Nick returns to his office, and Tripp's in there hiding. He tells Nick that Chase passed away in his sleep last night. Nick asks how, and Tripp says he doesn't know, but that it was a blessing, because Chase was an organ donor and his kidney saved the life of a girl Kiki's age in Pittsburgh. Nick asks if that's why Tripp came by, and Tripp says of course not. He says Nick accused him, once again, in so many words of having killed Dutch and he hasn't been able to get that moment out of his head. He says Dutch was his best friend, and he never wished ill on him. But since Dutch's death, after learning about Dutch's betrayal of him and the family, he has lain awake many nights wishing it had been him. But he didn't do it. He says it may seem as if he did it, but not everything is as it seems. Nick says, "I believe you, Tripp." And Tripp tells him to have a good night and leaves. The end. No next time on, because who knows when or if we'll get those last three episodes.
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