I really liked this show. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, which is one of the reasons why I almost passed it over, after being annoyed and disappointed at Scoundrels and The Gates. The Glades is more of a police procedural drama and I like the fact that the main character, Jim Longworth, is a very smart investigator. His type of character reminds me of a Sherlock Holmes-type detective, who’s smart and intuitive, and able to make educated guesses on what exactly happened.
In retrospect, after having watched three episodes, Longworth is probably too smart for his own good. He tends to rub people the wrong way as well.
Warning: spoilers ahead
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A senator kisses his mistress. A few minutes later, she’s found poisoned. A paparazzi caught her death on camera.
Callie calls Jim. She’s dropping off Jeff at his grandma’s and informing her husband about the divorce. Jeff took a bus to his dad’s prison. She wants to spend some time with him.
Sanchez thinks that she was poisoned with cyanide. Jim talks with Owen Demarco, the photographer. Jim confiscates his camera. Sources are protected, but photos aren’t.
Colleen comes to see Jim and Sanchez. If Jim wants to speak to Chapman, he needs to go through his lawyer. Jim goes to see the senator. The wife lets them in. The senator has also been poisoned. Sanchez goes with the patient. The wife goes with Jim. Jim questions her on the way. He’s not very tactful.
Jeff sees his father with his mom. The dad kind of emotionally blackmails Callie into not saying anything about the divorce.
The paparazzi is following Longworth. Colleen isn’t happy with Longworth with the way that he questioned the Chapmans. Longworth confiscates another camera. Jim goes to see Perkins, Chloe’s dad. Perkins just bought a new boat. Demarco paid Perkins $25K. The money went from Chloe to Perkins. The money came from the tabloid. Owen got $100K for the pictures.
Callie calls Jim. She tells him that she didn’t tell Ray about the divorce. It’s obvious that Callie will never leave Ray.
The wine was laced with cyanide. It’s kind of convenient that Chapman didn’t drink much that night but usually enjoyed to drink. Jim tells Chapman that Chloe sold her story to a tabloid. He says that wine hampered his sexual performance, which is why he didn’t drink much.
Jim meets Heather at the hospital. She invites him to go on her father’s boat. She asks him about Callie.
Jim talks with Demarco. He already knew about Chloe months before she came to see him. Stephanie Chapman knew about the affair. She met with Chloe a few days before she was killed.
Jeff tells Jim that his mom promised to take him to see his dad more often. Jim gets the message.
They need to find Chloe’s phone. Her Droid 4G doesn’t need to be on for them to triangulate the signal. Daniel does the triangulation. They find the phone. She has a recording of Stephanie Chapman talking to Chloe. Stephanie bribed Chloe with $20K. Stephanie threatens to fire Longworth in an hour or so.
Jim goes to see Callie. She’s adamant that she wants get a divorce. Jim has trouble believing her.
The commissioner talks with Colleen. Jim thinks that Chloe committed suicide. She brought the cyanide to the hotel. The senator led her to believe that he was leaving the wife. She spiked the wine.
Jim arrests the Chapmans for lying to him in a murder investigation, for misusing public funds, and some other charges.
Jim goes on Heather’s father’s yacht. It’s 143 feet long. He must be ultra rich.
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