The Unusuals Premiere
Shraeger and Walsh visit Kowalski's widow, who says there were hang-up calls, but she just assumed it was one of his "girls," which she apparently knew all about. Yeah, Kowalski wasn't perfect. Also, he was afraid of the dark, from a childhood trauma. Walsh didn't know that, which makes me wonder how long they were partners. Basically, the man had flaws, but he was good to her. Walsh hugs her. Across town, Walsh and Shraeger are at the door of an apartment, and it's answered by a woman in leopard-print underwear. Tramp: "You're not the pizza guy!" Walsh: "This isn't a porno." Zing! She's apparently the mistress, or one of them, and she says she hasn't seen Kowalski in 3 or 4 days. Walsh tells her not to go to the funeral, but she says she loved him. Walsh says his wife and kids will be there, and she's the mistress. He throws one of the rolls of money from Kowalski's locker on the table. The mistress says fine, and that Kowalski was a good guy. Walsh says, no he wasn't. He was a cop. And, apparently, all cops are cheating, priest-punching dicks.
Beaumont collects last night's crime reports from various detectives as Dispatch says the women's restroom is for females only. The guy in the hot dog suit that Dispatch mentioned earlier is in a holding cell, and asks for his phone call. Beaumont says, "Who you gonna call, the Hamburglar?" Well, if the Hamburglar is familiar with Miranda rights, he may have some good legal advice. Beaumont asks where Det. Alvarez is, and he's in with Brown, asking to be on the Kowalski case, since he knows how to work the press. Reluctantly, Brown tells him when Kowalski's autopsy is.
At the city councilman's house, Delahoy and Banks start to ask questions, and the councilman reveals that his daughter wasn't assaulted -- his daughter's cat, Mr. Boodles, was killed. Delahoy suggests that he misunderstands what the "P" in NYPD means, but this guy chairs the city's anti-terrorist task force, and he thinks that a dead cat left on a doorstep is a message. He gets the cat out of the freezer in a Ziploc bag, and Banks suggests a Fatal Attraction scenario, asking how long the councilman has been having an affair. Cut to them on a doorstep, where the door is being slammed in their faces. They descend the stairs with the cat in a pillowcase, and Delahoy suggests that maybe the councilman and Mr. Boodles were more than just friends. As Banks notices a lot of different "missing cat" posters on the trees lining the street, Delahoy gets a call from his doctor, urging him to get treatment for his brain tumor. If he doesn't, he'll be dead in six months. Delahoy hangs up, and Banks says they have a cat killer on the loose.