Frye is leaving his desk late, struggling into his jacket and talking on his cell phone. He says it's getting worse, and then says he'll help file the story, so he must be talking to Mendez, even though she never did appear to show up at the trailer park until the shooting was over. He doesn't get more than a couple of steps away from his desk before apparently being brought up short by the sight of that unwrapped Pop-Tart on a desk. But that's clearly not all that's wrong, because first his arm goes limp and he collapses face down on the floor in the throes of a seizure. Yes, this is much better than being drunk. It may also explain why Matthew Lillard only gets to be a guest star despite having been in more episodes than Thomas M. Wright thus far. At the same time, I'm now pretty sure that Wade will survive until the end of the season. But just barely.
Ruiz drives his car through the night. And at Cross's apartment, the camera drifts past her fish tank, past a small shrine to her dead sister I hadn't noticed before, past the stuff she threw on the kitchen counter when she came in (gun, badge, phone), and on to the hallway leading to the bathroom, which is roiling with steam. Cross steps into view wearing a towel and into the dark apartment. Spotting herself in a mirror -- with an angry red contusion at her shoulder that the vest couldn't prevent -- she puts one hand to her own throat. All I'm getting out of that is a possible clue as to how her sister died. Either that or she wonders what it might be like to get shot and strangled in the same day.
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