“Murder in the First” Season 2 Episode 3 “Blue on Blue” aired last Monday, June 22, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on TNT. In this episode, the Homicide Department, aside from working the case of the missing undercover cop, added a gang-related shooting to its docket after a Chinese teenager was found dead. Meanwhile, the lawyers of Dustin Maker (Mateus Ward) tried to come up with a good defense, while Lieutenant Senior Homicide Inspector Terry English (Taye Diggs) handled an internal investigation after discovering that Homicide Officer Walt Martin (Inny Clemmons) had been killed by one of them. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode opened at the school. A memorial for the slain children in the school bus had been erected. Newly minted District Attorney Mario Siletti (Graham Currie) was immediately hounded by reporters, to whom he announced and promised to make sure that justice would indeed be served.
Later that night, Homicide Inspector Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) went with Raffi Veracruz (Emmanuelle Chriqui). She worked for the Gang Unit, inside the “grow house,” or the greenhouse where weed and drugs were grown, as a Chinese teenager named Victor Chen had been shot. What Raffi found strange was that they were in a Filipino growhouse, and not a Chinese one. She also told Hildy that they had found thirteen-year-old Jalil Thompson (Jayce Dempsey). They had him in their custody, near the body with a twisted ankle, and accidentally spilled the fact that he had been there with several other gang members. Back at the station, Terry told them to charge Jalil and to hold him for a while as he was refusing to talk. Hildy then got shocked as Terry announced that her new partner, for now, would be Homicide Inspector Edgar Navarro (Lobardo Boyar); Inspector David Molk’s (Raphael Sbarge) partner would be Hildy’s brother, Marty “Junior” Mulligan (A.J. Buckley), who had been working in the Vice Squad for some time.
The next day, at a community relations meeting with an all African-American community, Terry met up with a man outside who had recognized him. After he left, Hildy recognized him as the gang leader Malcolm “Sugar Cascade” Monroe (Mo McRae).
Back at the station, after Internal Affairs interviewed Walt’s partner, Detective Kaleb Peat (Adam O’Byrne) since he didn’t look so well, Terry ordered him to go on a forced vacation.
At St. Ignatius Hospital, Lt. Jim Koto (Ian Anthony Dale), who had been recuperating there, paid a visit to Dustin Maker (Mateus Ward), whom he had shot. Angrily, he removed the plug from the television, and threw away his flowers, and discovered that he had wanted Koto to shoot him in the head.
Meanwhile, his defense team, which included Aaron Mazur (Adam Kulbersh) struggled to come up with a good defense for Dustin, but as they were at their wit’s end, Mazur suggested that they get Attorney Jamie Nelson (Laila Robbins), who was now a professor at Stanford to help.
After meeting up with her, Jamie, much to her girlfriend’s annoyance, found herself pouring over the case files, and later pacified her girlfriend with a kiss.
Meanwhile, Medical Examiner Justin Burnside (Jamie McShane) told Terry that based on the evidence, another cop had shot Walt at close range, which made Terry get a list of cops who were in the North tunnel with Walt that night.
Later, Molk and Junior went to the stripper bar where the missing cop was last seen but ran into another dead end.
The next day, Sugar Cascade discovered that it was his cousin that had shot Victor Chen. It was worrying because they were in business with Victor’s cousin, Andy Chen. Later, Jalil confessed to the crime, but Hildy and Navarro didn’t believe him.
That night, Terry told Hildy about what he had discovered, who in turn told her new partner the next day and warned him not to tell Molk as Molk had been on the list. However, Molk put two and two together as ballistics had tested his gun. He then told Terry that Kaleb had been right beside Walt when he died and after having Kaleb’s gun tested, discovered that he had killed Walt.
However, when they burst into his room, they discovered that he had shot himself, but what was odd was that there was no suicide note to be seen.
And that was all for the recap on “Murder in the First” Season 2 Episode 3 ”Blue on Blue.” 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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