The InBetween Episode 6
What does the supernatural world of Seattle, Washington have in store for us this week?
The episode starts with the anniversary of the “Newlywed Killer”, a murderer who has gone uncaught for years, killing a couple every year on the same day. Detectives Hackett and Asante are on the case. They want to catch him before he strikes again.
Meanwhile, at the Hackett household, Cassie spends the morning with Brian. She is helping him clean up the kitchen when she goes into a vision as if she is being drowned underwater. She is concerned, but there is not much she can do. At the same time, she also notices that Brian is acting strangely. He is repeating himself but shrugs it off.
The Killer Strikes Again
Detective Hackett and Asante are called to a murder: it fits the profile. There is a difference than before. The male victim was able to call the police before he was murdered, so the killer had to rush and leave. He lives behind a pink flower petal.
The sister to the female victim says her sister felt like she was being watched, stalked even in the days leading up to her death. Outside, they called in a retired detective who seemingly has a past with them both. He is going to help with the case.
We switch to Cassie at work, where she sees someone named Melinda. They went to high school together, seemingly. The two are friendly and Cassie seems excited to see her. On the pier, Melinda admits she came to see her for a reason. She talks about a classmate who died, Craig, and how Cassie saw him when they were teenagers. Melinda was the only one who believed her, but she then ran away because of her struggles.
This sends Cassie into a vision on a road, where a car dodges a deer and crashes into a pole. The woman in the vision is Melinda’s ex-fiance, who died in the accident following a fight. Melinda feels guilty about it and wants Cassie to see if she can talk to her. She agrees.
Later, Cassie takes a bathroom break at work and is fixing her make up when she begins to get cut in a vision until the mirror is covered in blood. It spells Ashley. She immediately takes it Hackett and they are a bit confused by the news. There is no one named Ashley involved in the case.
Profiling the Newlywed Killer
Asante starts the next scene, profiling our murderer as the group tries to figure out the motive. It is an interesting dynamic to see the teamwork together–it isn’t often they play off each other as a group like this. The male victim always seems to be tortured more, but the woman is an important part of the crime. They wonder if this has to do with what has caused the murderer to commit the crimes. Did a woman leave him? A new hit shows that the wife of the most recent victim may have been having an affair. They track him down and bring him in for questioning.
Clay tells them that he wasn’t harassing Shelly, they were catching up. They dated years ago and she was complaining about her marriage at the bar where they met up. They ended up sleeping together, but as they should be, the detectives are less than convinced.
He admits that she was the one to end it, after receiving flowers at her work. She assumes it was her lover, Clay who sent them, but he did not. They were pink carnations like found at the crime scene. Ooh, that is interesting.
On the Road
Cassie heads to where Melinda’s fiance was killed and the daylight turns to night before her eyes. She witnesses the crash a second time but runs up to Jenna to see if she has a message for Melinda. The woman does not say a word, but Cassie senses something is off. The vision replaces before her, a second time. It keeps repeating, over and over again.
Back at Brian and Tom’s house, Cassie talks with Brian. She explains what happened on the road, and talks about Craig in high school. Cassie says she only knew him as a ghost, but she doesn’t know what happened to him. She left school before she ever found out.
Brian tries to help her figure out why the crash may keep repeating. Cassie wonders if the engagement ring has something to do with the pull she felt. She compares it to a weight, something that still links them.
Symbol of Love
Pink carnations are a sign of a woman’s love, apparently. They seem to be the weird connection between several of the victims, but they aren’t sure why.
They track Shelly’s finances to a bakery which may give them a lead. The owner tells them Shelly was in the bakery several times, admits that there is center across the street that perhaps she frequented. The owner of the center, Lila does not help them. They are anonymous meetings; it sounds like perhaps Shelly had a drinking or drug problem.
But, nope. Zayn tells them it is not that; he links the address of the center to an interesting group. It is a newlywed support group. According to their website, it helps people who struggle with their new marriage figure out how to fix it. This may be the key they are missing, but because they can’t get the list of members, they feel stuck. How are they going to confirm the other newlyweds were involved with the meetings?