Episode Two: “Secrets and Lies”A love triangle in this type of show is certainly nothing new, and even Tarzan from the books had to deal with rival suitors, but in the case of Detective Foster we are mostly confused as to why Jane was dating this douchebag in the first place. After her traumatic night fighting of flame throwing serial killers Jane has to put up with Foster showing up at her apartment to tell her that he won’t “pressure” her about his proposal, but the minute he suspects Tarzan is alive practically demands she say yes. When she won’t he rescinds the proposal and then runs off to Greystoke CEO Richard Clayton (Mitch Pileggi) to work on a plan to capture Tarzan.
"I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten."Just why does the billionaire head of Greystoke Industries want John Clayton/Tarzan so badly? Turns out the three Greystoke siblings; Tarzan’s father John Senior, Richard and their younger sister Kathleen (Lucy Lawless) each held a third controlling interest of Greystoke Industries, but with John Senior dead Richard and Kathleen have been fighting for the outstanding third for years. This Trust is worth just under six billion dollars and Richard thinks that if he can control his brothers “mentally challenged” heir he will win the battle for the Trust. Thinking the enemy of my enemy is my friend Jane approaches Kathleen informing her of John Juniors alive status and asks for help, but Kathleen believes Jane is either working for Richard or just another dupe, and kicks her out.
Kathleen Clayton, billionaire publisher and warrior princess.As this show is also a police procedural we have to have a case for Jane and Tarzan to solve, and tonight’s villains are a bunch of thrill seeking prep school asshats that run around Central Park in ski masks to hunt young women. Tarzan arrives just as these bozos are going to start cutting up their victim, and he easily tosses them around, but when Tarzan turns to help the poor girl up she cries out, “Don’t hurt me.” This stuns Tarzan as he doesn’t realize his wild animalistic fighting style is kind of frightening, but before he can explain that he has no intentions of hurting her, the police show up and he must flee.
Women, go figure.To prove Detective Foster is even a bigger dick he tries to railroad a young black man ,who was in the park at the time committing a misdemeanor, for the assault. Through Tarzan Jane knows that all the assailants were white and so she ends up meeting Tarzan in the park to track down the real attackers.
Note: She gives Tarzan shit for saving the girl because it risks exposing to the world that he is still alive, and that is a strange reaction for a cop. I guess having a hunky jungleman as boy toy is worth the lives of a few New Yorkers.
Unfortunately Detective Douchebag followed her and brought along Richard Clayton’s security team. They Taser Tarzan and load him into the back of an SUV, but Jane handcuffs Foster to his car and rescues Tarzan.
“Don’t you dare stand between me and those dreamy abs.”This is when the episodes kind of goes off the rails. Tarzan hears another cry for help from deep in the park and he and Jane race to see what is up. They discover an injured woman, bleeding from multiple cuts, and she tells them which way her assailants went.
Note: So these teen thrill junkies just chase after and cut up women, but no rape or murder? Clearly these are early PG villains for the WB.
Tarzan catches up to them in a parking garage and beats the crap out of them, but Foster overheard Jane’s call for back-up on the radio and arrives in time to catch Tarzan, and by catch I mean repeatedly shoot at him while he tries to get away. I know this guy is jealous of whatever feelings Jane has for this jungle hottie but trying to kill the dude seems a bit too far to me, especially if you are a cop. I bet his deal with Richard Clayton wasn’t to deliver a corpse, so if he had succeeded he’d not only have a pissed off Jane on his hands but also a pissed of billionaire with powerful connections.