And now, because Melissa's body is kind of gross, what with having effectively been cooked in plastic for a day or two, we get through the autopsy by means of a montage.
Cut to Nicky slapping the autopsy photos on the table in front of a horrified-looking Charlie. Cavaliere chirps, "She didn't leave town after all. Want to revise your story?" Nicky implies Charlie's motive with, "The semen in her vaginal cavity matches your dead landlord." Cavaliere concludes, "Your girlfriend was paying the rent on her back, and you didn't like it." Cut to a flashback of Charlie shrieking, "You've gone to the barter system! How dare you undermine the utility of U.S. currency! And with the dollar so weak against the euro!" Or maybe he's all jacked up about his girlfriend sleeping with another man, and that drove him to kill. Because people who have sex for the wrong reasons incite their murderers. At least, that's the object message I carried away from this episode. This hypothesis is news to Charlie, and his protestations that he didn't kill Melissa fall on deaf ears. However, he does roll over and admit that he killed his landlord after Nicky does a number on him by casually pointing out that blood has a habit of seeping into the most unexpected places: "Are you sure you got it all, Charlie?" So now I'm confused. Did the landlord sleep with Charlie? How is this murder sex-related? I I can't imagine an episode in which some fornicator doesn't get their just desserts.