History Series / GoldenBoy

3rd Aug '16 9:28:10 PM PaulA
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* RevisitingTheColdCase: Owen keeps re-investigating an old cold case which was actually his first case as a detective. The murder occurred on 9/11 and the investigation was interrupted when the planes hit the World Trade Center. When he was able to return to the case, the trail has gone cold and evidence was lost. It became ThatOneCase for him. The case is finally solved when a witness discovers that he is dying and decides to come clean about what really happened.
28th Nov '15 12:31:12 PM pepsimax
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''Golden Boy'' is a 2013 series airing in the US on CBS. It revolves around a young patrolman named Walter William Clark, Jr. (Theo James) who shoots a robber and saves his hostage in a highly publicized street incident. In the resulting publicity Walter is not only promoted to detective but gets his choice of assignment. Walter chooses homicide, becoming the least senior member of the squad by ten years. While he wants to be assigned to fellow hotshot Christian Arroyo (Kevin Alejandro) as a partner, his actual partner is the older and crustier Don Owen (Chi [=McBride=]). The series is in a way an extended flashback, as Walter reminisces seven years in the future from his position as New York's youngest ever police commissioner.

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''Golden Boy'' is a 2013 series airing in the US on CBS. It revolves around a young patrolman named Walter William Clark, Jr. (Theo James) (Creator/TheoJames) who shoots a robber and saves his hostage in a highly publicized street incident. In the resulting publicity Walter is not only promoted to detective but gets his choice of assignment. Walter chooses homicide, becoming the least senior member of the squad by ten years. While he wants to be assigned to fellow hotshot Christian Arroyo (Kevin Alejandro) as a partner, his actual partner is the older and crustier Don Owen (Chi [=McBride=]). The series is in a way an extended flashback, as Walter reminisces seven years in the future from his position as New York's youngest ever police commissioner.
12th Feb '15 8:03:45 AM Neverland345
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''Golden Boy'' is a 2013 series airing in the US on CBS. It revolves around a young patrolman named Walter William Clark, Jr. (Theo James) who shoots a robber and saves his hostage in a highly publicized street incident. In the resulting publicity Walter is not only promoted to detective but gets his choice of assignment. Walter chooses homicide, becoming the least senior member of the squad by ten years. While he wants to be assigned to fellow hotshot Tony Arroyo (Kevin Alejandro) as a partner, his actual partner is the older and crustier Don Owen (Chi [=McBride=]). The series is in a way an extended flashback, as Walter reminisces seven years in the future from his position as New York's youngest ever police commissioner.

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''Golden Boy'' is a 2013 series airing in the US on CBS. It revolves around a young patrolman named Walter William Clark, Jr. (Theo James) who shoots a robber and saves his hostage in a highly publicized street incident. In the resulting publicity Walter is not only promoted to detective but gets his choice of assignment. Walter chooses homicide, becoming the least senior member of the squad by ten years. While he wants to be assigned to fellow hotshot Tony Christian Arroyo (Kevin Alejandro) as a partner, his actual partner is the older and crustier Don Owen (Chi [=McBride=]). The series is in a way an extended flashback, as Walter reminisces seven years in the future from his position as New York's youngest ever police commissioner.
15th Jan '15 9:14:57 PM WildGoose
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* BookEnds: The show begins and ends with Walter talking to a reporter in his office.
15th Jan '15 8:19:12 AM WildGoose
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* While Walter himself isn't corrupt, he's not above dirty tricks, like blackmailing a city councilman.

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* ** While Walter himself isn't corrupt, he's not above dirty tricks, like blackmailing a city councilman.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Arroyo may not be the cleanest cop around, and he's a backstabbing glory hound, but Holbrooke's actions disgust him, and he offers his help to Walter and Owen when Holbrooke frames Walter.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Comments in the flashforwards seem to indicate that the conflict between Arroyo and Owen will go FromBadToWorse.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Comments in the flashforwards seem to indicate that the conflict between Arroyo and Owen will go FromBadToWorse.FromBadToWorse, [[spoiler: and that Owen will end up dead sometime in the future]].
12th Jan '15 7:01:54 AM WildGoose
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: It is for Walter, Owen, Mackenzie and Arroyo.
11th Jan '15 6:23:53 AM WildGoose
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** A flashforward reveals that [[spoiler: the current police commissioner]] is dirty.

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** A flashforward reveals that [[spoiler: the current police commissioner]] commissioner, a contemporary of the dirty cops in "Role Models"]] is dirty.dirty himself.


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** The banner at a high school graduation cites the class of 2019, which places the present day scenes in 2012 and the flashforwards in 2019.


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* WellDoneSonGuy: Owen is this to Walter, who cares deeply about getting his approval. After becoming police commissioner, Walter regularly mentions what he learned from Owen.


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** [spoiler: Owen was having an affair with one of his confidential informants. The affair ended when she was killed in a hit, after Arroyo accidentally outed her.]]
6th Jan '15 11:56:28 PM WildGoose
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* While Walter himself isn't corrupt, he's not above dirty tricks, like blackmailing a city councilman.



* FramingTheGuiltyParty

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* FramingTheGuiltyPartyFramingTheGuiltyParty:
25th Aug '14 5:53:53 AM StarSword
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* BolivianArmyEnding: Due to the series' cancellation after the first season finale ended on a cliffhanger of [[spoiler:the fugitive former deputy mayor shooting either Walter, or his ex-wife-slash-Walter's current girlfriend]].



* DirtyCop:

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* DirtyCop: DirtyCop:



* FlashForward: In the teaser of the pilot, no less. More generally the series is framed as [[HowWeGotHere Walter looking back on his career prior to becoming police commissioner]].

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* FlashForward: FlashForward[=/=]FramingDevice: In the teaser of the pilot, no less. More generally the series is framed as [[HowWeGotHere Walter looking back on his career prior to becoming police commissioner]].



** [[spoiler:In "Young Guns" Walter allows Arroyo to frame a gang leader and all around slimeball for the murder of one of his subordinates and attempted murder of his friend. It was really the friend's mother, and clear self-defense in the first case and an accident in the second.]]

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** [[spoiler:In In "Young Guns" Walter [[spoiler:Walter allows Arroyo to frame a gang leader and all around slimeball for the murder of one of his subordinates and attempted murder of his friend. It was really the friend's mother, and clear self-defense in the first case and an accident in the second.]]


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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Arroyo is having an affair with his partner. His wife eventually finds out, although she doesn't figure out it's [=McKenzie=].]]
25th Aug '14 5:45:38 AM StarSword
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* FridayNightDeathSlot: Averted. It was originally set to be put here after its first two episodes aired on Tuesdays at 10, but having better ratings than ''[[Series/{{Vegas2012}} Vegas]]'' (the timeslot's previous occupant), CBS decided at the last minute to switch the two shows' places on the schedule.
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