‘Tommy’ Episode 7 to not air this week, here's what you can expect in the days to come

The primetime crime drama is on a two-week break and while it’s gone, we speculate what it could bring us when it is back on air


                            ‘Tommy’ Episode 7 to not air this week, here's what you can expect in the days to come
Michael Chernus, Russell G Jones, Edie Falco, Alexander Hodge and Adelaide Clemens (IMDb)
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CBS’ latest police procedural show featuring network television star Edie Falco (among many others) is not airing this week and there are many reasons for it. First of all, the show was supposed to be on a break due do March Madness, scheduled for the same time slot on the network. However, with the nation now grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, the entertainment industry and its timelines are all shuffled.

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And now, although March Madness is cancelled, the allotted airtime will air reruns of earlier episodes of ‘Tommy’.

That being said, we still have to wait another week for our favorite LAPD cops and the chief of police to come back and straighten the city’s law and order, one issue at a time.
So, what can we expect when the show comes back on air with its episode 7?

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For starters, Abigail Thomas aka Tommy (Falco) still has a long way to go to restructure her team and add more manpower, which apparently Mayor Buddy Gray is dillydallying for some reason. On the personal front, she still has to iron out all the creases between her daughter Kate and herself. Kate and Tommy have had a strained relationship, as we had learned earlier, until Tommy started to live with her and her family. Kate and Tommy might have gotten a little closer from being estranged, but still have some differences to sort. So, there’s a lot of scope of building a story on Tommy’ personal front.

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Talking about Tommy’s personal life, there’s also a new love interest, which the last episode briefly touched upon when we see her on a date with a woman. So, this is another angle of Tommy's life that needs to be explored more and we can't wait where this heads. 

Moreover, there are a whole line of leading characters that are yet to be explored. For instance, Donn Cooper (Russell G. Jones), Tommy’s Chief of Staff. We have only seen his character get some limelight in a couple of crisis management situations. So far, we only know that Cooper is an excellent aide, listener and friend that Tommy can count on in her department. But beyond that, we need to know this man at a more personal level; what brought him here, why wasn’t he promoted to be the chief before Tommy and so on.

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Then, there’s Abner Diaz (Vladimir Caamano), Tommy’s chief security officer. He is also a former detective but is only assisting Tommy now. We know he has had a rough past and is disenchanted with the force at the moment. But as the story moves forward, we will probably get to see more development of Diaz’s character and how his and Tommy’s relationship evolves.

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Another interesting development of plot that we are eagerly looking forward to in the upcoming episode/s of ‘Tommy’ is the chemistry between Blake Sullivan (Adelaide Clemens) and Mayor Gray (Thomas Sadoski). Blake has been acting very suspicious of late and the Mayor’s sudden interest in her has raised a lot of questions. What is Blake’s or Gray’s agenda here?  Guess, the coming weeks will open the box for us.

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Summing up, there’s going to be a lot of power moves and plot shifts that the crime procedural promises.

While you wait for the show to come back on air, you can watch the reruns of its previous episodes and stay updated on what’s happening in LAPD.

‘Tommy’ Episode 8 will air on April 2, 10pm/9c, only on CBS.

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