For the majority of the episode, I was rewarded with everything I've been expecting and hoping for. No bells and whistles. The story played out smoothly. Patty got Ellen off for David's murder by cracking a deal with the D.A. and Ellen turned over the tape. I finally saw David and Ellen's "hiding place"; there was a hidden compartment in the Statue of Liberty book-end. David's killers had been holding what they wanted the entire time. Speaking of his killers, I got some illumination on that too. Wiry red-haired goon? He's a detective, and his name is Rick. That's one of the loose ends I'm left with. It'll be interesting to see how Ellen approaches the situation when she finds out that Frobisher had a cop in his pocket.
So where does that leave me? Well, now I get to watch Ellen try and take down Patty while simultaneously trying to nail Frobisher's goons for David's murder. She's teamed up with Hollis Nye and his FBI buddies (Hollis wasn't bad after all) and agreed to feed them dirt. Patty isn't stupid though, right? So a.) she must know that she's being investigated and b.) the only reason she wants Ellen back at work is because she knows Ellen isn't stupid either. She wants to keep an eye on her since her hitman failed.
- I'm terrified of Uncle Pete. When he called Patty and said "it's done" after he let the goon into the apartment... that old dude is creepy.
- There was no pay-off with Patty's son. Why was he back in the apartment that night? Does it even matter now?
- With Frobisher potentially dead, does the D.A. having the tape matter either? At this point, if the Frobisher case somehow plays any substantial role in the next season, it'll just be annoying.
- What's going to happen to Larry? He shot Art no problem. Did he go after anyone else?
- The FBI had a laundry list of things they were investigating Patty for. So... what exactly did she do? And how much does Tom actually know?
- Does Patty's husband have any idea what his wife is actually like? I don't think he does. Phil seems like a genuinely nice guy. I bet Ellen tries to flip him.
The thing I found most amusing about the episode was how, at certain moments, I was supposed to feel bad for Patty. Let's not forget that the season started with her saying, "Yes. Kill the dog." This woman is not nice and now that Ellen is on to her, who knows what else is going to be dug up. With this chapter over, here's to next summer's second season.