The InBetween Episode 4: Kiss Them for Me
This week (after another break—yikes), the cases split.
While the episode starts with Cassie at her job, things quickly turn … creepy. She is tossed into a wooden box by a tall, faceless man in a robe. Dirt is thrown on top of her as she screams and protests. A vision, of course.
At the precinct, Damien finds out his fiancé is now in what the doctors call a minimally conscious state. They tell him he should be cautiously optimistic.
On the supernatural area of things, Cassie is chasing after the ghost of a recovering addict, while Detective Hackett and Asante on the law enforcement side try to figure out who is slaughtering families with a shotgun. While the two cases do overlap, it is not immediately apparent if they are related.
Cassie sees a woman yelling to others in the street, asking for help. When the woman, Edie, notices Cassie sees her, she calls for her assistance. She believes she’s been murdered and asks that she tell her husband and daughter for her. But when Cassie goes to her house, the daughter admits that Edie is a recovering addict and they believe she might be on a binge.
Well, this is a bit of a problem. Because she’s well, dead. Unsure of how to proceed, she leaves for the time being. This begins to hit close to home for Cassie—her mother succumbed to demons of her own from alcohol. This allows Cassie to bond with the daughter, Kaitlyn.
Interestingly, as she investigates this case (Asante even pens her Nancy Drew), she sees flashes again of the man in a dark robe and hood, and someone being else buried.
Meanwhile, Asante and Hackett speak to the surviving member of one of the families, a little boy who draws a picture of something eerily similar to Cassie’s vision. They call him Mr. Nightfall, a modern-day version of the boogieman. Its become a scare tactic at the high school and the principal and Dr. Kelly, a staff member at the school, admit that it all started after a student, Bradley committed suicide following a school dance.
He was invited by one of the most popular girls in school, who also happens to be a mean girl (her name is Tiffany). Originally, they believe this might be connected to her, but she admits she’s been getting threatening messages on an app that’s similar to Snapchat in our world. They tie those messages to a boy named Larry Vaughn, who at declares he’s completely innocent, despite his parent’s rifle listed as missing and matching the one used in the crimes. They also trace the messages to his phone.
Something isn’t what it seems, though. The detectives delve deeper. They find out that Vaughn was a good friend of Bradley and hated what the popular kids did to them. But, he still wanted to be a part of that crowd. So, he initially offered to help the kids (the ones murdered, of course) plot a prank against him. He was terrified of Mr. Nightfall, but Vaughn never thought they’d go this far.