity of this broader canvas to tell a by-the-numbers tale of crooked cops, crooked lawyers, and a ruthless crime family that will stop at nothing to protect its own. That sentence is probably overselling it a bit.
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Chase Recap 12/6/10: Paging Jerry Springer

This week's episode of Chase on NBC came jam-packed with 100% more running than usual. The best episode of the series so far, the hour was a frenetic trip through the streets of downtown Houston (in actuality, downtown Dallas) in which a guy who really just needed to take his problems to the Jerry Springer Show embarked upon a murderous rampage to take revenge on the girlfriend and best friend that done him wrong. Meanwhile young Luke got a chance to save the day, coincidentally enough in the same episode in which he expressed at the outset his doubts about whether he'd ever be accepted as a full member of U.S. Marshal Annie Frost's crack team. Oh, television — is there any personal or professional problem you can't solve in but an hour's time?
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Chase Recap 11/29/10: Girls, Girls, Girls

In tonight's 10th episode of NBC's Chase, Dallas finally got to play itself on TV. The opening scene showed our blonde heroine, crack U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, chasing a guy through the West End and the screen told us that she was, in fact, in Dallas. Never mind that the building through which she pursued the fugitive and jumped to a neighboring roof was the West End Marketplace, the same building they used for Annie's apartment in Houston a few weeks back. But what's with the show's strange oral fixation?
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Chase Recap 11/15/10: Break Out the Brilliant and Charming Serial Killer

Last week's episode of Chase spent a lot of time in the Cedars neighborhood of Dallas. Tonight the show's location scouts were squarely focused on Deep Ellum. NBC's misleading promos for this latest episode, "The Longest Night," made it seem like Annie Frost was going to turn for some Silence of the Lambs-type help from an inmate she once busted, in order to track a serial killer. But what we got instead was an episode that taught us plenty of foolproof ways to avoid becoming victims ourselves. First lesson: beware the stranger bearing pocket change and transcendentalist quotes.
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Chase Recap: Napoleon’s Outlaw Posse

NBC gave Chase a break last week, so it's been too long since we've been able to come together to discuss the ongoing adventures of U.S. Marshal Annie Frost and her team. But fear not — it appears that we'll have plenty of chances to come. The network has picked the show up for a full season. This week's episode, entitled "The Posse," featured downtown Dallas and its environs more prominently than any installment of the series so far. Read on about how the Cedars neighborhood, the West End, and the city of Seagoville had the spotlight shined on them.
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Chase Recap: Love is Blind(ing), and Deafening

Romance is in the air, friends. The producers of Chase had the good sense to let the sexual tension between our heroic U.S. Marshal Annie Frost and bounty hunter Ben build for an entire week before letting us witness her cave in to his scampish charms. And what's this— young rookie Luke seems overly concerned for Daisy's well-being throughout the episode and then they make bedroom eyes at one another after downing a couple shots? Despite the fact that I've watched every episode of Chase, I couldn't have told you either Luke or Daisy's name before tonight. This was the first installment that gave the other members of Annie's U.S. marshals team a chance to shine, after she ended up in the hospital with ringing ears and a few scratches following her decision to run directly towards an exploding bomb to catch the bad guy. Follow the jump to find out how a blind man managed to successfully detonate a string of bombs throughout Houston, and to read about the pretend coffee shop in Deep Ellum and the convenience store in South Dallas that got in his path.
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Chase Recap: Class Warfare With Damn Yankees

Attention, fugitives: If Annie Frost is on your tail, destroy your iPod immediately. This will spare the audience of Chase from having to watch yet another scene of our heroic U.S. Marshal jamming to the tunes left behind by her latest prey, for no actual purpose but to demonstrate how she’s working hard to get into the mind of the killer she seeks. This week’s bad guy, Adam Rothchild, is a ripped-from-the-headlines financial crook who defrauded pension investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars. He lives the high life, with expensive clothes and cars, high-priced pomade, and a beautiful wife and mistress by his side. (He keeps the mistress living well in a high-rise called “the Clifton” — which is actually the Azure in Uptown Dallas.) But Annie knows immediately that he’s hiding a secret past — Rothchild must have grown up poor. After all: why else would he have Damn Yankees and ZZ Top in his iTunes library?  These suspicions are confirmed beyond any doubt when an old home video shows Rothchild saying “I’m drunker than a boiled owl.”
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