It's "random make-out with a strange woman" time for David. They're out in the dark of The Complex Courtyard by themselves. David props the girl up on a ledge. Things get heated and the girl stops to ask if David wants to get high. Since you put it that way, sure. She pulls out a perfectly rolled marijuana cigarette and puts it between her teeth to transfer it to David's lips. Detective Rodriguez shows up to kill the buzz. The chick blows the joint (yup) and leaves David to talk with the detective when he clarifies he's there investigating homicide, not small-time drug possession. Rodriguez is all about the posturing, but he reminds us that his investigation has actually made a little progress through the Ella avenue. I wish I could say the same thing for myself. Rodriguez wants David to come clean about his and Ella's alibi being fake so he can get her on an obstruction of justice charge, but David won't turn in his friend. The detective turns it around on David, citing noise complaints from neighbors which paint a picture of a rocky relationship between him and Sydney. David says they had problems like any couple, but Sydney was there for him. FLASHBACK. David kneels at his mother's grave, bawling his eyes out. A hankie extends to him from off camera. David looks up to meet Sydney for the first time. She gives him some words of comfort that deviate from the standard "time heals all wounds" bullshit. David appreciates Sydney being real with him. Sydney asks him out to breakfast on the spot. They shake hands for way too long as the camera rotates around them in a weird Matrix-y way. Slow-motion blurry cross-fade transition to them making love in Sydney's bed. END FLASHBACK. Rodriguez just wants David to confirm him and Ella weren't together the night of the murder. The detective isn't a slouch and has deduced that David must have some illegal way of living beyond his means. He threatens David with exposing him if he doesn't come clean about the alibi.
Episode Report CardPablo G: C+ | 1124 USERS: C+
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