“Murder in the First” Season 2 Episode 2 “Schizofrenzy” aired last Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on TNT. In this episode, the entire police department race against time to find mass murderer Alfie Rentman (Jimmy Bennett), whose actions seemed to be more than just killing for the fun of it, after one of their own was killed. Meanwhile, San Francisco Police Department Homicide Inspector Terry English (Taye Diggs) got a very unexpected promotion. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode opened with the San Francisco Police Homicide Department discovering the body of Officer Walt Martin (Inny Clemmons). He had been gunned down by the missing mass murderer Alfie Rentman (Jimmy Bennett) in the old triad tunnels opposite the warehouse where a concert had been held earlier that evening. Because of this, and because Lieutenant Jim Koto (Ian Anthony Dale) was still out of commission due to the fact that Alfie had shot him in the leg. It was during the confrontation with Alfie and Dustin Maker (Mateus Ward) at the school bus shooting, Homicide Inspector Terry English (Taye Diggs) was immediately promoted to Lieutenant and Senior Inspector. Afterwards, he went out with Martin’s body and informed his wife of the bad news. While he did this, he instructed the rest of them to comb the tunnels and exits. They also discovered, thanks to some security camera footage, that Alfie had returned to the tunnels just four minutes before they had arrived.
During the sweep of the tunnels, Raffi Veracruz (Emanuelle Chiqrui), a member of the department’s Gang Task Force Unit, and Homicide Inspector Hildy Mulligan’s (Kathleen Robertson) brother, Marty “Junior” Mulligan (AJ Buckley). He was a member of the department’s special operations unit, who discovered Alfie’s bunker as they had heard some music coming from within the bunker.
There, they discovered that Alfie had left them some apples, music, and a letter which Hildy read out loud. Terry immediately recognized this as a riddle, inviting them to play this game with him.
The next day, after Terry was congratulated by the chief, he went to his favorite diner to grab a bite to eat, and shared his food with Raffi, with whom he ended up hooking up with.
Meanwhile, Homicide Inspector David Molk (Raphael Sbarge) followed up on Alfie’s father, Dr. Frank Rentman (Spencer Garrett). He had discovered a kill list with names of other students in Alfie’s school on his wife’s laptop. However, it turned out that Mary Rentman (Laura Regan), had made the list as she had wanted to apologize to Alfie’s friends regarding what had happened, but she quickly learned that she couldn’t really do anything about it.
Back at the station, Terry and Hildy talked to Susan Hall (Mary Passeri) who had taken in Alfie as she had noticed that his ear had been bleeding. She then told them that it seemed like he had mild schizophrenia as he had talked to himself, and didn’t really hurt her. It was when she had discovered that he was one of the shooters that the police were looking for. He had taken a shower, gotten dressed in her son’s clean clothes, and she had offered him some soup. She also mentioned that they had played checkers until he had won, kept on answering her by saying “beautiful point.” He had casually laid his gun down on the table as if she knew that he had had it all along.
Kami Keefer (Camille Balsamo), the department’s technician, informed them that Alfie had been sighted in different places but hadn’t hurt anyone so far. She then told them that she had discovered a simulation game on his laptop in which was set in a place like San Francisco, and which had places very much like the places Alfie had gone to. This explained why he had accepted Susan’s help- in the game, if one ducked into a house, one would regain strength. The ending of the game showed one going to a lighthouse named “Beautiful Point.” It had been embedded in the letter that he had left and was the name of an actual lighthouse.
There, they discovered that he had a blonde teenage girl named Barbie (Whitney Rose Pynn), and asked for Hildy as she had his letter. On the bridge, he told Hildy that she was the hero. It meant that she was the only one who could end the game by rescuing the “princess,” Barbie, from him as he was the monster. He then pushed Barbie away, which allowed the officers situated around the lighthouse to take the shot to bring him down.
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