"Must sound ridiculous after all these years." John insists, "Not at all. Sometimes hope is all we have." Frank gets down to business. He asks after Elizabeth's employment with Prescott. A City Of Vancouver bus heads down the road underneath her apartment. Vanessa says, "I've been around the block too many times to mince words, Detective." Pause. "My cousin was having an affair with the man. She knew it was wrong but love is love." Wow. I didn't think you could fit that many platitudes in one thirty-second speech. "I couldn't stop that." Wait. There's another one. John asks if she has any idea where Prescott is today. "Dead, I hope." She looks off into the distance. Another City Of Vancouver bus goes by. "My pastor is always preaching about forgiveness." Frank says, "It's all right. I think this qualifies as one of those things." Which means what, exactly? What "thing"? Who knows? Frank talks in such strange patterns, it would probably take me about a hundred episodes before I could interpret them correctly. Yet another City Of Vancouver bus goes by in the distance. "Rumour was when the police started looking into Elizabeth's disappearance, he went underground. Maybe fled the country." Doe dives right in with his usual sense of social grace: "How can you be sure Prescott killed her? I mean, did you know him?" Obviously she didn't know Prescott or she would have made some sort of comment about how Doe looks exactly like him. I mean, if a stroke-ridden octogenarian can recognize the similarities, a spritely-minded sixty-year-old would absolutely have noticed that the two are the spitting images of one another. No. She didn't know him, but she knows "in her bones" that he killed her cousin. Then she says, "As soon as he found out about the baby." Frank cocks his head forward like a rooster intent on a fight upon hearing this little tidbit. "What baby?" The pieces start to fall into place. She says, "Their baby. Their son." Doe replies, "Their son? What happened to him? I need to know." Well, she was afraid of what Prescott would do if he found out, so she put him up for adoption. She needed to protect him. Frank follows Vanessa back into the house as she carries her puppy over the threshold into the main room. He wants to know about the adoption. If they could prove Elizabeth and Prescott had a son, they could prove motive. Vanessa says the records have been sealed forever. John snaps, "We have to find the records. Now!" Frank apologizes for John's rudeness by explaining that he's a rookie who is still in training. Vanessa picks up a dusty folder and explains that all she has are some old photos. John grabs one and stares at it, intensely screaming, "Is this me? IS THIS ME?" on the inside.
Episode Report CardRagdoll: B- | 773 USERS: B-
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