Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder (2019) - full transcript

Tess dives into Logan's murder investigation.

Honey, you're early.
Hold on a sec.

Sorry I was late.

I left my lunch on the train
platform and when I headed back

to get it, I ended up
on an express to Flatbush.

Don't worry,
I'll order you lunch.

I owe you! Your cousin Elliot is
starting his internship

- today.
- Thanks for giving him a shot.

Maybe now he'll move off
my couch.

You know the internship only
pays a small stipend.

Sure, but maybe
he'll buy a futon!



Tess... Hi.

Hi! Ha! Ha!

- It's been a long time.
- Two months.

Yeah. Yeah.
I was going to call you...

Also, I was gonna call.

How are you?

Good. Yeah.
Really, really good.


- congratulations in order?
- Observant as always

and wrong. I've been out doing
errands for my sister's wedding.

Good! Good! I mean,
good for her! That's...

- It's awesome.
- Yeah!

Speaking of my sister,
Tess Harper, this is

- my sister, Angela.
- You're Tess?

Yes. Hi,
nice to meet you!

The pleasure's all mine.
Logan's told me so much

about you. But he didn't
mention how pretty

you were.

- Really?
- Yeah!

Don't mind her.
She doesn't get out much.

- Ha! Ha! OK...
- Look who's talking.

So... what brings you two down
to the paper today?

A favor, actually. Angela is
getting married next week.


I love weddings.
There's the dancing,

- the dresses...
- The drama, the expense...

- They're fantastic.
- Ignore my big brother.

So, we already sent in

our announcement to the
Sentinel, but getting a photo

in along with it, well, that's a
bit harder to pull off.

- So...
- So Angela and I

were wondering
if you could help.

Well... I can't make any
promises, but I'm certainly

happy to put in a word with our
Wedding Page Editor.

Thank you! I brought
along a photo option...

Good! Let's go to my desk!

Sorry. Just gotta put out
a couple wedding fires.

Garlands, bridesmaids...
what's next?

You know, these traditions
are important.

- Really?
- Do you know why the groom

always stands to the
bride's right?

Not a clue.

Because in the old days,
he needed his right hand

free to fend off back-stabbers.

Glad those days are over,
I'd never be off-duty.

I am off on more errands.

I should probably head back
to the precinct myself.

It was so nice to meet you,
Tess. Thank you for your help.

Of course! My pleasure.

- Thank you.
- Sure.

Of course. It's good to see you.

Good to see you.

- She's cute!
- Stop it. Come on.

Tess, meet my cousin Elliot!

Hi! So nice to meet you!
So happy to have you

- on the team.
- I'm a big fan of your puzzle!

So how can I help around here?

The fun part about this
internship is one minute,

you're researching igloos.
The next, medieval combat.

Well, I'm a history major, so
all that sounds like a blast.

Great. I just have to finish
this puzzle

and then we'll have a meeting.

Actually... you guys might be
able to help.

I am looking for a romantic
9-letter word,

second letter "H".


Turns out it's the most popular
holiday for wedding proposals.

Perfect. Thanks!


Let me show you to your desk.


Hi! Yes,

please tell Professor Clark
I'll be there in a minute.

Lyle, it has been too long!
I think the last time

I saw you was that exhibit
at the Mathematics Museum.

I know. But at least
I get to see you

each morning
when I open up my newspaper.

Speaking of which,

- I just finished today's puzzle.
- Same old Lyle.

Anything within reach is
a bookmark.

Unraveling the Beale Papers?
Sounds interesting.

Just a book I started.

So catch me up.

I feel like I haven't spoken to
you in forever.

Well, you're looking at a
tenured Professor of History.

Are you serious?
That is so exciting!

So what are you working on?

You're studying
World War 2 ciphers?

Or Navajo codetalkers...

- Nothing much really.
- "Nothing much"?

I just haven't had much time
lately for new research.

I've got a heavy teaching load
at the university.

And I've been seeing
a really special woman.

And, well, she's the one.

That's great!

Abby and I have been going out
for about a year.

And we have lots in common.

She's got me exercising.
Thanks to her I'm vegan now.

She's really great.

- She's beautiful.
- And you brought us together.

- Wait, I did?
- Last year,

I was at a cafe doing
your crossword,

and I saw a woman doing the same
crossword at the next table.

Next thing you know,
we're trading hints

and by 42-down, we had a date
set up the next day!

Tell me about her.
I wanna hear more!

Abby's a chef

and she just started her own
catering company,

and she teaches cooking classes
on the Upper West Side.

She's fun, kind, brilliant. And
we love doing your puzzle

together over brunch
every Sunday.

Which brings me to this...

This is gorgeous!

I mean that...
that is a diamond!

Abby's worth every carat.

From Witherspoon's, no less.

OK! This ring needs be
in a vault somewhere.

Don't worry. I keep it
somewhere very safe

till I'm ready to pop the

And, well,
that's where you come in.

I was wondering if there was any
way you could

hide my marriage proposal in
your crossword puzzle?

You know what? I'm always up
for a challenge.

So, you'll do it?

I'd be honored.

So the clue for Abby

is "Free with her advice",
as in Dear Abby.

And "Shakespeare to friends"

is "Will"

and the last clue
on the top line is

"Words with a nice
ring to them".

- So all together that's...
- "Abby, will you marry me?"


Excited to see
how this turns out.

Knock, knock!

- Hey, Dad! Got here fast.
- I was in the neighborhood

getting fitted for my tux
and I heard the call.

Right. I just didn't think you
wanted to go home

and get roped
into wedding planning?

Exactly. So, what have we got?

Stabbing victim's name
is Lyle Clark,

34. He's a college
history professor.

Neighbors hear any noise?
Any struggle?

No. We're canvassing the area,
but we got no surveillance

footage and no murder weapon

- Who found him?
- His girlfriend,

Abby Miller, 30.
Obviously, she's in shock.

They took her down to Grandview
for observation.

Behind you, I'd like you
to meet my new partner.

Detective Winston, right?

Still getting used to that
"detective" part.

Yeah, well, you know. If it
saves time,

I'll just call him "Rookie".

Hey, man! I've been
a patrol officer for 4 years.

Now, you're new to homicide,
so to me, you're a rookie.

Don't sweat it. I still call
Logan a rookie.

Yeah. Once a week.
I checked

the door jambs and the hinges.
No sign of forced entry.

Someone had a good look

But it's not robbery. There's
no way it can be. Look.

They left the laptop.
They left the phone.

So, a stabbing,
with no murder weapon?

Any household items appear
to have been used?

There is one knife missing
from this set.

Alright, let's let the
forensics do their thing.

Winston, I want you to check...

The victim's financials?
Already on it.

- Good!
- Your sister... Duty calls.

Good luck with that. I'm going
down to the hospital

to question the girlfriend.

First off, Abby, I just wanna
say how sorry I am

for your loss. And I was
wondering if you could

tell me when's the last
time you saw Lyle.

It was just last night.

We met up at a party
for the history department.

Lyle had been doing
research all day.

The last thing I said to him was

that I'd meet him at his place
for brunch this morning.

It's our Sunday tradition,
doing the puzzle.

And Lyle promised that

he would have a big surprise...

So you happened to go over
to Lyle's place, say, 11am?

I volunteer Sunday mornings

making breakfast
for the seniors at St. Mark's.

Sometimes it runs late.

Lyle, can I come in?


Did you notice anything
unusual lately?

Yes, actually.

He started receiving
those threats.

What do you mean, threats?

Over the past couple of months,

Lyle had been getting
these threats in the mail.

- OK.
- He said that

they were from
his ex-girlfriend, Bethany.

But he didn't want
to talk about her much.

You wouldn't happen to have
any of those notes, would you?

He always threw them away.
But I kept one.

Would you happen to know if

maybe anybody else might have
had a grudge against Lyle?

- It might be nothing.
- What?

There's this professor
in his department. Emory.

They were arguing
about something

- at the party last night.
- Arguing? About what?

I'm not sure.
I was across the room.

When I asked Lyle about it,
he said it was nothing.

But Lyle and Emory were both up
for tenure last month.

Just one opening.

And Lyle got it.

Is there anything else
that wasn't right?


No, everything was great.

He'd been looking at property
for us in Connecticut.

You know,

dreaming about our future

Thank you for your time.

And once again,
I am sorry for your loss. OK?

Nice work on the murder board,

Now, all we need is to get
some suspects up here.

Hey! What is this?

It's a note the victim
received. Better get that

down to forensics. Talk to
me. What do you got?

Well, this was found
in a bag on the crime scene.

Grocery store receipt.
Time-stamped at 9:32.

The girlfriend arrived at 11.
I called the senior center

where she volunteers.
Alibi checks out.

So our victim was murdered
between the hours of

9:45am and 11am. Meanwhile, I
got a team checking his office

on campus. Looks like it was

Somebody was obviously
looking for something.

What's that?

"Call TH."


Tess Harper.


- Logan? Is that you?
- Um...

Yeah! Yeah, it's me.

Listen. Something... This is
gonna sound very strange.

What is?

We just found your phone
number at a homicide scene.

Cause of death was loss of
blood from multiple stab wounds,

all in the upper torso.
Defensive wounds on the hands

and arms suggest
that there was a struggle.

This was broken off
in the fourth rib.

- The tip of the knife?
- A ceramic knife.

Their edges are harder
than steel,

but they're brittle
when twisted.

The fragment is too small
to identify the brand.

But this isn't your run-of-the-
mill consumer knife,

This is high grade zirconium.

First off, Tess, I just wanna
say how sorry I am.

Poor Lyle.

How was Lyle
when you saw him last week?

He was fine.
I mean, he seemed excited

and a little nervous. I had
never met Abby, but he clearly

seemed like he was
crazy about her.

The ring he got her, the
engagement ring was...

- was massive.
- Yeah.

We didn't find the engagement
ring on the crime scene.

And we do know
that he didn't propose.

Can you describe it?

I'd say it was probably
two or three carats.

It was a unique style.
It was

in a blue box
from Witherspoon's Jewelers.

Wow! That place isn't cheap.

Yeah. You know, I kind
of found that a little odd.

Honestly. I... On what an
associate professor would earn,

I feel like that would
be a year's salary at least!

Maybe it could have
been a family heirloom.

Maybe bought with some
family money.

I don't think Lyle's family
had money. He was a scholarship

student in college just like
I was. Work-study, loans.

You don't remember anything
different about him at all?

No! He...

He said he'd gone
vegan! I mean,

he looked healthy and,

he seemed excited.

- Was Lyle into cooking?
- Why?

The murder weapon was
a high-end ceramic knife.

- Rookie...
- Well,

I mean, he said
that Abby is a chef.

She probably have one of those.

Right. Yeah.

Tess, thanks for coming down.
OK? We'll take it from here.

OK. Thanks.

By the way... your sister's
photo will be in the paper

with her wedding announcement
next week.

That's very kind of you, Tess.
I appreciate it.

Thank you. I'll...
I'll be in touch.

- OK.
- Alright.

Strange what Tess said
about Lyle not having any money.

Especially when
his girlfriend said

he was out scoping properties
in Connecticut

- to buy.
- Well, his record is clean.

His worst offense is a parking
ticket last month.

You're gonna go talk
to the ex-girlfriend?

Yeah. I will.

She's a doctor.
She's in surgery all day.

I think I'll start with
the victim's mother instead.

It's all just such a shock!

Who would want to kill one of
the nicest guys in the world?

I'm just so sorry about Lyle.

I know how much he meant to you.

Something about it doesn't
make sense, though.

Lyle said he hadn't been
researching anything lately,

and research was his passion!
Why the sudden change?

People don't usually change
unless they have a reason.

- Maybe Lyle had a secret.
- Maybe.

And maybe it cost him his life.

It's... lovely!

Thank you.


when was the...

- the last time you saw Lyle?
- Last Monday.

He helped me pack up
some of the things here.

And when you saw him,

did anything seem different
about him?

Just the same sweet son
as always.

- So he grew up here, then?
- Yes.

It isn't much, I know.

I was raised up on a farm
in Connecticut.

Lots of space to play and run.

I always wanted that for Lyle.

But we were happy here,
all the same.

His grandfather was a corporal
in World War 2.

He was a codebreaker
for a while.

That's what spurred
Lyle's interest in history.

He found that photo
in the basement a month ago.

There's a lot of old
family things down there.

Do you mind
if I take a look?

No, not at all.

What's all that?

It's my friend Lyle's.
Some articles he wrote

on codenames
used in World War 2.

Some of the codenames
were so exotic.

"Operation Barbarossa",
"Operation Galahad"...

Hey, an enigma machine.

I did a paper on it last
quarter. It's like a typewriter

that automatically codes
what you type.

Not to distract you, but isn't
the Sunday Puzzle do?

Yes. You know what, maybe I
make the theme of the puzzle

World War 2 codenames.
That way, it's a...

nice tribute to my friend,
and I can make my deadline,

and still do my research.
I'll be back after lunch.

Hi! I'm looking
for any publications

by Dr. Lyle Clark
on codebreaking?


You worked with Dr. Clark.
Maybe you could help her.

Great. Hi!
I'm an old friend of his.

Tess Harper.
I work at the Sentinel.

It's a pleasure to meet you.
I'd be happy to help.

OK, great. Thank you!

You're the crossword
puzzle editor.

He told me about you.

So you were in on Lyle's secret?

Lyle's marriage proposal?


But sworn to secrecy.

He was terrified that Abby
would find out and ruin

his big surprise.

- This place is a maze.
- If you ever get lost,

the red line on the floor shows
the way out.

So you were Lyle's assistant?

When was the last time
you spoke with him?

Saturday night,
at a department party.

He'd just driven back
from Connecticut.

Really? When was that?
Do you remember what time?

Must have been 8:00 or 9:00.
He'd been going up to

Connecticut most weekends. He
was interviewing some

World War 2 vets up there
for some research.

- Did you ever go along?
- No. No.

Lyle believed interviews went
best one-on-one.

How did he handle Connecticut
trips though with his teaching

schedule? I hear he had
a heavy course load.

Lyle? He was only
teaching one class.


I have a question for you.
Why all the questions?


It's okay. The lights are
just on motion sensors.

We better get moving then.

The victim's mother seems to
think Abby was after his money.

Well, Abby was planning to
visit Lyle

the morning of his murder.

That's where she discovered
the body. Now,

she is a chef and the murder
weapon was a ceramic knife.

That's all circumstantial
at best. It's no smoking gun.

Well, his financials came in.

Less than 3K in his bank

And no record
of a ring purchase.

What about his online stock
trading account?

There isn't one. But
the forensics report is back.

- That was fast.
- Friends in high places.

- Alright. What'd they say?
- Nothing much.

No DNA, no prints
other than the victim's.

That's odd.

No DNA, no prints,
no online stock trading account.

Alright, do me a favour.
Keep digging.

I'm here on campus now.
I'll be back in a couple hours.


- Hi!
- Hi! What are you doing here?

Just doing a little research
for a World War 2

crossword puzzle.
Just reviewing some things

that Lyle had written
on the subject.

Really? What's a 7-letter word
for going where one shouldn't?

Seven letters, that would
be... "Intrude"?

Exactly. So take the hint,
and don't.

You've got some crossword
skills after all.

And Tess, you do know there's
a handful of top libraries

in a two-mile radius,

but you decided to come all the
way over here.

Yeah. I wanted
a change of scenery.

Great! Perfect. Now, you've
had your change of scenery.

I'll walk you back to the subway
so you can go home.

- OK!
- OK!

I guess you don't want to know
the two big lies

that Lyle's TA just told me...

OK! Alright.

Lyle's TA, Clayton. He just
told me that Lyle drove home

from Connecticut
on Saturday night

- to go to a faculty party.
- OK. So?

So Lyle had Choroideremia.

It's a condition that can
cause nighttime blindness!

In college,
when we we're studying,

if we went out for pizza late
at night, I always drove!

Did his TA tell you why Lyle
went to Connecticut?

He said he was doing
interviews for his research.

Are you sure?

Yeah! Wait, why?


Logan, come on. I gave you
useful information.

His girlfriend mentioned that
he went up to Connecticut

for house hunting, not research.
Why am I telling you this?

Because I'm very persuasive.

- You think?
- Yeah.

There is something else
I wanted to tell you.

It was really strange.
When I saw Lyle, he said

he said he wasn't doing research
because he was teaching so much,

but he was teaching one class
this semester!

Well, thank you, Tess.
Now it's time to go home.

OK. You're welcome.


Of course!
As much as we love books,

so do pests that eat
the paper and binding.

But luckily conservators have

discovered that freezing books
is a great way

to eliminate pests
and leave the book unharmed.

Like this little gem.

This peacock has been stitched
onto linen

and placed
into a leather binding,

and all of it saved
by a freezer.

Now, moving on!

Professor Nelson?
I'm Detective O'Connor. NYPD.

- I left you a message.
- Yes, detective.

Glad to help. Detective Logan,
this is Christina Blake.

She's a guest lecturer this
semester on antique books.

Wow! It's a pleasure to meet
you, Christina.

I thoroughly
enjoyed your lecture.

Not only does she help half
the department

with her research, but she also

one of the finest antiquarian
bookstores in the state.


Speaking of which, I've got to
get back to the store.

But nice to meet you!

You as well!

Do you mind if we do this
in the gym?

I teach boxing
for at-risk youth.

- After you!
- Alright!

Poor Lyle, man. I still
can't believe it happened.

Were you and Lyle on good terms?

Yeah! Good friends,
not just colleagues.

I mean, we used to bounce ideas
off each other all the time.

And when the tenure committee
awarded him

the only tenure position,
that wasn't awkward, right?

Two boxers enter the ring,
only one emerges victorious.

It's not personal.
It's just the way it is.

I was actually happy for him.

It's just interesting because
I heard you guys had

quite the argument
at the department party

the night before he was killed.

Whoever told you that
got it wrong.

We were always animated
when we discussed our work.

But, now that he is gone,

you might get tenure
after all, right?

True, but that's not how I
would have wanted it to

go down, you know?

Where were you Sunday morning,
the day he was killed?

Actually, I...

was at a pancake breakfast for
the international students.

I gotta tell you, Emory,
that's going the extra mile

for the college that denied
you tenure?

What can I say?
I like to give back.

If you ask me, the good
professor seems

a little too good to be true.

So you think tenure literally
brought out the knives?

Maybe. Listen, do me a favour.

Check all the other staff
that worked with Lyle for me.

You got it. You still on

No. I'm actually
gonna do,

a look around the crime scene
one more time.

Call you in a bit.

Good luck!

I thought you were a vegan.


I need you to identify
something for me.


Is that the engagement
ring you saw?

- Yeah. That's it.
- Show her the page

you found... She knew the guy,
she might recognize it.

Do you recognize this?

No... I've never
seen this before.

It's obviously something that
Lyle wanted to be kept safe.

Bank account numbers? Safe
combinations... I don't know.

I wonder... Maybe it's a code.

Codebreaking was a huge part
of his research.

And if it is,
which one is anyone's guess.

There are a million ways
to code a message.

Do you mind if I...

maybe try to make sense out
of all this? Like with a copy?


What are you doing? Are you
memorizing those numbers Tess?


Fine. Winston, make her a copy
of the numbers?

Sure thing. Come with me.

I got the address of that
colleague of his, Christina.

- I'll text it to you.
- Alright, cool!

I'm still at the hospital
waiting to talk

to the ex-girlfriend,
so I'll be in touch in a bit.

- Alright.
- Bye!

Excuse me. I was wondering if
you can maybe just check again.

I'm sorry.
She's still in surgery.


- Here she is.
- Hey, Doctor, I'm

Lieutenant Logan O'Connor. NYPD.
You've been dodging my calls...

I wasn't avoiding you,

But we're understaffed
and I've had two gunshot wounds

and a burst appendix
this morning.

I understand. Maybe you could
share a little bit of

information with me about your
relationship with Lyle Clark.

We didn't have one anymore.

I relocated to New York for him
when we were dating.

Yeah. If I'd stayed
at my last hospital,

I'd be head of surgery by now.

But he dropped me and a year
later, he's got a fiancée!

Fiancée? I didn't realise
that was common knowledge.

He proposed in the crosswords.

As soon as I read Abby's name,
I knew it was from Lyle.

He's friends
with that puzzle editor.

Have you been in contact
with Lyle lately?

Not in ages.

Where were you Sunday morning,

between the hours of 10am
and 11am?

In surgery.

Do you know anything about
these notes

that Lyle has
been receiving lately?

- Notes?
- Like threatening letters.

No. Must've been from someone
with time on their hands,

- which I certainly don't have.
- Right. No. I understand.

Just a final question
then I'll let you go.

We found out that Lyle made
a pretty large purchase recently

a lot more then what
a professor can afford.

I don't know if you knew
if his family had any money?

Money? Please. Not a chance.

His family used to own a farm in
Connecticut. We went up

to see it once. But they had
to sell it some years back.

I gotta go. Sorry.

Thanks for your time!

Thank you!

- How goes it?
- Good. I've been doing that

research you wanted on
high-end ceramic knives.

They're used by chefs, but also
scuba divers

because they don't corrode.

Ceramic can be super sharp.
Look at this...

Thieves use ceramic shards
to break tempered glass.

It concentrates all the force
onto a tiny point.

Almost as fine as a diamond.

So interesting.
Good work, Elliot.

Look at these rings.

Who could afford those?

Who, indeed...

- Fancy meeting you here.
- Um! What are you doing here?

Just browsing, you know.

My Aunt has a birthday coming up
so I thought that I would,

you know, see if there was
something here

- I wanted to buy for her.
- A little pricey, isn't it?

What? No. They have plenty
of things in my price range.

- Really?
- Yeah, like this...

this diamond... stickpin.

It needs to be nice
for Aunt Candace, right?

Of all the jewelry stores in

you choose Witherspoon's?

OK, fine, I wanted to see

if they had any engagement rings
like Lyle's...

They don't have any rings
like Lyle's here.

- Yeah.
- Their rings are stunning.

Yeah, just like their prices.

Did you know that wearing
wedding bands

on the left hand dates back
to Roman times?


Yeah. They believed that the
vein in your the fourth finger

connected directly
to your heart.

You learn
something new every day.

Excuse me. I was wondering if I
could ask you a question

about an engagement ring.

I'm sure we can find you
the perfect ring

in your price range. Modern
bridal trends recommend

spending two months' salary.
But that's just a guideline.

Especially when you have
a fiancée as lovely as you do.

No, no! We're not
together. She and I are just...

Sweetheart, don't be
embarrassed. Between you and me,

he just doesn't trust
his own taste.

I'm the same way. I insisted
my husband and I selected

- the engagement ring together.
- Actually, I wanted

to ask you a few questions about
this engagement ring

that was actually purchased
at your store.

My goodness.

Is there something wrong
with the ring?

No! Not at all.
In fact, this is

one of the most beautiful stones
I've seen in a long time.

You just don't see diamonds
like this anymore.

So you're saying that this
ring was not purchased here,

- at your store?
- No.

This... looks to be
like an antique.

The diamond is Old European cut,

the most popular style pre-1920.

Where would a ring like this
come from?

If you want my opinion...
A museum.

- Really?
- Anything else?

Sweetheart, weren't you
going to buy me that stickpin?

Cash or credit?

Any luck figuring out what
those numbers are?

Not yet.

At first I thought
maybe they were phone numbers...

or social security numbers

but there doesn't seem
to be any pattern.

But so many hits come up.

The secret code Benedict Arnold
used, and the Beale Papers...

Get this. One Greek king
tattooed a message

on a shaved servant's head,
so when his hair grew back in,

the message was hidden.

Can you go back up for a second?

Beale Papers. Why does that
sound so familiar?

I just finished today's puzzle.

Lyle was researching
the Beale Papers.

But... what are they?

Apparently, in the 19th century,

a man named Beale was said
to have had a fortune in gold.

To find where it was hidden,
he created a special code.

Wait... A book cipher.
Can you click there?

The format's the same.
It's groups of three numbers!

You're right.

Elliott, I think we just found

the key to this puzzle.

So they're not related,
these two numbers?

- Strange.
- It's a book cipher!

- A book cipher? What's that?
- It's a book cipher.

It's a coded message
that uses a book

- as its key.
- So how does that work?

I'll show you. OK.
So say Person A

has a copy of a specific book.

"Law Enforcement
Procedures and Practices"?

The book itself doesn't matter
as long as Person B has a copy

of the exact same book too.
Can I borrow this

for just a second?
I'll give it right back. Thanks.

So now, we have a copy of the
same book, we can send

- each other coded messages.
- Tess, it sounds complicated.

No, it's really not.
It's simple.

You just replace
the words with numbers.

The first number is the page,

the second number is the line
on that page and then,

the third number
is the word's position

in that line.
For instance, 208-29-11...


And... 103...

- - OK.

- 208... Was that...
- 29.

"Proven" is the word.

And 103...


And 9. OK. Proven...

- Ha! Ha! Ha!
- Proven right.

So you think
you're proven right, are you?

It's a trick that
spies have used

since the Revolutionary War.
Now to crack the code,

you need to know exactly what
book was used.

Great! Do you know what book
he used?

- Unfortunately, no.
- So that narrows it down to...

- every book ever printed?
- But you know what?

Maybe... maybe Lyle left a clue
somewhere. There must be a clue.

- Excuse me.
- A book cipher...

- I mean, this is fascinating.
- Dad! We're running late.

- Sorry.
- Hey, Tess,

I'm surprised to see you here!

We're taking lessons
for our father-daughter dance.

That's so sweet!
Have fun.

And FYI,
the wedding is this weekend

and Logan still needs a date...

What Logan needs
is for the bride-to-be

to move along.
Bye, Angela...

- Awww. I love you too.
- Love you!

Ha! Ha! Bye.

It's against library policy

to disclose the books
our patrons check out.

Of course, I understand.
Lyle was a dear friend,

- and since he's passed, I was...
- I'm sorry.

Lyle and his bookmarks.

This is Detective O'Connor.
Leave a message.

Logan, listen, I found a receipt

for a book Lyle purchased.

"Anastasia's Stories
for Children", from 1941.

He paid 300 dollars for it,
so I'm assuming

it's something special.
I'm headed down

to the bookstore
where he bought it, so...

I'll call you back.

- Can I help you?
- Yes. I'm looking

for an old collection
of children's stories.

It's sold out online
and my intern

has called every library
in the city, no luck.

I had a friend
who purchased a copy here,

so I was hoping that maybe
lightning could strike twice.

Ooh, sounds like a challenge.
What's the book?

"Anastasia's Stories
for Children".

It's an old storybook. 1941.

I don't have a copy,
but let me see what I can find.

I have a few tricks
up my sleeve...

That's very kind.
Thank you so much.

- I'm Christina.
- Hi. Tess.

Your shop is...
It's so unique...

Thank you!
I always loved antique books.

I have them on every subject.

Do you do bookbinding as well?

Yes. This is my ER
for damaged books.

A lot of my patients
need mending.

- I can imagine.
- When I moved in,

this place was a restaurant,
so I kept the walk-in freezer,

cause freezing books is
actually the best way to kill

any insects or mold spores that
might be present.

That's so interesting...

So you get rid of the bugs
and don't harm the books.

- Exactly.
- So do you really think

you might be able to find a copy
of the Anastasia book?

I can't promise anything,
but I'd be happy to try.

I'd really appreciate that.
Let me get my card.

You write the crosswords
for the Sentinel? How exciting.

It can be.
It's also a lot of work.

So please call me
if you find out

any information on the book.
Really, thanks for your help.

Tess texted me this picture
this morning.

Lyle's girlfriend Abby,
and his T.A. Clayton.

Looks like they're having
quite the cozy lunch...

Meanwhile the phone records
came in.

The day of his murder,
the ex-girlfriend Bethany

called Lyle five times.

Short calls, a few seconds.
Hang up calls maybe.

It's interesting,
cause Bethany told me

she hadn't been in contact
with Lyle in ages.

Also, I've been tracking
the money.

Turns out the victim's Mom
was facing

foreclosure on her house
up until about a month ago,

when suddenly
the mortgage was paid off.

That's a big chunk of change.

I've got it! I've got it.

I figured out how to decipher
part of the message!

Here, I'll show you.

The key is
an old children's book.

I don't have
the actual book yet,

but I found a few pages
of it online and I was able

to decode part of the message!
I mean, there are a lot of gaps

but... it's a letter
from Lyle's grandfather

to Mildred about jewels.

They're buried on or around
their old farm.

It sounds like it could be
in more than one place.

That could be worth
tens of millions today.

If I could just find
the whole book

I could decode
more of the message,

and maybe help identify
who killed Lyle!

Good work, Tess.
Good work.

Is that Lyle's
grandpa's uniform?

- Yes, it is.
- These patches and medals

could tell us a lot about him.
Can I take a pic?

- Yes.
- No.

- What?
- What?

My codebreaking
just established motive.

- Possible motive.
- Come on, Logan.



You know... Maybe Lyle found
some of the jewels,

and that's where the antique
engagement ring came from?

But you think
there might be more out there?

We need the entire book
to figure that out.

OK, look. I'll go
by Lyle's office and his condo

and do some snooping around,
but I don't remember seeing it.

Well, one thing's for certain.

Millions of dollars are a lot
of reasons for murder.

It is.

Am I going to see you
at Angela's wedding?

I understand that Logan
doesn't have a date yet.

You're going
to Angela's wedding?

The groom's parents are on
the advisory board of the opera

- with me.
- Of course. You know everyone.

Honey, are you OK?

You've hardly spoken a word
since the bridge.

Sorry I'm not
better company today.

You're always
my favorite company.

But if you want to talk
about something, I'm here.

It's just there's one thing
I can't shake...

- Abby, Lyle's girlfriend.
- The chef you told me about...?

Yeah. Lyle was head over heels
in love with her.

But when I saw Abby with
that grad student yesterday...

It just... I don't know,
it looked really suspicious.

You're thinking that maybe
they had something to do

- with Lyle's death?
- Maybe they were involved

and they wanted
to take Lyle's treasure

all for themselves!

Do you think it's possible...
Is it possible that Lyle

could have deluded himself
about Abby this whole time?

It happens.

Well, the murder weapon

was a high end ceramic knife,
something a chef would use.

Abby's a chef, she probably
owns knives like that!

You're right.
Tell Logan,

because I'm sure he's gonna want
to check that out.

That would require
a search warrant

and he doesn't have
enough evidence to get one.



Unless I happen
to meet up with Abby.

With a potential murderer?
Come on, Tess!

I don't want you taking
those kinds of risks.

I'm not gonna be wandering
down some dark alley.

She teaches workshops
at a cookware store

- on the Upper West Side.
- Where they sell knives.

I could sign up for a class.

What's the worst thing
that happens?

I burn a soufflé?

Please, Tess.
I don't want you going alone.

- Please.
- So come with me.

OK. If that's
what it takes

for me to keep my eye
on you... I will.

Well, thanks for...
for meeting me.

I appreciate that.
How long did you know Lyle?

Since grad school,
and we stayed in touch.

To be honest this store
isn't exactly profitable,

so Lyle helped me
supplement my income

- with work here and there.
- What sort of work?

Lots of things.
Helping find articles he needed,

helping him organize his notes.

I helped him research
his last couple of books.

Do you know if anyone

would've had anything
against Lyle?

Lyle was the nicest guy
you could ever imagine.

But Lyle did said his ex Bethany
had been threatening him.

Apparently things
were pretty bad between them.

And where were you last Sunday?

Right here.

My store is open on Sundays,
and I was working.

Well, thank you for your time.

How's it going
over there, Elliot?

Trying to figure out

that military uniform
is harder than it looks.

I've identified the easy ones...
Bronze Star, Purple Heart...

What's that white patch
with the gold stars?

The "Fighting Badgers".

I wonder what that could be...

You know, sometimes
people call first.

Yeah, sorry. The patch on the
uniform is from a special

tactical unit in the war called
the "Fighting Badgers".

It turns out in the last days of
the war, they were stationed

near a castle where a bunch
of jewels went missing...

A legendary trove of jewels
that belonged

to a very wealthy family.

So Lyle's grandpa must have
found the jewels

and brought
them back after the war?

Exactly. Maybe that's what
Lyle was looking

for up in Connecticut.

Right. That's my next stop.

I tracked down the
property records

on the old Clarks family farm.
Turns out it's near a place

called Thompson's Mill. They
sold the property off years ago.

OK, so maybe we follow
Lyle's path

and we figure out
what happened to Lyle.

"We"? Tess, you're
not coming along.


OK, fine. It's fine.
I'll go up there myself

and look around,
disturb some evidence...

Don't you have work to do?

I could work in the car
if you let me go with you.

Fine. OK.

- I just...
- Let's go.

- I'm missing a clue for gold.
- What some hearts are made of?

Wow. Thank you.

Just making friends
everywhere, aren't you?

So how's the wedding
planning going?

It's fine.

Although I'm a little stuck
on coming up with my toast.

Well, do you like the groom?

Yeah. Yeah, he's fine.

Once he passed the background
check. What?

Come on, it's marriage.

It's forever, right?

Well, you should probably
start by saying

what a perfect couple they are.
And then tell a funny story.

Maybe not about the
background check.

Yeah, leave that part out.

So tell me, what would
your wedding be like?

Lemme guess, your vows would be
filled with crossword clues?


I think mine would be...
I don't know, something simple.

Like a country wedding.

Come on. What, you? No.

I grew up outside
of Greencastle, Indiana.

You do not strike me
as a country girl at all.

I'll have you know I owned
more rubber boots than heels.

Yeah, my dad was a teacher,
and we had a small farm.

I know how to milk a goat.

Of course you do.

So Mr. Baxter, I was wondering
if you had any visitors on

the property recently that were
looking around asking questions?

Besides yourself, Detective?

Usually the teenagers try to
spook the cows, but last month

I chased two fellas off who were
digging a hole in my field.

Strangest thing.

You wouldn't mind showing us
where they were digging,

would you?

This way.

Careful of the Foxtail barley
or you'll never

- get it out of your clothes.
- Yeah.

Too late.

They were digging right here.
When those two fellas saw me,

they tossed their things in a
truck and were gone

- by the time I got close.
- Is that one of them?

That's him. And
the other guy was tall.

- Skinny, too.
- What about that guy?

Yep. That's the other guy.

Someone else has been here
recently too.

- What do you mean?
- Just last week,

there was someone else
snooping around in my field.

Could you describe them?

Couldn't see 'em, it was too
dark. If you need any more help,

I'm happy to talk later, but
I gotta check on the cattle.

Appreciate your time.
Thank you.


That obviously confirms Lyle
and Clayton

were up here treasure hunting.

And that Clayton lied to me.

He said Lyle always made
the trip up here solo.

And whoever that third person
was snooping around,

I can guarantee they were
treasure hunting too.

Thanks for letting me tag along.

Did I have much of a choice?


- OK, good night.
- Good night.

Hello? Yes, this is she.

You have the book? Great!

How late are you open?
I'll be right there.

Forensics found DNA traces
on the envelope

- the threat was sent in.
- That's good.

Let's see if they can match it
to Bethany, because I also found

a DNA sample
on her water bottle.

Will do. Um, how did
your day in the country go?

It was great. We confirmed

Lyle and Clayton were up there
treasure hunting in Connecticut.

- "We"?
- Yeah, we. I took Tess along.

- Interesting.
- What's that supposed to mean?

- Nothing. Nothing.
- She's an asset to the case.

Yes. Good thinking. So, got a
date to your sister's wedding?

Angela keeps bugging me
about it.

Why don't you ask Angela
to bug me about it?

But you won't talk
to her about it.


What's up, bud? Still no leads
on how the victim's mom

- got her mortgage paid off.
- Let me ask you:

if Lyle did find the jewels, how
did he turn them into cash?

I don't know. Diamonds are
worthless without a buyer.


How does a straight-
arrow guy like Lyle

find someone to fence diamonds?

Anastasia's Stories
for Children...

I'm sorry, if you got a call
the book should be up here,

but I don't see it.
It must've been re-shelved.

Here are the call numbers.

Okay, great,

- I'll go check in the stacks.
- But hurry...

- We're closing in ten minutes.
- Sure.

Eight two three...


You told me you were going
home to work on a puzzle!

I was, until the library
called that they found the book!

You do realise we're dealing
with a murderer here, Tess?

- Yes! I've been very careful!
- Careful? Careful would be

not mixing yourself up
in any of this at all!

OK, fine, message received.

Who could have called me
if it wasn't the library?

We traced the call
to a burner phone.

Someone was trying
to set you up.

Someone who doesn't want
anybody else finding the book.

I don't know yet.
I don't know.

Look, did you notice
anybody trying to follow you in?

No, I mean... no, it was late.

And there were people.

There was a guy on a bicycle,
there was a student film crew...

Alright, let's just, let's get
you out of here, alright?

Thank you.

- Alright, what have we got?
- Tess doing okay?

Yeah, she's fine. It could
have ended differently,

but she'll be fine.

Listen, I might have an idea
on how Lyle sold some

of those diamonds. You
remember on Lyle's record,

that parking ticket
from last month?

It's not the ticket that
matters. It's where he got it.

When I was a patrol cop,
this was my old beat.

- Yeah, on Long Island.
- Right.

Alright, let's check
the CCTV footage with the

time of the parking ticket.
Maybe we'll get lucky and see

- who he was meeting and why.
- Exactly.

You remember this guy?

No. Don't remember him. Sorry.

Really? Because he's got

a parking ticket right
outside your store here,

- three weeks ago this Wednesday.
- Doesn't mean he came in here.

True. That's very true.
Although we do have footage

of him actually walking right
through this front door.

The photo's hard to see...

Maybe you'd have better
luck putting your glasses on?

Now you mention it,
he did bring some jewelry in.

A ring and a bracelet,
all diamonds.

- And you bought them?
- Of course not.

Mr. Richards, we both know
that you've been charged twice

in stolen merchandise
cases, so come on.

And never convicted. Those
times I was the one who was

cheated, which is exactly why
without the papers to prove

he owned them, I would never
make that mistake again.

- So you never bought anything?
- How could I?

Without documentation?

I don't hear a no.

Then no.

I didn't buy anything.

And that is how we make
tapenade easy.


Thank you. So,
we'll take a short break

and then we'll move on
to eggplant parmesan.

- That sounds good.
- I'm gonna say hi.

- Everything looks delicious.
- Thank you.

I'm Tess. I was
an old friend of Lyle's.

- This is my aunt Candace.
- Pleased to meet you.

We were so sorry
to hear about Lyle.

Tess. Lyle talked about you
all the time.

We really loved doing your
puzzles together.


You must think that it's odd
that I'm working, it just...

it helps me get my mind
off of things.

Of course.
That's understandable.

Actually I haven't left the
house since it happened.

I thought it would
do me good to get out.

Sure. Wow, these are some
knives. Ceramic?

Nothing better
for paper-thin slices.


Um, excuse me just a moment.

Well, she lied about not
leaving the house.

I saw her with Clayton
two days ago.

Come on, you're the

What do your instincts tell you?

Well, when people lie,
they usually reveal more

than what you actually asked
for. Which is what she just did.

Wait, she's coming back.
I need you to distract her.

Tess, don't do
anything crazy, please.

We're in a room full of people
and this is important. Please?

Yeah. Um, Abby? Since we're
here, could you please help me

pick out the best possible...
Omelet pans for cooking

omelets? The copper ones.

- I'd be glad to.
- Great.

- You stole a knife??
- I'm trying to help!

After what we talked about at
the library, you stole a knife?

I told you to be careful!

You said the murder weapon was
a high-end ceramic knife.

Maybe this is from the same set!

And I'll have forensics
analyse it, but if this was

the murder weapon, you just

and compromised the evidence!

Sorry to interrupt.
Check this out.

Mildred's loan was paid off by a
wire transfer from an account

in the Caymans. But a few days
after Lyle's death, there was a

second exchange. Guess what
names were on the account?

- Who?
- Clayton and Abby.

OK, so who funded the account
in the first place?

Galaxy Jewelers, probably in
return for fencing the diamonds.

Also, I got those phone records
back. Clayton and Abby exchanged

a dozen calls in the days
after the murder.

- What about before?
- No.

Well, that's interesting.
I guess Clayton's got

some explaining to do why his
name is on an account

in the Cayman Islands
and he's up there

at some farm in Connecticut,
digging for treasure.

I know you.

You're Bethany, right?
I think we met that time

at the mathematics museum
when you were...

With Lyle. I remember. You're
his friend who writes the

crosswords. You wrote the
proposal crossword for him?

- I did, as a favour.
- That's nice.

I never understood
his obsession with puzzles.

I'd much rather spend my Sundays
training for triathlons

than filling in boxes.

He always loved puzzles,
even in college.

Yeah, he was a kid
who never grew up...

Seems like a lot of people
are gonna miss him.

Thought I'd add
something of my own.

I guess it finally sank in.

Thanks for meeting me here.
Mrs. Clark's out

at the store. I've been
helping her with the move.

That certainly is nice of you.

She's a nice lady. And Lyle
was everything to her.

I think it's time you leveled
with me, Clayton. See, we know

you have a record. We also know
you were working at the library

when Tess was attacked, because
it happened during your shift.

- I wasn't there.
- Really.

I snuck off to the gym
to get in a workout.

Any witnesses
to corroborate that?

Nope. But I ran my gym card
when I got there.

Who knows, maybe you gave
your gym card to a friend.

Meanwhile, we saw you and Abby
alone together privately

this week on campus.

You saw us?

Sure did. And you lied to us
about not going to Connecticut.

You see, Clayton, the owner of
the farm saw you with Lyle.

Now, we both know Lyle can't
drive at night, right?

Obviously, you must have
driven for him.

Who knows? Maybe you killed him.

You've got this all wrong,
I didn't kill anyone!

It looks pretty suspicious.
It looks like you and Abby

were gonna share quite
the windfall

if you found all the jewels.

- Look, I know this looks bad.
- Then convince me it isn't.

- I owed Lyle my life.
- Really?

I was in and out of juvie and
headed straight for prison.

I got a job sweeping up at the
library. Lyle helped me put

together an application and
get into college.

And in return, you'd help him
search for the diamonds?

Yeah. Lyle found the cipher.

Once he got his hands on the
Anastasia book, he had the key

to decode it. That's how we
found the diamonds.

But the larger cache is still
out there somewhere,

and that one is worth millions.

You do realise that those
diamonds you're fencing

belong to someone.
That's a felony, Clayton.

Unless of course
you can provide me

with a little more information.

Look, Lyle just wanted
a small cut of the jewels,

- to help out his mom and Abby.
- OK.

He made me promise that if
anything happened to him,

I would find the rest of the
jewels and return them

to their rightful owners.
Some wealthy family in Europe.

Did you introduce Lyle
to your diamond fence?

I stayed in touch with
some of my old friends.

Why don't you explain to me
how you created this account in

the Cayman Islands with you and
Abby's name on it?

Yeah, we got that little bit
of information from the IRS.

I gotta tell ya, you got quite
a handy background in forgery.

I set up the account with cash
from the first jewels we found.


That's why I was meeting Abby,
to tell her about it.

But she didn't want the money;
she said that we should tell the

authorities. Lyle made me
promise that Abby would be cared

for if anything happened to him.

What do you mean if anything
happened to him?

Someone else was looking
for the jewels.

When we were up at the farm,
we saw another car.

Lyle was convinced we were being

I don't care if
you believe me or not.

Just make sure Abby doesn't
get blamed for anything.

We'll be in touch.

What have you got?

News from forensics.
The DNA on the envelope

matches the DNA
on Bethany's water bottle.

Fantastic. Well,
that confirms it, doesn't it?

Bethany wrote those threats.

How'd it go with Clayton?
Logan! Come on.

OK, fine, I suppose I owe you.
Because Clayton did confirm

your story about the missing
World War II treasure,

and he also confessed about
going up to the farm with Lyle.

You're welcome.

But he also insisted that
he was only helping Lyle

and Abby's totally innocent
in all of this. We also got

the lab results back on Abby's knife... the
ceramic doesn't match the murder weapon.

So where does that
leave things?

Well, it means we have a suspect...

Hold on a second.

What's up, bud?

Really? OK, I'm on my way.

- I've got to go.
- What is it?

A break in the case. I hope.

- Talk to me.
- It was found by a jogger.

A package wrapped in plastic, with a
ceramic knife that has blood on it.

- We'll see if that blood matches Lyle's.
- Bethany's apartment

is minutes away, and according to the
neighbours, she runs the trail every day.

Post an officer on her until
we get the lab results back

on that knife. We may
have found our murderer.

- Logan.
- Hi.

- What are you doing down here?
- Well, I have some news.

Bethany is in a four-hour
surgery as we speak,

and I've got officers waiting outside
the OR to arrest her when she's done.

- Bethany, really?
- Yeah, test results came back on the knife.

Tested positive for Lyle's
blood. And that hair

that was on the package
matched Bethany's DNA.

Her alibi didn't clear at all.
She said she was in surgery

all day Sunday, and she wasn't.
She called in sick.

So that's it?

- That's it. Yeah, we got her.
- Wow.

So you keep a record of all permits
for student film projects,

- correct?
- Yes, they're required.

And a film permit would tell you where and
when a certain project would be filming

- on campus?
- Yes, it's University policy.

Great. Do you happen to have a
permit for a student film project

that was filming on campus
this week, perchance?

- Only one. I'll make you a copy.
- Thank you very much.

The movers are almost finished.

It's odd to see
this place so empty.

The memories you have here
can't be packed up.

They'll stay with you,
even in your new home.

- Good news?
- Something I've been

looking for.

Have you ever heard of an old book,
Anastasia's Stories for Children?

Of course. That was my
favourite book as a kid.

- Funny you should bring that up.
- Why's that?

Not too long ago,

Lyle asked if my father used to read
me any special book growing up.

So that explains why Lyle's Grandpa
chose that book for the key.

Because it was his daughter's
favourite book.

I'm headed down to
a bookstore right now.

I think they have the book we need
to help us find the diamonds.

- How'd the interrogation go?
- It was good.

Bethany obviously admitted to sending the
threatening letters and those phone calls to Lyle.

But she insists that she had
nothing to do with the murder.

So how does she explain
the hair on the murder weapon?

She can't.

Seems like everything is
wrapped up in a nice bow for me.

Maybe... But I don't trust
perfectly-wrapped presents.

When I'm right, I'm right.

- How's that?
- Take a look at this.

This is the student film footage I told
you about the night Tess was attacked.

Guess who gets
a nice little cameo

in the background,

following Tess into the library?

There she is. Watch this.

- Boom.
- Emory.
- Yeah.

Think you can
hold down the fort?

- Yeah.
- I'm out.

All that proves is that I went
to the library that night.

Really? At the exact time
that Tess was attacked?

- Coincidence.
- Is it a coincidence

that the department said you never gave
back your key when Lyle got your office?

Didn't I? Who can remember?

I think it was you that
ransacked Lyle's office, Emory.

The lock wasn't broken. Someone
who entered must have had a key.

Were you looking for something?

I have no idea what you're
talking about. And unless

there's some sort of specific
charge... there's the door.

OK. Well,

I'm sure you'll be hearing
from me again.

- Hi!
- Hi! You got my message.

Yes. You have the book?

Yes, I managed to find a copy
after all. It just came in.

- Christina, thank you so much.
- No, of course. Book's in the back,

but I have something to show you
first. A real treat.

The world's very first
crossword puzzle,

published December 21st, 1913, in
the New York World. Diamond shaped.

I'm familiar with it.
This is amazing!

Have a look.
I'll be right back.

I mean, this crossword
is just... it's incredible.

Foxtail barley.

You're leaving already? But
I have the book that you wanted.

- Yeah, I can come back later...
- No!

Winston, do me a favour,
run a quick search on Bethany

and that bookseller, Christina Blake,
and see if anything connects them.

- You've had the book all along?
- Of course. And you have something

that I have been searching
for too. The cipher?

The book's of no use
without it. I knew Lyle

all those years and he tried to cut
me out of my share of the jewels.

So it was you at the farm,
tailing Lyle and Clayton...

Yes! Emory told me
about the jewels!

Lyle had gone to him, asking about unsolved
thefts during the war. Emory had written

some articles on it, so it didn't take him
long to figure it out. But when I went

to confront Lyle about it, he thought he'd done nothing wrong!

I found you the book
that helped you find them!

- I'm just taking back what my family deserves...
- What about what I deserve?

After everything
I've done for you!

I lost it. I only
wanted what was mine...

I found Lyle the book

and he didn't tell me it was
the key to millions in jewels!

And after all I'd done to make
him look good with his research!

So I grabbed a knife from
the kitchen and... I just...

I didn't mean to kill him.

Things just got out of hand!

And then I searched everywhere.

I found the Anastasia book,

but I could not
find that cipher!

So you framed Bethany
to cover your tracks.

She'd been sending threats
to Lyle, Lyle had told me

all about it!
But you have the cipher.

I saw a copy in your wallet
when you gave me your card.

So may I have it now,



- So, what have you got?
- I checked social media and university records.

Bethany and Christina were
roommates in grad school.

And I just got some hits on
marathons they both ran in.

They're in the same
runners club.

Wait, wait. Tess said
she was going to a bookstore...

What if that bookstore
is Christina's? I gotta go.

Thieves use ceramic shards
to break tempered glass.

It concentrates all the force onto a
tiny point. Almost as fine as a diamond!


- What are you doing here?
- What do you mean? I'm here to save you!

- I saved myself.
- You OK?

Yes. Christina killed Lyle!

- I know. Do you know where she is?
- No. I know where she's headed.

So it's a 3-hour drive up to the farm in
Connecticut and she left about 20 minutes ago.

That puts her somewhere around
Riverdale by now. Are you OK?

- Yeah, I'm good.
- OK, I'm going right now.

Logan? It's Winston.
I got that info for you.

She's in a 2018 grey sedan,

license plate 9A21ER.

Put out an APB.

She's been spotted over
on the Saw Mill River Parkway.

Copy that. I'm almost there.

Police! Hands where
I can see them.

Get out slowly.

Christina Blake,
you're under arrest

- for the murder of Lyle Clark.
- I just wanted what was mine!

So why chase Tess down
at the library?

That was Emory's idea. He
ransacked Lyle's office too.

We just needed the cipher, and Tess had
it in her bag but she wouldn't let go.

Read her her rights.

So how did you guess that
Christina might be behind it all?

Bethany said that she actually visited the
farm with friends when she was in grad school.

So Christina obviously would have
known the location of the farm.

And Bethany's DNA
was on the knife.

She got a strand of hair from her
baseball cap to try to frame her.

- And what about Emory?
- He confessed right away,
trying to save his own neck.

I mean, obviously Emory and Christina
were working together. With Lyle gone,

Emory would of course get tenure
and Christina would get

a bump in pay
of millions of bucks.

Poor Lyle...
It's just, you know...

he had his whole life
ahead of him.

Tess, I'm really sorry about
what happened to your friend.

Thank you, really.
Thank you for everything.

Thank you.

You're welcome. So am I
on the team now or...?

- Not yet.
- OK.

Well, I hope you get
some rest and you're able

to actually enjoy your sister's
wedding this weekend.

Yeah. Yeah, yeah.

About that, I...

I thought maybe you wanted to...

come with me?

Go to the wedding?

Yes, the wedding. No...
Yes, of course, the wedding.

You know I don't want to,
like, interfere...

OK, hold on a second. You
interfere with everything

except, what, an invite to a
wedding? Are you serious?

I'd love to go.


By the power vested in me

by the State of New York,
I pronounce you

husband and wife.

Well, I predict
a long happy marriage.

- Yeah, they do seem really happy.
- Not as happy as I am,

- now that this wedding hoopla is over.
- Alright, all you wallflowers,

come on down! It's time for
everyone to get up and dance.

Candace, would you
care to dance?

I would love to, Captain.

You two, it's not a wedding
until everyone dances, you know.

So... Shall we?

- I thought you'd never ask.
- OK.

- After you.
- Thank you!

Hold on.

- It's the precinct. I gotta take this.
- Logan!

It's your sister's wedding!
One dance.

OK, fine. Let's do this.
You know the foxtrot?

Of course. It's just like a
crossword. Two down, one across.

- You lead.
- Good.

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