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In an age where contemptible behaviour on the sports field is excused by the lazy notion that removing the contemptibility of the individual would compromise the effectiveness, it's heartening to witness a leading player who blows out of the water the theory that nice guys, of necessity, finish second.
Pasquale (replacing Pablo Schreiber) captures Kent's pathetic side as sharply as his contemptibility, while Perabo does a nice job illustrating that Carly's vulnerability can't be hidden behind a badge and a uniform.
This will move some people to deny the contemptibility and wrong doing, or to excuse it in some way.