EXTRADITION A rare bit of sunshine for the two women as we follow them to California to accompany a suspect who's jumped bail back to New York. Only for him to disappear from the custody of the Californian police. The trip means that there are examples galore of Mary Beth's lack of worldliness, ranging from her excitement at the thought of seeing the stars' homes and tourist hotspots through her shock over property prices (including a scene where she has to hold onto something after learning the value of a property they're visiting) to her general bemusement at the Californian lifestyle, such as a scene where they question a man in a jacuzzi with two women: CHRISTINE: "We're very sorry to have disturbed ...whatever it is you're doing." JACUZZI MAN: "We were closing a deal." MARY BETH: "Uh huh." CHRISTINE: "Isn't that great. I love California." MARY BETH: "Working in a bathtub?" CHRISTINE: "Hot tub." MARY BETH: "A very weird crowd." Just as Exit: Stage Centre saw them commenting how weird actors are, some of the dialogue in this episode feels a little tongue-in-cheek and knowing. In a nice touch, Mary Beth persuades Chris to contact Brian, so we get more David Ackroyd and we see Brian in his natural environment. There's also an introduction to Brian's wife Anne and their daughters Bridgit and Lisa. It feels good to have the show's canvas broadened a little in this way and shows good attention to detail. The procedural plot proves enjoyable and also has some heart to it as they realise their suspect has become a valuable member of society in the eight years since his criminal act and persuade the powers that be not to waste their time indicting him. It's all quite convenient, but I believe these women understand the system enough to work it in this way, and it shows them at their most compassionate.