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This site is about the tv cop show Nash Bridges, starring Don Johnson, which aired on CBS with 122 episodes in 6 seasons. The series is currently syndicated in many television markets and is available on DVD.

 [The Original Unofficial NASH BRIDGES]

* "OUT OF CHICAGO"
Another Nasty Girl
March 28, 1997

by
Gordon Hom


Poor Nash - he keeps falling for beautiful woman who fail or disappoint him. His track record is piling up. There was his second ex-wife whom he was still sleeping with, that turned out to have had an out-of-wedlock baby; then there was that military gal who left him for a choice assignment; and most recently, there was lovely nurse Whitney who turned out to be married to a dentist. In "Out of Chicago" there's a fiery redhead who turns out to be the worst nightmare yet. Nash befriends and beds Karen Decker (he even saves her life!) before learning the terrible truth that Karen is a corrupt cop who has stolen drug money and will murder anybody who gets between her and her money.

Notable about this episode is the absence of the other women in Nash's life - Bryn Carson, fellow SIU detective, daughter Cassidy and first ex-wife Lisa. It's as if the decent women are not around to witness Nash's questionable/dubious conquest of weak women. We've seen these aggressive dominant women before - remember the Traci Lords kinky character that was never caught? When a real tough and bad girl shows up on NASH BRIDGES, it's as if the boys have to huddle together to oust these nasty girls. And that's what happens at the end of this episode - the entire SIU (notably minus Bryn Carson) are there to arrest Karen Decker. Nash's biting words to Karen are particularly apt: "...we're all in on this together, aren't we, boys?" Suddenly it's the Boys against the Girls, 'cause the girls are so nasty. How's that for a feminist twist?

Because the girls are so far out, the sex is also far out or displaced. The drug dealer Serano shows up at an Asian massage parlor, but with a twist. The Canadian Lumberjack Massage Parlor is NASH BRIDGES' version of cultural diversity - Asian prostitutes dressed up in lumberjack clothes. If it weren't for that Don Johnson sex appeal, women, what do you see in Nash? NASH BRIDGES ain't a chick series, that's for sure, Bubba.

* For more, see synopsis for Episode 28


 
 
 
 
 

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