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Golden Boy: Pilot

GOLDEN BOY is a drama about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop who one day will become the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City, and the high personal and professional cost he pays to achieve it. After only three years as a beat cop, Clark’s heroics on the job make him bold enough to ask for and receive the unheard-of promotion to homicide detective, angering some members of his new department who are eager to see him fail. Clark is partnered with and mentored by experienced veteran Detective Don Owen, just two years shy of retirement. Immediately, Clark comes into conflict with First Grade Detective Christian Arroyo, the alpha dog in the squad who’s just as ambitious as Clark, but without a moral center. Arroyo’s partner is Detective Deborah McKenzie, a tough third-generation cop and the only female detective in the unit. Also on the team is Detective Joe Diaco, well-connected with tremendous resources which Clark might find useful. Though laser-focused on moving up the ladder, Clark’s soft spot is serving as the sole caregiver and supporter of his sister, Agnes, a teenager demonstrating increasingly dangerous behavior, whom Clark must serve as much a parent as a brother. Keenly observant and politically savvy, the Golden Boy often bases his career decisions solely on his need to succeed as quickly as possible, and he’ll find that his epic journey will be filled with unexpected consequences.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Tuesday February 26th, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Feb 26, 2013

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Guest Stars
Richard Kind
As Paul Daly
Ron Yuan
As Lt. Peter Kang
Al Sapienza
As Police Commissioner
Alano Miller
As Deaundre
Amanda Setton
As Gemma Bar-Lev
Chance Kelly
As Deputy Commissioner Baia
Chris Santangelo
As Reporter
D.K. Bowser
As Jacob Clay
Jake Choi
As Gunman
Nick Kowalczyk
As Jackson Dell
Nora Armani
As Terrified Woman
Pat Kiernan
As Newscaster
Raul Casso
As Benito Gaez
Roe Hartrampf
As Oliver Esten
Shabazz Ray
As Bouncer
Sharon Washington
As Rosemary Clay
Main Cast
Theo James
As Walter William Clark Jr.
Chi McBride
As Detective Don Owen
Kevin Alejandro
As Christian Arroyo
Bonnie Somerville
As Det. Deb McKenzie
Holt McCallany
As Detective Joe Diaco


The episode begins and gunshots are heard. Two cops cautiously approach the store from which the gunshots were heard. The cops see a getaway car parked outside the store with a man sitting in the driver’s seat. The driver sees the cops. He gets out and begins firing at them. One of the cops is hit in the chest. The other cop manages to shoot the driver but in the process he too apparently catches a bullet. The cop who shot the driver manages to get up and calls for backup. Just then the burglar comes out of the store with a hostage in tow. The burglar threatens to shoot the hostage. The cop takes aim and shoots the burglar twice in the arm. ..

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