Ray. So, whose POV was that before? The dead girl's? We see we're in a fancy mansion, the owner of which is rich enough to purchase Bouguereau paintings. Ray points out that it's all "Renaissance revival," and brags that he picked that up from Antiques Roadshow. Except that Bouguereau wasn't Renaissance, but a Realist. Ray somehow knows that some table is worth a hundred thousand dollars. Gedrick can't believe that someone would waste so much money on furniture. Maybe Gedrick's character isn't gay, after all. Ray and Gedrick moan that even the gardener's Christmas bonus would be higher than their salaries.
McPointy walks up here and says "good morning." Ray explains that the girl is a seventeen-year-old Asian named Joey Lam. She's a student at Montridge Academy. She was found in the guesthouse naked, with multiple stab wounds, about 4 in the morning. Gedrick explains that the weapon was the fireplace poker, since it's "covered in what appears to be blood and the prong-shape matches in diameter roughly to the wounds on her chest and throat." These guys are good. McPointy asks if they talked to the "Berman kid" yet. Gedrick says they did, and that the kid said he hardly knew the girl and didn't invite her. McPointy says Joey knew how to get to the guesthouse somehow. He asks if they talked to Berman Senior yet. Ray says he showed up twenty minutes ago, but "went off to take a whiz." McPointy orders Ray to find him. Gedrick immediately points to where Berman Senior is, over by the front door. Ray asks who the "suit" is who's standing with Berman and his kid. McPointy says it's his lawyer. Ray asks McPointy if his boss just walked in. McPointy says he did. Ray asks what he's doing there. "Good question," McPointy says, his face "distant." Ray asks, "For that matter, what are you doing here?" McPointy: "Friend of mine called me. Thought I'd be interested. Not as far from the slime line as he thought." No, we're not supposed to understand that line yet, even though Ray asks Gedrick: "The slime line"?
Fearless. McPointy tells Fearless he's there to ask him for a favor. Fearless said he could tell because he's got that "man on a mission" look on his face. McPointy asks where Wahlberg is. Fearless says it's his day off. McPointy tells Fearless he needs them on the Berman murder case, since it's a high-priority case. Fearless asks whom it's a high priority for. "The Lams, for one," McPointy says. "They lost their only girl." Fearless knows somehow, suddenly that "Lam" is a Vietnamese name, even though I've known Lams without a stitch of Vietnamese ancestry, and I don't know how McPointy knows aurally that it's "Lam" and not "Lamb" or "Lamme." McPointy says that Joey (or is it Joy? It doesn't matter, does it?) was just accepted to UCLA on a pre-med scholarship. Oh, one of those imaginary scholarships. She was the first person in her family ever to get accepted to a college. Fearless says he's not the one that needs convincing. He calls up Wahlberg.