CBS’s Magnum P.I. reboot teased viewers in Friday night time’s episode, “The Lengthy Method Residence,” by making it look like they may comply with within the footsteps of their fellow cop drama Blue Bloods and depict the unfair treatment police and their loved ones are facing in at this time’s anti-cop tradition. However sadly, they not solely dropped the ball, they kicked it out of the park by as a substitute stating, “the system is damaged,” and defending BLM activism, which has led to violence and riots, as “a type of patriotism.”
Detective Gordon Katsumoto (Tim Kang) has performed the anti-hero to personal eye Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez) in a playful manner because the present’s inception, as Katsumoto is continually peeved at Magnum for interfering in his police work and investigations. The present has given Katsumoto extra of a job this season, nonetheless, and has depicted him in a extra pleasant mild, even to the purpose of turning into a good friend and ally of Magnum’s.
However, if viewers had hoped that this was an indication that the present wished to defend cops, Friday’s episode sadly dashed these hopes. The scenes in query contain Katsumoto and his teenage son, Dennis (Lance Lim), as Dennis lies to his father and heads to a celebration he’s not speculated to be at. Katsumoto exhibits up on the get together, and that’s once we get a primary glimpse of anti-cop language:
Lady: Oh, Mr. Katsumoto, hello.
Boy: Oh, man, he is a cop.
Dennis: Dad, what are you doing right here?
Det. Katsumoto: You’ve 30 seconds to get your ass within the automotive.
Dennis: So that you’re stalking me now?
Det. Ok: Did not need to, genius. You bought a surveillance machine in your pocket.
Dennis: Nicely, I did not understand I used to be residing in a police state.
Det. Ok: Excuse me?
Dennis: You violated my privateness!
Det. Ok: Hey, after you lied to my face, which just about throws any proper to privateness out the window.
Dennis: Unbelievable! Do you will have any concept the hell I am gonna get for this at college?
Det. Ok: Spare me.
Dennis: Proper. I have been taking crap for you all 12 months. Why care now?
Det. Ok: What the hell’s that speculated to imply?
Dennis: You are a cop, Dad. Do you will have any concept what that is like for me? Me and my friends– we’re not youngsters anymore. We watch the information, we see the movies. Some days, it is all anybody ever talks about. And so far as everyone else is worried, you are considered one of them. The unhealthy guys. And also you simply proved them proper. Simply go. I am going to get house alone.
There was nonetheless hope for redemption, nonetheless, because the present might have taken the chance to function a heart-to-heart discuss between father and son that provides cops the respect they deserve for placing their lives on the road whereas they and their household face unfair discrimination on this present anti-cop local weather.
As a substitute, they very a lot did the alternative, making Katsumoto appear to be the one good officer inside a “damaged system” whereas praising “activism” which, if he means Black Lives Matter, has led to billions of dollars’ worth of damages and dozens of deaths from rioting.
Det. Ok: Can we discuss for a minute? Guess I am going to begin. I am not going to apologize for being indignant that you just lied to me. However I’ve had an opportunity to consider what you stated.
Dennis: Look, Dad, I should not have stated…
Det. Ok: It is okay. That is one thing we ought to have the ability to discuss. And I am sorry it is taken me this lengthy. You understand… …When your child is little, you get to be the hero. It is the very best feeling on the earth. And, in fact, you understand sometime that’ll change. I imply, youngsters develop up, be taught to suppose for themselves, see you as you might be. You anticipate it. However what I did not anticipate was to develop into the unhealthy man due to what I do.
Dennis: I did not imply that. I do know you are not a foul individual, Dad. It is simply… It is exhausting to really feel caught within the center, you understand? It is like, responsible by affiliation.
Det. Ok: It is loads to ask of a child.
Dennis: And actually? I get why individuals are mad. The system is damaged. Even I can see that.
Det. Ok: Yeah. It is failed lots of people, they usually have each proper to be indignant. We have to do higher. Interval. Look, I consider activism is a type of patriotism. However I believe change, actual change, wants to come back from the within. So, I am nonetheless proud to be a cop. And I’ll proceed to indicate up day by day and do my half to be higher at my job by being a greater man.
Dennis: However why do you need to? I imply, you do not care what individuals suppose?
Det. Ok: Simply you.
I suppose it was an excessive amount of to hope for there to be a couple of present in Hollywood keen to defend the exhausting work, dedication, and sacrifice of the vast majority of good cops.
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