TV Rewind: Terriers – “Missing Persons”

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I’m going to keep saying this until more people start watching. “Terriers is one of the best shows on TV right now. You should watch it.” There, I said it. It’s true. Seven episodes in and Terriers keeps surprising me with these inventive storylines and characters. It’s not your typical formulated mystery show, and I am grateful for that. Last nights episode made us delve even deeper into the world of Hank and Britt. So fasten your seat belts, it’s time to start this recap. And keep your tray tables and seats in the upright position because this is a  . . . SPOILER ALERT!

Case of the week:

Hank and Britt find a young amnesiac and try to discover who he is and why he has a strange feeling that he did something wrong. Britt is a bit underwhelmed at the idea of helping the kid, citing that there is only a small chance that they will get a reward. On the other hand, Hank is taking the case a bit too close to heart. Since the kid is experiencing the same symptoms that his sister Stephanie had when she was young (Running away/Memory loss), he will do anything to prevent the same situation from happening.

While going through the boys pockets, they find a mysterious looking pill. They take it to a pharmacist/Ice Cream salesman to figure out what it is. He tells him that the pill is for preventing malaria, but comes with a healthy dose of side effects, like memory loss, paranoia, delusion, anxiety . . . etc. Out of options, they take the I-don’t-know-who-I-am kid down to the police station, and to Detective Mark Gustafson. They fingerprint him, but when the kid see’s a bulletin on the wall he hits a cop and runs away.

This leads them to another missing person, Jessica Sampson. Trying to track down information about the college girl from her roommate, Hank and Britt learn she was planning a trip to Cambodia. Next they hunt down a couple tech-nerds (Holla!), who, using their awesome computer hacking skills, find that an Adam Fisher bought both tickets on the same credit card, only two weeks apart.

The two go to Fishers rather luxuriant home, only to find Jessica bound and in a basement closet. Calling Gustafson and an ambulance, Hank and Britt run down the story. The story: Adam and Jessica were friends. She really doesn’t know him that well, except they have a few classes together. Adam planned a trip to Cambodia and started taking the anti-malaria pills a couple of weeks before his trip. A week into his medications, he buys Jessica a ticket thinking she will want to go with him (Delusions, etc). She turns him down, but he snaps and losses his memory. Finally, Adam realized what happened and calls Hank. He tells him that he needs to make it right. Later Hank gets a call telling him that Adam was holding Jessica’s roommate hostage. Hank and Britt go to the scene. Hank tries to talk to him, and tells him that he know what he’s going through (Steph). Gustafson takes Adam away. Case closed.

Meanwhile, Stephanie begins to make friends with the neighbor’s daughter. Only, to find out that she has been hallucinating the girl. She knows she isn’t getting better. In the end, Steph decides it’s best to go to a new hospital (Paid for by Robert Lindus’ bonds hidden in Hank’s closet). I don’t know about you, but I’ll miss Hank and Steph’s relationship. It added so much to the show. Hopefully, we’ll get to see more of the fictional (And real-life) brother and sister team soon.

What did you think of last nights episode? Did you like the case of the week? Tell me in the comments!

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