While investigating a jewelry heist by a young Asian woman, Ella, and her partner who was later murdered, Goren and Eames discover that Nicole Wallace is involved. During the course of their investigation, the detectives discover that Nicole had a child years earlier, who drowned at three, and they suspect that Nicole killed her. Using this information, the detectives try to convince Ella, who is Nicole's lover and a surrogate for her dead daughter, to help them bring her down. Written by
Lynne Boris Johnston
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In the initial broadcast the episode ended with a viewer's vote, with the viewers given a choice of two endings with the most popular being broadcast an hour later. See more
When the first scene with Nicole and Ella occurs, Ella is telling Nicole that she could have pulled it off (a robbery), that the salesperson was just getting a bracelet. In fact, the salesperson was going to get a ring. See more
[Nicole is seated across from Eames and Goren
You're both so transparent. Punishing Ella to get at me.
Detective Robert Goren
That's Nicole's maternal instinct, rearing its little head.
Detective Alexandra Eames
You can't deny those feelings, even if you can't have kids of your own.
Yes, thank you. Not all of us can be blessed like you, with eggs ripe and ready for hire.