USA’s new series Common Law “Performance Anxiety” Episode 6 airs on Friday June 22 at 10 p.m. ET.
Synopsis: Feeling the pressure of reaching a milestone on the job, Wes and Travis start to suffer from performance anxiety while on the hunt for a pair of criminals emulating the famous Bonnie and Clyde.
Show Summary: Travis Marks (Michael Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole) are two partners who — apart from their polarity and odd couple behavior — have a seven-year track record as the Los Angeles Police Department’s best detectives in the Robbery-Homicide Division. Since their constant bickering is interfering with work, their New-Age Captain Phil Sutton (Jack McGee) — who found that counseling changed his life — sends them to couples’ therapy. Dr. Ryan (Sonya Walger), a tough-as-nails therapist, tries to help them understand and resolve their conflicts as they confront their demons to enhance their ability to work together solving crimes.
As Dr. Ryan explores their relationship, audiences discover that these two are birds of a feather professionally — and their personal differences actually balance them out. Wes is a former lawyer whose sensitivity to an event in his life sparked his desire to become a cop and he sacrificed his marriage to do so. He sees things in black and white, is responsible, compulsively organized, methodical and often over thinks decisions. Conversely, Travis is a former juvenile delinquent and maverick ladies’ man who was has a fear of abandonment, commitment and intimacy. While he’s an open book and deeply trusts his gut instincts, he’s carefree, irresponsible, disorganized and doesn’t play by the rules.
Viewers soon learn that a successful relationship or partnership doesn’t mean you have to like the same things; you just have to hate the same things and sometimes that makes for a stronger union.