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.
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