Saturday, July 25, 2009


Before 'Alias', Carl Lumbly's biggest TV role was as Detective Mark Petrie in the 1980's series 'Cagney And Lacey'. Mark Petrie may have been based in NYC, but that doesn't mean his whole family lived there. Toobworld Central's theory is that his nephew, although never mentioned on 'Cagney And Lacey', was living in Toronto. And this nephew was also named Mark Petrie, probably in honor of his uncle.

If so, it's likely we saw him last week on 'The Listener'. Distraught because his wife couldn't be saved from the cancer that eventually took her life, Mark Petrie (2) shot and wounded the father of a young faith healer named "Iris".
As to why he was in Toronto? Perhaps his father, Detective Mark Petrie's older brother, was a draft dodger back in the late sixties, early seventies.

All just a theory of relateeveety, of course. But if feels right....


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