Tread Perilously’s month of guest stars and Grab Bag episodes concludes with the next installment of the Tequila and Bonetti deep dive, “Tale of the Dragon.”
When a local fortune teller comes to the squad room to report a murder, Visiting Detective Nico Bonetti is forced into a conflict with the apparent supernatural. It also puts him on the trail of a sniper who is killing surfer dudes all over South Coast. Will the fortune teller’s visions prove correct? Will Bonetti die among unfinished salmon rolls? And will the fortune teller ever realize the mysterious voice she hears is Tequila?
Special Review Unit Captain Charlie Wright joins Erik and Justin for a show that is not SVU, but still features Mariska Hargitay. She surprises them both by having a memory of watching Tequila and Bonetti when it aired! Justin finds a surprising lack of typical Tequila and Bonetti content in the episode. Geography Corner once again happens early, but occurs throughout. The group determines that Tequila must outrank Officer Nunzo. The program’s questionable content also gets examined, as does Erick Avari’s cameo. Charlie admits she’s never seen Death Bed: The Bed That Eats. Erik and Charlie offer some opinions of Law & Order: Organized Crime. Mickey Hargitay Plants gets another shout-out and Charlie reacts to the show’s decision to name a character “Captain Midian Knight.”