The InBetween Episode 5
Another Broken Morning marks the halfway spot for The InBetween on NBC. The show got off to a bit of a rocky spot, being bumped for various reasons from its timeslot, so there is some understanding to why some viewers (myself included) have yet to be sold on the supernatural drama.
This week’s episode features the little girl we met in the pilot, Abigail, and actually piqued my interest from the show preview last week. Let’s dive into it.
Things of Nightmares
The episode starts with Cassie waking up to a baby crying in her house, or at least seemingly a vision of a baby crying. She goes about her morning routine while it wails in the background. Finally, she seems to get relief as she heads into her job, but much to her surprise another vision begins. There is an old, twisted tree trunk in the middle of the restaurant. Creepy enough on its own, but then…
A horned beast of some sort comes from inside the tree, growling at her with red eyes. The tree begins to bleed blood onto the floor but just as quickly it’s gone. Okay… what? I’m holding out for some sort of reasoning to why this makes any sense. Ghosts, I get. Even last episode’s mystery supernatural being? I get. Weird horned monsters? I need more, but mainly just so I can make sense of it.
Cassie, now alarmed and confused, calls Detective Hackett. He admits he’s at a crime scene, but for a drive-by shooting. No monsters or babies.
Asante and Hackett discover the shooting involved a woman running for city council named Mia Fuentes. She is on her way to the hospital, but her campaign manager was murdered by the drive-by shooter, someone on a motorcycle. Hackett believes someone tipped off the shooter, as they knew the woman and her manager were coming through the backdoor.
At the hospital, they speak with Mia’s husband. He gives them seemingly vital information, which by my first thought seems too good to be true five or so minutes into an episode. Alas, he says there was an argument between the campaign manager, Edwin and one of the volunteers named Olly. They argued in another language, the word “denila” coming up, and then Olly stormed off. Of course, Olly conveniently drives a motorcycle.
Seems too good to be true, right? Can the case be solved that quickly?
Ready, Let’s Go…
At the bar, Cassie hears the baby crying again and seems at her wit’s end. She takes a few ibuprofen and returns to her job. Yet, the crying continues. Eventually, she has a coworker cover for her and decides to go home and rest. In her car, the engine starts itself and says, “ready let’s go”, but doesn’t move, at least. If I were Cassie, I don’t think I would drive a car that started on its own… the GPS tells her to go somewhere, and she follows it to an older looking red house.
Inside, she finds a crying baby next to a woman who appears to be injured. There is broken furniture in the house and a beer bottle smashed against the wall. Cassie picks up the baby as she presses her fingers to the woman’s wrist. She then calls 911 and says a woman has been injured, and she doesn’t know what happened.
Cue our creepy Abigail making her return. She says that Crystal (the baby)’s father came home, and breakfast wasn’t on the table fast enough for him. Abigail eludes it’s been happening all along and that she shouldn’t get involved because she cannot stop it.
Hasn’t this kid you know, softened at all? She’s hard as a freakin rock. Geez.