May 28, 2008By Naomi Rabinowitz Posted: May 28, 2008
This is hardly a new revelation, but I'll say it again: Sam Bennett wins the prize of being the most clueless cop ever! During his brief visit to the hospital (to question Sheridan about being pushed over a waterfall by Vincent), Alistair was shot and killed, Viki stabbed Ivy with a syringe, and Vincent (whom Sheridan revealed is alive) was right there in the hospital in Valerie mode. Meanwhile, when Sam questioned Eve and Julian about them knowing if Vincent was alive, they pretended they had no idea. Sam didn't quite believe them, but rather than making them take a say, lie detector test, he simply had them make their statements into a tape recorder. Nor did it ever occur to him to check the hospital's security camera to see if there was any footage of Alistair's murder. Later, he and the gang followed a trail of blood and found Ivy's body stuffed into a closet. Sam was understandably upset over seeing his girlfriend like that but again, did he bother to have anyone follow the blood back to its origin or take a DNA sample in order to catch the culprit? No! I suppose Sam deserves some credit for actually bothering to go to work when most of Harmony's residents sit around and plot over how they'll win over their various love interests. However, it would be nice to see the town's police chief show some intelligence before the show goes off the air.