“Forever” Season 1 Episode 16 “Memories of Murder” aired last Feb. 14, 2015, at 10 PM on ABC. In this episode, Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) and Detective Jo Martinez (Alana de la Garza) enlisted the help of Iona Payne, otherwise known as Professor Molly Dawes (Hilarie Burton), in their investigation, after a third year student of hers was found dead, and dressed as if she were living in the ‘70s. Meanwhile, Henry remembered the very last time he went on a date with his late wife, and Abe (Judd Hirsch) discovered that some old things are worth keeping. Read on to learn more about this episode.
A woman in an apartment put on a record, made herself up as if she were living in the ‘70s, and got a cocktail ready. However, she was interrupted as an unknown caller called her cellphone, and she apologized to whoever walked into the apartment.
The next morning, Detective Jo Martinez (Alana de la Garza) and Detective Hanson (Donnie Keshawarz) discovered the woman’s body in a garbage landfill, along with the murder weapon, a fondue skewer.
Meanwhile, at Abe’s Antiques, Abe (Judd Hirsch) went through a box of old things he planned to throw away. However, after stumbling upon his mother’s old recipe book, he realized that that wasn’t junk, but Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) encouraged him to throw it away.
At the morgue, Henry informed Jo and Hanson that everything that the victim had on dated back to the ‘70s. Jo and Henry then paid a visit to the woman’s roommate, Jennifer Shcroeder (Emily Kinney), after Hanson identified her as Sarah Clancy (Auden Thornton), a third years student at New York University.
There, they discovered that she had become secretive as of late, her wardrobe had become more sophisticated and more dated, and that she had dropped all of her subjects except for a Psychology class taught by Professor Molly Dawes (Hilarie Burton), who was also Iona Payne.
After her class, Molly informed them that Sarah had told her that she was in an unconventional role playing relationship, but that she felt safe. Afterwards, Jo and Henry went over to an apartment that she had rented out, as Hanson and Lucas Wahl (Joel David Moore) had discovered the address on some blood spattered envelopes back at the landfill.
However, Henry and Jo were surprised when they entered the apartment as they had walked into a room that had all original ‘70s items. Henry then lifted a misplaced macramé hanging to reveal a large stain of blood on the carpet, and Jo found a polaroid which featured a young woman who looked like Sarah, but had been taken in 1979. Later, partly thanks to Molly, they discovered that the picture belonged to the late wife of Mr. Neville (Cotter Smith), who used to rent the apartment back in the day. His wife had died of breast cancer in 1981, but when he saw how Sarah looked like his late wife, he hired her to reenact the happiest moment of his life around 1979, when he discovered that his wife was pregnant. He then told them that he had killed Sarah out of anger as she had a cellphone with her, and present day items weren’t allowed. However, Henry wasn’t sure as the way he described skewering her didn’t match up with her actual wounds.
Later that evening, Henry went out on a date with Molly upon the urging of Jo, which made him remember that the last date that he had ever had was with an elderly Abigail (Janet Zarish), who had been a little bit wary of going out due to how much younger Henry looked. He also remembered that they had returned with Abigail upset about what other people thought about them. Henry then comforted her, and the two danced.
However, during the date, as Henry couldn’t stop thinking of the case, and as Molly saw some inconsistencies, they reenacted the night of the murder in the apartment, where they realized that Neville had been drugged, leading him to believe that he had murdered Sarah. They then realized that Neville was covering for his daughter, Cecily Neville (Paula Jon DeRose), a parolee. However, after talking to her, they realized that she hadn’t done it. She also told them that she had seen a woman who resembled her mother, wearing her coat recently, but that the woman wasn’t Sarah. This made them realize that Jennifer was the killer, as she had been obsessed with Sarah.
They then went to Jennifer’s room, only to receive a phone call from Lucas that said that somebody had called from the NYU Psychology Department. After seeing Sarah’s class schedule printed out, which only had Molly’s classes on it, they realized that Molly was in trouble. They got there just in time as Jennifer had ambushed Molly in her office, revealed that she had killed Sarah to “save” her, and started to slash her throat.
At the hospital, Henry told Molly he was glad that she was alive, but wanted to keep his distance as he was starting to have feelings for her, and he was cautious about that.
Back at home, Abe surprised Henry with Abigail’s (Mackenzie Mauzy) lasagna as he couldn’t seem to throw the recipe book away. Henry then remembered the first time that she served it, and that he had danced with her.
And that was all for the recap of “Forever” Season 1 Episode 16 “Memories of Murder.” For more news and updates, including spoilers and recaps, on “Forever” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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