Сезон 2 | Эпизод 04 | "Honey"
Cal goes to a party. He introduces himself as a
courier to a woman who later walks away. Gillian calls him and tells
him about a case to help look for a man named Eric Masterson, who
is suspected of murdering his wife. A woman sits down with Cal and
introduces herself as a curator. Cal says he might be old fashioned
but wants fidelity in relationships. The woman says she never strays.
He rejoins the party and gets a card from a woman he was flirting
with earlier. He leaves and gets into his car.
Ria goes to a house and asks a woman named Gwen
if she knows where her brother Eric is. She says Eric's wife Connie
was her best friend. Ria asks if there is anything else she wants
to talk about, but she says nothing. Ria returns to her car and
finds Eric in the backseat of the car. He figures the cops were
at his house. He points a gun at her head and orders her to drive.
Cal returns to the Lightman Institute and tells
a client after his investigation, he figures his wife never violated
his prenuptial clause. After the clients leave, Gillian tells Cal
he needs to take cases like that since he had the company buy out
his ex-wife out of the company. Eric arrives with Ria as his hostage.
He demands that the team prove he didn't kill his wife. He shoots
and misses a man who escapes. Cal sees he is not playing around.
Eric announces if the cops show up, he will start killing people.
Cal says he is the owner of the institute. He suggests he go to
his office where they can watch the office. As Cal leads Eric to
his office, he orders Gillian not to contact the police. Gillian
tells Ria to call Ben.
In the office, Cal asks Eric why he didn't go to
the police if he knows who killed his wife. Eric says he knows Cal
has a talent of telling who is lying. Eric asks him if he believes
him when he says he didn't kill his wife. Cal says he does. He asks
him who he thinks killed his wife.
Meanwhile, Ben arrives at the institute. He says
it is a felony not to report a crime. Cal calls Gillian and asks
her to come to his office. Gillian tells Ben that Eric will kill
Cal if they don't do what Eric wants. Ben says he will hold off
reporting the incident on one condition.
Gillian enters Cal's office. He asks her to interview
a man named Tom McHenry who Eric suspects was having an affair with
his wife. Gillian admits that Ben is there. Cal explains that Ben
is a federal agent.
Ria blames herself for their situation. Gillian
and Eli meet with McHenry, Connie's former boss. He says he had
to let Connie go since he was convinced that he was having an affair
with her. Gillian asks McHenry to be taped during an interview.
Back in the office, Cal tells Eric he is not married
anymore. Eric asks Cal if he has a relationship with Gillian or
Ria. He says neither, but Eric doesn't believe him. Cal asks him
if he has a job and he says he doesn't. Eric thinks that Cal is
judging him. He says he is projecting guilt and wonders why he is
taking him hostage. Eric tells Cal that Gillian has half an hour
Later, Gillian and Eli return. Ria regrets she
didn't lock her car at Gwen's house. Ben says he thinks Eric killed
his wife. Ben convinces Gillian to bring Eric to a room where he
can see them. Eric leads Cal to a video room. They pass through
Ben who has his hands raised.
Cal plays a video of McHenry. Eric asks him if
he is lying. Cal pauses the tape after McHenry is asked if he killed
Connie and tells Eric he doesn't think he did it. Cal asks McHenry
what is really going on. Eric admits he borrowed some money from
a friend. Cal figures Eric killed his wife when she confronted him
about the money. Eric presses his gun against Cal's head and insists
he didn't kill her. Cal demands to know who his friend's name is.
Eric says his name is Danny Perbelka.
Ben meets with Danny at a restaurant and ask him
about the money he loaned to Eric. Danny says he was in Atlantic
City when Connie was killed. He admits he set up a loan for Eric,
but it wasn't him who held the loan note. Ben threatens to talk
to his parole officer if he doesn't talk.
Later, Ria updates Cal on Ben's progress. She says
the man that provided the money is named Mike. Connie found out
about the loan and met with Mike. Gillian and Ben spot Mike at a
business. Gillian tries to convince Ben to bust him, but Ben says
it would alert the Feds. Gillian decides to put on extra makeup
and enters the bar. She asks Mike if he knows how to fix a flat.
Cal asks Eric if he knew if Connie went to Mike.
He asks him if he ever figured his wife's death was connected to
his loan. Cal says he knows he feels guilty. Cal asks him what he
is trying to gain by holding him hostage. Cal says he will testify
for him if he agrees to put the gun down. Just before Eric hands
over the gun, he sees two officers at the door. He grabs Cal and
tells him there shouldn't be any cops there.
Ria opens the door to greet the police officers
and is told there was a report of an armed man. The officers walk
through the building. Ria explains the employee who reported the
disturbance was fired that day and probably trying to get revenge.
Ria lets them into the video room where they find Cal. He tells
the police there is no problem. The police figure the call was a
false alarm, then leave.
Later, Ben and Gillian return with Mike. They ask
him about Connie. He explains he loaned money to Eric through Connie's
friend. They see something is off. Ria suspects Eric's sister Gwen
Ria goes to Gwen's house. Gwen explains that Connie
wanted to borrow a recorder. Connie told her she had a fling with
Mike even though they were both married.
Gillian explains to Mike that she thinks Connie
was offered another way to take care of Eric's debt. She figures
that Connie recorded his conversation with him and threatened to
bring it to his wife. Gillian shares her suspicion that Mike looked
for the tape at her house, but ended up killing her.
Gillian tells Eric that Mike sexually blackmailed
Connie. Cal says he is sorry for what happened. Eric asks for five
minutes alone with Mike. Cal says he can't let that happen, just
before he is pistol whipped. Cal tells Eric the way to honor Connie
is to live his life. Eric points his gun and threatens to shoot
Cal if they don't bring Mike to him. Eli says he has an idea.
Cal goes to the door and unlocks it for Gillian.
She tells Eric he will only be given five minutes with Mike then
leaves to grab him. Ben, Ria and Eli, who is posing as Mike, walk
in the room. Eli tells Eric his wife wanted him to tell him something
before she died. Ben uses the distraction to shoot Eric in the arm.
Cal runs out of the room. Ben announces he will report the incident.
Later, Cal has drinks with a woman he met at the
party. She asks him what he does. He says he tries to help people.
She asks him if he would like to go up to her hotel room. Cal says
he shouldn't be there, then leaves. He goes to Gillian's house and
informs her about Mike's confession. He apologizes for running out
on her at the institute. He gives her control of the cases and says
he is willing to take the small jobs. He asks her if he can sleep
in her spare bedroom. She says of course, gives him a hug, then
lets him inside.
I thought that this was the best episode this season.
Eric was well played by Terminator alumni Garret Dillahunt. He plays
a the desperate man very well. He was also good in Last House to
the Left. One unbelievable thing in this episode was the beginning.
Not even one minute after he entered the party there was a woman
who hit on him. Tim Roth is known for many things, but hunky female
appeal is not one of them. I think it would be more realistic if
the party was held under the bridge.