The detectives are on the sidelines in “Sideways,” so the bulk of the plot comes from the street cops, bolstered in the episode by Chickie and Dewey. There’s lots of fun stuff in the episode–the lunch discussion, Cooper dragging the trailer onto the street–before Dewey kills a pedestrian during a pursuit. He just can’t get a break, but who can?
Russell tells Lydia he sold the photos for $500K (damn!!), and not only that, tries to justify his actions. Lydia is flabbergasted, as she should be, and doesn’t do anything immediately. If I were her, I’d turn him in as soon as possible, but is Lydia willing to burn all bridges between them if bridges still exist?
Sammy had a lot on his plate this week, having to pick Nate’s killer from a lineup. He picks the wrong one, though, and is nearly inconsolable–until he finds himself crying in Tammi’s arms. And Sammy also finds himself in a weird place with Mariella, Nate’s widow. In a way, Sammy, through no fault of his own, has replaced Nate, which is a little creepy.