“Murder in the First” Season 2 Episode 8 “Out of the Shadows” aired last Monday, July 27, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on TNT. In this episode, all the threads seemed to come together after a series of events made Suger Cascade (Mo McRae), Homicide Inspector Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson), Homicide Lieutenant Terry English (Taye Diggs), and Lieutenant Jim Koto (Ian Anthony Dale) realize that something was indeed rotten inside the police force. Meanwhile, the trial of Dustin Maker (Mateus Ward) began while Chief Prosecutor Mario Siletti (Currie Graham) dealt with personal problems of his own. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Gang Task Force Unit Officer Raffi Veracruz (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and her partner watching the funeral of Suger Cascade’s (Mo McRae) sister. Upon seeing them, he went to her and asked her what she knew about his sister, but she denied ever having said that.
Back at the station, Kami Keefer (Camille Balsamo) went to see if she could salvage any information. They need to know whoever had bought the burner phone that was used to send Brian Tran a message from his dead wife. After talking to Lieutenant Jim Koto (Ian Anthony Dale), he and Homicide Inspector Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) and Homicide Lieutenant Terry English (Taye Diggs) realized that Sarah Tran’s death had been staged. He decided that it wasn’t a coincidence that it reminded them of Homicide Detective Kaleb Peat’s (Adam O’Byrne) death. However, Koto told them to focus first on Sarah’s death and had them place Kaleb’s case with the Cold Cases department.
Meanwhile, Raffi began to question Commander Michael Criolla’s (Billy Malone) motives. It was after he suddenly took her off the Suger Cascade case. Later that night, she told Suger that Criolla had it out for Suger as he was the one who had his sister jailed on a trumped-up charge.
The next day, he confronted Andy Chan (George Kee Cheung) about what they should do next but was told not to go to war with the police force.
Chief Prosecutor Mario Siletti (Currie Graham) found himself finding it difficult to balance his family life and the upcoming trial. His son, Michael (Ben Stillwell), was falsely accused of insulting a teacher, and had been suspended. Later, upset that his father never really listened to him, ran off, which worried his mother. Siletti tried practice his opening statement in front of her over dinner. The next day, Cassie Siletti (Jamie Luner) panicked after learning that there had been a bomb threat at Michael’s school. She became worried that Michael was the threat. However, it turned out that he had just gone out camping in order to get away from things for a while.
Meanwhile, at the station, Hildy forced her brother, Marty “Junior” Mulligan (AJ Buckley) to talk to her about his problems. She decided to give him the seventy grand he owed the Union in exchange for him spilling the beans to her and Terry regarding the Union. Terry remembered that Kaleb and his now dead partner also were part of the Union. Junior then told them that they had to be careful as no one knew who exactly was in it. He told them that Criolla had recruited him while he was still in the Vice Unit. He then told them that the strip club he frequented was being used as a front, and the girls, specifically Alyssa, was used as a messenger. They then realized that that particular strip club was where Sarah had gone undercover.
Junior then set up a meeting with Alyssa (Jade Tailor). She refused to talk to Hildy, and to Homicide Inspector David Molk (Raphael Sbarge), who was her new boyfriend.
However, they ended up arresting Criolla. It was after Kami discovered footage of Criolla being the one who had bought the burner phone that was used to contact Brian Tran, and after they discovered the weapon that murdered Sarah.
At court, Siletti advocated for capital punishment for Dustin Maker (Matteus Ward), while his lawyer, Jamie Nelson (Laila Robbins) lobbied to save his life.
Meanwhile, in a different room, Criolla’s lawyer came, only to shoot him dead in the chest.
And that was all for the recap on “Murder in the First” Season 2 Episode 8 ”Out of the Shadows.” For more news, updates and recaps on “Murder in the First” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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