DETROIT 187 “Murder in Greektown/High School Confidential” Review

Detroit 1-8-7 Season 1 Episode 5 - Murder in Greektown/High School Confidential

When Fitch and Washington get a call about a possible homicide at Oakland Park Academy, they try to sneak out without telling the Lieutenant as her daughter attends the same school. However, she spots them and rushes to the scene herself. Luckily her daughter is not the victim and she takes her daughter back to the precinct with her so she can get some work done. After a cursory questioning about whether her daughter, Simone, knows the other girl, the Lieutenant drops it. As the investigation continues, it becomes obvious to Sanchez, and later Fitch, that Simone knows a lot more than she is telling. When the intial suspect, a construction worker in the area who is also a sex offender, falls through, the detectives quickly focus in on the deceased girl’s boyfriend. Once they find out that the girl was four months pregnant, they call the kid in for questioning. This agitates Simone who still will not talk. Eventually, Fitch oversteps his bounds with the Lieutenant and tells her that her daughter is impeding his investigation. Although reluctant to believe that her daughter could have anything to do with it, or know anything about it, she finally confronts Simone and tells her "you don’t have to tell me, but tell somebody." Simone doesn’t tell anyone. It is only after Fitch follows her after she sneaks out of the precinct to go to a friend’s house that the case is cracked. Simone’s friend was being bullied by the deceased girl and swung at her to make her stop thereby accidentally killing her. Simone is filled with guilt because her friend was scared that morning and asked her to walk to school with her, but Simone was sick of being targeted by association. I enjoyed the turns that investigation took as it played out.

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