Opening scene montage, and still thankful that NBC dropped the verbal intro and just left us with great images.
Nick gets home from a long day of Googling things and is welcomed with open arms by, well, by no one… Juliette isn’t home. And Nick is confused. I mean, where would his amnesiac, dumbsht (ex) girlfriend be? He gives her a call and finds that she’s just having a night out with the ladies.
Where am I? I’m out with the girls. Who is this?
She asks if she should have told him she was going out and he’s all “no, it’s cool, have fun”… and I’m all “don’t come home, ever”.
Meh, at least she left clean sheets for the couch.
Her girlfriends discuss how great Nick is and that he proposed to her but she said no to him, and none of them understand why. I’m guessing it’s because she lacks any warmth or depth to actually fall in love.
Portland Girls Gone Wild.
But the ladies have their wine and are sitting pretty and I’m reminded of nothing I have ever seen on a girl’s night out.
What REALLY happens.
Cut to the Halls of Justice, Nick and Hank are walking in discussing Juliette and Nick asks what happens if he and Juliette don’t make it, and Hank waxes poetic that “you’re stuck with a bunch of pictures you don’t know what to do with”. (Been there.)
Give her space. Lots of space… Like MILES of space.
Sgt. Wu tells Nick and Hank that he has Reverend Calvin waiting for them, as he needs to make a police report for robbery of church funds. It bugs me because we don’t know if Nick and Hank are Major Case, SVU, or just working on a free-for-all case basis… there’s no rhyme or reason as to which cases they are assigned. International terrorist? Call Nick and Hank. Hit and run accident? Call Nick and Hank. Stealing from church coffers? Yep, it’s Nick and Hank.
Well, Toodle-Wu to you too, Sgt. Wu.
Reverend, please sit at least 5 feet from our desks.
Anyway, the Reverend says he’s not sure what’s going on but that a guy named Norman did their accounting for free, as he was a church member, but that all the money is missing from the church bank accounts and that Norman is missing. Nick and Hank take the Reverend’s info and start making some calls and searching on line.
Quickly they get a phone call from Sgt. Wu, who, apparently in the 3 minutes we’ve seen him last at the station, is at the airport and has found Norman’s car. He tells Nick and Hank that the car is clean, but that he found paystub for the mulch factory and that might mean he works at the mulch factory. Sgt. Wu? I think not… let’s call him SuperWu. That’s some serious deduction there.