The episode “Samaritan,” portrays us how the justice system denies people the right to protect themselves from violence. In this episode the NYPD is searching for man who shot one of the members of a gang of robbers and rapists on a subway train. There is not ethnicity difference between the shooter and thugs, I guess that is why they don’t give relevance to their ethnic group—as in other episodes they do. What they want to show in this episode is how system punishes people who protect themselves and others.
The Reagan’s weigh the pros and cons of vigilantism when a man with a police record takes action against the criminal who is terrorizing riders on a subway. These debates between the Reagan’s make the viewers draw their own conclusion. Finally we can clearly see that the laws of the state and city put the “vigilante” in an impossible position. The city’s “no tolerance” gun laws made this honest citizen a criminal by making it illegal for him to do what any sensible person would strive to do: make sure that he can protect himself and other from violence. I really like the episode "Samaritan" and found it particularly interesting. This episode does not follow the same story as other policeman and justice shows, such as solving murders and kidnappings. Conversely, it shows how small crimes—in this case gangs and robbery—can also have an episode. Moreover, it was really interesting when the Reagan family conclude that the law in the city doesn’t really protect the citizen.