Bosch Recap: The Magic Castle
“Bosch” Season 1 Episode 9 “Chapter Nine: The Magic Castle” aired last Feb. 13, 2015 on Amazon. In this episode, serial killer Raynard Waits (Jason Gedrick) made his first move towards his “endgame”, and he contacted a reporter so that he could tell his story. Finally, Detective Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver) confronted him after he abducted a young woman on New Year’s Eve. Read on to learn more about this episode.
At the precinct, Detective Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver) was hounded by reporters. Inside, Detective Johnson (Troy Evans) and Detective Kiz Rider (Rose Rollins) helped out in the investigation of Raynard Waits’ (Jason Gedrick) latest kill, and were informed that both he and Bosch had gone through the Foster Care system as children. Detective Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector) then passed around pictures of John Stokes (John Hatosy) to the patrol units, and told them to look for him.
Later on, at a bar, Lieutenant Grace Billets (Amy Aquino) apologized to Bosch for being critical about him regarding his relationship with Officer Julia Brasher (Annie Wersching) because it could spell trouble for him, and because she knew about this as she was also in a relationship with a colleague. It turned out that she was seeing Kiz.
Afterwards, Waits called up Bosch for the last time, and told him that he was going away to his “magic castle”, and was happy that Bosch had finally figured out the meaning of his alias. The next day, while Bosch talked to his daughter, who was grounded for getting into a car accident, via Skype; Waits kidnapped a young mother, Heather Lyndon (Shannon Lucio) at Echo Park, and left a note on the baby boy in his stroller which read “Raynard Waits Wishes You A Happy New Year”. He then dragged her to his lair.
Later that evening, during everyone’s New Year’s Eve parties were interrupted after the kidnapping hit the news, prompting Bosch to call Eleanor Wish (Sarah Clarke) for advice. She then told him that this was part of his plan, and that the murder of the prostitute in the dumpster signified how society saw his mother, and that the abduction of this young mother signified how he saw her.
The next day, Nate Tyler (Adam O’ Bryne) met up with Bosch as Waits had called him up, praised him about the piece he had written on Bosch, and told him to write his story. At the precinct, they discovered that Waits was building a monument which would stand for the justice that hadn’t been given to the oppressed, and they learned that his mother used to bring him to Echo Park. After looking through the narrowed down McLaren files, Bosch singled out a boy named David Harris who had been in the care of a French Grammar teacher named Irene Saxon (Vernica Cartwright).
When they arrived at Irene’s house, they found her dead, and entered the garage. While Edgar went to call for back up, Bosch went inside the tunnel to his lair, where he found Waits with a gun held to the young woman’s head. The lair had Christmas lights, and skulls on the walls, like a catacomb.
Waits then told Bosch that he had gone back to McLaren after his father had died, and told him that he had envied Bosch at MacLaren as he had always been strong, and stood up against others. He then told Bosch that the monument was him, and pushed the girl away. Bosch shoots at Waits, and Waits succumbed to his injury and died.
However, later, after the others came, they told him that Waits’ gun wasn’t loaded, as he had wanted to commit suicide by making a cop shoot at him, and the cop that he had singled out was Bosch.
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