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Taxi Brooklyn

Taxi Brooklyn NBC TV showNetwork: NBC
Episodes: 12 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: June 25, 2014 — September 10, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Chyler Leigh, Jacky Ido, James Colby, Jose Zuniga, Jennifer Esposito, Bill Heck, Ally Walker, and Raul Casso.

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TV show description:
This police dramady follows Detective Caitlyn “Cat” Sullivan (Chyler Leigh), a tough woman who’s hell-bent on finding her father’s killer.

She’s demoted to foot patrol after some reckless driving, disobeying orders, and personality conflicts. Cat meets taxi driver Leo Romba (Jacky Ido) — a highly skilled driver who’s a charming French African from Marseille.

After realizing that Leo lied on his immigration forms, Cat offers him a deal — in exchange for lending his driving skills and taxi, she will help Leo with his immigration problem.

In order to stay out of prison and avoid deportation, Leo agrees to partner with Cat and quickly becomes her personal driver, consultant and friend. They race through the streets of New York solving cases and trying to uncover the mystery behind her father’s murder.

Other characters include Captain John Baker (James Colby), Detective Eddie Esposito (Jose Zuniga), Doctor Monica Pena (Jennifer Esposito), FBI Special Agent Gregg James (Bill Heck), Frankie Sullivan (Ally Walker), and Ronnie (Raul Casso).
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Series Finale

Episode #12 — Revenge
The episode starts off in Marseille, France, where Leo’s ex-wife Aimee and son Nico prepare for their trip to New York. As they chat about sightseeing and reuniting with Leo, two men watch from a car and tail their cab to the airport. One of the men is on the phone with someone very interested in learning Leo’s whereabouts.

In New York, Leo anxiously awaits his family’s arrival by vacuuming in the middle of the night while Cat buys an untraceable gun with cash. At the precinct, Capt. Baker asks Esposito if he’s seen Cat lately. Her disappearance has Baker worried about what she might do, like stake out the Capella home with a gun. She’s doing just that from inside her car when Gregg invites her over, but Cat dismisses him. Later that night, Gregg hears a knock at the door and assumes Cat has changed her mind. Instead, Giada enters and removes her coat, revealing she’s wearing nothing but lingerie.

At the French airport, the two hit men following Nico and Aimee report to their boss that the pair is flying to New York. Their boss orders them to contact their friends in the Big Apple and tell them to kill Nico, Aimee and Leo after they land. Who’s the mysterious man on the phone? The person from whom Leo stole.

The next morning, Gregg wakes up covered in scratches but with no recollection of the night before. He tells Giada she has to leave but when she doesn’t respond, he realizes she’s dead. Cat, still sitting in her car outside the Capella home, is about to make her move on Luke when Gregg texts, saying it’s an emergency. At Gregg’s apartment, Cat surveys the crime scene. Giada was strangled by hand and there’s blood and skin tissue under her nails. Gregg swears he didn’t kill her and shows Cat video messages from Giada, in which she threatens to kill herself if they don’t get back together, as proof. Cat calls Monica to help.

Leo and Ronnie are headed to the airport to pick up Nico and Aimee when they spy Annabella meeting up with Rhys. To get proof of their meeting, Ronnie follows them into a restaurant and takes a seat next to them so he can record their interaction. Rhys is revealed to be an American named Tommy who was paid off by Annabella. Leo immediately sends the video to Cat.

Meanwhile, Baker and Esposito head to Cat’s apartment, where they discover she’s still obsessed with avenging her father’s murder. Shortly after, Baker gets a call informing him Luke Capella has been murdered. His body is discovered in the same location where Cat’s father was killed. A cop at the scene tells Baker Capella was executed and begging for his life when he died. The murder weapon is also discovered nearby and is covered in Cat’s fingerprints.

At Gregg’s apartment, Cat watches Leo’s video and realizes Annabella has been behind everything, even remembering Cat’s love of British accents. When neither Gregg nor Monica believes her conspiracy theory, Cat reveals that her dad killed Tommy Capella, Annabella’s grandfather, and that she served as his alibi to help him cover it up. With evidence mounting, a reluctant Baker is forced to put out an APB on Cat, which Leo and Ronnie hear in Leo’s cab. After getting a call from Baker, Leo asks Ronnie to pick up Nico and Aimee at the airport so that he can go help Cat.

Monica finds needle marks on Gregg’s neck, proving he was injected with something. But to further prove Gregg’s innocence, Monica says the cork from the wine bottle must be tested if Cat and Gregg’s theory about the wine triggering his memory loss is to be believed. Cat realizes that if Annabella is targeting her loved ones then her mother is also in danger. She calls Leo to find out where Frankie is but Leo wants to know why she’s wanted for murder. Cat explains that Rhys provided Annabella her fingerprints, hence why they are on the gun. Leo in turn tells Cat that her mom is on the ferry to North Williamsburg. Baker and Esposito pull up to Gregg’s apartment just then, but Cat and Gregg manage to drive away.

At the airport, a pair of hit men is waiting for Aimee and Nico, who are greeted by Ronnie at baggage claim. When the man on the phone is informed Leo is not with them, he instructs his accomplices to kidnap Aimee and Nico and hurt Ronnie, but keep him alive.

Racing to reach her mom, Cat drives into a park with Baker and Esposito in pursuit. Leo soon catches up with them and joins their car chase, but Baker and Esposito’s vehicle is sidelined when another car blocks their path. At the dock, Cat finds Annabella waiting for her. Leo is right behind Cat until he gets a phone call from Ronnie, who has been stabbed by the hit men. He tells Leo that Nico and Aimee have been kidnapped and that Leo’s “old pal Henry” has come to collect.

Cat and Gregg approach Annabella with guns blazing, but she warns them that there’s a bomb on Cat’s mother’s ferry and if anything happens to her, the bomb will be detonated remotely. Annabella explains her motivation for revenge by telling Cat that her grandfather meant more to her than her father. Cat’s dad worked for Annabella’s grandfather for many years before killing him in cold blood to keep from being exposed as a dirty cop. Annabella also admits to killing her own uncle, Luke, to frame Cat and that Giada is her crazy cousin.

Baker and Esposito break up the showdown then, aiming their guns at Cat and asking her to drop her weapon. But Cat doesn’t listen until Leo reveals his family is being held for ransom and begs for Cat’s help in getting them back. When Gregg and Cat put down their guns, Gregg spies a shooter and jumps in front of Cat, taking a bullet to the chest. He lays there in front of her, bleeding out, as Baker arrests Annabella. Ronnie collapses at the airport, seemingly facing the same fate as Gregg, while Leo gets a call from the kidnappers and hears a distressed Nico over the phone. In the distance, a ferry explodes.

Will Gregg, Ronnie and Frankie survive? Can Cat help Leo recover his family? We may never know. (Courtesy NBC.)
First aired: September 10, 2014

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What do you think? Do you like the Taxi Brooklyn TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

 

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shimin July 21, 2014 at 11:04 am

Totally waste of time

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PJ July 19, 2014 at 1:45 pm

After watching the first episode, I wasn’t impressed. But as I watched more episodes, I began to like it. The actors, at first, were not in groove. Now they seem more comfortable with each other and each episode it gets better and better. I’d like to see it renewed to see how these characters and plot lines evolve.

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Tonia July 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm

I know that this show is not perfect, and the actors are new. but come on give it a chance, I really like the premise of it, it is not the way the real world is, ( A cabbie being as involved as he is) but I enjoy seeing things from a different perspective, it keeps things fresh & interesting. I feel the actors have chemistry. Let them grow & see where it goes, Save this show, please.

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Tara B July 11, 2014 at 6:37 pm

This is the worst show I’ve ever seen. I will watch almost anything, but this is beyond help. If you can get past the totally absurd plot, then be prepared for some seriously bad writing and worse acting.

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Rich July 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm

How does a cab driver walk right in on a crime scene and sit in police station where does money come from . And can a cop work cases with nothing but a cab, it is a bad show ad bad as rookie blue.

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Rich July 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

Think acting is great but I think writing is not up to par for show to continue.

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Sue Tanner July 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

The kid, Tristan was fantastic!

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S July 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm

The writing sucks and the editing stinks. This could be good, but it’s very choppy. Love Ido. Chyler needs to show more emotion. She looks bored most of the time.

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sweetrose July 10, 2014 at 1:30 am

Yeah, when I saw the first few episodes I shook my head & wondered how this show got aired. Chyler just cant act. However, the more I watch it the better it gets ’cause Chyler’s getting lots of on-the-job training & is starting to sound like she finally graduated outta her high school drama class.

Ido is delightful as Leo & is the main reason I watch the show. His character is turning out to be multifaceted, and its fun to watch the other characters begin to notice.

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Nancy July 9, 2014 at 11:31 pm

Renew it! Nothing is realistic anymore unless u watch stupid reality shows! This is entertaining for people! As mentioned before the chemistry works amongst the actors!

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Kim July 9, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Love the show please keep it on

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Jack July 5, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Put it out of it’s misery!

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Mammie July 4, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Love, love, love this show!!! So excited to see Ally Walker on network television again and really looking forward to seeing how her character unfolds in this show! This one is definitely a keeper!!!!!

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Timothy OBrien July 5, 2014 at 12:57 pm

What in the hell is there to like about this? I was discussing this with another director friend of mine and we both were appalled that this show was allowed to get on the air. What’s worse is, I have a friend who was in two episodes and I can’t discuss it. I almost don’t want to talk to him for fear the subject of the show will come up.

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Rich July 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

How can taxi drives be so involved in police affairs and they give her no car hard to believe but she is one good looking lady.

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Anonymous July 21, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Writing needs to get better or it’s done.

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Drew July 24, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Okay. Rich has pointed out the ONLY redeeming thing about the show…she is very good looking lady!

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GrinningBear July 1, 2014 at 12:06 am

Painful to watch. The jerky camera work is a waste of time and effort. Dump this less than original piece of TV floatsome…

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Rob June 29, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Awful. Kill it.

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Ivy June 28, 2014 at 10:52 am

Re-new! Love the cast and chemistry between Chyler and Ido.

Develop it more, I wanna know more about their personal lives in the show, their backgrounds, etc.

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i love this show renew it June 29, 2014 at 9:10 am

Love this show renew it.

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Timothy OBrien July 3, 2014 at 1:59 am

KILL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s so bad I turned it off half way through, even though a friend is in it. Pathetically bad.

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SunnyB July 11, 2014 at 4:51 am

It’s a fast paced, smart show! I love it and all my friends do too. We watch and discuss it the next day. Finally something worth watching that’s exciting, serious and funny! It’s rare that a show can mix all those elements! It usually takes some time to develop characters…but it’s just so well written that you felt like you knew these characters almost right away…and can’t wait to find out more. I like everyone on the show, but the combo of Cat’s controlled calm and Leo’s bubbly playful personality is genius! I hope this show is on for a long time!!!!

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Timothy OBrien July 3, 2014 at 1:58 am

Are you kidding me? This is one of the most pathetic, if not THE most pathetic show on TV. It’s awful. And my friend was in it.

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