Cornell showing some emotions was quite the departure from her unsympathetic, laser-focused hard stance we have come to know. (And some of you have come to loathe.) The flashbacks of how her partner got killed was tragic. I don’t see how she could have done anything to prevent the events that unfolded that day. I thought she was being blamed for his death but maybe it was just her blaming herself for not having solved the murder (yet).
Her frustration with being blocked from investigating her partner’s death fuels her anger. Ethan (her ex-husband) pointed out that he didn’t think that would stop her from investigating anyway.
Her daughter Jennifer was nasty toward her. She hasn’t accepted that her mother having her arrested (or arrested her herself) was an attempt to save her life.
Since Cornell is such a cross-every-T-dot-every-i- kind of cop, I was surprised she helped Danny (To some degree). I wasn’t sure if she would even attempt to arrest him (as she was ordered to) but that two-phone trick she used on Ralston was smart. I should have known she suspected he was spying on her.
Well, Melanie showed her claws tonight. There were no signs of her lush-self as she threatened to take on Eric. He basically reminded her that she was a nobody and her threats are empty. Is she that protective of Patrick? Or just his money?
Mark Peterson is the adoptive father of Charlie (who is very handsome by the way). His wife Belinda had met with Kate and was against her meeting Charlie. Eric tells Belinda that he has her on security footage entering his office building and she denies she killed Kate. The video should show when she left the building but Eric tells her that conveniently, part of that video was erased.
Belinda remembers seeing a woman (she describes Melanie) leaving, what I guess is the security room. Why would Melanie erase or have someone erase part of that footage? Is Patrick on it with Kate? Is she on it with Kate?
Amanda can’t stop lying. She told Eric that her soon to be ex-husband didn’t want kids and that was why they were getting a divorce. When Eric visits Greg at the hospital, Greg tells Eric he does want kids. They had been struggling with infertility so he asked Amanda about adopting. Amanda was adamant that she wanted to have her own babies and if this latest attempt to get pregnant (using fertility injections) didn’t work, then she would consider adoption.
Amanda pressured Greg to the point of divorce?
Mrs. Stone tells Eric that Kate caught Neil having sex in his office and she thinks it was with Melanie.
Eric discovers that Patrick is the one who opened the unauthorized bank account. Want to bet Melanie talked him into it? Patrick doesn’t seem to have much of a backbone or the smarts to do it on his own.
Neil is MIA and so is John.
People and reasons for wanting Kate out of the way:
• Amanda was jealous of Kate being pregnant while she struggled to get pregnant. I wouldn’t be surprised if Amanda blasted Kate for giving up one baby and maybe she shouldn’t be lucky enough to have another.
• Belinda insisted Kate stay away from Charlie and was afraid Kate wouldn’t listen.
• Kate found out about Melanie and Neil.
• Patrick was afraid Kate would tell everyone about him and the unauthorized account.
• Melanie was protecting Patrick.
• Liam didn’t want to be exposed.
Please add to the list.