“Battle Creek” Premiere “The Battle Creek Way” aired on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. The episode kicks off with the school kids performing a bumble bee dance. Suddenly, a mysterious man goes toward the guy recording the performance. Read on to know who is that man.
Russ Agnew shows his badge to the man and takes the video camera away from him. He heads to Fontanelle “Font” White and the witness, Teddy the Snitch, preparing to film a meth dealer through his phone. He gives them the camera. Turns out, they are going to record an illegal drug transaction. However, the wires are not functioning.
Instead, a baby monitor is used by Teddy. His sister just recently gave birth. Finally, Teddy enters the bar with the improvised hidden recording device. The meth dealer appears and asks for the money instantly. After Teddy handed the cash, something beeps. It is definitely an epic failure when the drug dealer saw the baby monitor.
While Teddy is freaking out, Russ and Font runs to the bar. Russ attempts to use his taser to paralyze the criminal. It is a series of unfortunate events when Russ realized that the taser ran out of batteries. The criminal hits Russ on the face.
Hours later, Russ puts an ice bag on his face. He was now writing to Lesley Stahl about his sentiments as an “underfunded hero” in Battle Creek. The clumsy cop convinces her to send the crew of “60 Minutes” to his hometown to expose the dangerous scenarios there.
Afterwards, Russ goes to the police station with donuts. His black eye is teased by his colleagues. Ignoring the banters, he asks Holly if their request for additional space is approved. Sadly, Holly says no. Russ proceeds to the Commander’s office to demand for new equipment. Font says he does not give a damn about it because he is okay with using guns. Good news for Russ and Font’s department, Special Agent Milton “Milt” Chamberlain is sent by the FBI to help them.
Meanwhile, Milt’s boss, Kenny, is saying goodbye to his asset. After a series of compliments, Milt emphasizes that he is touched. However, Kenny says “Good riddance” after Milt left.
Finally, Milt arrives in Battle Creek. The station’s Commander introduces the FBI agent to his subordinates. Holly is completely swooned by Milt’s good looks. Milt starts to flirt with her. Russ gets annoyed by it.
What is more annoying for Russ? Milt is appointed as lead investigator for a double homicide case. Russ’ feelings get worse. He arrived at the crime scene with FBI agents using high-tech equipment. He decides to return to the station because he thinks Milt does not need him.
At the office, Aaron Funkhauser asks for someone who is going to be Milt’s partner. Everybody raises their hands except Russ. Strangely, Russ is chosen by Milt himself. Milt says people describe Russ as the best cop in Battle Creek. Russ denies it, but Milt says he trusts his instincts. Milt proceeds to give his new partner a list of people hospitalized or arrested for drugs.
While Russ and Milt are continuing their investigation, a car speedily passes by and lets out a gunshot. Russ is hit on the shoulder. Thankfully, he is okay after being sent to the hospital.
Despite Russ’ injury, the investigation is still successful. They manage to find the suspects of the murder and drug deals.
In the end, Milt announces the details of the investigation. He brings Russ in front to praise him as a great cop with traditional yet effective techniques. After the newspaper released the news about it, Holly hides it from Russ because he was cropped in the photo.
There you have it for the recap on “Battle Creek” Premiere “The Battle Creek Way,” which aired on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. Catch the next episode on March 8. For more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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