I caught up on the series this weekend, so I didn't have the chance to ask this earlier: Am I crazy, or were Paul Drake's introductory scenes presented out of chronological order? First we get the scene in which the cops pop in on the Dodsons at the Radiant Assembly church and ask them to come to the station to look at a line-up. Then a few scenes later is Paul Drake's introduction, in which he discovers the bodies of the kidnappers and Matthew Dodson's suitcase. Then we cut to the Dodsons at the station, and the suggestion is that the police have lured them there with false talk about a line-up when really the point was to confront them with the suitcase that supposedly proves Matthew's guilt. But unless the scenes are out of order, the police didn't know about the suitcase until after they lured the Dodsons down to the station, so how could that have been the plan all along?
The only other explanation, it seems to me, is that the police were originally bringing the Dodsons in to actually look at a line-up, like they said -- but then Drake called in the new evidence, the police immediately processed it and confirmed that it was Matthew's suitcase while the Dodsons were en route to the station, and got all their ducks in a row in time to confront Matthew with it when he got there. That seems like a whole lot of stuff to happen all in a huge rush, so I think "The Paul Drake scenes actually took place earlier in the day than presented" actually makes more sense.
Or am I missing something here?