4 June 2008 | blanche-2
Actually one of the better episodes
I had to chuckle at the previous review of this - obviously, the reviewer isn't familiar with this series and therefore can't possibly know that this is one of the better entries. Cathy Davis (Lea Thompson)(Jane Doe in her role as a CSA agent) is called by Darnell (Joe Penny) to help investigate the theft of a $150 million Vermeer painting at a Los Angeles museum, which previously belonged to a Jewish family and was taken by the Nazis. The daughter in the family, the only survivor and now quite elderly, has sold the painting to the museum. Discovering what happened to the original involves an insurance agent (Elaine Hendrix), an art collector (Phil Casnoff) and a waitress (Julianna McCarthy), a neo-Nazi (Mark Rolston) and a few others. The plot isn't bad, though elements of it can be figured out.
The good thing about this episode is that there is very little of Cathy's banal family life - the fewer scenes at home, the better. If the series is to continue, let's hope that's a trend.