Garza puts personal differences aside when the daughter of his nemesis is charged with murder. Guest Starring West Wing’s Timothy Busfield
On Friday, October 8, 2010, noted actor Tom Schanley returns to television guest starring in the episode “In RE: Curtis Farwell” as Carl Phillips on NBC’s Outlaw.
In the episode “In Re: Curtis Farwell,” Carl Phillips, played by Schanley, is the surviving husband of a woman who is suspected of committing suicide after warning her employer, a car manufacturer, of unsafe conditions in the car. Turns out Carl may have played a role in her suicide as well.
About Tom Schanley:
2010 has found Tom Schanley playing both sides of the law: As an ICE officer in the Chris Weitz film “The Gardener” and a hit -man chasing down Mel Gibson and stolen money in “How I Spent My Summer Vacation,” (due out 2011). This actor, whose chops have landed him principal and lead roles in television series and motion pictures, is best known for his work as the drug dealer, Ricky on Dexter, the self sacrificing “Evan Abby” on Criminal Minds as well as his roles in CSI NY, CSI Miami, Without a Trace and may more. Most recently seen on Castle as William Carraway in “The Mistress Always Spanks Twice.” Tom has had the privilege of working with some of the cinematic icons of our time: Academy Award winning director Ed Zwick and Denzel Washington in Courage Under Fire, Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts in Conspiracy Theory among others. He is also an exceptionally talented Writer and Producer of the independent film “The Hard Easy” with Vera Farmiga, David Boreanaz, Bruce Dern & Peter Weller.
Garza takes on a carmaker that may be hiding a deadly secret. Larry King guest stars:Vodpod videos no longer available.
Mr. Media conducted an interview with Jesse Bradford who plays Eddie Franks on Outlaw. You can fast forward to the 3 minute mark to get straight to the interview 🙂
TVGuide.com: How is Al able to work with Garza when they have opposing views?
David Ramsey: I like to think of him as Garza’s liberal voice of reason and, yes, they are best friends and they’re on either sides of the fence. But I think what the writers are trying to do is try to find a way where we can get to what’s just. Ultimately that’s not red or blue, but someplace in the middle. So how does Al wrap himself around that? By knowing that ultimately his best friend wants justice. He believes in his friend’s vision, the epiphany he had, the ideas that the justice system in its current state doesn’t always work for the little guy. We deal with politics, but you’re dealing with politics in two characters that are not politicians. They want to do what’s right for the client.
TVGuide.com: Last week dealt with immigration law and you have an episode about gay rights coming up. Is it always about hot-button topics?
Ramsey: I think it was deliberate that the writers continue to do these issues because these are the things on people’s minds. Particularly when you talk about sexual orientation, race relations, a lot of these things were being talked about in television 20 years ago. Norman Lear was talking about some of this stuff in Maude and All in the Family. Unfortunately, you can’t even talk about it now because you’re labeled as a bigot; you’re labeled as politically incorrect. Hopefully around the water cooler on Monday, people will be talking about the episodes that happened on Friday night. They’ll have an intelligent conversation and they might argue like me and Cyrus, but ultimately they’ll say, “OK, I understand you a little better.” That’s the point.
TVGuide.com: What’s the message within the case this week?
Ramsey: The problem with the case is a tremendous rush to judgment. The episode is about a mother who’s on trial for the death of her child. She doesn’t fit the mold of a traditional grieving mother and because she doesn’t and because she has stoic reactions she therefore must be guilty. It’s about how we spin things from sound bites, a flash of a camera or an interview. You’ll be pretty surprised with the outcome.
TVGuide.com: Will we learn more about Cyrus and Al’s friendship history?
Ramsey: You are going to find out more about their childhood relationship, how they grew up, and how his father was a father figure to me as well. He was liberal and I ultimately became a liberal and we were both greatly influenced by his father. You’re going to get into a lot of how they came to be.
The Supreme Court is not supposed to have any political affiliations, and it doesn’t (hopefully), but I just wanted to check who nominated who to our country’s highest court: