It's February, a ratings sweeps month, and it's time to cart out the vice and sexy stories. Horny women bust out all over the place in this episode of NASH BRIDGES. But this recent phenomenon is not limited to NASH BRIDGES. There's been a bevy of rich female characters in series such as THE X-FILES and THE PRETENDER. These women are professional, driven, and intelligent. FBI agent Dana Scully in THE X-FILES is a do-gooder, but definitely not your goody two shoes type. She's moody, brooding, and smoldering. In a recent February episode, Scully got a weird tattoo in the small of her back - WOW! In THE PRETENDER, there's Miss Parker, another redhead who's on the side of the law, but definitely not a do-gooder. Miss Parker is totally rude and kinky in her pursuit of Jared, the super intelligent and elusive hero. In this episode of NASH BRIDGES, there's former porn starlet Traci Lords guest starring as Sean Collins, an elusive sexual spider women using and abusing men and women. Sean falls in the tradition of Lucretia Borgia, drugging her victims in a concoction of truth serum and libido. Significantly, Sean doesn't get caught (yet) by Nash, as the evidence against her doesn't seem to stick. Sean gets away at the end of this episode, sure to return again (we hope) in a future episode.
The other wild women in "Knockout" is the revelation that Nash's sister Stacy is gay, involved with a former flame of Nash's. Her jealous rage explodes at brother Nash at Nick's dinner party. Father Nick can scarcely believe it all. By comparison, the revelation that Whitney is married is downright tame. Whitney exits to return to her dentist husband, but promises to return. Do we really believe that a nerdy dentist can stack up to an exciting cop, especially one played by Don Johnson? Is there any doubt that Whitney will return?
All these wild women in recent television series are an acknowledgment of the higher profile of women in the popular culture. It's certainly fun to watch the Hollywood version of females who get their due, but it's in that sleazy Hollywood way of being sexy and threatening to the male action franchise. Do you think Traci Lords could be any badder than in her real Bad Girl life? By comparison, Nash/Don Johnson seems to be a tamer version.
For more, see synopsis for Episode 25