PLOT: Inspector Nash Bridges (Don Johnson) and his fellow detectives at San Francisco's Special Investigations
unit (SIU) catch bad guys while each deals with the things taht come up in their personal lives.
ANALYSIS: The second season of NASH BRIDGES brought some changes to the series including a few episodes held
over from season one. This season saw Nick's Dad (with his sometimes failing memory) move in with Nash, a couple of recurring
characters leaving the series (by the first third), a new headquarters (the barage that used to be home to a rave, a new cop,
a look more into Joe's family life (his Swedish wife inger gets pregnant and their son comes home (the worthless J.J.), Joe's
crazy schemes, the private eye gigs, a new theme song, and an introduction of a few characters that would reappear throughout
the rest of the series. Joe has problemes with teh bar he tries to run with his dead partner's widow, the private investigation
gigs he would go on (sometimes with nash), and buying Mr. Woody with Nash's Dad (the race horse with problems). I know Don
Johnson wanted teh show to feature into the lives of the cops, but however I liked the cases they went on much more compared
to the personal lives angle (sometimes it worked like when Cassidy poses for a safe sex poster). The episode WILD CARD has
to be one of my favorites from this season where the old partners from the two leads former acting gigs show up (Tommy chong
and Don's old partner from MIAMI VICE).
NASH BRIDGES WRITERS' ROUNDTABLE SEASON 2 has the wirters talk about various season two episodes while veering off to
talk about certain favorite episodes (many from later seasons). They reveal stories about the episodes and how one writer
would come up with names for characters.
Don Johnson contributes an audio commentary for WILD CARD while Carlton Cuse and Cheech Marin are on the audio commentary
for NIGHT TRAIN. I wish they get some of the other cast members and writers to be involved in the audio commentary tracks
or do interviews for the DVD sets.
FINAL ANALYSIS: The second season starts laying down all of the characters that will reappear and be involved
during the rest of the series. Season 2 is a must for any NASH BRIDGES fan who loved the barge boat headquarters
for the SIU.
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