Yo, Adrian
Yo, Adrian

Season : 2
Episode: 12
Directed by: David Barrett
Written by: Sean Whitesell
Production Number: {{{production}}}
Airdate: January 16, 2005
Date of Crime: December 19, 1976
Previous: Blank Generation
Next: Time to Crime

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When a dying boxing referee makes a confession about a 1976 fight, the team re-opens the case in which an underdog fighter, arranged to fight against a much more qualified boxer, took a heavy beating in the match and died only moments afterwards. Meanwhile, the detectives try to console Scotty, still reeling from Elisa's death, but it's Lilly's sister he ends up turning to.



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  • Apparently based on the 1976 film Rocky, (also set in Philadelphia), which, in turn, was inspired by writer and star Sylvester Stallone witnessing journeymen boxer Chuck Wepner manage fifteen rounds in the ring against then-heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, though ultimately losing in a TKO.
  • Mo being paid to "take a dive" in the first round was another reference to Rocky, as the title character managed to knock down Apollo Creed in the first round. (This too was inspired by the Wepner fight, as Wepner managed to knock down Ali, though not until the ninth round).
  • This episode marks Paul Jenkins' final role before his retirement shortly afterwards. He died about eight years later, on July 1, 2013.
  • The 1967 play, The Great White Hope, a play that actor Paul Jenkins was in, was referenced to. The play and film adaptation are also about boxing and a boxer's career, as well as the fight against racial discrimination.


  • Elton John "Philadelphia Freedom"
  • Orleans "Dance With Me"
  • Parliament "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off Of This Sucker)
  • Marshall Tucker Band "Can't You See"
  • Bachman Turner Overdrive "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
  • Elton John "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"
  • Master Source "The River"
  • David Thiele "You Again"
  • Closing Song: Peter Frampton "Baby I Love Your Way"