We open to a guy sitting in his office but we never see his face…except in a picture frame that now has a bullet hole and blood all over it. Arthur is sitting in his car listening to reports of the man who killed himself and how he was involved in financial schemes. Arthur calls Spencer and tells him that everything is gone and now Lucinda will be gone too. He is very angry but Spencer tells him to calm down and go home to his wife. I find this scene a little funny because Arthur is on the side of the road screaming at Spencer on the phone and there are people walking by…yet no one looks in his direction. When I hear people yelling and making a commotion, I stop and record it on my cell phone so I can upload it to YouTube later.
Arriving home, Arthur sees boxes and bags of expensive shoes and dresses laid out on his bed. His wife comes waltzing into the room and explains that they are for the charity ball they are going to attend later. Ok does she remind ANYONE of Courtney Stodden cause that is what I first thought when I saw her. Realizing that he doesn’t want to lose his wife, Arthur agrees to go speak with his mother in law along with his wife’s godfather, Spencer. Mavis declines the request for money, however, saying that the loss had nothing to do with her. Spencer tries to convince Mavis to help stating that she would have nothing without Lucinda’s father who turned the money over to her upon his death. She still declines and sends them on their way.
Later that night in bed, Mavis is awoken by strange noises so she goes and investigates the source of the sounds. You know…why do people STILL investigate strange noises? You would think after years of horror and thriller movies that we would all learn to stay away from the strange noises. Anyway, Mavis comes face to face with a creature that scratches her face when she looks underneath her bed. She flees from her room and closes the door behind her because that will stop a blood thirsty creature. The creature follows her and eventually catches up to her. You have a house the size of a football field and you can’t find ONE good place to hide, there’s no hidden Panic Room? What’s the point of all that real estate if you don’t make good use of it? The creature, which resembles a bat, uses its high pitched sonar vocal chords to blow out all the glass, mirrors, eyeballs and ears in the surrounding area resulting in Mavis falling over the railing.
Nick has a nightmare about that one time when he almost found out what happened to his parents from his Aunt’s ex love who had come into town on a quest for those damn coins. As we know from a previous episode, his parents may have been killed as they possibly had possession of the coins. Nick tells Juliette he dreamt of his parent’s accident and she says nonchalantly that she’s sorry. She really seems very concerned…but at least she offers to call the detective in charge of his parent’s death, Arnold Gubser, the next morning.
Gubser agrees to look into the case and give Nick a call with any information he finds so that Nick can get some closure. I know people hate Juliette and sometimes it is very annoying that she is either so stupid or naïve to not notice what is happening…but she is really supportive and loving of Nick. You don’t see that kind of undying love anymore on television. Arthur is thinking in front of the fireplace when Lucinda comes down and tells him to stop thinking so late at night. She knows something is wrong but he won’t open up to the truth and tells her he doesn’t want her to lose her smile because it would kill him. She comforts him but he knows there’s a bad storm brewing.
The next morning, Mavis’ daughter is frantic because she can’t get a hold of her mom after several attempts on the phone. With her sister on the phone, she opens the door of Mavis’ house and finds her dead in the foyer. Nick and Hank arrive later to investigate Mavis’ death but are intrigued by all the broken glass but no cuts on Mavis except the scratch marks on her face. They wonder if the murderer may have broken the glass and mirrors after her death and if so, why? Nick thinks that maybe they were broken to keep it dark and finds out that there was no forced entry. They interview the sisters who point the finger at Arthur and Spencer since they had come to ask for money the day before. They tell them that Spencer pokes his nose into everything and that he never liked their mother.
Nick and Hank arrive at Arthur’s house but Lucinda answers the door. She brings them to Arthur who they question about asking Mavis for money in front of Lucinda and then announce that Mavis was murdered the night before. Arthur tries to get them to stop their questioning as Lucinda has no idea they are now broke. Something interesting happens as Spencer walks in during this questioning. I think he actually reveals himself to Nick as the bat creature because his transformation stays for quite some time. Normally when we see these transformations, it’s for a few seconds and because the creature in question is nervous or scared. It reminds me of a Tourette’s tic which is involuntary and lasts briefly. This time it was like Spencer wanted Nick to know what he truly was and it was kind of comical because everyone is hanging out and all of sudden he’s changed and making noises…while Nick and Hank are looking at him. Only Nick notices this but keep this scene in mind because later you’ll find something out and wonder why it didn’t happen at this point.
Arthur is in the interview room telling Nick and Hank that he didn’t want to worry Lucinda and that he did in fact go to visit Mavis to ask for money but that she turned him down. He recalls dancing with Lucinda’s stepsisters at a charity ball as a set up but that once he saw Lucinda he was hooked on her. He believes that his marriage to Lucinda was the straw that broke the camel’s back as the relationships in the family were already strained. He thinks that Lucinda was always the outsider because of jealousy. He goes on to let Nick know that Mavis kept Lucinda out of her father’s will and left everything to herself and her two daughters.
Lucinda interviews that she worries for Taylor and Tiffany and that their relationship was difficult especially after her father died and basically left her with strangers. She didn’t realize that she wasn’t in her father’s will when asked by Nick but was not surprised as she was never Mavis’ daughter, just a stepdaughter. She considers herself lucky to have met Arthur though because she is in love with a great man. Spencer interviews in another room that Henry trusted that Spencer would look after Lucinda after his death. He also noted that her father was too trusting of the wrong women and that is why a trust fund was never set up for Lucinda. Captain Renard asks Nick if there is an explanation for all the glass and he tells him that it could have been a jet flying through the living room or a giant microwave, they have no idea at this point. Hank believes it had to be some type of bomb and explains that the stepsisters are the ones with the most to gain. Renard says that the sisters are politically connected so they need to make sure that the next move is the right one if it turns out it was one of them. Earlier, Nick had spoken to Det. Gubser and was told that his parent’s death was changed from an accident to a homicide a year after it was opened. He says there were 4 suspects but he didn’t have enough evidence against them. He promises to send the pictures of them later and made good on his word as Nick finally receives them. Hank recognizes three of them from the coin robbery but the fourth man, Akira Kimura, is a mystery. Honestly, have we seen this guy because I feel as though we have but I can’t quite remember. Nick is now more intrigued about his parent’s death and what really happened to them.
Lucinda wants to go see her stepsisters but Arthur tells her it is not a good idea. He tells her that the money and everything else doesn’t matter because they have each other and that they can move and start over again as long as they are together forever. Lucinda says she doesn’t care about the money and never has but that she needs closure and that it is a family thing. She runs into the bathroom away from Arthur. Arthur believes that one of the sisters killed Mavis and says that if they could kill their own mother what would stop them from harming her. He then tells her that they never even liked her so what is the point of going to see them.
Tiffany and Taylor are on the phone discussing their Mother’s death and the money that is now theirs. Tiffany tells Taylor that she doesn’t want to give Lucinda and Arthur any money but Taylor says they should give them something because of what happened to their mom. She is afraid that the same thing will happen to them if they refuse. Tiffany stands firm and believes that if they give them money now it will never stop in the future and they will always be at their mercy. Tiffany tells Taylor to get a hold of herself and to be strong. Spencer shows up to see Arthur and he reveals that Lucinda may have gone to visit Tiffany. Spencer says that it was supposed to be Arthur’s responsibility to keep Lucinda safe and that he has failed.
Lucinda shows up at Mavis’ house as Tiffany is leaving and says how sorry she is that Mom has died. Tiffany is a cold bitch and says that she never even liked her Mother and that she isn’t truly sorry. Lucinda corrects her and says that her Mother never liked her and that she was terrible to her. Lucinda explains that everything she did as a child was for self-preservation. Tiffany says that Lucinda always played victim and princess. She tells Lucinda that she knows Spencer and Arthur had something to do with Mavis’ death but she doesn’t know how and that they cannot force her to give them money. Tiffany gets into her car to leave but Lucinda is blocking her way so she tells her to move.
Actually, she is standing to the side of the car closer to the passenger so I don’t know why Tiffany didn’t just drive off? Anyway, Lucinda says she only has one more thing to say to her and then transforms into the bat creature. She lets out her sonic screech which bursts the windows and Tiffany’s eyes out. Looks like the innocent step-sister wasn’t so innocent after all. Back to when Spencer changed…I know I said I think it’s like Tourette’s but this kind of made me rethink it because why didn’t Lucinda change in front of Nick and Hank earlier? I guess it’s more of a voluntary thing but some of the creatures previously catch themselves after they do it like oh crap…consistency man!
Monroe and Nick are searching the trailer when Monroe tells him that the creature that Nick saw is called a Murcielago. He explains that it translates to “bat out of hell” and their powerful sound can kill anything which makes them very dangerous. They search the trailer for a weapon mentioned in one of the books that can combat the sound. They test the instrument out, Nick allowing Monroe first dibs, and find that it breaks a nearby glass because it creates a similar sound wave that incapacitates the Murcielago.
Nick heads to Arthur’s house again to find Spencer because he believes he is the one that killed Mavis. He is greeted by Arthur and Lucinda who claim to have not seen him. However, Arthur flips in an effort to protect Lucinda and says that he believes Spencer went to talk to Tiffany and Taylor as he was furious about the denial of money. Does Arthur know exactly what Lucinda is and is he protecting her knowing what she has done? Hank and Nick head over to stop Spencer before he can kill again.
They arrive at the house a few minutes after Spencer who realizes what really happened and that Lucinda is behind the murder. Taylor calls Tiffany but it’s too late as she has already died. Spencer is arrested by Nick but he says that he didn’t do anything and transforms into the bat as he is being handcuffed. Nick tells him that if he opens his mouth he will blow his head off because he knows how he kills and what he really is. Did Spencer really think he could kill a couple of cops and get away with it? The rest of the cops arrive and find Tiffany’s body and Spencer says that they do not understand what is going on. At the station, Captain Renard reveals that Tiffany and Mavis were killed in the same manner. Spencer had no weapons on him when they brought him in so they still cannot explain how he murdered them. Wu walks in and says that Spencer wants to confess and they all go to hear his confession.
Spencer says he feels no need to play any more games and that he knows what Nick is and both of them must know what he is. Nick gets “oh shit” face and wonders if Hank will catch on. Spencer says that he killed both Tiffany and Mavis because he has been involved with Lucinda’s life since she was born and he was tired of them treating her so wrong. The refusal of money was his last straw. Hank asks how he killed them and Spencer says he obviously has the ability to project a sound that can shatter glass and eyeballs. He asks if he should be signing something or writing his confession down. Hank looks at him like he is insane and says that insanity will not work on him. He leaves anyway to get paper for Spencer to write down his confession.
After he leaves, Spencer says he had to get Nick alone because he needed to warn him about Lucinda. He says that he failed her father and her as well and has always tried to make sure that she never lost controlled by giving her everything she ever wanted. She made Tiffany and Taylor’s lives miserable because she was out of control and tortured them as a child. He says that once she kills Taylor she gets everything and Nick will never be able to prove that she did it. Nick calls Monroe to bring the weapon to Mavis’ house when a strange noise is heard in the station followed by glass breaking. Nick and Hank go to the room where Spencer was and find the glass is broken and he is missing. Yet, Hank didn’t question any of this shit KNOWING that he didn’t have a weapon on him? Did he think he just broke the window with a chair and then placed the chair back neatly in its spot before jumping two stories?
Spencer heads to Arthur and finds him scratched and drunk in his dark living room. He tells Spencer he did as he asked and stood up to Lucinda but she apparently scratched him and told him that she never loved him. He says he tried to stop her but was unable to as Spencer leaves to go after her before she can kill Taylor. So Arthur DID know what she was. Nick attempts to warn Taylor but Lucinda has beaten him to the house. Lucinda attacks Taylor just as Hank and Nick arrive which forces Lucinda to flee. But remember this is a big ass house so she hightails it to the guest house where Monroe has arrived (and none of the thousands of cops noticed him drive up in his faded yellow loud ass beetle..) with the weapon they found in the trailer.
They subdue Lucinda who jumps out of a window and into the arms of Spencer whom she begs for help. He tells her he should have helped her years ago and kills her…or so he thinks. With her last breath, she ends up biting out his neck. Monroe and Nick find the bodies first and Monroe wonders how Nick will explain everything to the other detectives. He ends up turning in his weapon in an effort to explain how Lucinda was able to kill everyone. I wonder if Renard knows what it is and is just playing dumb because he has yet to reveal himself to Nick. Nick and Juliette are looking over the images of the suspects that Gubser sent him earlier. Juliette believed this would give him closure but it has only brought up more questions. Nick knows he needs to deal with it eventually and then stares at the photo of Akira Kimura. I wonder when he’s going to pop up in Portland
Gasmii this show leaves with me with so many questions and particularly one that I would like to get your opinion on is why does everyone hate on Juliette? Sure she is really boring at times but like I said she brings a wholesome type of romance to the picture. She truly loves Nick and is a genuinely nice person so is it because we crave a little drama? How come she hasn’t questioned him yet on his secrets? I mean how do you explain off the time they were attacked in the house, the gifts from the Eisbiber community and his weird relationship with Monroe? At the very least wouldn’t you really question how and why he spends so much time with this awkward guy? Also what is up with the creature reveals because sometimes it’s random when the creature is scared (the first time we met Bud), sometimes it just happens (Ariel performing on stage as a fire dancer) and it seemed as though it can be controlled (Renard clearly and Lucinda). We know that Nick is not the only person who can see the creatures at this point but why is that? SO MANY QUESTIONS!
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