“Murder in the First” Season 2 Episode 5 “The McCormack Mulligan” aired last Monday, July 6, 2015 at 10:00 p.m.on TNT. In this episode, after Lieutenant Jim Koto (Ian Anthony Dale) returned to the Homicide Unit of the San Francisco Police Department, Homicide Senior Lieutenant Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Homicide Inspector Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) worked to clear the officers in their unit as the possible suspect for Homicide Officer Kaleb Peat’s (Adam O’Byrne) death. In the process, Hildy discovered a secret about her brother, which left only one possible suspect left. Meanwhile, as Dustin Maker’s (Mateus Ward) began, he and his lawyer, Jamie Nelson (Laila Robbins) made a surprising decision. While this happened, a storm began to brew, which involved Malcolm “Suger” Monroe (Mo McRae), and which had consequences upon little Jalil Thompson (Jayce Dempsey).
The episode began with Dustin Maker (Mateus Ward) getting transferred to prison; and with Homicide Inspector Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) coming in late to work because of her daughter, Louise Mulligan (Mimi Kirkland).
Meanwhile, at the prison’s visiting area, Dustin refused to tell Jamie Nelson (Laila Robbins) more about the accident in which he had broken his arm when he was six years old. He told her that he wanted to plead guilty and wanted the death penalty so that he would no longer live in this world.
After welcoming back Lieutenant Jim Koto (Ian Anthony Dale), Terry told Hildy to clear her brother, Special Operations Officer Marty “Junior” Mulligan (A.J. Buckley) from suspicion, while he would do the same with Homicide Inspector Edgar Navarro (Lobardo Boyar). He had been skipping work as of late to take care of the arrangements for his daughter’s upcoming quincenera, and as he had to pick up his younger brother who had just gotten out of prison.
However, when Hildy confronted her brother of his frequent drinking habit, Junior becaming irritable and defensive, and stormed back into his house.
Back at the department, Alyssa (Jade Tailor) paid Molk a visit, and reconnected with him. Meanwhile, Terry told Koto that Detective Walt Martin (Inny Clemens) had been killed by Officer Kaleb Peat (Adam O’Byrne). It led Koto to release a statement that Martin’s death had been caused by Kaleb’s gun, as a result of friendly fire.
Later that night, due to a tip from Commander Criolla (Billy Malone), Gang Unit and Tactical Officer Rafaela “Raffi” Veracruz (Emmanuelle Chiqrui) and her partner witnessed Malcolm “Suger” Monroe (Mo McRae) and his lieutenant enter a Chinese restaurant. They told them that Jalil Thompson (Jayce Dempsey) was the one who had killed Victor Chen.
At the District Attorney’s office, District Attorney Mario Siletti (Currie Graham) had dinner there with his wife and teenage son. He refused to go to school, and suggested that his father seek the death penalty for Dustin.
At a diner, Hildy and Terry agreed to confront Junior regarding Kaleb’s death after discovering that his brand of alcohol matched the one found at Kaleb’s apartment, that he had a blow torch. The bullet wound on Kaleb’s neck had been fake by using a blow torch on his chin, and as Junior and Kaleb had gotten into a fight before.
After confronting him, Hildy discovered that Junior had been cheating on his wife. He had gone to meet the girl to break up with her when Kaleb was killed. The name of his mistress was Alyssa, the same girl who, the next morning, woke up in bed at a hotel room where she and Molk had spent the night. Afterwards, the pair attended Navarro’s daughter’s quincinera, where Junior was as well.
Terry tried to talk to Navarro, who shut him down, and acted like he didn’t really like Kaleb a lot.
Meanwhile, Jamie surprised the court by saying that Dustin pled guilty, and accepted all the charges and punishments that were being laid out in front of him.
Back at the department, Hildy became emotional after learning that Jalil had been killed in juvenile hall. She promptly went there in order to comfort Jalil’s grieving mother.
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