The Protector

The Protector

Divorced mother Gloria Sheppard must juggle her demanding personal and professional life as an LAPD homicide detective, while raising two boys with the help of her troubled younger brother.

Episode Info

Prev: 1x13 -- Safe (Sep/19/2011)

Gloria and Michelle investigate the murder of a bookstore owner whose hippie lifestyle masked dark secrets. Meanwhile, Rush considers telling Michelle how he feels about her, and Gloria invites Brennan over for a family dinner.

Ally WalkerAlly Walker
As Gloria Sheppard
Tisha Campbell-MartinTisha Campbell-Martin
As Michelle Dulcett
Miguel FerrerMiguel Ferrer
As Lieutenant Felix Valdez
Chris Payne GilbertChris Payne Gilbert
As Davey Sheppard
Terrell TilfordTerrell Tilford
As Ramon "Romeo" Rush
Sage RyanSage Ryan
As Nick Sheppard
Thomas RobinsonThomas Robinson
As Leo Sheppard

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1x13: Safe recap: The scene opens early in the morning and Gloria has woken up with the man she has been dating lately. He (Jack) wants to meet Gloria’s sons, but she is reluctant and thinks it is too soon. Besides, she has to leave because she is getting late. Meanwhile, in another neighborhood, a book bus (mobile library) rolls down to the side of a road. A young man gets off and is on his way to a morning jog in a nearby park. Meanwhile, Gloria sneaks into her place – her brother Dave comments ‘just like high school’. When she expresses her worry about Jack wanting to meet the boys, Dave is all up for it – he is sure the boys will like him. Meanwhile, after running a distance, the morning jogger sprains his ankle. Back at Gloria’s place, she nervously invites Jack for dinner, and warns him about touching her in front of the kids, or even looking amorously at her – if he does, she will stab him with a fork... read more.

1x12: Ghosts recap: Some big shots, including attorneys and politicians are playing cards with a $150,000 in cash at a private club in Hollywood. All looks well, and meanwhile, Detective Dulcet is hoping Detective Sheppard joins her and Frankie for a late night dinner. However, Sheppard is too busy playing Solitaire on her laptop, and would be hitting bed early because she has a court session in the morning. Back to the card game, something terrible happens. A masked gun man enters in a flash, shoots the security guard, and has everyone face down on the floor. He takes all the cash, attorney Lennox empties his pockets just like the others, and suddenly, the robber shoots him in the head without any precedence... read more.

1x11: Blood recap: The scene opens with Gloria, Dave and her kids having a pleasant time at dinner with their grandmother (Gloria and Dave’s mom) serving a special treat to her little princes (Nick and Leo). The kids are a little disappointed that their grandma cannot stay any longer than end of school the next day. However, she reassures them that she would not miss Leo’s special presentation for the world – but then she has to leave for rehearsals. She is playing the lead role in Gypsy – the stripper – a burlesque dancer is what Gloria prefers calling the character. Dave chokes on water as he hears it, and Leo wants to know what a stripper is. Meanwhile at Don Cassas, Mama Cassa is serving an elaborate dinner to family and friends, when Alberto complains of some orders. Alberto should have checked earlier since the items are exceptionally expensive, but Ryan Laughlin at the table promises it doesn’t hurt. Not before long, when Ryan drives up to an ATM counter to deposit his pay around 3 am, he is killed with three shot in his chest... read more.

1x10: Rats recap: The scene opens with the medical department at Adair University running tests on rodents in order to come up with a vaccine that will save thousands of lives. Trisha, the main person behind the graduate experimental program, watches the back of one of her fellow students when the professor inquires about progress. Back at LAPD, Detective Gloria Sheppard learns from Lt. Valdez that he is already feeling unfortunate because he has not been invited to a golf game, which he is supposed to lose with some judge... read more.

1x9: Affairs recap: Detective Shepard is at home, enjoying music on her headphones, while she is happy to discover one of the old favorite t-shirts from her children’s closet. Her brother is surprised that t-shirt is still her favorite, and he pushed off to a movie. Shepard stays home, and continues enjoying what she was doing. Meanwhile, Stacy Brown, whom many consider to be a cop bunny, enters the bar and greets a number of cops. A few tables away Detective Dulcet is joshing up with her new boyfriend. Before long, Stacy has to leave when she gets a message on her phone. The next morning, when a garbage truck arrives emptying the trash cans with a robotic arm, the driver has to get off his seat because one of the cans is tilted over. However, he is aghast when he finds the bleeding body of a dead women in it... read more.

Creator: Michael Nankin
Developer: Jeffrey Bell
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Bell, Gene Stein, Nina Wass
Supervising Producer: Jody Worth
Script Supervisor: Diane Lea Weiss

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Recurring Guests

Larry Joe Campbell as Det. Buerge (3 eps)
James Hanlon as Detective Van Stone (3 eps)
Gary Cairns II as Jack Markham (2 eps)
Mylinda Royer as TBA (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled
Network: Lifetime ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 12, 2011
Ended: September 19, 2011
• Exit 19 (Working title), (Used In USA)
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