Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt

Much to the delight of many fans, CBS has announced that Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt will be coming out on May 20th, 2012. Tom Selleck is returning to his role as ex-Police Chief Jesse Stone. Tom co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Brandman. The story centers caround Jesse as he tries to get his old Paradise police Chief job back. He also tries to solve a shocking double homicide that has connections to the mob.

Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Stephen McHattie, William Devane, William Sadler, Gloria Reuben and Saul Rubinek return to their roles.  For the eighth film in the murder-mystery series  joining the cast are Robert Carradine and Jeff Geddis.


Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt**UPDATE:**
Well, Benefit of the Doubt finally aired Sunday night on CBS! I wasn’t able to watch it live, but found time later on in the night to view the recording. I found this episode much slower than the others. I’m not sure if it was the mood I was in, but I definitely didn’t like this movie as much as the others. Some of the banter got a little tiring and the story wasn’t as good as the other installments. That said, I still enjoyed it and Tom Selleck was great as always. There seemed to be some holes in the story and some of the plotlines were left hanging. Maybe I missed it, but what did the ‘A2H10’ note mean? I noticed that he ended up on Pier 10 at the climax of the movie, but never did figure out if it was part of that note or not. If you know what the ‘A2H10’ means, please comment below as I know of a few others who couldn’t figure it out either. Please let me know what you thought of Benefit of the Doubt. Do you agree with me that it is the weakest of the series or do you feel differently? We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for your comments and for visiting my site.

There hasn’t been any word yet if there will be a ninth in the Jesse Stone movie series, but with the appearance of Suitcase in the last scene of “Benefit of the Doubt” it looks like the writers and actors would love to continue. Tom Selleck mentioned in a recent interview that he would like to do more, but also hinted that CBS was uncommital. He did note though that other parties would probably be interested if CBS decides not to make another.

If you missed the CBS broadcast of Benefit of the Doubt, it has already been released on DVD: Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt

11 thoughts on “Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt

  1. Jan Poling

    Missed the latest Jesse Stone movie. When will it be replayed???? GREAT MOVIES and great cast. Love them….

      1. Becca

        That was Suitcase. His old deputy the guy he talked with at the fishing boat and give the dounuts too. Suitcase got shot in one of his other movies. Love these movies. not for sure when it will air again cannot find that out.

  2. Larry Compton

    The movie was incomplete leaving the door open to finish the story with another movie. This one left alot of stories unanswed, like will Rose come back, what is her and jesse’s relationship. Gloria Rebuns character will she be a full time singer. There will be another movie but on what channel?

  3. Bill L.

    I have not seen this episode yet.

    One plot line that was left hanging at the end of one episode and was never satisfactorily addressed (to me) was that Stone was pissed off and left to drive back to LA to presumably try to get back onto their force, or at least to visit his ex.

    The following episode starts with him being right back in Mass. with no reference to that trip. Do you remember this? Was it addressed somehow, that I missed? (I have all the VD’s, I just haven’t taken the time to check to see which one it was.)

    1. mabes

      Jesse was not going back to LA, he was going to Albuquerque to tell Mrs. Blue (she had her baby kidnapped from the hospital) that her son had drowned in an accident. Remember, he told Suitcase and Rose that they would have to arrest the lady who had lived in Paradise with that little boy for 5 years right under their noses–she was the kidnapper.

    1. mabes

      Sorry–this was in the movie, Thin Ice. The little boy fell through thin ice while on a trip with his kidnapper mom. It was also the movie that Jesse got his suspension papers–you saw him leaving to go to let Mrs. Blue know about the sad case, and you saw him on a bus with the dog sitting beside him coming into the state of New Mexico.


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