This week’s episode of Rosewood “Eddie and the Empire State of Mind” followed up from the exhumation of Villa’ dead husband in “Secrets and Silent Killers.” The first thing they learn is that Eddie’s liver is missing and that he did not die from an embolism.
A lot happens in the multi-locational episode. Villa and Rosie head to the city that never sleeps and back in Miami, Hornstock and Slade gets to know one another. Meanwhile Mitchie is at a conference and TMI gets a chance to meet up with Pippy.
Donna Rosewood is, like Mitchie, absent without leave but the storyline left no room for Rosie’s mother this week anyway.
There are a number of flashbacks for Annalise to deal with. Each step of the investigation reminds her of life with Eddie. She and Rosie head to her old precinct to ask about the case. Captain Murillo is less than welcoming and tells them to leave.
Villa meets with her husband’s best friend who reveals that he still has the car that Eddie died in. She and Rosie check the vehicle out and find a box of mints and a gun. Rosie takes the mints for analysis.
The breath fresheners are not what they appear at all. The green things are steroids. As the investigation continues, they learn that Eddie was bare knuckle fighting for big money. Rosie asks TMI to do more work on Eddie’s autopsy.
Pippy helps, after Tara asks, and they find where the dead man was injected with an overdose of the lethal steroids. Eddie was murdered apparently by the man he was investigating.
It turns out that he was working with the DEA to take down the man spearheading the steroid smuggling ring, Duncan Jacott. Eddie was murdered before the case could be closed.
Back in Miami, Ira and Capt. Slade investigate a ring of hookers. It turns out to be shakedown of the pimp stealing from the hooker that reads Slade to sleep.
Later, Hornstock gets a call from Rosie in New York. He and Slade head over to the lab in time to stop an armed masked man from taking Eddie’s body. Ira questions the man to help Rosewood and Villa out and things get very physical.
Slade watches as Hornstock threatens the man with a piece of broken glass. The information helps Rosie and Villa solve the case and later, Slade writes out a report.
He tells Ira to take it upstairs. After a moment Hornstock tells his new captain that he stands by friends and that Slade can take the report up himself. Ira leaves the office and Slade shreds the report.
In New York, Villa searches for the drugs while Rosie fights another contender. She finds the steroid shipment in time for Jacott to appear with a gun. They face off and as the DEA cavalry arrive they shoot each other.
This episode of Rosewood laid to rest the ghost of Eddie Lunez, Villa’s dead husband. It also gave a glimmer of hope for the Pippy/TMI relationship.
Villa gets a shot in the arm both literally and metaphorically. She can now move on from her husband’s death. Hopefully both Pippy and TMI can move on from Tara’s cold feet. Rosie’s sister tells Tara to let her go so “maybe I can find my way back.”
Both of these developments sound pretty promising.
On a sidenote: It was brilliant seeing Don Stark in his cameo role of Captain Murillo. Man has still got chops for days.
Rosewood airs Wednesdays on FOX.
- Morris Chestnut – Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr.
- Jaina Lee Ortiz – Det. Annalise Villa
- Eddie Cibrian – Captain Ryan Slade
- Gabrielle Dennis – Pippy Rosewood
- Anna Konkle – Tara Milly Izikoff (TMI)
- Domenica Lombardozzi – Det. Ira Hornstock
- Lorraine Toussaint – Donna Rosewood
- Sam Huntington – Mitchie Mendelson
- Gabriel Luna – Eddie Lunez