Life is supposed to be good when you’re in love. You’ve been together for years and you’re planning a party to celebrate your love. You know everything about each other and look just as in love as they day you met.
But life doesn’t work out the way it’s supposed to all the time. Love is a tricky thing, no matter what you do. It doesn’t matter if you have $80 bucks or $80 million.
The Kincaid’s met in college, and have been in love, living their happy life in Connecticut. Charlotte is filthy rich – she inherited her parents fortune when they died over a decade ago. It is no small amount.
It’s $80 million dollars.
When Charlotte returns home from planning a party for the two of them, her house has been broken into and she obviously hasn’t watched a lot of horror movies, because she braves going inside and grabbing a candle stick, thinking that it will protect her. She doesn’t do a lot of looking around and gets clobbered and taken.
Her husband is a nice guy, but he’s not rich. He’s not got her kind of money.
He wasn’t home, but when he got home in the morning, he found the house broken into and is worried and calls the cops.
The FBI is called in. Maggie, OA, Scola, and Tiff head out to the house to take a look.
Now, my money is always on Scola. Look, the man has an attention to detail. He finds the pipe that was used to knock Charlotte out.
Maggie and OA are taking on the husband, who at this point, I would assume that he was at fault. I mean $80MM and you become defensive when the FBI asks questions. Things aren’t looking good for you Alex.
Here’s the thing, lies always have a way of rising to the top. And lying to the FBI is one of the stupidest thing that one can do. It doesn’t take long for them to realize he wasn’t away on work, he has a pretty serious gambling debt, and he actually took the day off of work.
Alex also signed a pretty big prenup and he’ll get nothing, but if she dies, he gets everything. As they find all this stuff out they find Alex’s tracker is on and follow him. He’s not doing things the right way. You know and by the right way I mean honesty and all that.
See Alex is meeting up with some girl. He knows that the lie looks bad, but he knew how the “fling” would look. Ya, it would LOOK BAD. I legitimately don’t understand how having an affair could ever look good.
His fling though – she’s not the jealous type. So she’s ruled out. Girl is practically crawling across the table into Scola’s lap. And Tiff points it out. But he deserves that for all the shit he has done to her.
THE SEX CLUB
Charlotte has been missing for 15 hours. And I have to say something that I didn’t see coming is that for the past month, she’s been on the lower east side, pulling out money and joined a sex club. She’s even got an apartment that she pays for in cash.
Sure when you have that kinda cash, no one is looking at the small numbers, but girl…
I am not judging anyones kinks – to each their own. I am not sure of what the hell to say to Charlotte being a member of a sex club. I am also a little traumatized that one is under a coffee house and I will be looking at things differently.
My cappuccinos will never be the same.
Maggie and OA loose the guy that they are after and so they head back into the club. When the owner won’t give them information and tells them that they need to come back with a subpoena she’ll help.
I have to applaud Maggie, because she’s no nonsense and goes off. She says that she will pull all this woman’s licensees and she’ll be shut down by Monday.
I don’t know why people choose to fuck with Maggie, cause Maggie will come for you.
Dude they lost, they are able to bring him in and they find out that Charlotte has this whole hidden life. He was chasing her because she had a hunter fantasy. She liked the chase. And with his help there were able to find her apartment and get video of some dude breaking in and stealing her linens, artwork, and clothes.
I am so weirded out. Like how many people are actually looking at our every move, capturing everything, and the possibility of what people can take away from our every movement. The reality is that this is a scary fucking world.
Maggie and OA go back to Charlotte’s husband and ask him if he’s seen anything out of the ordinary. Alex is shocked that his wife is in a sex club, which okay, given. But like I have a million questions. Why doesn’t this man know what is going on with his wife?
He finally remembers something. They always go to the same restaurant for their anniversary and since he was out of town on business, she went alone. Let us all applaud Alex for finally remembering something.
I am fully aware I am being an asshole, Alex is in shock, but he also cheated, so I am bitter.
The restaurant is a lead. They find that there was a man who insisted on sitting next to Charlotte, studied her every move. He was obsessed with her. Obsessed to the point that he knows where she was born and even left a fake name with the city she was born in as the name. And though stalker dude has been very careful, he made a mistake of leaving a phone number. One that can be traced.
I cheered when they stormed the home that the number led to, and about puked when they found the home owner dead and stored in the fridge. The stalker was so methodical. The stalker is doing everything that he can to figure out everything about the people that he is obsessed with and figures out every single part of their life. Maggie and OA find an intimacy questionnaire, where the man is trying to figure out everything out about the person that he has kidnapped.
The person that he has become obsessed with.
The FBI finds out that Frazier, the stalker, bought a used cab, which they are able to track. Dude is coming out of the general store, looking like he’s prepared for a date. He see’s Scola and takes a man hostage, ending up stealing his car.
Scola gives chase.
Look, Scola is a bad ass. He may be tall and lanky, but there is his dry sense of humor that makes me love him. His erratic driving is a lot though, but the thing is at least you know he’s determined?
I feel like over the past few episodes Scola has changed. He’s making sure that he learns from all his shortcomings and making sure that he doesn’t repeat the same mistakes. He’s always determined to crack the case, but he’s working on also becoming a better partner to Tiff.
CRACKING THE CASE
Frazier knows that the FBI are on the hunt, which makes time precious to find Charlotte. Maggie and OA are back at Alex, trying to get him to remember anything. He’s in shock and can’t think of anything.
Except then, Maggie is able to narrow things down for him and he remembers the inn that him and Charlotte stayed at right after college. The Inn where she encourage him to follow his dreams, no matter what.
Sometimes you need to be reminded of things in order to move forward. And Alex needed to be reminded of what his wife has done and why he loves her. They both have made mistakes, but ultimately he loves her.
The FBI makes its way to the lodge, it’s all locked up, but they storm the place. They aren’t giving up and like ninjas in the night, they make their way through the place. OA is the one that finds them, and you see him rise to the occasion. The man isn’t willing to ever loose anyone and that’s what I love about him. His passion for his job. His passion to make everything okay that he can.
His job is dangerous, but he’s going to do whatever it takes to save the people that need saved. And he does know how to use his training to save Charlotte and then take Frazier down. He’s going to make sure that the bad guy pays.
OA is a stand up guy.
I glad that they were able to save Charlotte. Don’t understand her or Alex, but they work and the first thing that he does is be there for his wife and glad that she is okay.
OA STANDS UP AND LOOSES HIS LOVE
Do I believe that OA deserves all of the love in the world? That’s a fact. But I believe that he deserves someone that understands all parts of him and loves him for who he is. For the job that he loves.
But his girlfriend, she wants him to be in the private sector. She loves him, but she doesn’t love the danger of his job.
OA is trying to figure out how to deal with the situation and says things to pacify her, but he won’t leave his team. We all know that. Maggie encourages him to tell her the truth. But I think OA knows that standing up and telling her the truth means loosing her.
And who wants to loose the person that they love?
After the case though, when he goes home and tells her the truth, she – well, you can see on her face that she’s not for it. She loves him, but if she can’t love him for all the things that make him, him… does she really love him?
He admits, he didn’t want to tell her, as telling her meant loosing her. Well that’s the implication from the words that he can’t finish and the part of his heart that you see breaking.
Love, well… it is a tricky thing. But you can definitely find someone who will love you for yourself, all parts of you.
That’s the beauty of love. And I can’t wait for OA to find the person he’s meant to be with. But then again, I think that may be Maggie…