Chicago Redshirt July 28, 2020 Share July 28, 2020 6 minutes ago, DakotaLavender said: OK, I am still confused. Will somebody please explain to me why Holcomb turned on Ennis, how specifically George was stealing from the church, how Baggerly was involved, what the paper was that Stella wanted with Baggerly's name on it, and who was the guy at the end whose house Perry Mason drove to. This stuff about deeds and plots got me all confused and put my brain into a fog. All this is extrapolated from what we've seen. But I freely admit that I may have jumped to the wrong conclusions and/or might have gotten some of the underlying facts not quite right: Holcomb and Ennis were partners in all sorts of standard LAPD corruption -- kickbacks from businesses, hookups at the brothel and the like. But Ennis was hired by whoever the mastermind(s) is/are behind the Charlie kidnapping, and did not tell Holcomb about it. Ennis was first detective on the scene at the Charlie kidnapping and the murder of the co-conspirators in the Charlie kidnapping because he was involved in both. Ennis also paid off the watch commander (in other words, one of his cop bosses) so that he and Holcomb could handle the Charlie kidnapping instead of the detectives who were scheduled to handle it. Ennis did all this because he wanted to control these crime scenes and cover up his involvement. Mason and co. know Ennis has done all this and find it fishy (as well they should). Barnes (the D.A.) somehow knows that Mason and co. know this and wanted to prepare Ennis to testify. Normally, the lead detectives behind a murder are going to testify every time. As we saw in this episode, Ennis was a combination of utterly unready to testify, unwilling to learn and unconvincing. Holcomb is smart enough to know just how suspicious it is that someone just happened to be the first detective on scene at two different crime scenes and that Ennis bribed his way to handle the Charlie murder. So that's why he goes to Ennis's home and confronts him in the garage. Holcomb makes a distinction between the typical corruption that they are up to and murder. Ennis basically admits that he was hired to do the job of killing the conspirators in the Charlie kidnapping/murder, and points out that Holcomb is tied to his fortunes as the lead partner on the scenes. In other words, no one is going to believe Ennis is dirty but Holcomb is clean. So Holcomb asked Ennis to name who else knows about Ennis's involvement. It's entirely possible that Holcomb has signed on to Ennis's corruption train or that Holcomb is going to have a heel-face turn. We'll see. George was writing checks to himself under the guise of being a corporation. We know this because the corporation and his home were the exact same address and the checks were rubber-stamped with the signature of someone from the church. The discovery of that fraud led Perry and Della to want to look at the church's books for more evidence of irregularity. When they looked in addition to seeing GG (George Gannon) signing off on the phony corporation, they also saw initials for a "JH" that signed off on some expenditures, and they were told that the church has a whole bunch of corporations that it invests in. Della used that as a cue to go and see what else is going on with the church's finances. Della goes and asks for any of the corporations that are affiliated with the church and pores over those records. Her sleuthing comes up with documentation that there is a corporation that lists Baggerly as the chairman and a person with the initials "JH" as one of the officers. That corporation has been engaged in land purchases on the cheap. Perry goes to investigate and drives to JH's home. The person with the shotgun who recognizes Perry as Emily's lawyer is JH. 6 7 Link to comment
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