Silk Stalkings – Curtain Call

by Alan Rapp on January 2, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Silk Stalkings – Curtain Call
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“It’s a wild world and nobody rides for free.”

Silk Stalkings - Curtain Call TV review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the unsolved crimes of passion in the wealthy playground of Palm Beach, Florida. Things get messy for Chris (Rob Estes) when a high school girlfriend (Kelly Curtis) he just reconnected with turns out to be the prime suspect in the murder of her controlling lover (Lee Benton). Struggling as much with Sarah’s bisexuality as with the possibility that she killed someone in cold blood (and then took him to bed), Chris finds it hard to focus on the case in an episode that pushes Rita (Mitzi Kapture) into the background for the most part (although she is responsible for a rather obvious idea which helps to lead to the true killer).

Kapture’s small role certainly doesn’t do anything help the episode (where they hell is she when Chris is fighting with the killer in the pool?), and Chris’ struggle over events feels a bit hamfisted (and dated). The episode has one major goof as the show obviously reshot the chase sequence which begins with Chris’ car already having damage on one side prior to the van hitting it the first time. While the sequence is necessary for the plot to help tie the killer to the victim, it’s also a bit unclear what caused the killer to attack a police officer when Donovan (William Anton) was ready to bring Sarah to trial for murder and there were no other suspects to the crime. Judith Chapman (who would return over the years to play a number of unrelated characters in various episodes) has a small role as the victim’s neighbor, and the mother of the killer, whose advice to her son ends tragically for all concerned.

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