The Capricorn Killer (No. 19)
The Capricorn Killer brought this week’s story arcs to a rapid acceleration. Let’s recap.
The Capricorn Killer was one of Liz’s first cases which she profiled. He posed his victims in a precise way, and so when a copycat killer emerges after the authorities find a corpse in the woods, Liz feels like she’s in familiar territory, and for once ends her obsession with bringing Tom’s killer to justice.
When Liz realises the new murders are being fulfilled by a copycat she unwittingly falls into the trap of the people behind it. She’s held a gunpoint and taken to a run down cabin, only to be faced with someone familiar. Dr Fulton.
As Dr Fulton lays out her plan for Liz to join her in righting society’s wrongs by taking out murderers instead of bringing them to justice, the FBI raid the cabin and round up Dr Fulton’s accomplice with Liz in pursuit of Fulton. The two duke it out, only for Liz to let Fulton go, and pretend she lost her in the woods.
Dr Fulton signed off on Liz’s return to full Agent status. The two have a sidebar about how moving forward,impressive resources and Red’s contacts can open up a whole new world for Dr Fulton’s side gig.
Meanwhile, Aram presents the U.S. Marshall’s office with a warrant to place the witness in the FBI’s protective custody. Garvey square’s up to Aram but is batted back like a fly. It rankles Garvey so visibly I had to rerun that particular part. As the witness is being driven with a convoy in tow its raided, the witness taken, and Aram and his colleagues choking on air wondering what happened. One of the men stared down Aram to make sure we noticed the blue glass eye…
Aram has to break the bad news to Liz that the witness is gone, and Garvey has won, with a little misdirection.
While Liz is distracted by the gruesome findings, Red is busy trying to make a deal with U.S. Marshall Ian Garvey – hand over to Garvey the witness to Garvey’s murder of Det. Singleton in exchange for the duffel bag of bones Red so desperately wants back before Liz realises what this whole thing has been about.