Battle Creek Recap: Cereal Killers

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
Battle Creek Recap: Cereal Killers
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“Battle Creek” Season 1 Episode 6 “Cereal Killers” aired last Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, the team raced against time to figure out who tried to assassinate the mayor of Battle Creek before he struck again. Meanwhile, Detective Fontanelle “Font” White (Kal Penn) tried to get Detective Aaron “Funk”  Funkhauser (Edward “Grapevine” Fordham Jr.) to change his wedding venue as he had forgotten to pay the deposit for the venue.  Read on to learn more about this episode.

The festivities at Battle Creek’s 31st Annual Breakfast Day were interrupted as Sam Mcphearson (Ashton Moio) and Mayor Scooter Hardy (Patton Oswalt) were shot at by a cell phone remote controlled rifle at a nearby building. However, just as Detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters) predicted, they weren’t able to trace the cell phones used to trigger the rifle, or the rifle itself. However, much to Russ’ dismay, FBI Special Agent Milton “Milt” Chamberlain (Josh Duhamel) managed to use the FBI’s resources to create a digital crime board which tracked everyone who used a cellphone within the radius of two thousand square feet from the breakfast table where the mayor had been.

Meanwhile, Detective Fontanelle “Font” White (Kal Penn) admitted to Holly Dale (Aubrey Dollar) that he had forgotten to deposit the reservation fee for get Detective Aaron “Funk”  Funkhauser (Edward “Grapevine” Fordham Jr.) wedding at Mayfield, and tried to get him and his fiancée to change the venue by figuring out a different venue instead of telling him the truth.

However, in the end, they decided to have the wedding in their house, which was unfortunate for Font who had managed to finally reserve a date for them at Mayfield.

Meanwhile, Russ managed to get a hold of a list of people who hated the mayor from his Chief of Staff, his brother, Darrel Hardy (Peter Jacobson), only to discover that Milt had already narrowed their suspect list down to Steven Venson (James McDonald), a known drug dealer. However, when they got the hospital, they discovered that Steven had kidnapped the mayor.

Using the Darrel’s application, they managed to track down the recovering mayor to an illegal gambling room, where he was taking drugs. It turned out that Steven was his drug dealer, and that Steven might have gotten the mayor in trouble with his supplier, Dewayne Liden, as he had been buying drugs for the mayor on credit, as he had no money at the moment.

However, just as they and a SWAT team were about to raid Liden’s house, they were told to stand down as Sam Mcphearson had just gotten shot at as soon as he had been discharged from the hospital.

They then switched their focus on Sam, and discovered that a student at his high school, J.J. (Benjamin Papac) had been harassing him online as Sam had gotten in as the mascot, Tomcat, even though he had tried out as a joke, whereas he had worked his way through years of hard work, but didn’t get the part of the mascot. He then told them that he had used his cell phone that day as he had been trying to call his mother to pick him up, but the calls never came through.

This made Russ realize that Milt had been right, but they were looking at the digital crime board at the wrong time. Because of this, they discovered that Darrel had been the one who had tried to kill his brother. They then chased him and convinced him not to commit suicide by jumping of a building. However, the mayor suddenly suffered from a heart attack.

At the hospital, Russ and Milt, thanks to the fact that they realized that the mayor’s pills had been switched, managed to stop the doctors from giving him a treatment that would have killed him, and saved his life.

Later, at the interrogation room, Darrel told his brother that he hated him because it seemed like he had to be the one who worked hard and never got any credit, while his brother just partied and had a good time. However, the two brothers reconciled and hugged.

Russ then likened the two brothers to his partnership with Milt, but Milt reminded him that he didn’t always have good luck, as he had ended up in Battle Creek, instead of anywhere else.

And that was all for the recap of “Battle Creek” Season 1 Episode 6 “Cereal Killers”. For more news, updates and recaps on “Battle Creek” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “Battle Creek” every Sunday night at 10:00 p.m. on CBS.

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.