May 23rd, 2011
01:05 PM ET
Another one bites the dust, y’all! In one of the most suspenseful episodes of the season thus far, an exciting series of events led us to cross another suspect off our list of potential killers.
At first it looked like the plan to take Bennet into custody was a go – Linden even went so far as to assure Mitch that an arrest was imminent – but a judge refused to sign the warrant and the arrest was called off.
Confident in his innocence but the damage to his reputation done, Bennet returned to Fort Washington against the wishes of Principal Meyers and his students, who staged an impromptu walkout upon his arrival to class.
Also surprised to see Bennet was Mitch, who had come to the school to return some of Rosie’s textbooks. Let’s talk about those textbooks for a second. Earlier in the episode, Terry breezed into the Larsen home claiming Rosie forgot them in her car. When? And why? And will this detail come back to haunt Mitch in a flashback during the last ten seconds of the season, causing me to tear my eyelashes out in frustration?
I’m just DYING to find out what’s going on with Terry. Between the weird exchange with Jasper’s father at the wake and the tearful meltdown in Rosie’s room afterward, you know it’s going to be something scandalous.
Meanwhile, over in Snoozeville, USA, there was more bad news for the Richmond campaign. The gang’s plan to use the Mayor’s mistress against him backfired when Adams held a press conference to deny the affair, claiming that even if he did have a relationship with the woman, he couldn’t have fathered her child because he’d had a vasectomy.
Afterward, Adams instructed his campaign director to double the payments to the mistress and pay his doctor to falsify his medical records. Even if he doesn’t win the election, he’ll always be America’s Dirtbaggiest Mayor to me.
Richmond returned hat in hand to Drexler, Seattle’s richest man-child, for another campaign contribution to the tune of five million dollars. Drexler, frustrated over the campaign’s inability to reduce the Mayor to a pile of political rubble, challenged Richmond to a high stakes free throw contest – make the shot and win the money or miss and resign from the race.
You’ll all be thrilled and delighted to know that Richmond made the shot and The Little Campaign That Could lived to fight another day.
Later, the seeds of doubt that had been planted in Amber’s mind after she overheard Bennet’s conversation with Muhammad seemed to have taken root when she turned over Muhammad’s cell phone number to detectives, who then tracked him down at a local farmer’s market.
During questioning he admitted that he was with a girl on Friday night, but it wasn’t Rosie. It was the missing girl 12-year-old the mosque’s imam spoke of a couple of episodes back. Bennet and Muhammad were working to help the girl escape to Canada after she was scheduled to undergo the painful female circumcision mandated by her culture to prepare her for marriage.
When he saw the picture of Rosie, Muhammad told detectives that she had stopped by the Ahmed home on the night of the murder, but backed up Bennet’s original claim that she’d stopped by only briefly to return the copy of the Koran.
Despite what went down at the high school, things seemed to be looking up for Bennet, right? Wrong! After seeing that he had not yet been arrested, Mitch lashed out at Stan for not taking care of Bennet when he had the chance. So Stan, with Belko in tow, set out to abduct Bennet and exact a little prairie justice.
Remember the pink shirt Linden found at the butcher ship that Mitch ID’d as Rosie’s? Well, she found it while doing the laundry. Whoops. She raced to get in touch with Stan, who was in the thick of delivering a savage beatdown that Bennet may or may not have survived.
What did you think of last night’s episode? Now that Bennet’s out of the mix, who’s making your Spidey senses tingle?
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