Guest Star Goodness: The Chicago Code “The Gold Coin Kid”
I didnâ€™t really miss Billy Lushâ€™s Liam Hennessey or Delroy Lindoâ€™s Ronin Gibbons tonight because we had some great guest stars. Iâ€™m not saying we should make it a regular thing because I really like where each of their storylines are going and (Spoiler Alert) how theyâ€™re about to intersect. But itâ€™s nice to see some familiar faces grace us with their presence on the small screen.
Steven Culp. The mayorâ€™s chief of staff. Colvin isnâ€™t letting him get off easy after the mayor breaks a campaign promise. All he wants is for Colvin to call her dogs off. But we all know how Jarek can get.
Why doesnâ€™t this man have his own TV show? I can understand him keeping his schedule clear for movies, but I see his recent past littered (in a good way) with guest star gigs. Recently heâ€™s been on The Defenders, Desperate Housewives, Burn Notice, and The Ghost Whisperer. And thatâ€™s just recently. You might also recognize him from Saving Grace, The Mentalist,Â Traveler, The West Wing, or JAG. So, dear producer and/or writer. Please write something for this extremely talented man. He deserves his own show.
Tom Irwin. Heâ€™s a grieving father, then heâ€™s a fat cat donor to the mayorâ€™s campaign who thinks he can get away with anything. He turns Taylor into a liar and a black card girl, but the long arm of the law gets him in the end. Well, nothing will stick but at least his wife will know about his extra-curriculars.
I had no idea heâ€™s worked so much since My So-Called Life. I was going to say it was nice to see him play against type, but I have no idea if thatâ€™s true or not. It is if we only take My So-Called Life into consideration, but heâ€™s had a lot of work since then. You might recognize him from The Outer Limits, Fraiser, Angel, Numbers, Related, or Greyâ€™s Anatomy. I had no idea but I â€˜m so glad heâ€™s got a steady gig. I was sympathetic then creeped out by him tonight. Great job.
Stacy Haiduk. The madam. Sheâ€™s only in two scenes but she makes quite the impression. Iâ€™m glad she couldnâ€™t talk Jarek into making a deal. I canâ€™t ever imagine him taking a bribe or looking the other way, but it is reassuring to see him dismiss her pleas so quickly.
I remember her quite vividly from a few episodes of Southland but sheâ€™s probably most recognizable to soap fans that know her from Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, or All My Children. More recently â€“ and in primetime â€“ sheâ€™s also done an arc on Prison Break and guested on shows like CSI: Miami, ER, and The Division.
Great work. I hope weâ€™re gifted with some more great guest stars soon.
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