Psych s06e15 Episode Script

True Grits

And we're live outside of Lompoc state prison where at any moment now, these gates will open and out will walk Thane Woodson.
Woodson's conviction for robbing a local Santa Barbara restaurant was overturned after lawyers from the Innocence Project were able to get faulty eyewitness testimony thrown out.
We're expecting a statement.
Let's go and see right now.
Today's another great day for justice.
And a great day for the Innocence Project.
This moment, a moment of joy, reconciliation and hope for the future reminds us of our common humanity.
I lost everything! I want it back! Y'all owe me! Okay, what my client means is that Look, state penal code 4903 states that I'm owed restitution.
I know my rights.
I have a law degree.
Okay, he doesn't have a law degree.
I'm close! Okay, he might have taken some classes.
But in the eyes of the state he's not due restitution until the real culprit is captured and proven guilty.
That's what I'll do then.
After I get my law degree I'll enroll in the police academy and become a detective.
Okay, he's not enrolling in the academy.
Then I will find somebody else to help me.
Excuse me.
He's very excited.
We all are.
So you want us to solve a crime that you were wrongfully convicted of? I heard you were one hell of a psychic from the very men that you put in jail.
That's not surprising.
I'm sure my reputation in prison has reached mythical proportions.
Not really.
But there is a long list of felons fixing to kill you as soon as they get out.
Why just me? This is a two-man team! Stop snitching, Shawn.
Here's my case file.
I did some hard time in violation of California penal codes 459 and 211.
Rubbed up against a woman on a subway.
Wait, that's 458.
How do you know that? It's burglary and armed robbery.
My client is well versed in legal matters.
Oh, you better recognize.
Oh, that's horrible, man.
You must have lost everything.
How long were you incarcerated? Two years, eight months.
That's what I'm talking about.
I was getting ready to say That's a long-ass time, I know.
So, even though the convictions were overturned, we still must prove that Thane didn't commit the crimes in the first place.
And the best way to do that would be to find the person that actually did.
That's where you come in.
Excuse us one second.
What you think? I don't know.
This guy could be a handful.
What makes you say that? You saw Penitentiary.
Which one? All three of them.
You're right, I got this.
Here's the thing, Thane.
There is not a doubt in our minds that you're an innocent man.
But this is a lot for a couple dudes like us to take on.
And, and we're actually pretty busy at the moment.
Uh Yeah, I'm afraid we're just, we're not up for this one.
You know, I understand it's a lot for me to come in here and ask you to Fight my fight for me.
But I lost everything.
I was once just like you.
I had dreams, had a girl.
Gus doesn't have a girl.
I couldn't have my girl wait 10 to 15 years for me, so I told her, "You go out and you find somebody "that'll make you happy.
" Somebody that can make phone calls for at least more than 15 minutes.
She got married while I was stuck in jail.
I know it's only been two years and eight months but I'm starting from scratch.
So please, help me fight the injustice that was done to me.
Man, I've changed my mind.
He set his girl free.
Like in Hurricane.
She got married quick.
I know.
You're damn right we're going to help! You don't know how happy you've made a brother feel right now.
Give it to me.
I've got to tell you, I've never had a cause before.
This is awesome.
We're going to fight the power! Fight the power! Together! Together! Shawn, don't get all Spike Lee and Do The Right Thing on me.
It's too late for that, brother.
Love is going to bust him out.
He's already out, Shawn.
Just because you put syrup on something don't make it pancakes.
What? Hey, Jules.
You're not going to believe the case we just landed.
We're basically civic heroes now.
I prefer freedom fighters.
What we're doing is much more exciting than anything you will have going on inside there.
Nothing in there is as cool as what's happening right here.
Oh, I am sure you're right.
We are.
Okay, I'll bite.
What's the case? Well, in order to really appreciate it you have to first hear the back story.
Once upon a time a poor country boy in search of a better life brushes off his overalls, hops on a freight, and leaves the dusty roads of Georgia behind.
Shawn, that's Grapes of Wrath and it wasn't a freight and it wasn't Georgia.
Thane wasn't alive then.
He had no formal education, but he did know a hundred uses for the peanut.
That's George Washington Carver.
Thane has a Masters in culinary arts.
So he moved to Santa Barbara and bought a horse.
That's true.
And in no time at all he got a job as a head chef.
Then his life took a tragic turn when his restaurant was robbed.
He was at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Got arrested, spent three long years in the big house.
Not the clink? For a crime he didn't commit.
Why? Faulty eyewitness testimony.
Unfair justice system and Me.
Trying to make this about you.
Come on.
This is our case.
You're talking about Thane Woodson and that restaurant robbery was my case.
In between the lines there's a lot of obscurity I'm not inclined to resign to maturity If it's all right, then you're all wrong But why bounce around to the same damn song? You'd rather run when you can't crawl I know, you know That I'm not telling the truth I know, you know They just don't have any proof Embrace the deception Learn how to bend Your worst inhibitions tend to psych you out in the end I know, you know I know, you know I spent three weeks on this case.
I found the gun that was used in the robbery in Thane's car with his prints on it.
He's definitely guilty.
I don't know, Jules.
There's a grand jury that disagrees with you on that.
So you two breaking up over this? No.
Of course not.
Well, don't forget.
I used to be involved with someone on the force and it gets very tricky keeping work issues from becoming personal.
Now that I'm dating an incarcerated civilian, things are much simpler.
Minus the two inch glass and the leg shackles.
Well, we appreciate your concern, Carlton, but I don't take it personally that Shawn took on Thane's case.
Even though I am fairly certain that he is guilty.
And I don't take it personally that Juliet feels that way.
Even though, she simply couldn't be wronger.
You two are so breaking up over this.
And Spencer, remember.
All convicts say they're innocent, or they're framed, or stop choking me, but at the end of the day, Thane Woodson was definitely guilty of something.
Not according to the Innocence Project.
Which is why they're high on my list of enemies.
Right behind Internal Affairs, Unicef, and Lance Bass.
Don't ask.
Look, I am confident that I did good police work.
Look, I am sure you did, Jules but we all make mistakes, right? So you put an innocent man behind bars for three years.
I threw out the comics yesterday before Gus had a chance to read FoxTrot.
Listen, according to the Innocence Project, the restaurant owner who I.
'd Thane she's in glasses with an expired prescription.
Well, then it's the D.
's fault for using eyewitness testimony as the crux of the case.
I agree.
The D.
Is to blame.
Now I'm going to make it right.
I'm going to go fight for Thane.
So when things fall apart with Spencer and you, Marlowe and I met the perfect person.
That means that person is in prison.
And is a woman.
Which one of those is a problem? Table four is up! Look, we appreciate you taking some time to speak with us, Mercer.
You have a lovely restaurant, by the way.
Thank you.
I assume you know that Thane has been exonerated.
Yes, I do.
Listen, I don't want to create an awkward situation but I'm sure you remember the man your testimony put in jail.
Look, I don't want any trouble, all right? I feel horrible what happened to you.
You know what? We can end this cycle right here, right now.
I forgive you, man.
Thanks, man, I'm sorry.
All right.
You know what, you were always my best cook.
And I didn't think in a million years you could do anything like that.
But the police told me that the gun used in the robbery was found in your car.
They told me the robbery smacked of an inside job.
I was under a lot of pressure to say it was you and I'm sorry.
I get it.
You know what the funny thing about pressure is? I went to jail because of you! You know that? Okay, I said I'm sorry, man.
Relax, all right? I lost my youth because of you! You're only two years older.
Hey man, I'm a dinosaur! You are not a dinosaur.
This is not helping your cause.
My bad.
It's just, this prison thing got a hold of me, man.
It's still controlling me.
It's all right.
I'm sorry.
So, now we need you to tell us everything you can remember about the night of the robbery.
Yeah, okay.
I came in right after closing time and that's when I found one of my kitchen workers sitting right here, with his hands tied with those, um, beaded zip-tie things.
Now he was reciting the alphabet backwards.
Whoa, alphabet? That sounds like the same M.
Of that unsolved convenience store robbery from last month.
He tied my hands behind my back and, uh, made me recite the alphabet backwards.
You guys know that that food's not free just 'cause you're working the case, right? Now, I immediately untied him and that's when I heard the gun shot coming from over there.
Now, I looked up and I saw a man who certainly looked like Thane, climbing out that back window.
Okay, now if there's nothing else, if you can excuse me, I've got a lunch rush I got to deal with here.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, excuse you? Excuse me? Do you think this is Law And Order? You don't get to decide when the interview is over.
We decide.
Just go back to making some sauce.
Do you have anything else you want to say to this dude? Not at all.
Okay, guess what? Now it's over.
Now the interview's over.
And we're going to leave because we've made the rules.
I wash my hands of you, sir.
Man, what if the same dude that robbed the Stop 'N Gulp robbed this place three years ago? Then we can solve that case and link the bad guy to this robbery.
Thane's proven innocent and gets his settlement from the state.
And a chance at a new life like in Carlito's Way.
Until the game pulls him back in.
Which you know it will.
I've got all this soap on my hand.
That's what you get for trying to be bad.
I am having a psychic suspicion that the person who robbed you last month committed a similar crime three years ago.
Uh, don't look now but I think that's the guy that robbed us What? We told you to wait at the Psych office.
How did you even get here? I rode my bike.
And I'm sick and tired of people like you saying I fit the description of a criminal.
Sorry, dude.
Maybe you should, I don't know, look different or something.
Look diff You know what's sorry? The state prison system where I spent three years.
I thought you said it was two years and eight months.
I'm rounding up, all right? And who are you? The math police? Why don't you Ice Cube it down a notch or two, or five? Okay, cool, my bad.
We good? - Snowflake.
- There it is.
Come on.
Come on.
We good? We good? Yeah.
That's the real thing right there, Gus.
We good.
I'm also sensing that you're you're not really stressing the robbery because you're fully insured here.
I wish.
The insurance adjuster just called and apparently the store alarm was on but the zone by the back window where the burglar escaped wasn't working.
So, now it's my fault.
Wow, your life sucks.
I'm also sensing that you did some work here to the store before the break in.
Is that right? Yeah.
Actually we had some renovations a few days before.
Hey, that's nice, Shawn.
Hey, say, man, how'd you get like that? What, did someone kick you in the head? Oh.
You got Creole in your blood? No, Thane, much like Lady Gaga, I was born this way.
And while I don't have a meat dress, I do have a tie made entirely of beef jerky.
If you don't want to tell me the truth, Shawn, just say so.
Don't lie to me.
No, it's true.
Beef jerky.
Really? Yeah.
Hello, Father.
Hey, Shawn, you still working the zip ties lead for Thane Woodson? Yeah, why? We just got a call about a jewelry store robbery.
Guess what the robber used to tie up the sales clerk with? A bunch of bureaucratic red tape? Red Vines? What? Beaded zip ties.
The exact kind used at the Stop 'N Gulp robbery and the restaurant robbery that Thane was arrested for.
Get out of here.
We're on it.
Thank you.
Dude, we're out.
Oh, hi, Shawn.
Hey, Jules.
Hey, can we move dinner from seven to eight? Thane is guilty.
Eight actually works better for me.
He's innocent.
You two are ridiculous.
Yeah, actually we did some renovations a few days before.
He said the store alarm was on but the zone by the back window where the burglar escaped wasn't working.
One, two, three, eyes on me.
As they should.
I am having a psychic vision that there was a recent renovation here.
Yes, we just moved this wall back.
I'm also sensing that the alarm didn't trip when the intruder gained entry.
You're right.
I had to push the panic button behind the counter to notify the police myself.
Just as I suspected.
This robbery and the Stop 'N Gulp robbery from last month were committed by the same culprit.
Someone tampered with the alarm wires while the renovations were going on and then broke into the window where they knew the security breach was.
Well, thank you for that private theory, Spencer.
We'll keep it in mind while we conduct our official investigation.
Ma'am, can you describe the suspect? Well, he looked a lot like that gentleman, right there.
Oh, boy.
Thane, how did you get here? I rode the bus.
And lady, I was nowhere near your store.
Can anyone corroborate that? Yeah.
Two other people who thought I robbed two other places.
Okay, but you can't be here anyway, so vamoose.
No, you vamoose, cop.
Santa Barbara municipal code 9.
001 says that I have a right to be here as long as I don't wander, linger or drift in an aimless manner and I aim to holler at my boy Shawn.
That's why we shouldn't allow books in prison.
Or water.
Would you show me that panic button please? Uh, Thane, you You remember Detective Juliet O'Hara, don't you? Mmm-hmm.
Look, this is hard for me to say but, uh, the flaws the Innocence Project found in the case against you Mmm-hmm.
Along with Shawn's psychic vision makes me wonder if I was wrong about you, Thane.
I'm the kind of person that would never, ever, ever forgive myself if I thought I put the wrong person behind bars.
So, if the real culprit is still out there, believe me, I want to find him more than anyone.
Oh, hell, no! Man, I ain't feeling her at all.
She part of the system that stole my life! Thane, Thane, I can personally vouch for Juliet here, especially now that she agrees with me.
We're all on the same team.
Oh, well, then you ain't on my team then.
What? Last thing we need is for her to plant evidence to frame some other dude.
Jules, we've We've got your back on this.
There's There's not two teams.
We work with Juliet all the time.
Besides, it's the other one that's most likely to plant the evidence.
Either you work separate from the police or you don't get your $10,000.
What $10,000? I agreed to pay you 10% of my restitution if you help me get it.
You didn't get the contract that Mandelbaum sent over? What contract? I flipped through it.
It was full of words.
Well, your share of it is $10,000.
Excuse us one second.
Jules, uh, did you Did you really mean it when you said you weren't going to take me working with Thane personally? Yes.
Because like you said, Gus and I do have a business to run.
And ten grand is good for business.
Totally understand.
I knew you would.
Okay, uh I can't talk to you and we should probably cancel dinner because that'll just be awkward.
Yeah, yeah.
Come on.
Okay, great.
Well, thank you for calling me back.
I appreciate it.
Who were you talking to? Don't worry about it, Gus.
And just as we suspected, both the Stop 'N Gulp and the jewelry store hired the same contractor for recent renovations.
Derrick Poole.
Which means he would have had access to the alarm wires when the walls were open.
And if we can pin this restaurant robbery on this Poole guy, that means I can get my restitution money! We are aware of this, Thane.
Shawn, are you sure this is not going to be a problem between you and Juliet? I don't know.
She seemed a little A little what? Eh She's okay Man, prove it to you right now.
Hey, Jules.
Hi Shawn.
Hey, I was just calling to make sure you're cool, you know, with the fact that we chose to stay with Thane.
Oh, of course I am.
You are? Really? Look at us.
Who said we couldn't separate the personal stuff from the work stuff? But we built a wall of separation that's made of adult relationship awesomeness.
I'm going to make you a Bundt cake.
I told you, man, I know me and Jules.
I know me and Jules.
Really? Then why is she putting our key suspect into the car right now? What? Jules! Hey, uh, what's this? Oh, well, we linked one of Poole's company cars to the jewelry store crime scene using video surveillance from the store across the street.
We're bringing him in for questioning.
Uh, you think we could, uh, talk to him for a few minutes first? It would be very helpful to the Thane case.
You said you didn't want any help from the police, so you're not getting any.
What happened to us not taking our work personally? Oh.
Sorry, Shawn.
I can't talk to you.
I can't believe this.
We just got blocked.
Y'all just got cop blocked.
But who needs the police when you got a psychic? Huh? You know that's right.
Tampered with the alarm? Not to my knowledge.
But you were the only contractor hired to conduct the work at the Stop 'N Gulp? Officer McNab, please escort Mr.
Spencer away from here.
He's to have nothing to do with this case, per orders of Detective O'Hara.
You're really enjoying this, aren't you? I do like it when you get your comeuppance.
I like it when you shut-up-ance.
Get him out of here.
Come on, Buzz, you know I only want to ask this dude a couple questions.
I'm sorry, Shawn, but I have my orders.
All right.
But if I can't talk to him, I'm going to talk to his workers.
That may be kind of hard.
He only uses day laborers.
How do you know that? I responded to union complaints about Poole using them on union jobs.
Any chance of you keeping that very valuable information away from Lassiter and Juliet? Of course not.
Well, then there's only one thing for me to do.
We're going under cover as day laborers? Worst idea ever.
Do you know how many terrible ideas you're not accounting for by saying that? This is where Poole hires his guys, man.
Just try to fit in.
Don't worry, I have a hammer.
You just loogied on my shoe.
I'm creating a character.
Hammerin' Gus.
He's disgusting.
He's misunderstood.
What does that mean? He's been through a lot, Shawn.
Hey, man, you, uh, you happen to do any work for Derrick Poole? No.
It's really hard to get a job with him.
No! Fine, fine, take it! If you're looking to get in with Señor Poole, you're out of luck.
He's what we call muy delicado.
He has a deli for cows? It means he's picky, Shawn.
You have to know drywall, electrical, plumbing Clearly I'm qualified.
I will punch you in the face.
Look, man, we tried to get on the, uh, Stop 'N Gulp and jewelry store jobs he had last month, it was completely full.
I worked a day on that Stop 'N Gulp job.
Store looks good now, huh? Wow, man, you know anybody who worked both jobs? There was only one guy, Carl.
Carl? Do you know where we can find Carl? Who wants to know? Just our good friend Mr.
Benjamin Jackson.
Haven't seen him since.
But uh, he did get dropped off a couple blocks before me on Arroyo.
Ah! Three amigos! Mucho fuerte.
You! Dad! Shawn, what are you doing here? What am I I knew you were lying when you said you built that deck all by yourself.
I don't know what you're talking about.
we're going to Arroyo.
Thanks for letting me tag along, fellows.
You were hiding in the backseat.
Well, thanks for leaving your extra set of car keys in plain sight in the back of your desk drawer.
Look, Thane, just play it cool, all right? We think this Carl guy may be responsible for the last two robberies plus the one that you were blamed Can I help you? Uh, maybe.
We're looking for a dude named Carl, supposed to live on this block.
Carl's my son.
Well, uh, in that case, Mr.
, uh Dozier.
Fred Dozier.
I got it, I know what to do.
Dozier, we're looking for your son because we want to talk to him about, um Uh Uh About an opportunity, sir.
A great opportunity to, to, uh An opportunity to, uh Mr.
Dozier, we need your help proving your son is a no-good criminal.
Nice move.
Thank you.
Come on in.
That's what I'm talking about.
Carl is my only child.
That knucklehead has never lived up to his potential.
Now what'd he do this time? Well, we were kind of hoping you could help us figure that out.
When's the last time you saw him? I don't know.
I told him I couldn't carry him anymore so I kicked him out about a month ago.
That's right before the Stop 'N Gulp robbery.
Dozier, do you have any recent pictures of your son? I have this one.
Oh, that's nice, mind if we held on to that for I'd like to keep it, if you don't mind.
I understand.
That don't look nothing like me.
Well, I mean, it's not like looking in a mirror, no.
I got waves in my head, his hair nappy.
All right? I got one chin, he got three.
Look, I got a big head but look how big his head is.
Yeah, he looks like the guy from The Blind Side.
If there's anything you guys can do to help him out, I'd I'd appreciate it.
He's a good kid at heart.
And I'd do anything to keep him out of jail.
I've had a vision.
I know who is responsible for the restaurant robbery that Thane Woodson was framed for.
It is this man and his name is Carl Dozier.
How did you know that? O'Hara figured it out.
She's been burning the midnight oil.
I was already looking in to some of Derrick Poole's workers and I had narrowed it down to Carl, and a few others.
There was also a tiny droplet of blood found on a piece of clothing stuck on the barbed wire fence surrounding the jewelry store.
Oh, wait, I'm not supposed to be talking to you.
Once we run a full DNA analysis of the blood, we'll have scientific proof who the burglar is.
I have a great idea.
Hmm? Jules, let's work together on this thing.
For Thane.
It'll be just like the old days.
The sweet days.
But what about the wall separating work and personal? Oh, it's still there.
Rock solid.
We're just going to put in a little baby window.
Nice try.
Man Oh, don't forget to TiVo The Voice.
Yeah, yeah, I got it.
Dude, seriously, where have you been? Man, you know I had to finish my route.
You still have that job? Look, Jules is very close to solving this case.
If she does that, that means we won't get our money.
We need to get that restaurant owner to come in and look at the new lineup.
Hey, Mercer! Mercer! Come on, man.
Mercer, we have a few more questions about Thane's case.
This is the security camera footage from the DVR.
No way.
No, Thane, no.
Well, maybe this is his way of saying thank you for trying to clear his good name.
Let's bring him in.
Man, I can't believe I'm back in jail.
The days are already beginning to blur together.
You've been in here for three hours.
Oh, excellent timing, fellows.
I just finished processing your client, who I always thought was guilty, by the way, on murder charges.
Look, man, you got that all wrong.
I went down there to ask Mercer for my job back because he said I was the best cook he ever had and then I found the dead body and a brother just panicked.
It was like déjà vu.
Man, Thane, if you had seen the video that we saw, you'd have been like, "Damn, that dude is guilty.
" You know that's right.
What? Man, you guys are supposed to believe me.
And you're supposed to not get arrested for killing someone.
Talk about what people are supposed to do This guy.
And what they're not supposed to do.
He has a very good point.
You're killing me, Thane.
You're free to go.
Man, we never doubted you.
My man! My man! No! Thanks, Jerry.
It's nice to know that somebody still believes in me.
Uh, note, we going to sue the state for these last three hours as well.
That means our cut's three bucks.
No, he's not he's not going to sue the state.
Actually the person you should be thanking is Detective O'Hara.
She's the one that found evidence absolving you of this murder and had the charges dropped.
O'Hara, what's going on? I canvassed the area for witnesses a second time and I found someone who will testify that they saw somebody else leaving the restaurant an hour before Thane got there.
Which is right in line with the coroner's estimated time of death.
Man, how many get out of jail free cards does a guy get? Two.
One in chance and one in community chest.
Carl undoubtedly knew that we were onto him and that we were talking to Mercer Lawrence.
So he killed Mercer to cover his tracks.
And Detective O'Hara also found DNA evidence which we hope will lead us to identifying the culprit in all these crimes and get you your restitution from the state.
Police lady, you done right by me.
Well, I was horrified at the thought of making the same mistake twice.
I should have let you help a brother out when you offered.
I misjudged you.
Oh, yeah.
Oh, we're hugging.
That's beautiful.
That's love.
All right.
It's his thing.
Y'all fired.
What? Oh, hell, nah! No! Thane, come on! You're not still upset about the whole "we think you're guilty" thing, are you? Wow.
Guys, that must really hurt.
At least something good came out of this.
I don't know what happened.
First I made Jules mad, then I made Thane lose faith, which cost us our fee, which made Gus cry, which is not that out of the ordinary.
Once again you find yourself stuck in the middle, Shawn, because you don't want to take a side.
But once you do, remember this, love lasts, money doesn't.
Oh, come on, man, go suck up to Juliet.
You may never find a gal this good again.
I know.
But it was ten "G" s.
Huh? $10,000.
Are you kidding? Tax-free, I think.
Okay, scratch what I just said, go buy Juliet a broach.
Broach? A tennis bracelet, a corsage, what Get off the couch, go make up with Thane.
You just said, "Love lasts.
" You know, it lasts a lot longer when you got money in the bank.
Trust me.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Let me handle this, okay? I'm gonna sweet talk him into hiring us back and I'm gonna do it southern style.
Please tell the lab we really need the DNA results and the droplet of blood from the crime scene.
Yeah, all right.
I'll hold.
Hey, Thane.
Oh, come on now, Thane.
Don't y'all be like that.
Y'all know me and Gus is still on your side.
We never left you.
Y'all are an idiot.
Shh! Is that what I sound like to you? Uncle Remus? Hmm? Well, y'alls can keep y'all's apology.
Now you've offended the man.
There's a backup at the lab.
We won't be able to get the DNA results for a bit.
That means we still have some time.
No worries.
We'll just keep moving things on our end.
My gut tells me that Carl's going to have to get rid of these diamonds in a hurry, and based on the store's inventory, I'd say they're going to move pretty quick.
They're all mid-quality, I color, S.
I don't know what any of this diamond talk means, but it's a little scary that she does.
Means the diamond has slight inclusions or flaws on the inside.
Ooh! I'm I'm getting something.
These diamonds are full of love.
They didn't have any beef with anybody.
They're conflict free.
Whatever that means.
That means they don't come from any war-torn regions.
And every conflict free diamond has a unique laser-etched I.
On it.
Which means that if we can find the diamonds, we can then trace them back to Carl.
That's a good lead.
Handle it.
I'll notify all local pawn shops and diamond brokers about which unique I.
S to be on the lookout for.
Hopefully we'll get a hit.
Then we track records from the pawn shop to get an address for the person who fenced it.
Good work, Shawn.
Thank you, Jules.
I think it's pretty clear that we work better together.
What do you say we make a truce? What about your money? Yeah, we've got to get our priorities straight.
This was never about the money.
Ow! I'm not going to say that to her.
Well, I must admit, Shawn, you showed up and showed out on that one.
That is because we are still committed to your case, Thane, and we are committed to you, man.
Hopefully this makes up for us doubting you earlier.
And if it does, maybe, you know, you'll hire us back or something.
Y'all ain't said nothing but a word.
All right! Come on.
All right.
Back in the saddle! Does that mean he hired us back? I don't know.
Jasmine Richards? Yes? I'm Detective O'Hara, we'd like to ask you a few questions about the diamonds that you pawned at E.
Pawn and Title.
May we please come in? Thank you.
Before we begin, Miss Richards, is anyone else in the apartment with you? I live alone.
And as far as the diamonds go, they were a gift from my lousy ex.
Carl Dozier? Yes.
He brought them by, trying to win me back but I said, "Hell, no," and I threw him out.
But you kept the diamonds.
They're not the ones who slept with my sister.
And you say that you kicked him out? I haven't seen him since.
Well, listen, thank you for your time.
If Carl comes back, could you give us a call? I'm going to write my number down Sorry.
I misplaced my pen.
Do you have one I could borrow? I think so.
Super duper.
I'm just gonna write my direct line on the back of this, you can call me anytime, Stop right there! Carl Dozier, you're under arrest.
Hey, Jules, what's up? Hey, Shawn.
Great news, we got Carl.
Yeah, he's been a slippery one, but we finally got him.
I'll fill you in as soon as we get Carl! Hey.
Hey! Wait a minute.
Where are you going? No! Carl! Ow! I can't believe I let Carl get away.
Jules, hey, hey, hey.
I came as soon as I heard! You okay? I'm okay.
Oh, oh, your fingers.
I'm okay too, Spencer.
Thanks for asking.
Hey, did you just hear that? It's almost as if Lassie's ghost thinks he's sitting here among us, and doesn't realize that he perished in that car crash.
His spirit won't be able to rest until we help him tie up a loose end.
That's not funny, guys, seriously.
Shawn! Yeah? I'm I'm okay.
But here's some good news.
The DNA found in the jewelry store is a match to blood droplets found in the back of O'Hara's car.
Which means that it has to be Carl's.
Henry's checking to see if there's a match on CODIS.
Superman's home planet.
Man, you know that's Krypton.
It's the national DNA database.
Guys, guys, we got a match.
But get this, it's tied to a crime committed in 1981.
eight years old.
That means Carl's just like Benjamin Button.
What? That makes no sense at all, Shawn.
It most likely belongs to an immediate family member.
There's a 99 percent certainty that it's a familial match.
Carl's my only child.
That knucklehead.
He's never lived up to his potential.
I'm I'm sensing that even though Carl's the one committing the crimes, it's his father Fred Dozier that's been keeping us from finding him.
Why would he do that? They didn't seem close at all.
No, they're not, but he's been covering for Carl this whole time in order to keep him out of the national DNA database.
Because Fred knew that if Carl was ever convicted, Carl would have to submit a mandatory DNA sample.
And that sample would be a familial match to DNA evidence that Fred must have left at a murder scene 30 years ago! Whoa, I should probably see a doctor.
Dozier, we need your help to prove that your son is a no-good criminal.
Come on in.
Fred was cooperative with us so as not to raise our suspicions, but he must have found out Mercer Lawrence was assisting the police with a new investigation so he silenced that chef For good.
Here's the case file from 1981.
It says that the victim was a woman in her early 20s.
She was found at the docks.
There was no other physical evidence.
I am sensing that Fred Dozier worked for Seacoast Bottling back in the day.
Which is at the docks.
Well, let's start there.
Start at the docks.
I'm going to turn this on.
Freeze! Put the gun down, Fred.
No one needs to get hurt! Leave us alone! He didn't do it! Yeah, but you did, Fred! We know everything! Cops searched your bank records, found the $5,000 payment you made to Mercer Lawrence three years ago! I don't know what you're talking about.
Man, you sure do! You couldn't afford for Carl to get convicted in that restaurant robbery so you paid off the eyewitness to finger Thane as the culprit and then you planted the gun in Thane's car.
Shut up! All to cover up a murder that you committed in your own knuckleheaded youth.
Like father, like son.
This is all to cover up a murder that you committed? Just shut your mouth.
All this time I'm thinking that you're doing this to make sure they wouldn't take me from you.
Why you didn't tell me, Dad? I'm not going to jail because of you.
I'm not no murderer, man.
I'm turning myself in.
Don't shoot him, Lassie.
He's unarmed! He's just a kid.
He's unarmed, Lassie.
Come with me, Carl.
You did the right thing.
Turn around! Hands behind your head! Well, because of us, Thane got his restitution.
And we get our $10,000.
Yeah, I'm glad he finally got justice after being wrongly convicted.
That's one of the many great things about you, Jules.
Throughout this whole process, you never got caught up in petty competitiveness.
Oh, I so wanted to beat you guys.
Whoo! Whoa.
Yes, what y'all think, huh? Nice ride.
Looks good on you.
Thank you.
Yeah, just a little gift I got myself.
I'm going to take the rest of the settlement money and I'm going to reopen Mercer's restaurant.
Oh, good for you, man.
You finally realized your dream of having your own place.
Oh, well, you know, too bad I had to spend two years and eight months in prison first.
It would have taken you longer to get the restaurant if you hadn't gone to jail.
I'm just saying.
But you know, I just came to say goodbye to you guys.
Detective O'Hara, you give cops a good name.
I find no fault in you.
Oh, thanks, Thane.
I'm glad you finally got justice.
Thank you.
Hey, come on.
Give it up, Shawn.
There it is.
All right.
Gus, come on, give it to me.
All right.
Oh, come on, Detective, there you go.
There you go.
You smell like vanilla.
Yeah, it's time.
All right.
Hey, Shawn, Gus, Lord willing and the creek don't rise, hope to see you in my restaurant soon.
Oh, you can count on that.
You have to It's on the other side of town.
The creek does rise.
It's nowhere near your place so that We're good.
Did he just run a stop sign? Yes, he did, but he also spent almost three years in jail for a crime he didn't commit.
I think we can give him a freebie.
Yeah, yeah, you're right.
Okay, that was a red light.
Come on, Jules.
Did he give you the check? I thought he gave you the check.
Oh, we got to go after this dude.
I know, you know That I'm not telling the truth I know, you know They just don't have any proof Embrace the deception Learn how to bend Your worst inhibitions tend to psych you out in the end I know, you know