Present day. The Asian woman lies dead in her bathtub. Hauser's already there and he's pissed when Rebecca shows up. "Where they hell have you been?" he asks. She starts to explain, but he cuts her off. "I call you into an active crime scene and you waddle in here 25 minutes later!" Ha! She doesn't dignify that with a remark and walks out of the room. He chases after her. "While this woman was being murdered, you were off talking to more boring people for information that isn't getting us anywhere!" Okay, as annoying as I find Rebecca, he's really being unfair here. He was fair about the waddling, though. She really does kind of waddle. She points out that talking to boring people is her job. And the viewer's curse. Doc joins them and says the landlord heard someone playing violin, but the victim didn't play any musical instrument.
Doc and Rebecca sift through the old music room. Along with several canisters of old film, they find a violin. Luckily for the team, Porter scratched his name into the back of it.
Hauser goes to a jazz club called Ratty's. He talks to a guy at the piano. His name is Elmore and he seems to be a friend. Hauser says Elmore knows every musician in town and asks if knows about any odd, 29-year-old new arrivals in town. Sure enough, Elmore knows a guy who sold a violin to a kid who's stacking chairs at the philharmonic. Ugh. So painfully contrived.
On his way out of the club, Hauser has a flashback. It's date night at Ratty's with Lucy. They flirt and talk about Lucy's work with the inmates. They're very sweet together, but she seems sad when he kisses her.