Reconvo: The Mysteries of Laura S1 Ep. 11 The Mystery of the Frozen Foodie

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Veruca Salt and L.T. Milroy

Laura is finally back from her holiday break! This week, she gets to talk to sex addicts and deal with arrogant, obnoxious restaurant owners. And along the way, she catches the eye of a cute chef.

LT: For a change of pace, we don’t open with the case of the week. Instead, Laura and Jake appear to be engaged in some sexytalk. Yuck.

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V: I threw up in my mouth a little.

LT: But no, they’re in a bar, trash-talking each other in a darts tournament. It’s the men vs. the women detectives, aka ‘team bonding night’.

Laura says the losers have to be the winners’ “bitch for a day,” and Jake ups the ante to a week, which Laura accepts. That seems to make Meredith nervous, probably because Laura has been knocking back tequila with abandon and doesn’t seem in any shape to win at darts. But Laura tells Det. Bitchface that Max has been watering-down their shots all night, so it’s ok.

Unfortunately, this is news to Max. He just thought Laura was winking at him because she likes him. She didn’t work this plan out with him in advance? And she didn’t notice how very lethal those supposedly watered-down shots tasted? I guess we’re not expected to ask such questions. In any case, Laura doesn’t care. Hammered or not, she says she has no intention of losing. Det. BF looks doubtful.

V: I would imagine after the first couple of shots, you stop caring. But the amount of drunkie she was should have been a clue. Good Lord, she was hanging all over Det. BF. But Det. BF didn’t notice, either, and she seems way less drunk than Laura, so yeah, don’t think about it is a good plan.

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LT: Slightly delayed, we’re introduced to the CotW, as a garbage truck dumps out a body. It’s frozen.

Laura and Billy are with the medical examiner, and the frozen dead guy. Laura looks kinda dead herself and is wearing sunglasses indoors. She’s hung over from the night of tequila and darts. They should know better than to do that kind of thing on a school night.

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Feeling lousy doesn’t stop her from gloating, however. She was apparently able to overcome the extreme-drunkenness handicap and lead the women to victory, so Jake is now her “errand boy.”

The ME says carbon dioxide poisoning was the cause of death, and the body was frozen afterward. There’s no ID on the victim, just a fancy cigarette lighter.

Back at the station, Laura wastes no time in making Jake her bitch boy. When we next see him, he’s in the coffee room, wielding tweezers and picking poppy seeds off a bagel. When Billy asks why, Jake says Laura wanted a lightly poppy-seeded bagel, which nobody makes, so Jake had to improvise. Can I have the extra? I like my bagels loaded with poppy seeds. Yum.

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But Billy can’t afford to laugh, as Meredith comes in and dumps a bunch of files on him. Looks like Ms. Sourpuss has decided who will be her bitch boy for the week. Yay, team bonding night!

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V: Color me surprised Jake wasn’t sabotaging the bagel in some way. And you don’t need tweezers to take the poppies off. Just run your hand over those suckers, and they fall right off. Leave what’s embedded. Rookie!

LT: There was a fingerprint on the frozen-corpse lighter, which Max tracks to a Selena Barnes. She has quite an extensive burglary record, a real “b-b-bad girl,” much to Max’s apparent delight. He has an address on where she might be, which sends Billy and Laura to a twelve-step meeting.

V: Laura clearly doesn’t know addicts when she says she loves twelve-steppers because they’re so ready to tell-all. Because no, they’re not. But second, she’s going to use the tenet of the program, to come clean in an ANONYMOUS setting about all of the bad things you’ve done? Uh, no, Laura. And shame on you.

LT: As they walk in, the detectives wonder what kind of group they’ve stumbled on to.

V: The guy saying, “I’ve gone almost a whole week without pleasuring myself at work” gives them their answer, and then some.

LT: They don’t see Selena there, so Laura decides to sit down and introduce herself.

V: “Hi, I’m Detective Laura Diamond.”

“Hi, Laura!”

“No, I’m not here for myself. Seriously, I haven’t had sex in over a year.”

Applause.

LT: That was funny! She looked a bit shocked by their appreciative response. At that point, Selena walks in, and Billy recognizes her by her distinctive blue hair, same as in her mug shot.

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V: And she considers him so hot, she nearly turns in her chip for him. Billy does not flash his badge, so the fact that she doesn’t immediately become alarmed at a strange guy approaching her at an ANONYMOUS meeting and knowing her first and last name, is interesting.

LT:She’s very trusting, apparently. She’s open, like a child, even though she has an extensive rap sheet.

V: Yeah, you’d think someone who has that kind of rap sheet would be able to identify a cop and try to run for the hills or at least be wary.

LT: Billy shows her the dead guy’s picture, and they go outside to discuss it. She says his name is Peter Hill, and she borrowed his lighter. She was friends with him, but that’s all, since they were in a no-sex group.

V: That means they were totally having sex.

LT: He was a chef and worked at a restaurant called A La Monde.

Laura and Billy question the owner of A La Monde, J.T. Thompson, a demanding asshole who likes to bark at and berate his employees. He’s pissed because his freezer broke the night before, and his sous chef, Peter, hasn’t shown up for work.

V: Seems his wife, Carmen, works at the restaurant, and he turns into a marshmallow around her. She seems a bit out of his league, so I’m instantly suspicious. I also notice he cuts off his grieving about Peter to scream at the freezer repair guy. His wooden “Oh my God, what happened?” brought a tear to my eye.

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LT: They’d brought in two-hundred pounds of dry ice to save the freezer’s contents. Laura points out that dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide, and since that was the cause of death, she and Billy do some poking around. Billy checks the freezer door and finds scratch marks. It looks like Peter was trying to claw his way out.

V: Holy crap. I just realized the jerky guy is Bronson Pinchot. He’s blonde with a beard and his face all filled out. It took me this long.

LT: I didn’t pick up on it at all, so don’t feel bad. The detectives inform J.T. that the restaurant will be closing until an evidence team is finished going over the place. After everyone else leaves, they interview J.T. and his wife. He says Peter stayed for the dry ice delivery the night before, then he and Carmen went home. Two employees, Peter and a Tony Abbott, didn’t clock out the night before, and J.T. says Tony didn’t come in that day and isn’t answering his phone.

V: Tony Abbott? Seriously?

LT: Through his phone GPS, Tony is traced to a food truck, which Laura and Billy find. But when they pull up, the truck pulls away.

V: Apparently dark-blue Volvo station wagons are the new black and whites. Laura is astounded they were made that quickly.

LT: They give chase, and Laura eventually runs him down. Tony isn’t pleased.

V: It’s hilarious when he demands their license and registration Apparently the “crappy old Volvo” isn’t so recognizable, since he doesn’t believe Laura is a cop until Billy badges him.

LT: He says he wasn’t running from them. He’s behind schedule, and he didn’t hear the siren, because of his ear buds. Laura gives a listen and hears Blitzkrieg Bop.

V: Ooh, good taste, Tony. I love that song. Makes me bouncy. Also, me likey Tony. That cute New York accent doesn’t hurt, either.

LT: He says the Ramones are “the only decent thing to ever come out of Forest Hills.” I like him already! He’s shocked that Peter is dead. He says he asked Peter to clock out for him the night before, so he could leave early and make a little extra money with his food truck. Tony is also doing a bit of flirting with Laura. Billy ribs her for it, but she pretends she didn’t notice.

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V: The EYE SEX they had says otherwise. Dayum. Work it, girl!

LT: At the station, Laura fills Jake in on the details of the case then hands him her cable bill. There’s a mistake on it, which Jake will have to sit on hold with the cable company for a couple of hours to sort out, since he’s Laura’s bitch boy. Yay again, team bonding night!

V: I’m surprised by Jake’s restraint. I thought the moment he heard “Sexoholics Anonymous” he’d be volunteering to take over for Laura.

LT: Meredith tells Laura that everyone at the restaurant liked Peter, except J.T. Their conversation is put on hold by the appearance of Tony.

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V: Max: “You have a package with a nice package.”

This dude gets more hot each time I see him. Come to mama.

LT: He says he hopes he’s not interrupting. Det. BF says “You are”, but Max quickly chimes in “Not at all!” Tony apologizes for causing a problem earlier.

V: And she has the nerve to call HIM “loud, pushy, rude.” Pot-kettle, Laura.

LT: As a peace offering, he made Laura a raspberry tart with other stuff in it too snooty for me to remember. My budget runs more toward Little Debbie.

V: The dude gave Laura food. It’s like it’s meant to be. Though her taste also seems to run toward Little Debbie.

LT: After a bit more flirting, Tony goes to leave, but Max stops him with a culinary question.

V: I love that even while Max is talking, Tony watches Laura. Did I mention Tony is also tall?

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LT: Det. Bitchface resumes filling Laura in. She says Peter and J.T. had recently had an argument about red table cloths, and Laura says red fibers were found on Peter’s clothes. BF says when she talked to J.T., he was getting ready to take out the laundry. Laura says she thinks that kind of work would be below J.T.’s pay grade. Then she calls over to Tony and asks if J.T. would be in charge of laundry. He echoes Laura’s remark about the pay-grade thing. Look out for falling anvils!

Billy and Meredith go to the laundry to track down the Al la Monde bag. They spot it on the move and chase after it all through the room. It’s an opportunity for Det. BF to put her acrobatic skills on display, as she pulls off some Ninja moves on her way to catching the bag.

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V: Seriously. Somersaults? This was circus-level stuff.

LT: Billy and Jake question J.T. They tell him the tablecloth was full of DNA, but he denies killing Peter. Then he admits he put the body in the trash but says Peter was already dead when he discovered him in the freezer. J.T. says he had to cover it up, because it could ruin his restaurant if it got out somebody died there.

So he just threw the body of his employee away and forgot about it? I’m definitely not going to his skanky restaurant, just out of principle.

V: Not to mention the myriad of health code violations. Did he at least clean out the freezer? I mean, I know the body was frozen, but still. And how long did he think it would take before the police realized frozen body=died in a freezer=worked at a restaurant where the last thing he did was get the dry ice delivery? J.T. ain’t too bright.

LT: He says he remembers a girl showing up one night and arguing with Peter. She had blue hair.

V: TOLDYA! They were totally banging.

LT: In the station room, Laura compliments Meredith on her boots. Ms. Sourpuss says she sent Billy to Bloomingdale’s to get them for her.

V: I like how they have their bonding moment with a special handshake I couldn’t repeat if I saw it five hundred more times.

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LT: When did they become chummy enough for a secret handshake? I thought they didn’t like each other. Laura spots Carmen waiting for J.T. She’s wearing casual clothes and a baseball cap.

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V: Even dressed down, she still looks like a supermodel with a baseball cap. She says she doesn’t follow baseball but hadn’t had her roots done. This is a woman who takes care of herself, so I find her explanation hard to believe. So hard to believe, I’m going to say this is a crucial part of the case.

Laura says she’s had to embrace her “inner skunk” but, 1. Skunks are black and white and, 2. Even though Laura is supposedly a harried mom of two and a police woman, I find that her hair is always lustrous and curled to perfection.

LT: Carmen vouches for J.T. and says they were asleep at home when Peter died.

Laura gets a text from Tony asking about dinner that night. Max is passing by and reads it over her shoulder. Of course, he approves, calls her hoochie mama and wags his ass in her face. I think for someone like Max, that’s about as good a time as he can have. He’s all excited because Laura has a date. She’s pretty excited, too.

V: Her place? Kids are away? That year-long dry spell is about to be history!

LT: Billy and Meredith question Selena. She wasn’t honest about dating Peter, because they met in a sexaholic group, and having a relationship was a definite no-no. She says she dumped him when he got too obsessive.

V: Even after Peter told the group he moved across the country for a girl after only dating her for two weeks, and another girl filed a restraining order against him. Dude sounds like a first-class stalker. Why would any woman want to get involved with this guy?

LT: In Jake’s office, Laura tells him about Selena and Peter while putting her feet up on Jake’s desk. Jake seems resigned to being bitch boy and asks if she wants a foot massage.

V: The way she put her feet on his desk looked like she was ready for her gyno exam. Also, the bottom of her shoes are white, which seems at odds to walking the dirty streets of NYC. No offense to NYC.

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LT: He gives her the massage, as she says she’ll look into Peter’s exes.

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V: I’m relieved when he leaves her socks on but not happy with the sex noises she’s making while he’s doing it.

LT: Then Laura says she has to go because she has plans that night, but lies about her date with Tony. She says she’s just going to stay home and relax and watch TV. As she leaves, Billy walks in, and Jake warns him to tell no one of the foot massage. Then he admits he kind of likes being BB and taking care of Laura.

Tony is at Laura’s place that night, making pasta. Like, making it from scratch. That must be his pasta machine, since I can’t imagine Laura having one. The guy comes armed with culinary implements and apparently takes his food, and his dating, seriously.

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V: OMG. Tony in an apron. Making pasta from scratch. He’s perfect. MARRY ME, TONY! Their chemistry is off the charts, and they both ate from the same spoon. They’re MFEO.

LT: After dinner they start making out.

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And if you’ve been thinking Jake will make another of his surprise appearances…well, you know this show all too well. He just lets himself in, as usual, bearing a pizza. Laura had said she was just going to hang out, and he figured he’d come over and keep her company. She introduces the two guys. Jake starts getting bent out of shape, and Tony takes this as his cue to leave.

V: C-blocking Jake. At least Laura got to the part where she got to make out with the hot guy. But seriously, Jake, go away.

LT: After Tony says goodnight, Laura finally has the talk with Jake. Finally.

She tells him he can’t just walk in anytime he wants. His key is for childcare and emergencies only.

V: He says he went all the way to the Bronx for her favorite pizza, so it could be like old times. But I’ve gotta give Laura a standing ovation when she says, “Old times are old.” It’s basically what we’ve been saying. Jake took her telling him the kids were away for the night and how she let him rub her feet as ‘go’ signs. I think he’s looking for anything.

LT: He says he realizes he’s made a big mistake, then hangs his head and goes to leave.

V: Damn Jake for making me feel sorry for him!

LT: Jake and Laura are actually communicating? That’s called progress, kids. Nice to see. I was beginning to doubt this show was capable of that. Or willing. I can’t wait to find out the implications of this talk.

V: Here’s hoping they don’t forget about it all next week.

LT: Laura takes a deep breath and asks what’s in the file he brought. It’s Peter’s phone records. There are lots of calls to a pot grower on Long Island named Trent. Peter had wanted to open his own restaurant, and maybe this is how he was financing the endeavor.

V: Jake gives his best hangdog face and takes his leave.

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I guess they won’t be sharing that pizza. Seriously, I hate that I feel sorry for the guy. I mean, granted, he’s made a huge pee-ring around Laura and attacks any man who gets within three feet of her, but I get that he’s trying to win her back, and seeing her making out with Hot!Tony threw a cold bucket of water all over him. I guess Laura saw the divorce as, you know, divorce, whereas Jake took it as hitting the pause button.

LT: The next day, Billy and Meredith are outside Trent’s house, waiting for him to arrive. A car pulls up, and several people get out and go inside. The detectives, and a team of cops, come busting in. But there are no drugs there. The next we see, Billy and BF are sitting down sipping coffee with Trent, who’s actually kind of charming and very cooperative. He says he doesn’t grow weed any more. He’s moved on to hop shoots, for which he gets $600 a pound. Nice, but weed is still more lucrative.

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V: Since I’m not a hipster, I had no idea about hop shoots, the most expensive vegetable in the world. The weed may be more lucrative, but when the police raid you, instead of fitting you with a pair of handcuffs, they sit down and have a nice convo over an excellent cup of coffee. I like Trent the organic farmer with the sick pig.

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LT: I want Trent to get his own show. ‘He used to be Long Island’s biggest weed-grower, but now it’s just him and his pig and his organic vegetables. Welcome to the world of Nassau County’s no-longer most-wanted. He’s Farmer Trent!’ It could work…

V: I’d watch that show. He is quite charming.

LT: Trent says he was going to go into business with Peter to open an organic restaurant, but two weeks ago, Peter pulled out. He also mentions that Peter had $100,000 to invest, which Billy says makes no sense, as his bank account never exceeded $3,000.

Laura and Jake make some awkward conversation at work. Then he apologizes and says he should have called before showing up the night before. Duh. Laura says she should have been honest and told him about the date. He says he wants to “fix” things between them, but Laura says he can’t do that with a pizza and trying to make himself look good. He should instead ask himself why Laura chose to get a divorce and be a single mother rather than stay married to him.

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Finally, again, with the honesty! It’s about time. Jake looks a little hurt, but it also looks like he might be getting it.

V: DUDE! Finally! Have they been reading our reconvos? Because this is the conversation we’ve been waiting for. I’m so glad the show was headed somewhere with this, because I thought they believed that Jake’s mentioning old times every fifteen minutes and barking at hot dudes interested in Laura, was enough to get her back.

LT:Yeah, it would have sucked if they’d done that. Laura’s smarter than that.

Max finds that Peter had another bank account under another name and recently withdrew $100,000. Also, every week he ate at a different local restaurant and paid with his debit card. The next day, that amount plus $500 was credited to his account.

V: I love how when Max starts throwing amounts at Laura, she freaks out and says she can’t do math. Yet one more thing we have in common. Maybe I should date her.

LT:I’m math-challenged, too! Maybe we should make it a threesome? Ok, this is getting freaky, even for a reconvo.

The $500 always came from the same Pay Pal account and was paid by Judith Hansen, a bigwig restaurant critic. After Peter would eat at a place, a few days later, Judith would review it. Looks like Peter was doing some food-tasting work. Laura thinks maybe Judith has lost her sense of taste and is paying Peter for his opinion.

V: She says it happened to a cousin, where everything he ate tasted like Elmer’s Glue. Oh, wow. That sounds so sad. Max said the same thing happened to him when he was younger…only it was actual Elmer’s Glue. TMI, Max. TMI.

LT: Max does some of his crack work on-line by going on Foodie Fetish and determines that Judith was spotted at a new restaurant owned by Rocco DiSpirito, which Max hears is amazeballs. Laura tells him to go and take Meredith. Max would rather go with Laura, because Meredith “doesn’t do foodie.” Poor Max. Take me, I do foodie like you wouldn’t believe!

V: This is me pushing you out of the way. Max is right. Taking Det. BF to a restaurant is like taking a death metal lover to the ballet. Anyway, Max asks Laura how they’ll be able to tell Judith can’t taste anything, and Laura says she has just the thing. Hmmm…I wonder if it’s that very hot stuff Tony was putting into their food the night before that he said could send you to the hospital if you ate too much of it.

LT: Judith is already seated when Max and Det. BF get to the restaurant. They tell her they’re on police business and sit at her table, which she’s demonstrably not happy about.

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Rocco brings her a plate of awesome-looking food and asks the cops if they want anything.

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Uh, yeah, I’d want some awesome food! Judith says no, they’re leaving, but Max is a man after my own heart and proceeds to give Rocco a full dinner order. Hee!

Meredith helps herself to some of Judith’s food. Then they distract her and Meredith pours something on it. Det. BF then tells Judith she has to try it. Judith says it’s good, which Max can’t believe, so he tries some and starts choking. It was ghost pepper extract and it’s really hot.

V: I knew when Tony was cooking with it and mentioned how hot it was to Laura, that it would be popping up again at another time. They made too big a deal about it.

LT: Max knew it was nastyhot, so why did he eat it? Again, not a question a viewer should be asking.

V: I don’t think he knew, because Det. BF says, “Wait, do—“ as Max takes a bite. He seems genuinely shocked. Maybe he thought the lady’s taste buds were okay and that it wasn’t really hot? Though Laura had told him what to get, and pepper extract is right there in the title, so, again, you’re right. Don’t ask.

LT: They tell her they know she’s lost her ability to taste and that Peter must have been extorting her. Sourpuss cuffs her as Max grabs a pitcher of water and starts gulping.

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V: Not gonna help with hot pepper. Sugar, baking soda, or salt. Even the wine would have been a better choice.

LT: In interrogation, Judith tells Meredith she’s on a medication that destroyed her sense of taste. When Peter found out, he threatened to go public if she didn’t quit her job as a food critic. But he wasn’t interested in extorting her. He actually believes in “the integrity of food.”

So they made a deal. He’d make some money that would go toward opening his own restaurant, and she’d keep her reputation. The last time she saw him he told her he’d found the perfect location for his place. Meredith says Peter backed out of his deal with Trent, so he must have a new partner.

V: Hmmm…I wonder who that could be…let me try and guess…

LT: Billy and Meredith are with a realtor outside the building Peter was going to buy, but the realtor says Peter changed his mind. He decided on another unit. Turns out, he purchased an apartment instead. He had already moved in a couple of pieces of furniture, including a crib. The realtor says Peter told him his girlfriend was expecting.

V: Ah, yes. I think we’re getting warmer. Billy thinks “Food Truck Tony” might know, so Laura goes to question him. Let’s see what happens!

LT: Tony says Peter never mentioned a girlfriend then says how happy he is to see Laura again, especially sans Jake. He gives her another gift, a piece of molten chocolate cake. I could totally go for dating someone who makes me delicious food gifts, and I have a feeling Laura is thinking the same thing.

She takes a few bites, and he kisses her.

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I’d let her finish first, but whatever. She says how good the cake is, and he says the secret is fresh eggs. Carmen recently switched to using pasteurized eggs at the restaurant, but he saved some fresh ones for the cake. That info stops Laura dead in the middle of their little make-out session. She apologizes for running out, but she has someone to arrest.

V: Yeah, totally didn’t see THAT coming. Sigh. Tony in an apron again. Be still my heart. Also, they need to have a full make-out sesh. They threw stuff to the ground, and he laid her out on the counter! There was actual ravishing going on! Also, also, I am putty in the hands of a handsome man who makes me molten chocolate cake. Do I need to move to New York? Because I totally will. Ravished in a food truck. Never thought it would be that sexy.

LT: Food and sex can be hot together. Didn’t you see 9 ½ Weeks?

Laura and Billy walk into a busy A La Monde kitchen. J.T. is, of course, ill-tempered and not happy to see them. Laura goes over to Carmen and asks about the baby. Carmen plays dumb.

V: But Laura calls her on it. Carmen’s wearing wider shoes, stopped dying her hair, and had food aversions. I knew the hair thing would be crucial. But in this scene, Carmen’s head is exposed, and I see no roots. So, you know, whatever.

LT: Laura says she knows the switch to pasteurized eggs was made so Carmen could avoid the possibility of salmonella. Carmen then takes Laura aside and tells her how the restaurant got all of J.T.’s time and energy, but Peter gave her his attention. Laura guesses that she told Peter about the pregnancy thinking it would scare him off, but instead he started planning for the future.

V: Because Peter is a good chef but an obsessive boyfriend.

LT: Carmen says she told him she wasn’t going to leave her husband, and Peter threatened to tell J.T. Laura says that when the freezer broke, she saw an answer to her problems.

V: A pregnant woman watched the father of her baby suffocate to death? Geez. As Laura says, that’s just cold. Also, she’d risk going to prison for murder while she has a bun in the oven? This is so sad. The only way baby chef is going to see mommy is through prison glass.

LT: Yeah, the poor kid has a sociopath for a mom. And Peter was apparently a possessive stalker/sex addict. And J.T.’s an arrogant asshole/poor husband. It was hard to root for anybody this week. Other than Tony, of course.

V: Amen to that. Which brings us to another question. Once Carmen has the baby IN PRISON, will J.T. be willing to raise another frozen man’s baby? There we go, asking questions again.

LT: Laura arrests Carmen. J.T. comes over, pissed off as always, and Laura tells him he’ll find out everything at the station. Then she adds that she knows someone who can fill in for him.

At Tony’s food truck, Laura pushes to the head of a long line, brandishing her badge. Tony is glad to see her again and gives her what is becoming the standard piece of yummy cake. She smiles, takes it, and walks away. That’s it? I figured she was going to ask him if he wanted to ditch the street scene and go head up the A La Monde kitchen. If not, why that remark to J.T.?

V: I also thought she had Tony in mind for it. But she kind of said it after J.T. told everyone the kitchen was closed and had walked away, so he couldn’t hear her. Maybe she meant in the future and not just that night?

LT: Billy and Meredith are walking on the street, when she casually mentions that he’s coming to her place. Before he can assume she’s asking him on a date, she says it’s to paint her kitchen and watch Downton Abbey with her. Billy then gets what’s going on and says Laura called off the bet, but Pissyface says she just called it off for Jake, not for anyone else. Billy says he’ll paint, but no Downton Abbey, “Anything but that.” Even as a bitch boy, he’s got his standards.

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V: Please. You know boyfriend is going to have his ass on that couch watching Downton Abbey with her.

LT: Elsewhere — on the same street? Not sure — Laura is eating her yummy cake, when Jake comes up to her and congratulates her on closing the case. He’s also been thinking about what she said, and she’s right. There can be no quick-fix to their relationship. He says he knows he has to work on himself, but until then, she deserves her privacy. Then he takes her house key out of his pocket and gives it back to her. I’m shocked by that, and so is Laura.

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V: Me, too!

LT: She asks about what he’ll do in case of an emergency, and he says they’re cops, they’ll think of something. Good point. Jake then walks away, leaving her looking stunned, holding her key in one hand, and a half-eaten piece of awesome cake in the other.

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So, Laura is finally free! She can date Alejandro, the hot cop, or this Tony, the randy food truck guy, or both, if she wants. The only trouble is, in the preview for next week, an old flame of Jake’s shows up, and Laura appears to revert to jealous harpy. WTF?? I hope I’m wrong, but that’s what it looks like.

V: That’s what it looks like to me as well. Funny that I’d guessed the “old flame” thing for the nanny. It would be a shame to take three steps back with this, after we gained so much momentum in this episode.

So goes another Mystery of Laura. Will Laura date Hot!Tony? Or will she be Alejandroed? Tough call, but Tony cooks and gives her free dessert, so I’m thinking he has the edge. Plus, Jake already told Alejandro to back off. What do you think of the new Adult Jake?

See you next week!

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