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 and Jacobi arrive at a new scene. It’s a tranny show. One of the artists is dead. His name is Dakota. They ask to see the club owner. His name is Mr. Dupree. Dupree says that Dakota was Glenn Whitney. Whitney was involved with Bruce. He’s been with Glenn for 10 years. Bruce remembers some people heckling a few weeks ago. His car was vandalized and his costumes were stolen. It was reported to the cops.
Claire says that Glenn has GHB in his system. It’s Tom’s wedding tomorrow.
Lindsay asks Cindy to ask around. There are Greek letters scrawled at the incident of the hate crime a few weeks back. The gay and lesbian association had pictures. They visit the Pi Theta Delta fraternity house near the club. An inebriated student opens the door and goes away. Lindsay and Jacobi enter the basement and find the pledges in dresses.
Dupree identifies three of the hecklers. All of the boys were accounted for. They had alibis.
Bruce is in trouble. Glenn didn’t have a will and the house is in his name. The law states that next of kin are the beneficiaries. Jill tells Bruce that she can file a temporary restraining order to stop the family from coming in and taking away things. Glenn was disowned by his parents.
Lindsay tries to talk with Tom and to say her final goodbye. She has decides to let Tom go from her life and let him marry in peace. Before she can say it fully, Heather barges in and says that her family is stuck in Buffalo due to a snow storm.
Jill is told by her boss Denise that she has to go Tom’s wedding.
Glenn was meeting a Thaddeus Prescott. Cindy says that the hotel they meet at is a hotspot for male prostitutes. It turns out that Prescott is his son. Thaddeus has an argument with his parents the night before. Lindsay wants to talk with them.
It’s time for Tom’s wedding. Jill, Claire and Jacobi are at the wedding. Denise shows up with Hanson. She drags him away from Jill.
Cindy tells Lindsay that Bruce gave her copies of threatening emails that Glenn received for the past three months.
Karen Adams sent Glenn the threatening emails. It turns out that Karen is Buzz Baltimore. They had some professional differences. Karen is a woman dressing up as a man.
Thaddeus moved back home. He found out that his dad filed a restraining order six months ago against Glenn.
Lindsay is surprised when she calls Claire to help her out. Claire is still at the ceremony and Lindsay overhears the wedding vows. At the wedding, Denise is hammered.
Lindsay manages to get Claire to walk her through the autopsy report. The GHB wasn’t in high enough concentrations to kill Glenn. He was drowned in the toilet.
Jill asks Luke if he would like to draw up their living wills together. Denise lets everyone know that Jill had sex with Hanson on her desk a while ago. Luke leaves.
Jill calls Lindsay to pick her up. Her purse and keys are in Luke’s car. Lindsay picks up Jill. She tells the gang about Karen Adams. Claire surmises that Karen is a narcoleptic. Narcoleptics are often treated with GHB.
Heather comes out and finds them all together. She tells them all to leave. They all leave to re-examine the scene. From the position of the body, Lindsay thinks that Karen used her feet. They find a bar that Karen might have used. Claire finds a foot shaped bruise on Glenn’s head.
Dupree killed Glenn. Dupree says that Glenn was going to leave for his own new place.
Lindsay gets a visit from the FBI. They tell her that she might be the next victim in the Kiss Me Knot killer case.
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