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Common Law: Role Play

In therapy, Wes and Travis are given the exercise of "role play" by Dr. Ryan. Although living in each other's shoes tests their partnership more than usual, it ultimately leads to them solving the case of a woman who was strangled to death.

Source: USA

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Friday June 29th, 2012

Director: Marc Roskin
Writer: Jeff Lowell

Alternate Airdates:

IE (RTÉ TWO) Jun 04, 2014
AU (one) Oct 15, 2014

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alicia Coppola
As Jonelle
Main Cast
Michael Ealy
As Travis Marks
Warren Kole
As Wes Mitchell
Jack McGee
As Phil Sutton
Sonya Walger
As Dr. Elise Ryan


The episode begins with Wes and Travis “in pursuit” of a robbery. They end up arguing about the characteristics that are required for a good pursuit. Travis says that they should listen to Hip hop and Wes is in favor of smooth jazz. At the group session, Wes tells Ryan that he cannot keep doing the role playing sessions. Especially when he is being asked to play the role of a father and Travis is being told to play the cool, romantic love interest. Ryan then decides that the participants should now play the role of their partners; because by becoming them, you get to understand them better. Travis does an amazing job in enacting Wes. Next, we see a woman calling 911 and telling them that there is an intruder in her store. ..

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