MEMPHIS BEAT “I Shall Not Be Moved” Review

MEMPHIS BEAT "I Shall Not Be Moved" Review

Usually any time there’s a hostage situation on a cop show, there’s no need to hunt around for clues about the case. Man with gun holding people hostage – no mystery who the bad guy is there. But in this episode of MEMPHIS BEAT, titled “I Shall Not Be Moved”, Dwight turns himself over to the hostage taker without any idea of what’s going on and gathering clues is exactly what he has to do.

The man with the gun turns out to be wanted for the murder of a girl, but claims that he was framed. He made the mistake of falling in love with the girl (who happened to be white), back in an ignorant time when that was considered wrong for a man of his color.

After the gunman is caught and Dwight and the other hostage are released, Dwight decides to continue looking into the case and Lieutenant Rice joins in to help. What they find is a lot of evidence that was never properly tested and the person who actually committed the crime was the girl’s ex-boyfriend, who is now the mayor.

My favorite bits…..

Lieutenant Rice pulling her badge when security came to get her at the bank.

Sutton feeling the need to brag about the color of his urine to his co-workers.

The gunshot making everyone out on the street duck about a half second after the lady claimed the guy in the house was a “sweet old man”.

The SWAT chick referring to Dwight as a “rogue cop”.

Sutton’s on-camera interview.

Cracking up when Dwight said he was on a “water diet”. Who knew that Sutton’s crazy diet story would come in handy in a hostage situation?

The way Lieutenant Rice went all protective when SWAT wanted to throw tear gas in the house with Dwight inside.

Everyone outside looking up when Leroy began playing the song he wrote for the woman he once loved. So beautiful.

Lieutenant Rice asking Dwight if he got shot in the heart, because he was “definitely bleeding”. Ha ha!

How excited Sutton got about the idea of a road trip with Whitehead.

Jumping about six inches out of my chair when the gun accidentally went off.

The look between Dwight and Lieutenant Rice when the sister claimed she didn’t know of anyone else would have brought her sister a present. Oh yeah, they weren’t buying that for a second.

Rice and Dwight deciding to just work the case when he tried to help her with her bank problem and she tried to set him up on a date. Yeah, I think they made the right decision there.

The proof of where the boyfriend was the night of the murder, coming down to a weather report.

Loving the way they once again used a song to tell part of the story, especially when I saw that it was being sung by Dwight and Leroy.

A lovely episode of Memphis Beat this week. The sadness of a story about a man who was framed for the murder of the woman he loved outweighed by the fact that once again, Dwight was able to get to the truth and set an innocent man free.