Bosch Recap: Lost Light
“Bosch” Season 1 Episode 2 “Chapter Two: Lost Light” aired on Feb. 13, 2015 on Amazon Studios. In this episode, Detective Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver) appeared in court as he had to take the stand, and he and his partner, Detective Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector), questioned Nicholas Trent (Rob Brownstein) regarding his past and his possible connection to their case. Meanwhile, after a routine stop landed Raynard Waits (Jason Gedrick) in jail, he revealed that he had a lead that would help with Bosch’s case. Read on to learn more about this episode.
As Dr. William Golliher (Alan Rosenberg) and Detective Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver) discussed their current case, Golliher revealed to Bosch that he believed that the dead child was now in a much better place and told him that his experience in volunteering on the scene at the World Trade Center had actually strengthened his faith. However, Bosch told him that after the attacks on the World Trade Center, he had enlisted and had served in Afghanistan, which had only showed him that this was the only world that there was, and he couldn’t seem to let go of this particular case.
Meanwhile, two cops pulled over a window washing van only to discover a dead naked body of a man in the back of the van. Back at the precinct, Detective Johnson (Troy Evans) and his partner questioned him as they had found a sack hood and a tazer there. In the end, the man, Raynard Waits (Jason Gedrick) denied everything and asked for a lawyer.
Before listening in on the interrogation, Bosch ran into Captain Pounds (Mark Derwin) and confronted him as he believed that he had given a copy of his Board of Rights interview, which included his interview regarding the shooting and a psychological evaluation to Ms. Honey “Money” Chandler (Mimi Rogers), as she had used his psychological evaluation against him in court.
Later that day, in court, Waits protested the fact that he couldn’t be released to his lawyer, a Public Defender named Laura Kell (Jamie Ray Newman).
The next morning, Bosch was not at all pleased that the Los Angeles Times had published an article about him which speculated that he had shot Roberto Flores because his mother’s murderer had never been caught.
At the coroner’s office, Edgar and Bosch discovered that their murder victim, their boy, had packed three sets of clothing into his backpack and was probably into skateboarding, based on the label of the backpack and clothes. They also found a star shaped cardboard which read San Deigo Aquarium and a broken up letter, which they promised that they would try to save.
Back at the squad room, Lieutenant Grace Billets (Amy Aquino) pulled Bosch aside as Chief Irvin Irving (Lance Reddick) wanted her to convince him to go with a no admission of guilt so that they city would settle things quietly, but Bosch refused to do so because doing so would show that he was guilty of killing Roberto Flores unjustly. She then apologized that his background and his mother had been thrown into the limelight, but he told her not to worry about it and that his mother’s killer was still lose as nobody had cared about her.
At court, Mr. Belk (Abraham Benrubi), proved to the court that Bosch had only shot Roberto Flores only because he thought that Roberto Flores was going to shoot him and showed that Bosch did not plant the gun there retroactively. Money, on the other hand, tried to make the court see that Bosch was notorious for breaking rules, as he had not waited for back up and had pursued Flores on his own, even though he wasn’t the prime suspect in their serial rapist and killer case at that time.
After the proceedings, he met up with Edgar as they went to question Nicholas Trent (Rob Brownstein), a man who had been charged with child molestation back in the ‘90s. As Edgar questioned him, in which he denied ever touching the children that played in the woods during the time frame wherein their victim had gone missing, Bosch went around and found Trent’s basement. There, he found mounted animal heads and a box labeled “’90s Social Tweener Boy (9-12).” Inside was a skateboard, a baseball mitten and a Frisbee. He then told Bosch that those were for a movie set as he was a set designer and decided to call his lawyer and told them that he was willing to take a polygraph. As they left, Bosch and Edgar agreed to get a search warrant for the house. Before they left the area, they ran into Mr. Tyler, a reporter, who was interested in why they had gone to Trent. However, Bosch just told him that they had just done a routine canvass of the neighborhood and had no leads or suspects at the moment.
In prison, Waits watched as his case and face were flashed on the prison’s television. However, he became more interested in the news after learning about Bosch’s latest case.
Later that night, Bosch responded to a back-up call for an incident in which shots had been fired. Upon arriving there, he learned from Officer Julius Edgewood (Deji LaRay), Officer Julia Brasher’s (Annie Wersching) training officer, that she had delivered the first shot all of a sudden and told him that he had to write her up as that had been the second incident in which something like that had happened. Afterwards, Bosch took her out for some drinks, where she told him that they were just out to get her because she was a woman. They then ended up in his apartment, where they slept together. That night, Bosch revealed to her that the only reason why he had a really nice apartment was because he had sold the rights to one of his movies to Paramount who had made an awful movie, which was loosely based on one of his cases.
The next morning, Bosch wasn’t happy again about the Los Angeles Times as it turned out that they had written a piece on how the police believed that Trent was the lead suspect in their case.
Meanwhile, Kell and Waits met up with Deputy District Attorney Escobar in order to place a deal. At first, Escobar didn’t want to listen to him since they had found evidence that there were seven other victims that had been placed in his van. Waits then told him then that he had information regarding Bosch’s case. He then told Escobar that he had placed the boy’s body there, just like he did the others. Because of this, Escobar became more interested in what he had to say.
At the precinct, the entire department was flooded with tips regarding the missing boy. The Chief then came down to the station and asked Grace about any leads that they had at that moment regarding the case. Grace then informed him of Bosch’s suspicion regarding Pounds.
Meanwhile, Bosch went over to the Watch Commander to give him a script for the tips, and asked if he could talk to Edgewood before he writes Julia up. He was surprised to learn that everyone now knew that he had slept with Julia.
Edgar and Bosch then went to Trent’s house after Trent’s lawyer claimed that he couldn’t get in touch with him, only to discover that Trent had killed himself.
And that was all for the recap on “Bosch” Season 1 Episode 2 “Chapter Two: “Lost Light.” For more recaps on “Bosch,” keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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