3 February 2013
The killer: Tom, a high school student. The victim: Glen Martin, the popular singing science teacher at Tom's high school. Tom is an oft picked upon quiet student who plays the bass drum in the school's marching band. He likes to remain invisible as it allows him to be quietly subversive, as displayed by his favorite activity called "creeping": sneaking into houses and stealing a small memento just for the thrill of it. He introduces his best friend Willie to the activity, the house chosen this evening being the Martin's. As the Homicide Department investigates the murder, which was conducted by blunt force trauma to the head, they follow the usual leads such as his wife, Linda Martin, who was having an affair, but vows that she still loved Glen, and Linda's lover, a new immigrant named Arman Pozner. The questions become whether they will piece together the evidence, and or if Tom's nervousness will give him away. Meanwhile, Angie tests the boundaries of parenting with her son, Manny.
10 February 2013
The killer: David Jacobs, a former public prosecutor and now the popular candidate for mayor, who has four weeks until election day. The victim: seventeen year old high school student Tiffany Greenwood, the daughter of David's long time friends, and David and his wife Grace's occasional babysitter. David killed Tiffany in a deliberate hit and run using the stolen car of Tiffany's boyfriend, the over-privileged Kevin West. As such, Kevin becomes Homicide's primary suspect, that belief strengthened when they learn that Tiffany just broke up with him. David, acting in the unofficial capacity of family friend, insinuates himself into the investigation through the prosecutor's office. His overzealousness, especially in wanting to prosecute Kevin without complete evidence against him, may become David's downfall, as Angie searches for what she believes is Tiffany's missing bag from the crime scene. What Angie and Oscar are unaware of is that David killed for what was in Tiffany's bag, that item which Tiffany discovered one night at the Jacobs' house while she was babysitting, and which, if made public, would destroy David's mayoral bid.
Season 1, Episode 3: Pushover17 February 2013
The killer: Ben Crewson, a mild mannered cruise ship terminal customs agent. The victim: Scott Hayward, a limo driver, who was found dead next to his still running vehicle in Stanley Park. The death was by a single gunshot wound. The life of Crewson, who most would consider a quiet, average Joe in every respect, changed when he recently met his current girlfriend Leanne, a waitress, at the diner where she works. Together, they dreamed of a better life for themselves. Hayward was the antithesis of Crewson: brash and cocky and who was considered the alpha male amongst the drivers in the limousine service where he worked. Angie and Oscar quickly piece together that the death has something to do with Scott's last fare, his standing regular Tuesday night appointment for lowlife lawyer Randy Sprague, their route always being the same: from the cruise ship terminal to the airport, with the only difference on the evening of the death being that final stop in Stanley Park. The determination of what Sprague does every Tuesday night is a major piece of the puzzle, however Angie and Oscar may not get the entire picture even though they believe they have their killer. Meanwhile, Angie lets Brian take part in his first ever interrogation, but it may not end up being quite what he was expecting.
3 March 2013
The killer: Sarah Muller, a grocery store clerk who is going through a messy divorce and custody battle. The victim: Shawn Mitchell, a high powered lawyer, who was killed by a single stab wound to the abdomen in a late night break-in into his house. On the surface, the crime looks like a robbery gone bad, although the only thing that was stolen among a houseful of expensive items was a purse with a few dollars and a cell phone. As the Homicide detectives focus their investigation on people like Shawn's wife, Deana Mitchell, and Shawn's clients, especially the disgruntled ones like Jack Carlin, who have motive, they may not find the killer unless they focus on a mother who is barely making ends meet, who will do almost anything to retain custody of her daughter except accept help from her soon to be ex-husband, and who believes she can use her position at the store to get herself out of her financial predicament. Angie becomes distracted on this case by a personal issue, namely the arrest of Manny for public disturbance and extensive damage to property.
10 March 2013
The killer: Chloe Mighten, a clothing store clerk. The victim: Jack Bergin, a raw food advocate, who was trying to build a business empire off of his food advocacy. He is treated like a rock star by many of his followers not only because of his beliefs but also because of his charisma and good looks. He was killed while sitting in the hot tub inside his home, the perpetrator, who broke in through a basement window, using a stun gun which electrocuted him. Nothing obvious was missing from the house, but the Homicide detectives know that whoever the killer was looking for something. In actuality, Chloe gained entry into the house as she befriended Jack's lonely wife, Lila Bergin, which was all a plan to get at Jack. But as Chloe did not find what she was looking for, she plays a fine line of searching through the house at other times when she believes Lila is not watching. Finding that item may be key not only for Chloe but for the Homicide detectives in discovering the killer and his/her motive.
Season 1, Episode 6: Detour14 March 2013
The killer: Torontonian Barry Ketchum, who recently celebrated his one year sobriety at his AA meeting. The victim: Eric Chase, a mortgage broker, who was killed one evening outside his office by strangulation. Homicide lucks out when Betty discovers the killer's DNA under Eric's fingernails. Homicide looks at Eric's family life - including his new marriage to Ronnie Chase, and being awarded sole custody of his son Chad Chase over his ex-wife, Claudia Powell, an activist who lost custody largely because of her chronic unemployment - and his professional life, where potential clients may have despised him for turning down their mortgage requests. Eric was a seemingly well liked man, so Homicide believes that the tension between Claudia and Ronnie played some role in Eric's death, especially as Claudia has open hatred for the police, although they also know that both women are physically incapable of the killing. Partly through eyewitness accounts, Homicide is led to a low level Toronto drug lord named Tony Denato as the killer. Homicide eventually learns more about Denato which causes some problems in the investigation. Angie decides to go out on a limb to capture the killer on her own. Meanwhile, Manny, for the first time, asks Angie about the identity of his father, that information which Angie still does not feel ready to divulge to him.
21 March 2013
The killer: Dr. Monika Harper, a pediatric surgeon, who emigrated to Canada from the Czech Republic in 1995. The victim: Hank Cousineau, a news shop owner who was once in the military, with one of his assignments being on the UN peacekeeping mission in the Balkans. Hank was killed in the back of his store by his throat being slashed, from which he bled to death. By the extremely straight and singular wound and Hank's dead body position, Betty and Homicide determine that his killer looked Hank straight in the eyes while he was sitting in a chair while his throat was slashed. Homicide initially believes that his killers are a group of young men who were demanding protection money from local shopkeepers, Hank who used his own form of justice in the matter. But Homicide's focus changes to that of the Harper family when they find that over the past week Hank's routine had changed drastically, which was overtaken by him stalking the Harper family: Dr. Monika Harper, her husband Professor Desmond Harper and their son Phillip Harper. Homicide can't find any connection between Hank and any of the Harpers until they find out a little more about Monika Harper née Sukova and what happened to her pre-1995, which makes the motive for killing Hank much clearer.
Season 1, Episode 8: Undertow28 March 2013
The killer: Charles Stanwyck, a building contractor. The victim: Taylor Hollis, a post-graduate student who dealt drugs on the side. Taylor, whose dead body was found in a remote area which was not the kill site, had blunt force trauma to the head, but was killed by asphyxiation from what looks to be a plastic bag held over his head. Once they ID him and find out more about him, Homicide believes his death may have something to do with his relationship to one of his former students, Sunita Rand. Sunny is engaged in what will be an arranged marriage by her traditional South Asian widowed father, Vijay Rand, but eventually admits that she and Taylor were in love and that she was planning on running off with him. Despite he having an airtight albeit seemingly manufactured alibi, Vijay, who states he knew nothing about Taylor and Sunny's romantic relationship, then becomes a suspect as his whole life, which includes current major renovations to his restaurant, would be shattered if Sunny didn't go through with the arranged marriage. Further evidence points to Taylor having been in the vicinity of the restaurant just prior to his death, at a time when Charles, the contractor, would have been there. However, Homicide has no motive tying Charles to wanting to kill Taylor. They may have to dig a little deeper into Charles' life to find that motive, his life which includes a diabetic wife Nancy Stanwyck, both who are still mourning the tragic and accidental death three months earlier of their adolescent son, Riley Stanwyck.
Season 1, Episode 9: Framed4 April 2013
The killer: Marion Reader, an aging woman with a bad back, whose twenty-eight year old mama's boy of a son, Owen Reader, came back to live with her to take care of her. With her telephone sales job and his online selling of military memorabilia, they are now unable to make the monthly mortgage payments on her long time house. As a side hobby, she does kitschy folk art: paintings of her cat, Mathias, inserted onto existing painted canvases. As a means to earn more money to make those mortgage payments, she attempts to sell her folk art at a local café. The victim: Julia Conrad, a girl Friday at a high end art gallery. Julia is found dead shot point blank apparently when she was out for her morning run. Homicide's initial suspect is Julia's boss, who is openly disapproving of Julia's plans to open her own art gallery, which would then be "the competition". But when they learn the gun that was used to kill Julia is pre-WWI vintage in poor condition, the fact of such a reported stolen gun by Owen Reader leads them to the Reader house. Although they learn of a connection between the Readers and Julia, they have no motive or logical reasoning to suspect either of the Readers. However, the extent to which Owen and Marion will go to protect the other may bring that motive to light.
25 April 2013
The killer: Felix Hausman, a young man who has had trouble finding his place in life. Having just been fired from his latest job, Felix has tried to make a living through high stakes gambling. But he was hoping that his life would turn around by some information provided to him from his father's old partner, who is currently in prison. Felix grew up in St. Roch Orphanage, since his father left him when he was a child. The victim: Father Noel Barnett, the tough but caring parish priest at St. Roch, he who was basically Felix's father figure growing up. Father Barnett was found dead in the church with blunt force trauma to the head and his throat slashed. Father Barnett managed to call 911 just before his death, but the call was barely audible. Angie and Oscar have to decipher some cryptic information in Father Barnett's day planner to discover his last movements. They learn that he was working on a domestic abuse case of the Sopressas, Rita Sopressa who he managed to get into a protective shelter away from her abusive husband, Mario Sopressa. But it's what Father Barnett gave Rita on which to survive on her own that leads Angie, Oscar and Brian to what Felix is looking for as the salvation to his life.
2 May 2013
The victim: former Olympic boxing gold medalist Mark "Machine" Mason, the co-owner of and chief trainer at Machine's, a fledgling boxing gym which doesn't look like it will survive unless changes are made in the business plan. The killer: Joey Mason, the recently wheelchair-bound other co-owner of Machine's, its chief "ideas" man, and Mark's brother. Mark was found in the gym stabbed to death in the back, but not before his knee was savagely beaten. The dead body was reported by Joey. The Homicide detectives initially look at anyone who had a key to the gym as a suspect, although that thought quickly goes out the window when they find out that the gym door was broken, meaning that anyone could have gotten into the gym with ease. Mark's missing Olympic medals, which were prominently displayed, are thought to be the initial motive for at least the break-in, the primary suspects then being disgruntled competitors and vagrants. But when Joey is caught in a lie, Angie focuses her attention on him. She just has to determine the best way to draw him out, which includes the unwitting use of Mark's grieving widow Beth Mason, who has her own love/hate relationship with Joey. In doing so, they may also also uncover the true nature of Mark and Joey's relationship, at least from Joey's perspective.
Season 1, Episode 12: Ruthless9 May 2013
The killer: Sonia Brauer, a newly married travel agent recently moved to Vancouver. The victim: Brendan Kendall, executive assistant to Jimmy Ramsay, the head of Cybrex Plastics. Brendan's dead body is found in his hotel room of the hotel where Cybrex is holding their corporate strategizing meeting. Betty surmises that Brendan was poisoned by cyanide, which leads to Angie believing the killer is a woman. Initially, Homicide believes Brendan's murder has something to do with the Cybrex meeting, especially as Ramsay had a communications lock-down in and out of the meeting, including no telephone calls and/or Internet, and it was deemed that Brendan had a hidden cell phone. But when they determine the method that the cyanide was administered, they come to the conclusion that Brendan was not the intended target. They have to find out which of Cybrex's other employees at the meeting was the target, and who might want to kill him/her, especially as the killer will probably find out the intended target is still alive. The hotel surveillance cameras and Lucas doing a bit of deducing of his own on the nature of Cybrex's meeting may provide a clearer picture of Sonia as the killer and her motive.
16 May 2013
The victim: seventeen year old Nathan Conroy. The killer: twenty-something Cam Radcliffe, who lives with his Uncle Dave and works at Dave's wrecking yard. Nathan's dead body is discovered buried in an urban park, he who died of an abdominal stab wound. However, the lack of blood at the site indicates that he was not murdered at the park itself. When Homicide IDs the victim as Nathan, they learn that he was convicted for possession of a deadly weapon four months earlier and that he was court ordered to enter into therapy with a Dr. Kate Robbins. Angie is familiar with Dr. Robbins as the doctor was a key expert witness at a manslaughter trial over ten years ago at which Angie was a juror prior to her becoming a police officer. Dr. Robbins' testimony was what convinced Angie to change her mind as to the guilt or innocence of the defendant, who was acquitted. That defendant was a young man named Cameron Radcliffe. The dump site for this current case is within clear view of Dr. Robbins' office. A witness provides information about a suspicious vehicle in the area of the park at the time the body was probably dumped, that vehicle belonging to Cam, who they learn is still in therapy with Dr. Robbins. They are certain that Cam is the killer, but only Dr. Robbins may be able to provide them with the motive. This case is especially difficult for Angie not only because she questions her assessment at that trial which may have led to a murderer being set free, but also because Nathan is around Manny's age, Manny who is just about to head off on his first overseas vacation which includes a stop to visit his biological father Mark who he has yet to meet.
Season 2, Episode 1: Raw Deal6 March 2014
The killer: Ian, a photographer, who just got engaged to his girlfriend, who he had been dating for three years, their relationship which began following the suicide death of her former boyfriend, the biological father of her now six year old son. The victim: Kevin Carpenter, a former art school student, who had just returned to Vancouver following a three year traveling stint in India, Nepal and Thailand. His dead body is found in his motel room bathtub, his wrists slashed. Despite there being a suicide note on the scene - "I never had the courage until now" - which is later identified as being in his handwriting, Betty is able to determine that he was not the one to inflict the fatal wounds. Items on the scene also indicate that he was Buddhist. With no cell phone, Kevin made three calls from his motel room telephone - to his sister Shelly Carpenter who seemingly is the person closest to him, to a convenience store, and to directory assistance, in which he was looking for a Robin Keaton. Shelly is able to shed little light on the situation, while neither Robin Keaton for which he was provided numbers knew Kevin, one with who he didn't even get in contact. The reason for Kevin wanting to find a Robin Keaton, and what happened in the time-line of Kevin's expulsion from art school to his departure on his three year trip two days later provide the biggest clues to finding the killer. This case ends up being the first in the department for new team leader, Sergeant Mark Cross, a former undercover cop who replaces the now promoted Superintendent Bloom. Angie has problems with Cross' appointment because she believes someone else should have gotten the job, as well as the fact that she and Cross have a ten year history of an undisclosed nature. Angie refuses to let Cross' presence push her out from the department.
13 March 2014
The killer: Sophia Balfour, a dance studio owner/instructor. The victim: Dustin McEvers, a low level blue collar criminal, who according to Chris Renway, his professional and personal partner, purportedly was trying to go straight following the birth of their still infant offspring. Chris, however, admits that Dustin still did "collection" on his drug dealing business, a collection which is where he went when she last saw him. Dustin's death, on the surface, looks to be a simple case of self defense by Sophia's husband, Miles Balfour, after Miles, who was alone at home at the time, reported that Dustin broke in in what was probably an attempted robbery, as Dustin was armed, the gun in his hand which could not have been placed there post-mortem. Miles' self-defense argument starts to fall apart upon further examination of Dustin's fatal wound. Miles protecting Sophia as the actual killer starts to come to light based on a previous non-trust issue between husband and wife, and discovery of an old bruise on Sophia's shoulder. Elsewhere, Angie secretly confesses to Oscar her and Cross' past personal involvement gone bad after Oscar witnesses a needless antagonistic professional encounter between the two.
Season 2, Episode 3: Overboard20 March 2014
The killer: Damian Cutter. The victim: Alicia Barclay. Her dead body is found washed up on the beach one morning. Although Betty is able to determine that Alicia did die from drowning, Betty also believes that Alicia was unconscious when she entered the water based on her sustaining two head wounds which were made with a combined sharp and blunt object, not consistent with something like a sail boom. The Homicide detectives discover that Alicia, who was still wearing a cocktail dress, was on a yacht party the previous night, that party which she organized with Meredith Taylor, the two being the wives of Peter Barclay and Kurt Taylor respectively, the two men who had just purchased the multimillion dollar yacht and who are business partners in a lucrative online gaming venture. Whoever the killer, the detectives believe that Alicia never made it off the yacht from the party conscious. They discover an interesting web of one-on-one relationships between the four of Alicia, Peter, Meredith and Kurt, which implicates each of the three still alive as Alicia's possible killer at various times during the investigation. They will have to dig deeper into Peter, Kurt and Meredith's past and to discover the nature of alibis of the three, specifically concerning a Cal Higgs, who worked the party for the catering company, to find the real killer and his motive. Meanwhile, Angie is bothered by what she learns is the active rumor mill concerning herself and Cross' past. Angie decides at least to tell Betty the primary reason why she and Cross ultimately broke up.
Season 2, Episode 4: Deception27 March 2014
The killer: Diane Torrance, a construction site flagger. The victim: Dr. Stan Matthews, a senior coroner, and Betty's mentor. As such, news of his death hits her particularly hard. His dead body was discovered on an upper level of a downtown parking lot, he having died from several abdominal wounds made by what looks to be an ice pick. He, at the time, was testifying as an expert at a child death case, in which the four-year-old victim seems to have been shot accidentally at a meth house party by drug dealer Brad Hitchens. Betty is taking over as the expert for that case. Despite the surveillance video from the parking lot not showing any direct tie to any individual as the murderer, the Homicide detectives are able to ascertain that a car speeding out of the parking lot at the time belonged to Daniel Hitchens, Brad Hitchens' disgruntled brother, who had had run-ins with Stan before. But Angie is also able to determine from the surveillance footage that the killing was premeditated. Other evidence they find at the parking lot leads them to a construction site for information for the killer. But it isn't until Betty digs deeper into the evidence for the trial and Stan's own past in relation to that trial that they may have a motive.
Season 2, Episode 5: Dead End3 April 2014
The victim: eighteen year old high school senior Emily Williams, who was a boarder at Queen's Cross Academy, the private school she attended at Lions Bay. The killer: fellow Queen's Cross student, sixteen year old Janine Boxton, the younger sister of Emily's ex-boyfriend, Aidan Boxton, the Boxton family who were before that like a second family to Emily in the absence of her own family, with Janine trying to emulate Emily as much as possible down to her copper colored dyed hair. Aidan was the person who reported Emily's dead body found at the bottom of a bluff. Aidan, who had not talked to Emily in a few weeks, received a call from her to meet her there, "their place". Although there was indication Emily fell off the bluff, Betty is able to determine that Emily died of severe blunt force trauma to the back of the head consistent with being hit by someone with a large rock. In speaking to Emily's friends including Aidan, the detectives learn that there were rumors that Emily was having a sexual relationship with one of their teachers, married Warren Bould, which led to Emily's change in attitude approximately four to six weeks ago. That change included her breaking up with Aidan and deciding not to attend Pacific Technical with Aidan the following year despite getting a full scholarship. The detectives eventually do learn from the autopsy the probable cause for Emily's change - that she was pregnant - identification of the father which may provide the detectives with the strongest lead at least to a motive. Meanwhile, two potential office relationships seem to be brewing, one between Cross and prosecutor Samantha Turner, and the other between Officer Sung and married Lucas.
Season 2, Episode 6: Bad Blonde10 April 2014
The killer: Heather Williamson, who, with Gordon White, are the founders and principles of Offensive, an up and coming web communications company. Gordon dotes on Heather, which does not sit well with his wife, Kim White. The victim: Jake Daly, Heather's nightclub bartender boyfriend. At the beginning of the investigation, Angie, Oscar and Brian have no body, but a lot of blood splattered in a public place, the splatter marks consistent with a vicious stabbing. But the eventual discovery of a MedicAlert bracelet points them to Jake as the probable victim, still with no body. Angie and Oscar do interview Heather in the course of their investigation, nothing seemingly out of the ordinary arising from that interview. Meanwhile, Gordon is helping Heather try to dispose of the body without Kim finding out what he's doing. If the detectives are to discover the killer and motive, they will have to learn about the nature of Heather and Jake's past romantic relationships, and the nature of Heather and Gordon's long term friendship. An act of self-preservation by Heather may ultimately be trumped by her narcissism, especially with regard to Gordon.
Season 2, Episode 7: Pitfall17 April 2014
The killer: Stuart Fletcher, a paramedic. The victim: Graeme Jenkins, who died in a skydiving accident when his parachute did not open as the cords were cut on both chutes. After the autopsy, Betty determines that Jenkins would have soon died anyway as he was in the later stages of terminal lung cancer, leading to the initial possible belief that he committed suicide. Graeme's wife, Ingrid Jenkins, is able to confirm Graeme was going through an ordered bucket list, skydiving only the most recent activity, but as his life insurance policy did cover his death by cancer that there was no reason why he would have wanted to end his life prematurely via suicide. A chance statement by Graeme prior to the jump about his lucky number leads to a series of clues as to at least a visual identification of the possible killer, who seems to be using the assumed name of John Turner. Connecting John to Stuart is a little more difficult as is figuring out motive. If they are able to make a connection, they will find a first responder who is suffering from PTSD specifically regarding a misdiagnosis leading to an unwanted outcome. Meanwhile, Betty, Angie and Oscar notice what's happening between Brian and Officer Sung. And Angie provides Oscar with the official story of what happened between her and Cross ten years ago, this process which does not sit well with Cross.
24 April 2014
The victim: James Dent. The killer: Peter Ward, the home care nurse for Olivia Dent, James' seriously ill mother who has an auto-immune kidney disease. James was found nearly dead after he made a 911 call of being assaulted. It looked to be a BDSM session gone wrong, the actual issue almost killing him being auto-erotic asphyxiation. He is declared brain dead, but is kept on life support at the hospital. Angie and Oscar learn from Olivia that she and James have been estranged for some months, initiated by him. Olivia admits that she and James' now deceased father spoiled James growing up, and now as a young man she wanted him to make it on his own. She provided him with a business, a rehearsal space, on which he could earn a living. However, James still seemed to want more from her due to her wealth and the sense of entitlement he learned growing up. Olivia knew little of his current life beyond believing that he was squandering away his life and money while using the rehearsal space more as a clubhouse in which to hang out with his friends. They also learn from James' friends that he may have been the victim of identity theft, with new credit cards and a drivers license being requested, the credit cards not being issued because of his large outstanding balances. And voice recognition proves that the 911 call was not made by James himself. Beyond the evidence, a situation at the hospital points to Peter as the perpetrator. However, Angie and Oscar have to figure out why Peter, when given the opportunity, did not kill James outright before he made the 911 call, if the motive was purely to inherit Olivia's estate instead of James. Meanwhile, Brian, who has been trying to speak to his wife Mary, from who he is separated, turns to Officer Sung for support. And the professional issue between Angie and Mark that occurred ten years ago may soon come to a head.
Season 2, Episode 9: Abandoned1 May 2014
The victim: Barb Birk, the owner of her own diner. The killer: Sasha King, a resident and worker at a women's shelter, and one of Barb's many disgruntled ex-employees. Who is eventually identified as Barb is found burnt to death inside her diner kitchen in what was an early morning fire on a day the diner was closed. The initial primary suspect as the person who started the fire, and thus the killer, is Barb's son, Jason Birk, who used to be a short order cook in the diner, and whose lighter was used to start the fire. He admits the lighter is his, but states that anyone who worked in the diner knew where he left it. He has been out of jail for three weeks, his ten month sentence for assault for beating up Ross Simpson, another of Barb's disgruntled ex-employees who often parked his food truck outside the diner. Jason, who is surprised to learn that he is the insurance beneficiary, admits that he and his mother had a love/hate relationship. They were somewhat estranged based largely on Jason's initiative to get out from under Barb's control, but he also admits that he still loved her as she did everything for him as best as she knew how. Jason and Sasha were beginning a relationship just before he committed the assault. Beyond the physical evidence, Angie and Oscar will have to find out what happened during those ten months while Jason was in prison, which relates to Barb's Wednesday and Friday lunch hour mystery trips over the past month, to discover the motive. Meanwhile, Angie is in a quandary about whether to agree to Samantha's request to testify as a character witness for Mark at a trial. If she does, the truth behind her and Mark's professional life ten years ago may come to light, that information which has the potential to ruin both her and Mark's careers.
8 May 2014
The victim: John Rivera, the well liked and respected chair of the Green Point Equestrian Centre, and the primary shareholder's son-in-law. The killer: Isabelle Flores, the Salvadoran nanny to Becky, the daughter of new Green Point member, the controlling divorcée Victoria Hill. John is found in the stables trampled to death by his own horse, Esperanza. But what Brian finds on site points to John's death being murder, namely his wife Jennifer's car filled with cinder blocks, rope and the trunk lined with plastic. Jennifer has an alibi for the time of John's death. Betty's autopsy confirms that John was also drugged by a high dose of ketamine, which would have killed him otherwise. As Brian delves more into John's goings-on over the past few days, Angie and Oscar come to a theory if John was indeed the intended target, or... With no information about John older than one year, they will have to uncover who John was before those records of him start to find a relationship to someone within his current circle and the possible motive. Meanwhile, Oscar has Angie's back with regard to an issue not associated with the case. And Samantha continues to pressure Angie into testifying as Mark's character witness, Angie who does give her answer.
15 May 2014
The killer: Bryce Kovack, who, along with his brothers Brent Kovack and Donnie Kovack, own and operate their own garage. Theirs is an extremely tight-knit family, they who still live together in the family home, with their only other sibling, younger sister Erin Kovack, having just returned home from dental hygiene school - she being the only member of the family ever to go onto higher learning - Brent and Donnie unaware on Bryce's request to help deal with the current family problem. The victim: Joey Dunkamp, a real estate agent, generally of high end properties. Joey is found shot dead in his car, although it is determined that he was not shot in the car, the detectives later finding that the primary crime scene was his trendy new office. Beyond the one gunshot that killed Joey that was fired at close range, Betty also finds two bruises that look to be made by shots from blanks also fired at close range. They also learn from Joey's boss and his "for pay" companion the evening he was killed that Joey was the type of person who gave and enjoyed favors to get what he wanted, personally and professionally, and that what he wanted professionally often bordered on being scams. Evidence eventually leads the detectives to Donnie Kovack. But they will have to uncover the Kovack family dynamic to get the whole story. Meanwhile, Samantha Turner tries to get Mark to convince Angie to testify on his behalf, something he is unwilling to do. However, Angie still unwillingly gets involved in the case through another means.
22 May 2014
The victim: successful crime novelist Lori Oliver, who dies after collapsing while making a presentation at a writers' conference. The killer: Dustin Hess, a creative writing professor at Langara College, he who chides anyone who reads and likes Lori's books, people such as his student, Doug Butcher, one of Lori's many über-fans. Betty quickly assesses that Lori was poisoned, and after receiving the toxicology report learns that she was poisoned by a toxin that is not used for anything - and thus needs to be manufactured for this specific purpose - and that even the smallest dose is highly lethal. According to those around Lori - her husband Gary Oliver, her manager Craig Davis and her personal assistant Parker Wexler - Lori had many fans, but she also received many death threats, often mirroring the nature of her stories. Each of the three is a suspect, but Craig in particular, due to emerging circumstances, is particularly cooperative with Angie and Oscar. When they discover the probable delivery method of the poison, the detectives try to piece it together with Lori's recent hate mail. Meanwhile, Dustin, on any signs that the detectives are heading his way, tries to head them off in another direction. The detectives will have to look into Lori's past work to find that connection to Dustin and the motive. With the League of Nations case, the defense's subpoena list grows, which places Angie and Mark between a rock and a hard place. And without telling anyone of his personal situation, Brian receives some unsolicited advice from someone who's been there.
29 May 2014
The killer: undercover police officer Doug Slater. The victim: Samantha Turner, Sergeant Cross' current girlfriend and the prosecuting attorney in the upcoming League of Nations trial in which Mark is the star witness as the undercover cop who infiltrated the gang. Slater was also present at the scene ten years ago as a first responder in the Alfonso Dyer shooting, the truth of the shooting which has haunted Mark and Angie all these years. Samantha is found strangled to death in her apartment, with the signature League of Nations "burnt tongue" signature present. Because of Mark and Samantha's connection, Bloom immediately removes him from the case, despite he being passionate about being involved in finding who killed his girlfriend. However, Angie and Oscar cannot rule him out as a suspect, despite the League signature to the death. The detectives do question the key League of Nations players: incarcerated Virgil Maddox, the gang head who despite his incarceration would still be able to order a hit; and Grace Dinard, Maddox's girlfriend, who has come to visit him in prison every day leading up to Samantha's murder. Another theory they have is that the murder was a show of force by someone who plans to take over the League in Maddox's absence. But information from Virgil and Grace, the fact that Samantha's telephone has been hacked after her death, as well as another high profile murder lead to Mark as the murderer. However, Angie comes up with another plausible theory that the murders were committed by someone who had an inside track of certain other items associated with the League and the Dyer cases. Through it all, Angie and Mark contemplate coming clean about their ten year secret.
8 March 2015
The killer: Derek Caster. The victim: London Montgomery, the grown daughter of wealthy industrialist, Neville Montgomery. Six months out of drug rehab and seemingly clean during that time, London is found dead from being poisoned on what was the night of her birthday party joint drug rehab facility fundraiser. Betty suspects that the drug was purposefully given to London as what she believed was cocaine. Oscar recuses himself from the case when he learns that the last person to text London before she died was his father, Franco Vega, who has a thing for younger women like London. As such, Franco becomes a prime suspect. Because of the need for extra human resources on the case, Boyd asks Angie if she is willing to be temporarily placed back in Homicide from her desk job in Recruiting which she requested six months ago following Oscar killing to protect her, and her and Mark's ten year secret coming to a head. The desk job has not rejuvenated Angie as she had hoped, and as such she is itching to get back to Homicide permanently. The detectives learn that London was working through a twelve step program, and was on step nine - making amends - with one person who did not accept her apology probably the killer. Working through the evidence and learning the nature of Franco and London's relationship, they learn that London's death is indirectly related to Neville's business dealings, which they suspect will play a major role in their future work based on the outcome of this case.
15 March 2015
The victim: Sienna, a prostitute who used her life coaching company as a front. The killer: Stephanie Carson, a jealous wife and controlling mother who works as an investment advisor purportedly earning seven figures. Sienna's dead body is found in the bathroom of her "office" i.e. a downtown condo, she injected with a fatal dose of pentobarbital through the neck, and the word "SLUT" written on her forehead in lipstick. Besides Sienna's work as a prostitute and the need to interview her clients, most specifically those that were scheduled the day of and after her death, the detectives will learn that she was also a mild-mannered suburban housewife named Erica Grey, her husband, Doug Grey, who, with Erica, agreed that after their marriage she would continue hooking, with set boundaries. As Sienna's client list comes up with dead ends, the detectives begin to suspect that Erica's suburban housewife life, which includes being heavily involved in her daughter Jayda's gymnastics club, combined with her prostitution may be the reason for her death i.e. that she may have been involved with one of the suburban husbands. When they discover Stephanie as the killer, they will find that the motive has more to do with Stephanie's core as a person than with Erica/Sienna's business. Meanwhile, Angie and Oscar are investigating Derek Caster's murder, they believing that Neville Montgomery had something to do with it despite Caster's remand cell-mate, Mason Garvey, admitting to the murder. And Angie's return to Homicide leads to a change in dynamics with her colleagues, especially with Brian, who has grown up during the six months she was away.
Season 3, Episode 3: Oblivion22 March 2015
The victim: Geoff Armstrong, a civic urban planner and a part-time scuba diving instructor. The killer: Robin Gould, an architect, who works for the high powered firm run by Isaac Griffin, who was up until two days ago also her fiancé as she called off the engagement due to what she told him were their diverging lives. The Homicide detectives, before learning of Geoff's death, have another homicide investigation... Robin's. Her blood splattered car is discovered in a remote area, no body to be found anywhere nearby. In their search for Robin and what they assume is her dead body, they question Isaac, who along with Robin, had been dealing with obtaining a variance from the city for a high profile new building, that process which seemed not to be going well and which Geoff is handling for the city. It is when the detectives check on Isaac's alibi - Geoff - for the time of Robin's disappearance that they learn of Geoff's death from a scuba diving accident. But they will learn that urban planning and architecture have closer ties beyond the professional world, such as in the academic world. Meanwhile, Angie and Oscar have to go through weapons re-certification. Beyond not shooting accurately, Oscar is facing some issues which may be more serious than he imagines. And Angie gets more ensconced with the lives of the Montgomerys, first when she learns that Neville has gone through official channels to complain about her causing a ruckus at London's funeral by returning the diamond tennis bracelet Neville gave her, and second when she and Maria have on-going casual and not so casual conversations about if the Montgomerys are suspected of anything, mostly around Derek Caster's murder.
29 March 2015
The victim: Peter Glass, an employee for Fibersec, a digital security consulting firm. He is survived by a wife, full-time homemaker Olivia Glass, and a sixteen year old daughter, Sophie Glass. The killer: Wayne Hobbs, a general contractor, one of whose latest jobs was to build a backyard deck for the Glasses. Peter is eventually identified as the murder victim through DNA of his dismembered body parts strewn throughout various locations in the city. In interviewing those that knew Peter, the Homicide detectives find that he was considered an anti-social man, who seemed to control every aspect of Olivia and Sophie's lives. Regardless, Olivia and Sophie still seemed to love him yet be somewhat scared of him at the same time. They also find that Peter had a relatively small digital footprint himself. The murder investigation turns into a concurrent kidnapping investigation when they find that Wayne has abducted Sophie. In searching through Wayne's belongings, the Homicide detectives find that Wayne has a penchant for girls exactly Sophie's type. In wading through the evidence, Angie knows that Wayne's penchant is a bit narrower than just Sophie's "type", the reason why Wayne killed Peter. Meanwhile, Angie continues on her solo crusade in the Derek Caster murder and finding the connection to Neville Montgomery. And Mark is itching to get out from behind his desk more often, which if it is to happen would require some negotiation with Boyd.
5 April 2015
The killer: florist Ella Rollins. The victim: Lee Ward. Lee's dead body is one of two at an attempted robbery of an armored security truck, the primary players being two robbers and two security guards. The primary surviving eyewitness, Blair Morton, one of the two security guards who happens to be Ella's husband, describes the events as follows. After returning from a coffee run, his partner, Tony Lamot, the other victim, was shot in the back from a distance with what is later identified as specialty armor piercing bullets. As Blair rushed to Tony's side to administer CPR, which is against protocol, the second gunman, Lee but who is originally listed as a John Doe, approached and was ready to shoot him. What saved Blair was that Lee just dropped dead, from what Betty is later able to identify as a massive overdose of digoxin, a prescription medication the detectives will later learn Lee was taking. The situation with Lee led to the first gunman escaping in a getaway car. Because of the specifics of the robbery, Oscar believes that Blair may have been an inside person involved in the robbery gone wrong. A break occurs in the case when they are able to locate who they believe is the first gunman, Tim Kelly. The issues in Tim's involvement and tying him back to Lee and to Blair and then Ella are that all the evidence is circumstantial, Blair and Ella do not admit to ever having seen Tim before, and a strong bond exists between Blair and Ella, which the detectives can see and have to try to use against them. At the end of it all, Betty is particularly affected by this case. Meanwhile, Angie and Oscar's investigation into Neville Montgomery hits an official roadblock. And Oscar awaits the results of tests to see what is going on with his vision.
Season 3, Episode 6: Fallen12 April 2015
The victim: street artist Perry Doyle. The killer: fourteen year old Wesley Hillridge, an aspiring street artist himself. To do his art, Wes sneaks out of the house at night. His newly remarried mother, Nina Hillridge, overcompensates in providing as much support to Wes as she feels she can and needs to in light of Wes and her new controlling husband, Lance, clashing often over Wes' art activities, legal and illegal. The dead body, initially listed as a John Doe, is found hanging by a rope over the side of an overpass, the thought being that he was involved in a hit and run with a truck as he was just about to start an art piece on the side of the overpass. Based on the art in question, the scuttlebutt on the street is that the artist in question is Contagion, one of the most renowned street artists in these parts but who chooses to remain anonymous and thus by definition is also a loner. Angie and Oscar are eventually able to identify the dead body as Perry Doyle after Brian learns that Contagion had a contract with the city through an art agent for that piece on the overpass. Besides Contagion selling out to commercialism, Angie and Oscar believe there are many contradictions to what looks to be Perry/Contagion's joint story. They will eventually find that it is this contradiction combined with an incident at Wes' home that led to Perry's death. Meanwhile, Angie and Oscar believe they have a strong lead tying Neville Montgomery to Derek Caster's murder. They just need Mark's approval to investigate further. And Betty is putting up a stoic front following her attack, but those around her can see that she is not all right emotionally from that incident.
19 April 2015
The victim: pastry chef Chelsea Richmond. The killer: pilot Brad Calgrove, a first officer for his airline. He is engaged to wealthy art gallery owner Nicole Gaynor who was recently mugged. Chelsea had recently moved from Florida to Vancouver, her cocktail dress clad dead body found frozen in the freezer in her rented house. She was knocked unconscious before being frozen. Her body is found by her absentee landlady, as Chelsea was supposed to be out of the house two weeks ago. Because of the freezing, Betty cannot pinpoint how long she has been dead, it being anywhere from forty-eight hours to six months. As such, the detectives have to work backwards to determine when she died. They will learn that Chelsea was let go two months ago from from her latest job at a casual chain restaurant, where her perfection did not mesh with the style of the restaurant itself. Her move to this job was surprising as she came from a more lucrative high end restaurant job in Florida, and had a similar lucrative high end restaurant job offer in New York, but decided on the Vancouver job. The detectives will have to discover the reason for Chelsea's move to discover the motive and Brad as the killer. Meanwhile, Angie hitting what she sees as a dead end in tying Neville Montgomery to Derek Caster's murder places her at loggerheads with Maria. And Oscar makes some professional and personal decisions based partly on his medical diagnosis. Angie can see that something is happening in Oscar's life, but doesn't know what.
26 April 2015
The killer: brew-master Joe Hillis, who is just about to open a craft brewery. The victim: tarot card reader Ginelle Mercier. Her mummified body is found in the wall of a for sale warehouse, which was being renovated for suspected asbestos. Because of the environment of the warehouse, Ginelle, who was placed there postmortem, could have been killed as recently as ten weeks ago. The detectives have to find who would have last had contact with her, including among her colleagues, friends and clients, the latter from who they learn that she was considered the best in the business. They learn from others who viewed her from an outsider's perspective that she was considered "flaky". The detectives' search for electronic information is difficult as they also learn she felt many forms of electronics interfered with psychic energy. Stumbling on her hard copy contact list, the detectives find that a common name between her friends, clients and those that had access to the warehouse is Hillis, Elizabeth Hillis who considered herself a client and close friend, and Joe Hillis who viewed the warehouse as a possible location for his new business. But the detectives' initial assessment of the situation is not quite reality. Meanwhile, Oscar makes some further professional and personal decisions based on his disease and what he learns may be a misdiagnosis. And Angie and Maria face some tough questions about Janet Wong's arrest and how well Maria's association to Angie respectively.
3 May 2015
The victim: Nika Reid, an assistant to renowned but sleazy photographer Eric Sharpe, who likes to party hard with his young female models and staff, most who will do whatever he says to gain his influence to get ahead in the business. The killer: Stacy Lawford, who works at a local online gossip blog called Wicked City, which specializes in salacious local stories. Stacy also happens to be Nika's roommate and best friend. Eric discovered Nika's dead body in bed with him when he woke up after a boisterous late night party at his live/work studio. The detectives believe Eric is the person who stabbed Nika to death as he seems to be doing whatever required to protect himself, including cleaning himself up and calling a lawyer even before calling 911. When Eric finally decides to talk, he vows that he remembers nothing between the time the cops came by the previous evening on noise complaints to shut the party down to when he woke to find Nika already dead beside him. Angie, the lead on the case, eventually doesn't believe Eric to be the killer based on conflicting evidence and a move by Eric himself to defend himself while only making his situation look even worse to the untrained eye. Stacy inserts herself into the story, covering it for Wicked City, her boss who believes her inside knowledge as Nika's friend and someone who was at Eric's party adds an extra level of salaciousness he craves for the blog. Stacy's vehemence at Eric being the killer raises suspicions in Angie, who has to try and figure out why Stacy would want to kill her friend. Meanwhile, Internal Affairs has issued requests for meetings with Oscar, Mark and Brian, each who has a different perspective of how far he will go to protect Angie. Also at stake is Maria's life, she who would be in danger if news got out about how she fostered the relationship with Angie to look into Neville's possible connection to Derek Caster's murder.
Season 3, Episode 10: Purgatory10 May 2015
The killer: Ashley Kirkwell, the former owner/operator of Purgatory, a strip club which has now been renamed the Blu Lounge. The victim: Dr. Garrison Osgood, a plastic surgeon with his own private clinic in partnership with Dr. Lucy Everhill. When Angie, Brian and Oscar first encounter Dr. Osgood, he is still alive in the clinic, the chief suspect in Dr. Everhill's murder, she on one of the operating room tables slashed to death. However, Dr. Osgood spouts off a cryptic sounding message before he quickly crumples to the floor and dies in front of Angie and Brian's eyes. Despite suspecting that the two business partners were having an affair hence part of the reason they were in the clinic in their evening attire with champagne and a cigar late at night, the doctors' assistant, Paul Murphy, who found Dr. Everhill, tells the detectives that the doctors didn't socialize outside of the office. Dr. Everhill's husband confirms that there was tension between the two doctors of a legal nature. Betty is later able to confirm that both doctors' deaths were from a PCP overdose, the chemical compound which was found doused in the cigar in the operating room, smoking a cigar which was Dr. Osgood's Friday night ritual. As such, the thought is that Dr. Everhill was collateral damage in Dr. Osgood's murder. The detectives also find some somewhat contradictory issues in Dr. Osgood's past. They have to find the nature of what seems to be more than just an above board professional association Osgood had with his lawyer Charles Castella and tie it back to these contradictions to discover Ashley as the killer and the motive for murder. By the end, Oscar begins to question his professional judgment. Meanwhile, Angie takes her concern that she believes she is being followed by someone to Mark. And Neville and Guenther have narrowed down the source of the company leak to one of two people: Maria or Robert.
24 May 2015
The killer: social worker Charlie Monahan. The victim: Ken Leung, the deputy leader of the ruthless Golden Tiger Triad, the largest criminal organization in the city. The triad makes money in part through their illegal mah jong gambling den. Leung's bullet ridden dead body is discovered in his home, the murder weapon on the scene. His is only one of three concurrent homicides, Angie, Oscar and Brian each taking the lead on one of the three. The other two are Dr. Ronald Hanlon DDS, whose wife was away in Seattle receiving fertility treatments at the time of his death, and Andrew Gorman, a former juvenile delinquent who, according to his mother, was turning his life around. In the Leung murder, the detectives interview among others: Ken's brother, George Leung, the head of the triad who isn't speaking but who they know did not commit the murder; Teri Leung, Ken's estranged ex-wife who blames Ken for orchestrating their daughter being sent into foster care, the rationale being that if Ken could not have custody, neither would Teri; and Jessie Simon, one of the mah jong regulars who is in the hospital beaten up by Ken and his men for debts unpaid. Eventually, Betty is able to tie all three homicides together forensically, Angie further piecing together the probable rationale for Hanlon and Gorman's murders. That common bond and information from Jessie about "the tourist" at one of the mah jong games lead the detectives to Charlie. Although Charlie does explain his motive for killing Ken, he does not divulge the full extent of his plan. Meanwhile, Angie has so far not talked to threat assessment, despite Mark setting up the appointment for her. Her complacency in the matter may be short-lived.
31 May 2015
The victim: Rick Wyatt, an insurance adjuster. The killer: Lawrence Frampton, a collections agent who is mourning the recent death of his wife, Helen Frampton, from complications from COPD. Rick's dead body is found behind the wheel of his car in the parking lot at his workplace, his hands handcuffed together around the steering wheel and a duct tape fastened plastic bag over his head, asphyxiation the cause of death. The detectives initially find that Rick is generally well liked by his colleagues, but that the more they delve into his life that he was involved in some subversive behavior, one issue dealing with jealousy against anyone who paid attention to his wife, Lisa Wyatt, who the detectives cannot seem to locate. Evidence seems to indicate that she has recently left him, placing her on the suspect list. Although Angie is eventually able to tie evidence at the crime scene to Lawrence as well as other issues between the Wyatts and Framptons, the case becomes just as much about the missing Lisa. With the Neville Montgomery issue, Angie believes based on recent goings-on and what she is able to find from Maria's past that Maria is not as innocent as she first appeared. Mark has a lunch meeting with Deputy Chief Halford, which, although not directly discussed, seems to be all about Angie's "harassment" of Neville. And Oscar makes some further decisions about his life based on updated news regarding his illness.
7 June 2015
The victim: Maria Snow. The killer: Neville Montgomery. Two eyewitnesses saw Maria's body crashing atop a car parked on the street, she apparently falling from the seventh floor of the adjacent heritage building, recently purchased by Neville. Everything is consistent with the fall being the cause of death. The homicide detectives are certain that Neville is behind Maria's death, despite they working leads pursuing Robert as the murderer. They see it tied into Neville's harassment of Angie through his goon breaking into her home, and her beloved car being blown up in front of her eyes. That belief is only solidified by Deputy Chief Halford placing Mark in charge of the investigation. With Mark in charge, the question concerning him is if he will do anything to cross Halford, which in turn could jeopardize what looks to be his upward trajectory in the force. To tie the murder back to Neville, the detectives are going to have to find out exactly what Maria's game plan was, namely why she sold out Robert to accept the Vice-President job under Neville if she earlier wanted Angie to help her prove that Neville was involved in Derek Caster's murder. This case proves more difficult for Oscar, Angie, and Betty due to their thoughts being on Oscar's health and his imminent surgery, the prognosis from which is uncertain.
22 March 2016
The victim: Police Constable Greg Schultz. The killer: stand-up comic and Greg's older brother Murray Schultz. Greg's death is the first case for Oscar following his recovery and promotion to staff sergeant, Brian in his new position as Angie's partner, and the new homicide detective Mitch Kennecki, an overly cocky know-it-all because he is a legacy. Greg's death is initially deemed a suicide based on eyewitness statements, which include a selfie video with Greg in complete uniform in the background just before he stepped by the water and shot himself in the head. However, no one is able to identify Greg conclusively as the officer in question. Also despite the eyewitnesses, Greg's body and firearm, which was originally his father's, are not recovered from the water for several hours. But Oscar wants to be overly cautious before officially announcing that it is a suicide, and despite the pressure placed on him by new Police Chief Wells. Oscar has good reason to be cautious as Angie believes the person in the selfie video is indeed not Greg, but someone dressed to look like Greg, with his body dumped in the water probably several hours earlier. The case may be hindered by Mitch wanting to make a good impression on the Police Chief, he implicating Lori Schultz, Greg's widow, as the murderer. But the other homicide detectives begin to focus on Greg's estranged brother Murray, the motive for the murder much more complex than the reason for their estrangement.
29 March 2016
The victim: Avery Bowman, the wife of Russell Bowman, the famed starting quarterback for the BC Furies, and head of Russell's charitable organization. The killer: Courtney Meisenger, the owner/operator of a suburban bakery/catering business, with Russell's charity one of her recent clients. Angie is acting staff sergeant on this case while Oscar is away in court. Avery's dead body is discovered thrown from her vehicle following a seeming single vehicle traffic accident along a remote road. However, Betty discovers that she didn't die from injuries from the accident itself, but rather from anaphylactic shock from a peanut allergy, peanut oil which is found smeared onto parts of her body. In checking Avery's cell phone records and in interviews with people on that cell phone list and those close to her, the detectives find that Avery's latest actions were in a effort to hide something she did or was about to do, with Kennecki believing what she was hiding was an affair. But when Betty discovers something fundamental about Avery in her being, the nature of the case changes from trying to find the killer directly to trying to discover issues from Avery's deep past from before she met Russell, that time of which Russell knows little. Through it all, Angie, Brian and Betty all still have problems with Kennecki as a detective. However, he may show some small signs - very small - that he has potential as a homicide detective.
Season 4, Episode 3: Index Case5 April 2016
The victim: Chris Mancuso, an environmental consultant. The killer: Logan Tenwick, a research scientist for Turner, a biomedical firm for which Chris had been hired to do an environmental assessment for the location of its new research facility. Logan has been working on what he considers the definitive and groundbreaking work on eradicating breast cancer. It is through Chris' consulting work for Turner that he met who would become his girlfriend, Kierra Graff, Logan's assistant. Chris' dead body is found first thing in the morning inside a sensory deprivation tank at a day spa, using such a tank which was his routine following his many business trips, the Chilean rainforest from which he just returned the night before. This case is the first since Oscar kicked Kennecki off of Homicide, and replaced him with Detective Paula Mazur, an efficient yet somewhat cold loner of a person who Angie and Brian refer to as the "anti-Kennecki". The case takes a deadly turn when Betty not only discovers that Chris died from asphyxiation by his tank being flooded with chloromine, but that he still has an active but unknown pathogen in his system, meaning the morgue being locked down. The guess is that he picked up the deadly virus in Chile. As such, the team, who has one member hit by the virus which again could have deadly consequences for that person, has to locate the killer as quickly as possible, they suspect he/she having been infected by Chris and now being the unsuspecting carrier of the virus infecting innocent people in his/her path. The virus also being unknown in nature adds an extra level of concern, as Betty knows the CDC can only identify it if a victim comes forward who knows when he or she would have been infected, which is difficult without knowing who is the killer is passing it along.
Season 4, Episode 4: The Score12 April 2016
The killer: Hank Novak, the owner/manager of the Chieftain, a financially troubled live music venue/bar in Squamish. The victim: Vince Hutton, an ex-con just released from twenty years behind bars for drug smuggling, Hank's old friend from high school, and most recently the Chieftain's doorman. Vince's dead body is found outside in a remote area of Squamish, he killed by blunt force trauma to the head, the murder weapon some unknown metal object of a small roundish nature. The detectives know that Vince was killed elsewhere by the lack of blood at the crime scene. From Vince's new girlfriend, the detectives also know that Vince recently came into some money, more than a doorman would make, and in the process, in an unfortunate way for Angie, stumble upon another active investigation on the movement of stolen counterfeit goods. The person under investigation in that case, Levi Foster, becomes a primary suspect as Vince's murderer. But to discover the true motive for the murder, they will have to look at Hank's daughter, Sadie Novak, who has just been accepted to college in Chicago. Through the investigation, Angie, Paula and Brian all deal with an aspect of their respective love lives, Brian's which indirectly involves Oscar out of circumstance.
19 April 2016
The victim: Dawn Richards, a member of the Frenemies in the women's professional roller derby league. The killer: psychiatrist Dr. Henry Price. This case starts off unusually when Dr. Price comes into the police station to report to Oscar that he believes one of his patients, Peter Carver, is displaying homicidal tendencies, the description provided by Price about what Carver would do matching Dawn's case. A connection is made between Carver and Dawn, he who was one of her biggest fans. Dawn is found dead by her roommate and teammate Stacey Edmonds in her bedroom one morning with Dawn having multiple stab wounds by scissors to the neck. After she and Angie interview Stacey, Paula, without disclosing the full reason, has reason to believe Stacey is the murderer. When Oscar points the detectives in Carver's direction, Betty discovers a string of pearls in Dawn's throat. It is then that Paula provides full disclosure of why she had believed Stacey to be the killer: the murder mimics down to the string of pearls a case on which she worked three years ago of murdered Brita Morris, where her testimony put away Brita's roommate, Miranda Hurst, whose story is that she was forced to watch the real unknown male murderer kill Brita. Miranda, who to this day professes her innocence, is still in prison for Brita's murder. When all evidence points to Carver being Dawn's murderer, Paula does whatever she can to tie Carver to Miranda as she was and is certain that Miranda still did kill Brita, with Carver now looking in her mind to be an accomplice. When questioned, Carver obviously does display issues of mental disturbance of the nature described by Dr. Price. But when Brian discovers some evidence that points away from Carver, the detectives look to Dr. Price, the person who first pointed them in Carver's direction. They have to find out how Price would have known about the nature of Brita's death to tie him to Dawn's murder, with an outstanding question being of who really did kill Brita, the answer to which could affect Paula's standing in her job.
26 April 2016
The killer: Cindy Vernon, a popular music teacher at a prestigious music conservatory, and the girlfriend of the conservatory's head, Dean Teller. The victim: Tracy Blaine, the wife of Steven Blaine, who owns his own natural juice company, which is going through problems if only because of a class action lawsuit against it the result of tainted juice which led to the deaths of three people. Tracy's dead body is found in Central Park, her body impaled by a live tree branch. Betty rules that the death could not have been accidental, and that Tracy was pushed onto the branch. The nature of the case takes on some urgency when the detectives learn that Tracy was at the park with her stepson, Owen Blaine, who is now missing. The jogger that found the body is able to confirm Owen's presence at the park and that he willingly left with another woman (who indeed is Cindy). So first and foremost, they have to find out what happened to Owen, before he becomes another statistic in an abducted child killed within the first twenty-four hours. The detectives also learn that Tracy wrote a popular blog, she detailing the goings-on in her life, lately focusing on dealing with Owen's sudden and yet undiagnosed illness, which has resulted in such symptoms as vomiting and seizures, largely without Steven, who has often been out of town dealing with business concerns. The detectives feel that the blog may be the key to finding the abductor/killer, as the blog is an open book to Tracy and Owen's movements. Through the case, Angie and Paula bond over a personal issue through which Paula is going. And Brian learns of some unsettling news concerning the case against Tim Kelly, the person charged with sexually assaulting Betty in the morgue. With this news, Brian tries to help his friend in any way he can.
5 July 2016
Angie is held hostage by a suicide bomber whose son confessed to murdering his sister. The victim was a nosy reporter for her high school paper who had been digging up scandal involving a teacher selling grades. Angie reopens the case.
12 July 2016
Julian, college frat boy, is murdered by a clothing designer whose younger sister is a freshman computer geek. An Interpol agent is called to work as a liaison with Angie.
19 July 2016
The victim: Dave Briggs, Jr., a brilliant but temperamental and poor video game designer, whose control over the crowd-source funded current video game project on which he is working, that control which has drawn out the process for two years, irks his colleagues on the project. The killer: James Lennathan, an antiques hunter, who owns an antique shop with his personal and professional partner, Heather, and who is an alcoholic who apparently has control over his drinking. The detectives are called in on a case without a body when there is a massive pool of human blood found in the studio where much of the work on the game is happening, with a small human bone chip among the blood. The detectives know that a murder did occur as the victim, who is assumed to be Dave, was wearing a motion capture body suit with the resulting screen capture showing whoever was wearing the suit being decapitated at the site where the blood is located. Betty is able to determine that the blood and bone do belong to Dave. Dave's colleagues mention that Dave was becoming paranoid, believing that someone was following him. The detectives find, in searching Dave's sparse apartment, that he was preoccupied by his father, Dave Briggs, Sr., a former local investigative reporter, having abandoned the family years earlier. The detectives are able to confirm by a former colleague of Sr.'s that Jr. was convinced that Sr. did not desert them but was murdered probably for a story on which he was working, and Jr. was trying to find evidence of such. That evidence may provide the detectives with the identity and motive for Jr.'s murder. A person assisting on this case is Stoker, whose return to England is delayed as he has been made temporary Interpol liaison until a permanent person is appointed. His stay in Vancouver makes he and Angie examine the state of their relationship. And Betty is preparing her testimony for the Tim Kelly case. Brian learns from Oscar that the prosecutor has decided not to use the testimony of the criminal that Brian provided, basically letting Brian off the hook for what was his illegal action in helping Betty. What Oscar does not tell Brian is that he was the one who made the decision, not the prosecutor. They will all soon find out if Betty's testimony alone is enough for a conviction.
26 July 2016
The victim: Chloe Wilson. The killer: Jessica Wilson, her older sister. Chloe's "Jane Doe" dead body is found in a house under construction, she killed by several shots by a nail gun. She is eventually identified by one of the home subcontractors, Cam Riley, her boyfriend of three months, the two who were supposed to rendezvous at the house to test out the just installed amazing bathtub the evening before, with Cam needing to cancel their date. It is then that the detectives discover the Wilsons' story... Twenty years ago, Ava Wilson, Chloe and Jessica's mother, was estranged from her husband, Jeremy Sheridan, the children's father. Three year old Chloe was abducted by her father. Jessica, then an adolescent, witnessed the incident, and still feels guilty for not having been able to save her sister. Ava is now close to death, she at stage IV cirrhosis of the liver, with Jessica dedicating her life as her caregiver. Jessica decided once again, after many failed attempts, to hire a private detective to locate Chloe to reunite the family before Ava's imminent passing. This private detective, Ian Mitchell, was able to locate Chloe and reunite the family as per his client Jessica's wishes. Apparently, Chloe was able to escape from her father when she was fifteen, but had never tried to locate her mother or sister as her father long ago told her they were dead. Despite outward harmony displayed by Ava and Jessica toward Chloe, the detectives discover that Ava was providing large sums of money to Chloe without telling Jessica, who may have felt that Chloe was now manipulating Ava in order to receive the bulk of the inheritance. This information, along with an important aspect of a now grown up Chloe's being, places Jessica at the top of the suspect list. However, the rationale for the killing is a little more complicated. Meanwhile, Chief Wells has requested Internal Affairs in the form of Sgt. Saunders to investigate Oscar's interference in the Tim Kelly case, Oscar's move which was all in an effort to protect Brian.
2 August 2016
Liz Kerr, a member of a medieval LARP group, is murdered. Growing up in foster care, she lives as a free spirit and is dating several men. Who would have a motive for murder? Expect the unexpected.
23 August 2016
A judge, who was once Angie's professor, is murdered by her clerk. Flynn a Lucas unearth a for-profit prison kickback scandal. Meanwhile, in the wake of Vega's retirement, both Detectives plan career changes.
30 August 2016
The victim: Trent McAllister, the owner of International Bailiff Services, a company that specializes in high end repossessions. His mangled dead body is found next to a helicopter he was probably repossessing, he killed by being caught in the helicopter's moving rear rotor. The killer: Lexi Moore, the young woman who three years earlier killed Judge Natalie Rodman and mechanic Mark Duff, the two associated cases still unsolved. The Metro Vancouver Homicide Department investigating the case is comprised of Sergeant Gavin Saunders, and Detectives Paula Mazur and Mitch Kennecki. Some stray cat hairs at the crime scene tie this case back to that of Judge Rodman's. As such, those who worked on Judge Rodman's investigation are called back into service for this case, those being Sergeant Brian Lucas with Internal Affairs, and Paris-based Interpol Agent Angie Flynn. This case is a bittersweet reunion for Angie with Oscar, as besides Oscar's want for Angie to return to Vancouver permanently to work for him as an investigator for his company called Tabula Rasa which helps those unfairly convicted, he represents Duncan and Bally Anderson, two people of interest in this case as McAllister's estranged son-in-law and daughter. That estrangement is due to McAllister successfully getting Duncan charged and convicted of sexual interference eighteen years ago when Duncan was nineteen and Bally sixteen, despite the fact of the closeness of Duncan and Bally's ages and their relationship being consensual. That conviction still haunts them to this day, and also affects their son Thomas Anderson as the offspring of a convicted child sexual molester, for which he is constantly taunted. This case adds a complication to Duncan and Bally's lives as they long told Thomas that his maternal grandfather was dead, not wanting him to know that he was the cause of Duncan and therefore by association their family's problems. Thomas, an aspiring on-air radio DJ, finding out about the role his grandfather played in his family's problems and divulging that to his radio station mentor, Shawn Bailey, and Shawn's girlfriend Lexi may provide the link for those investigating the case. The ultimate questions become how determined Lexi is to protect herself as the perpetrator of these crimes, and how determined Angie is to solve especially Judge Rodman's murder this second time around, Angie who has a limited amount of time before she needs to head back to her current Interpol job in Paris.
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