Ok, so maybe he’s not such a hot mess at the moment. He’s on a health kick and tells his partner, “I don’t eat meat, bitch,” when he brings him a burger. Plus he’s wearing a suit and “climbing the PD food chain, taking the sergeant exam in a month,” he tells Linden. Well, good for him.
Linden, too, is looking pretty good. At least, at the beginning of the episode. She’s running, says she’s quit smoking (though that didn’t last as the ep progressed), and seems happy working a minimum wage job on the ferry. I can see how that might be a relief after all the grief she’s gone through the past few years.
But Linden is WAY too happy, I wrote in my notes. Which I knew wouldn’t last, because that’s not the moody Linden we know and love, right?
It didn’t take her long to ditch her way-too-happy romance either. Honestly, in the first 20 minutes of this episode, I don’t think she smiled that much in all of the previous two seasons. Thank goodness she was all sad and sullen again by ep’s end. Who wouldn’t be after finding a pond full of decaying bodies? And taking it upon herself to kill that almost-dead cow in the shed. Holder was right. She can’t let things like that go, that much is clear.
And! She just couldn’t stop herself from getting involved in the case and entering that dark building with a flashlight and finding blood. Lots and lots of blood. And then hammering through the case with Holder.
Is Peter Sarsgaard one creepy and twisted villain or what? I did not see that scene with the prison chaplain coming. But what’s the deal? Seward’s in prison, so he couldn’t have committed those recent murders, right? Copycat, perhaps?
Does anyone else think the Beacon pastor is just a little too nice? After all, we know that the teens KNOW the person in whom’s car they end up climbing, so I wonder if it might be the pastor.
Why did Seward’s kid draw those pictures of the trees? Could he have been there when Seward left the bodies in the water (if he, indeed, did)?
And why did Seward tell Linden he didn’t have a son?
Oh, and RAIN.
Your thoughts on this episode? Any frontrunners on who the murderer might be? Leave comments below.