There is a theme to this week's episode and that's family. Juliette helps Nick uncover some unknowns about his family's death. And Nick's latest investigation is about the death of a mother whose family is a bit crooked.
Answers ... Then Questions
Nick and Julia find out that the very creatures he dealt with in the past are suspects in his parents' deaths. There's a possible fourth mystery suspect as well.
What got me wondering though is why he's finding out now. Juliette was able to get the information from the cop who handled the case with no problems. So, as a cop, why wouldn't Nick ever have thought to look into it as well? Perhaps not to delve into his past? Or he simply had not thought of it before?
Needing More of Monroe
The last few shows have been on such a roll with Nick and finding out more about his past and having exciting cases that this one fell a little short. It felt flat, like it was there only because the show had to create a certain number of episodes. The part about Nick's family could've fit in just about any other episode.
The lack of Monroe also hurt. He didn't come in until much later, and he was only there as the dutiful sidekick.
The case? Also not terribly interesting. It's not something we haven't seen before, a daughter killing members of her own family to cash in on the wealth. Is that the best they could come up with?
With a special ability to yell and create a high-pitched sound that explodes and shatters anything in sight, Lucinda goes on a killing rampage.
Afterward, it made me wonder whether she -- or any other past creature that killed -- is a serial killer with off-screen deaths or if whatever murders we're shown are their only times. Are there more victims? Or am I just thinking about the show too much? I guess that's what happens when an episode doesn't give you much to think about.
"Do you have this place insured?"
"Oh no, I can't be too late ... you're still alive!"
"You did hear what I said about it being a trap, right?"