Сезон 1 | Эпизод 05 | "Unchained"
Ria and Cal ride to a prison to find out if a murderer
named Manny Trillo deserves to be pardoned by the governor. Cal
watches Manny in the gen pop and tells the Lt. Governor to get Manny
out of the situation. A fight breaks out and Manny is stabbed in
the neck. The guards order the men on the ground.
Meanwhile, Eli and Gillian go to a fire station
and meet with Mike Adams. They see a vigil to a firefighter who
was killed on the job. Mike takes the detectives to meet with the
firefighter's father, Mr. Mitchell. They tell him that they will
find out what happened to his son Eric. Mike tells the detectives
that Eric was dead before the fire got to him which makes them think
it was murder. Gillian tells Mike that it will be difficult to interview
the firefighters because they have a group cohesion. Gillian tells
Mike that they will be watching him question the firefighters instead.
Gillian and Eli watch the firefighters give their
statements about what happened the night Eric was killed. They all
give the same story. Gillian points out that all the men responded
to the question in less than a second. Eli explains that lies usually
come quicker than the truth. Gillian tells Mike that all the men
are lying about what happened.
Cal learns that this is the second attempt on Manny's
life. The Lt. governor tells Cal that they want to make sure Manny
is telling the truth about not returning to gang life before they
pardon him. Cal and Ria meet with Manny. He tells them about his
passion for reading. Manny tells them that he realizes that he caused
a lot of pain and regrets what he did. Cal eats his lunch while
Manny talks about his plans upon release. Manny tells Cal that his
life is in their hands.
Gillian talks to Ria and Cal about Manny. Cal points
out that Manny was offended when Cal disrespected him by talking
with his mouth full. Gillian sees that Manny is truly ashamed of
his past. Gillian suggests they compare his expressions to old videos
of him. Gillian then takes Cal aside and argue about whether or
not Ria should be on the case since she has strong feelings of anger
Cal then meets with Eli and Gillian and looks at
the firefighter interviews. Cal notices one of the men, Doug Donovan,
is showing remorse and they think he might be likely to tell the
truth out of guilt.
The firefighters respond to a fire alarm. Doug
sees one of his men down and carries him out of the building. Doug
then finds out that it was his chief that he rescued. Eli and Gillian
walk out and ask Doug why he was able to save the chief, but not
Eric. Doug says he was supposed to pull him out, but the flames
already got to him. Doug says he's just as guilty as the other guys.
Gillian ask who the other guys are and Doug says the guys who hazed
Eli and Gillian tell the chief about the hazing.
He says that it has always gone on as a process to find out who
the real men are. He says there is a line and he knows his men wouldn't
have crossed it. Gillian tells Eli about the importance of hazing,
but Eli isn't buying her reasoning. They then see a female firefighter
who looks like she has a secret she wants to tell.
Cal meets with Ria who is looking over old tapes
of Manny. Cal notices that Manny's emotional pallet is different
from before he was in prison. Cal tells Ria he is surprised she
didn't notice. Ria tells Cal that she thinks Manny is a con and
he will make the streets worse if he is released. Cal tells Ria
that people are capable of change. They are then informed that Holly,
the widow of the man killed by Manny, is going to speak on Manny's
behalf at the parole board.
Gillian meets with the female firefighter. She
tells Gillian that she doesn't think anyone meant to hurt Eric.
She says the guys will kill her if they find out she is talking
about what happened. She then shows Eli and Gillian video of Eric's
hazing. They notice that one of the firefighters, Wallace, looks
at Eric with intense disgust during the video.
Holly tells the parole board that she hated Manny,
but then she bought his book. She says she was shocked by how it
changed the way she looked at things. Holly says she believes Manny
has changed. Cal notices that Holly doesn't believes what she is
saying. Cal shows the governor how Holly shook her head no when
she was asked if Manny had changed. Cal says that he thinks Holly
wants to believe that Manny changed, but Ria thinks Manny had one
of his thugs threaten her.
Eli and Gillian bring Wallace in and ask what he
had against Eric. He says that he was a fireman for nine years and
had no problems. He says that after Eric was hazed, he went to the
higher ups and complained. Wallace says they gave Eric peanut butter
after finding out he had an allergy, but it didn't kill him. Wallace
says someone tampered with Eric's equipment. Gillian asks who the
racist was that messed with Eric's equipment. Wallace refuses to
tell. Eli and Gillian tell Mike about their findings and say they
want to put the company through an experiment.
Ria shows Gillian Holly's statements. Gillian thinks
Ria may be right about Manny threatening her. Gillian asks to see
Holly's response to why she is coming forward. They see that Holly
is expressing fear as she answers. Cal meets with Manny and asks
if he had someone threaten Holly. Manny makes a face and says he
is not threatening Holly. Cal tells Manny he knows he is lying.
Manny then confesses that he is working undercover. Ria says she
doesn't believe him. She says he just wants to get out so he can
take control of his gang again.
Eli assembles all the firemen in a room and asks
them to assign adjectives to faces they see. Gillian explains that
the test is designed to weed out racists. They find that a fireman
named David is taking the longest to assign positive adjectives
to African Americans. They then question him and he says he isn't
racist. He says he didn't have a racial problem with Eric. He then
says that Eric couldn't keep it in his pants. Gillian asks if David
was angry that Eric was dating a white woman.
Gillian and Eli talk to Eric's dad. He says he
didn't know Eric was dating a white girl. He then remembers that
he saw a woman who was upset after Eric died. He says it was Kerry,
the chief's niece.
Cal and Ria argue about Manny. Ria tells Cal that
he knows Manny is violent. Cal tells Ria to stop making the case
personal. Ria denies it at first, then says that she knows violent
people and they don't change. Cal decides to call the Lt. governor
and have him announce Manny's release. Cal then says that they should
have the cops follow Manny.
Kerry tells Gillian about meeting Eric. She says
they dated and he asked her to marry him. She says they kept their
relationship a secret. She says Eric put in for a transfer so it
would be easier for them to be together. Jack watches the video
and says he had no idea about their relationship. Eli plays back
the tape and points out Jack's surprise when he heard about the
relationship. Eli then shows Lieutenant Tom Clayton's reaction of
anger. Tom says he was just following the code and is arrested.
Manny is greeted by a group of men when he is released
from prison. The police then pull up as Manny is approached by Holly
who is holding a gun. Cal tells Holly that he found out she had
just bought a gun. Holly raises the gun and points it at Manny.
He tells Holly that he understands her feelings. He convinces her
to put down the gun as he apologizes for killing her husband.
Cal goes to Ria and gives her Manny's book. He
apologizes for asking if her dad abused her. He says she is right
that most people don't change, but there are a few that can. Cal
then tells Ria her abuse gave her the ability to read emotions.
Cal says he had to learn his skills. Ria asks who made him who he
is now and Cal is silent.
I think I was making the same face that Manny made
when Cal was talking with his mouth full. I thought it was a little
bit of stretch to use that to determine if Manny still had the mentality
of a gang leader who deserves respect. I think Cal was just being
gross. Cal could have saved some time if he had looked into Holly's
gun purchase before she testified to the parole board. I think her
buying a gun illustrated her intentions and feelings more than her
eyebrows. Sometimes I think the detectives focus way too much on
the minute details that and end up missing the obvious. I still
have a hard time with the premise of the show. I just don't think
there would be that many people who would hire investigators to
examine facial expressions to determine if a person is lying. I
can't imagine that there is any guarantee that comes with Cal's
services and he seems to disagree with his co-investigators on a