Women’s Murder Club is a police procedural drama on ABC based on the James Patterson books. It features a series of women who work together to solve cases. Lindsay Boxer is a Detective Inspector in the San Fransisco PD. Jill Bernhardt is the ADA. Claire Washburn is the medical examiner. Cindy Thomas is a reporter that works with them on police cases.
I haven’t read the James Patterson books, but the title is pretty lame. I mean, come on. Women’s murder club? WTF! Basically the main characters are all in one aspect of law enforcement, from the police, to the coroner to the DA’s office. A new member of the club is part of the media.
When I think of the title of this show, I think about a bunch of women drinking tea and investigating a murder. None of them would be involved in law enforcement, they’d just be interested in murders and solving them, kind of like a babysitter club. OK, maybe not a babysitter club, but you get the idea.
I still haven’t made up my mind about this show. The really annoying part is that there is a lot of the story missing, like how did Lindsay get divorced and what exactly did happen during the Kiss Me Knot serial killer case? Maybe the show plans on revealing this later on or maybe the series is based on one book in a series and we are missing a few key details. The fact that they producers and writers chose to make the show about a new case every episode is telling. If it focused on the Kiss Me Knot killer, it would have taken a story arc to find out who killed the women. Currently, three new episodes are in the process of being aired. The first two have been aired. Only the last one is left. The show’s current status is still uncertain.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
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Lindsay wakes up naked in her bed. She finds a used condom. She slept with Tom. She’s called to a new case. Joe Donovan was a quarterback. It was an apparent suicide.
Claire examines the body and rules that it was staged. Lindsay concurs.
Lindsay and Tom are at the bullpen. They pretend that nothing happened. She gives him back his badge.
Lindsay and Jacobi are interviewing the agent Kaplan. Kaplan is a lesbian and she spent the night with her lover Rachel.
Cindy shows the club some footage that a fellow reporter caught a few days ago at practice.
Hanson is Maurice’s lawyer. He gets Maurice off. Hanson agrees to have Maurice talk with Lindsay if Jill has dinner with him.
Nate sneaks into the morgue to see Joe’s body after his mom told him not to.
Jill has to support Luke deposition in the morning. He’s being sued.
Joe wasn’t fine. He had arthritis, concussions and multiple broken bones. He was also drugged.
Joe’s wife Paris is being deposed. Heather, Tom’s fiancée, drops by with her class. It interrupts the flow of the bullpen.
Cindy sneaks into the football’s team locker to talk to Maurice. He tells her that Joe was playing through the pain.
Jill goes to support Luke. He says that they are talking about criminal charges.
They go to see Dr. Boyd, the team’s doctor. They see someone running away from the office. They have to run to catch the perp. It’s Kaplan the agent. She is trying to protect her client’s reputation.
Heather comes by to talk with Lindsay. She apologizes for not liking her in the beginning.
Jacobi interviews Dr. Boyd. He tells Jacobi that Joe had a TBI, a brain seizure. Cindy finds that Joe’s hands were shaking on the footage that she got. Claire finds out that Joe had Parkinson’s disease.
Tom wants to forget that he slept with Lindsay. Heather can never know. Lindsay and Jacobi find out that the nanny drove to see Joe the night he died. Paris says that she knew about the Parkinson’s. Lindsay thinks that the wife is guilty of the murder. Lindsay thinks that Paris was driving Julie’s car. The knife links Paris to the murder. The knife came from a catering service from the party she was attending. Paris asks for council.
Jacobi tells Tom to leave Lindsay alone. At least he implies it.
Jill takes Luke to see Hanson for dinner. She asks for Hanson’s help to quell Luke’s legal problems.
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