Bosch Recap: Donkey’s Years

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Bosch Recap:  Donkey’s Years

“Bosch” Season 1 Episode 6 “Chapter Six: Donkey’s Years” aired last Feb. 13, 2015 on Amazon. In this episode, Detective Hieronymous “Harry “ Bosch (Titus Welliver) went over to Las Vegas to visit his ex-wife and daughter, for the holidays, and so that he could ask for Eleanor Wish’s (Sarah Clarke) opinion on Raynard Waits (Jason Gedrick) after he called him before claiming another victim. Meanwhile, Detective Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector) , Harry, and Officer Julia Brasher (Annie Wersching) and Officer Julius Edgewood (Deji LaRay) went to question John Stokes (John Hatosy), Arthur Delacroix’ s friend regarding their case, which ended up with dire consequences. Read on to learn more about this episode.

Raynard Waits (Jason Gedrick), while still at the motel, called up Detective Hieronymous “Harry “ Bosch (Titus Welliver), and Harry warned  him that he would get him someday. The motel room then became the next crime scene.


Afterwards, Bosch confronted Samuel “Sam” Delocroix (Pat Skipper) with the pictures he had found in his top drawer and told him that he knew that he had raped  his daughter, Sheila (Jenica Bergere) after her mother had left, and that she had taken it out on Arthur, whom she blamed for everything, by beating him up every day. He then told Sam that he knew that he was  trying to cover up for his daughter, because he thought that she had killed Arthur.

However, after Bosche and Detective Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector) confronted Sheila, they discovered that on that day, she had stayed in her room while Arthur packed a bag to run away, and waited inside until he left. They, hence, realized that whoever had killed Arthur had killed him at the canyon, and they started again by taking a look at Arthur’s friend, John Stokes (John Hatosy). Afterwards, Lieutenant Grace Billets (Amy Aquino) forced Bosche to go to Las Vegas to spend some time with his family.

He then went Christmas shopping for his daughter, Maddie (Madison Lintz), along with Officer Julia Brasher (Annie Wersching), but was interrupted as he received another phone call from Waits, which he placed from a hardware store. After looking at the security footage from the store with Detective Johnson (Troy Evans), they discovered that he bought a pump, some lights and some mothballs before shooting the cashier, and before placing that phone call to Harry.

Bosch then went to Las Vegas, and ordered Edgar to look into Stokes, whom they discovered was currently on parole, and was two years older than Arthur.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Irvin Irving (Lance Reddick) met up with District Attorney Richard O’Shea (Steven Culp), and the two came to an understanding that they wouldn’t release the copies of the video of what happened during the Waits field trip so that they could help each other become Chief of Police and Mayor, respectively.

At Las Vegas, the next morning, he surprised Maddie with a gift, and cooked her some pancakes before asking her to spend some time with him. Before they left, he asked Eleanor Wish (Sarah Clarke), his ex-wife, and a former FBI profiler to take a look at his notes on Waits. He then took Maddie out the gun range, where she excelled. As they went home, she asked him if it was true that his mother had been a prostitute and if she had been murdered. He then told her that she had been murdered, but was a good woman.

When they returned to Eleanor’s house, she told Bosch that she thought that Raynard Waits was an alias, as it seemed to refer to a character in medieval French literature named Renard the Fox, who constantly outwitted  characters who used brute force, like the  wolf. She then told him that the things he had bought were for his “lair”, like a basement, and that he was taunting Bosch because he liked the thrill. She also mentioned that he might have been abused as a boy, but the revenge killings have turned into a compulsion. Harry then realized that he was currently playing his endgame.

Afterwards, while they were having lunch, Bosch left for Los Angeles so that he and Edgar could question Stokes at the car wash where he worked, with Julia and her partner as back up, but promised to return on Christmas Day.

However, Stokes ran, and blurred Bosch’s vision by spraying his eye with soap water. He then chased him into the apartment building’s parking garage, where Julia got shot while apprehending Stokes. Bosche then saw Julia off in the ambulance, and went back to the station with Stokes.


And that was all for he recap of “Bosch” Season 1 Episode 6 “Chapter Six: Donkey’s Years”. For more news, recaps and updates on “Bosch” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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