This the time of year for the NASH circus - forget all those bizarre episodes with midgets impersonating Nash, or lowlife Tony B being buried alive. Hey, this is the February Sweeps, and it's time to pull out all stops. Bring on the rock and roll stars, the wrestlers, the half-naked porno stars, and all the former MIAMI VICERS.
Such as it is February, "Recover Me" has a lot of unfinished ends waiting to be developed in further episodes. There is Rachel's secret daughter Cecilia; there is this mob connection spanning Chicago, Cleveland, and Miami; and there's the return of snarling Eldon Sistrunk and Officer Iron Mike. Eldon Sistrunk comes from the Charles Bronson mold (remember Bronson, action movie star from the 1970s and 80s?). Eldon's mean and snarling, a perfect match to go up against Stone Cold Steve Austin. Officer Iron Mike is a caricature of Jack Webb (who played Officer Joe Friday in the 1950s TV series DRAGNET, for those of you too young to remember - gad, I feel old). Maybe the Miami connection will bring back former-VICE partner Phillip Michael Thomas.
The high and lows of this season are barely grounded in reality. The location of San Francisco hardly seems to matter anymore. The majority of the action takes place on Treasure Island. If you watch NASH regularly, you'd think Treasure Island was the heart of San Francisco. But Treasure Island is a place that many residents don't often see, except to drive by and catch a glimpse while crossing the Bay Bridge. But it's a central part of NASH world...
For more, see synopsis for Episode 112