Monday, May 13, 2024

Will Trent - Why Is Jack's Arm Bleeding?

In an episode that deals with the murder of a young girl whose remains are found 13 years after her disappearance, "Why is Jack's Arm Bleeding?" also wraps up the flashbacks and hallucinations of Will's (Ramón Rodríguez) younger self as the new case has just enough similarities to shake loose some repressed memories and reveal a guilt Will has been carrying around with him for half of his life. The sequences have been effective over the first-half of the season, but won't mind them fading away. After a couple of red herrings in young men who fancied the victim, Will discovers the true motive and method of murder.

In the episode's B-story Angie (Erika Christensen) and Ormewood (Jake McLaughlin) investigate the death of a veteran on a shooting range found by his old Army buddies. As with the main storyline, this one ties into another regular's past as the case allows for the show to explore Ormewood's military background and the survivor's guilt he's been carrying around for years as well. While the individual murders and circumstances are quite different, the two cases involve similar themes of guilt weighing on characters which quite effectively melds the A and B stories together.

  • Title: Will Trent - Why Is Jack's Arm Bleeding?
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