Rewatching 21 Jump Street! It’s young lovers on the run in season two, episode twenty-one, “Cory and Dean Got Married.” Before everyone gets all excited, know that Cory is a girl’s name in this one.
What’s goin’ down: Teenagers Cory and Dean do indeed get married, but only after Dean shot his future father-in-law in a dispute. The cops catch Cory, but Dean is still a fugitive. Penhall and Hoffs are assigned to the “road trip” thing, escorting Cory on a cross-country trip back to her home town.
Here’s Hanson: He’s only in one scene and doesn’t have any dialogue. Guess Depp’s off filming a movie.
Penhall’s prerogatives: Penhall has moved in with his girlfriend Dorothy, and they’ve devolved into “bickering couple” status. Cory’s declarations of true love for Dean contrast Penhall’s rocky relationship woes.
Undercover blues: Dean shows up, following our heroes (how’d he find them?), proving himself to be not such a nice guy. He holds Hoffs at gunpoint – in the shower no less – to make off with Cory.
Goin’ to the chapel: I’m not clear as to why, exactly, Penhall and Hoffs get this assignment. This again raises the question of just how huge of a jurisdiction Jump Street has.
Trivia time: The small-town sheriff in this episode is played by recognizable character actor Joseph Whipp, well known among horror fans for playing a cop in both A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream.
Jumpin’ or not? A fun, lighthearted romp. The “characters go on a road trip” thing is always good for some outside-of-their-comfort-zones interaction, and that’s the case here. It’s jumpin’!
Next: Summer vacation, or summer hiatus?
Want more? Check out my book, CINE HIGH, now available for the Kindle and the free Kindle app.