Claudia: Quit moping, it's not the end of the world. Steve: I'm not moping. Claudia: Yes, you are, and it's not helping one bit. We've lost the case, and that's all there is to it. Steve: It's not fair. It's our case. We figured out who the guy was and a lot more. Claudia: And it turned out to be a federal case and most likely to involve organized crime. We just don't have the resources for something like that. We're swamped as it is. Steve: I guess you're right, but it's still not fair. Claudia: If you want to be the kind of cop who goes after serial killers full time, I'd suggest applying to the FBI Academy. Steve: No, I'm not going to do that. But I'm not just going to let go that easily either. Claudia: So, what do we do? Steve: We? Claudia: You're not going after big, bad guys all by yourself. - And one thing: We can't tell the Captain. Not this time. Steve: Why not? Claudia: It would put her in a very difficult spot. She needs to go with the official line when the Feds are involved. This way, if we screw up, she's on the clear. We were just moonlighting a bit. Steve: Understood. What about Gustav? Claudia: I think it's best to leave him out of this as well. If we need help, we can ask Trinity. She's all about "end justifies the means."
Maria: I remember you. I'm a bit surprised that you're a PI now. Catrine: Yes, well, you don't necessarily need a gun in this job. I don't even own one. Maria: I'm glad to hear that. From the public safety point of view, that is. Catrine: Could we forget that? As I said, no guns for me. I mostly deal with cheating spouses, insurance fraud, identity theft and that sort of things. Maria: You were young for an officer, and you're still too young to be doing something like this on your own. Catrine: But I'm not. Doing it on my own, I mean. I've got a partner. He's a retired detective turned PI, and he needed help, so he hired me, because I know computers and police procedures. I can also get some info out of people that he can't because he's old and a man. I do safer stuff and he handles the parts where somebody could get a bit, um, difficult. Maria: I'm glad the training wasn't wasted. - Does he know what happened? Catrine: I told him. He just said that it's better to find out that you're not cut out to be a cop before you get anyone killed.
Maria: So, how can I help you? Catrine: It's about that guy, the hitman. His sister is my mother's friend, and I sort of promised to take a look at the case. Maria: I thought you don't do violent crime cases. Catrine: Not normally, but this is a favor. And in any case, she just wants me to find something that proves her brother was not a criminal. Or at least puts serious doubt on the theory. Maria: You're not going to find anything like that. The only question in this case is the extent of guilt. He most definitely was a criminal. Catrine: Winona doesn't believe it. I know, I know, that's how the family always reacts. I have no stake in the case either way, I'm just on a fact-finding mission. Maria: I guess you better talk to the detectives then. They can fill you in on the details. Catrine: And you have nothing against that? Maria: If they agree to talk with you, it's fine by me. They won't be telling you anything we don't want outsiders to know. - And if you do find something we haven't, you'll come to us, won't you? Catrine: Sure. I have no interest in becoming anyone's target. Maria: That's right. You find anything, you tell us and you'll be safe. Secrets have a tendency of getting people killed in this kind of cases.
Claudia: I remember you. Catrine: I was afraid of that. The Captain said so too. Claudia: You must admit it's hard to forget something like that. Steve: What are you two talking about? Catrine: Nothing. Could we talk about the case? Claudia: Sure. But are you sure you really want to know all the details? It's not a pretty picture. Catrine: I've had a lot of practice already. Not in homicide cases, but people do fairly nasty things to each other in many other ways. Claudia: All right, this is what we can tell you...
Catrine: Looks like Winona got some things a bit mixed up. I thought there was room for doubt, but it really looks like a solid case. Steve: It is. He was a hitman. Only the people behind him are yet to be found. Claudia: And I wouldn't recommend you to go looking for them. That could get dangerous. Catrine: The Captain said that too. I'm not planning to do anything like that. Claudia: So, what are you going to do? Catrine: Tell Winona that no matter how much the truth hurts, it is the truth. She just needs to accept the fact and put it behind her. Claudia: And then?
Catrine: Well... I was thinking of poking around a bit. Do some background research. Claudia: What is it with everybody today? Catrine: What do you mean? Steve: I guess everybody wants to go poking around a bit. - You know, we're not officially on the case anymore, so we haven't got much time for background research. How about you let us know anything you find out? Where are you going to start? Catrine: The victims. We do a lot of identity theft cases, so I know how to find all sorts of stuff about people. Stuff they don't even realize exists. Claudia: I guess we better not ask about the legality of all that. Catrine: Probably not. Maybe I'll just send you an anonymous tip, if I find something. Steve: Sounds good.
Steve: Let's hope she finds something interesting. - So, let's hear it. Claudia: What? Steve: How do you know her, and what is hard to forget? Claudia: Oh. I'm not sure I should be telling you about that. Steve: Come on, you can tell me, or I'll just go around asking people until I find someone else who knows what it is all about. If the Captain knows about it, there must be others who know too. Claudia: Okay, but don't tell her I told you. You want people to forget about you and Kate, and this is much worse. Steve: How do those compare... Was she a cop? Claudia: Uniformed officer, yes. She and her partner were chasing a burglar one night. The guy was in a department store, it turned into a firefight, her partner got hit, and she hit anything and everything but the suspect. The amount of damage was unbelievable. Steve: Did they get the guy? And what about her partner? Claudia: Her partner survived and said afterwards that he'd rather resign than work with her again. The burglar got caught by another patrol while trying to escape through a window. Steve: So she got fired? Claudia: No, she resigned. - She wasn't really a bad cop, just a bad shooter. Steve: And nobody would trust someone like that to cover for them. Claudia: Exactly. - Well, I think she's found her place now. There was never anything wrong with her thinking, so it's possible that she'll manage to dig out something. Steve: Let's hope so. Although, I doubt she has as wide access to info as the Feds. Claudia: You're forgetting something. She needs no search warrants and doesn't need to worry about jurisdictions. And as long as we get the info as an anonymous tip, we don't need to look too deep into how the sender got it.
Mina: Sorry for not shaking hands. I prefer not to touch people. Catrine: Is it because you... see something when you do it? Mina: Oh, I have no problem with seeing whatever comes when I touch somebody. The problem is that they see it too. It can make things awkward sometimes. Catrine: What do you see? May I ask that or is it...? Mina: It's all right. I see different things with different people, and I cannot choose what I see. Catrine: So, will you be able to help me? Mina: Sure. It's a totally different thing you're asking.
Mina: How long have you been working with Tony? Catrine: Couple of years now. He's the best, and he said you're the best too. Mina: And you have no problem with how I get the info? Catrine: Tony said you can tell just by looking at a list of names, which of the people are dead. Mina: Do you believe it? Catrine: He said you've been right every time he's asked, so I guess I have no choice. Mina: Very sensible. You're not hampered by disdain of the supernatural, but believe the evidence. That's good.
Mina: What have you got for me? Catrine: I've been trying to find some witnesses and lost track of some of them. That could mean several things, but I thought... Mina: You thought it would be a good idea to check whether they're even alive anymore. Let's see that list. Put it on the table, I'm not going to touch it. Catrine: Why? Mina: To show you that I'm not using psychometry for this, that is, I'm not doing this by touching. Anyway, touching the list would probably show me something about you, not the persons listed. No, I just read the list, and the ones that are dead read differently in my head.
Mina: These aren't all their real names. Catrine: I suspected that. Is it a problem? Mina: No, I can still do this. What matters is the person you were thinking about when you wrote the name. - Let's see... Numbers 2 and 5 are dead, and I have a bad feeling about number 6, but I can't say what exactly it is. It could be that something is about to happen to him very soon. Catrine: How do you know that? Mina: I just know. I can't really explain it. Catrine: Well, now I know where to direct my search for those guys. I guess I'll be finding proof either way fairly soon. - How much do I owe you? Mina: Nothing. Let's call it a sample for a new customer. You'll come back sooner or later. Then we can talk about money. - By the way, I take it Tony told you that I have another line of business as well. Catrine: He said you are really good at surveillance, that you can get info others cannot. He said it wouldn't hold in court due to the methods you use. Mina: That's right. I provide information for people who just need to know, not prosecute. Keep that in mind and call me, if you need me. Catrine: I will. Thanks for your help.
Steve: Ready to go? Claudia: Just a minute. Steve: Did you find anything? Claudia: Nothing, but I called John first thing in the morning and asked if he could check their databases for those guys. Steve: So where exactly did she get this info? I assume it was legal as she called you directly. Claudia: You'll laugh, if I tell you. Steve: Why would I laugh? Claudia: It's not exactly a legitimate source. I'm not sure I believe it myself.
John: Claudia! Claudia: John! What are you doing here? John: Where did you get that information? Claudia: What? Those guys? Um, from an informant. They're sort of persons of interest and cannot be tracked, and she thought they might be dead. - Are they? John: Definitely. We already knew about two of them, but only we know them with the names you gave me, the press had the names they were using when they died. We were keeping their connection with the hits out of the press. Claudia: And the third? I mean, it is the third one on the list you haven't mentioned yet. John: Yes. Got shot some days ago and died last night in the hospital without ever coming out of it. Could be a robbery, could be something entirely different. - Where did you get that information? Steve: Hey, calm down! She was just about to tell me about it when you rushed in. - So, how about it, Claudia? Why would I laugh?
Claudia: Because it was a medium. John: What?! Steve: You're joking. Claudia: I'm not joking. The informant was looking for info on some people and showed the list to the medium. Apparently this one can tell just from looking at a list of names, which of those people are dead. John: I don't believe this. Claudia: Neither did we, the one time this medium offered her services to us. We basically kicked her out of the door. Now I wonder whether we should have listened. Steve: It's a coincidence. Nobody can do something like that. John: How am I ever going to explain this to my boss? Claudia: I thought you guys have tried using mediums in the past. I know it hasn't worked out that well, but maybe this one really is the real deal. John: Hmm... Where can I find this so-called medium?
Claudia: It's probably no use. She's not very fond of cops anymore. Our fault, I guess. But I can find out anyway, maybe her dislike doesn't extend to the FBI. John: You do that and let me know. So who's the informant? Steve: A PI who's trying to prove that the hitman wasn't a hitman. John: Why? There's no doubt about it, none at all. Claudia: The family hired her. You know how it is. They just can't believe he was a criminal. Steve: She won't be trouble. There isn't anything she can find. John: She found these guys. Claudia: Because the victims are known to everybody by now. She's just canvassing known associates and witnesses. The names aren't exactly confidential information. John: And how do you know so much about it all? Steve: She came to talk to us, we told her what everybody knew already and told her to keep us up to date. You know, just in case she stumbles onto something useful. John: I see. And that's all? Claudia: Yes, John. There is nothing more we can tell you.
Steve: We weren't exactly lying to him. Claudia: I know, but I still feel a bit guilty. Steve: Hey, they took our case. It's theirs now, they said they don't need us, so we're not obliged to tell them everything. Claudia: It still doesn't feel right. Steve: What difference would it have made to tell him that Catrine already accepted that Warren was a hitman and decided to dig in a bit deeper? Claudia: Not much, I guess. We probably just managed to keep her out of it. As long as they think she's trying to prove the impossible, they won't care about her.
Steve: So, are you thinking what I'm thinking? Claudia: Depends on what you're thinking. Steve: Somebody's doing a bit of cleanup, because the cases suddenly got a lot warmer. Claudia: That's what I thought. Just imagine those people, they've been safe all these years, and now suddenly somebody wants them dead to make sure they won't have a chance to try to remember something new. Steve: Or make some unpleasant deductions now that the hitman's name is known. Claudia: Well, whatever it is, we have some more urgent business to take care of. Steve: There's no hurry, our duelists aren't going anywhere. One is dead and the other one's so badly cut he's in no shape to talk, and the officers think he won't make it. Claudia: Great.
Trinity: Long day? Claudia: You could say so. Drug addicts knifing each other isn't my idea of a proper case. Trinity: Always good for the gene pool, though. And it's two for the price of one investigation, which is very considerate of them. - By the way, was it Catrine I saw with you the other day? Claudia: Yes, it was. Trinity: Don't tell me she's getting her old job back. Claudia: No, she's a PI now. Works with some retired detective. Trinity: That's a relief. - Well, I expect she's good at that. She was a curious one, even though she couldn't have hit a barn door with a shotgun. Claudia: We can't all be sharpshooters, you know. Trinity: I know, but you should at least put some effort into it.
Trinity: So what have you and Steve been up to? Claudia: Work, as usual. What else? Trinity: Hey, if I can see you're up to something, so will the Captain. You better be careful, although Gustav said that she seems to be avoiding you two. Probably doesn't want to know what you're up to. Claudia: Okay, you're right. Care to try some detective work? Trinity: Certainly. Claudia: Steve isn't happy about the Feds taking our case. Neither am I, to be honest. So, we've been doing some private investigations. Trinity: Is that how Catrine comes into the picture? Claudia: We helped her a bit, now she's helping us. What we've found out is that somebody may be killing witnesses of the hit cases. Trinity: Scared that they may remember or figure out something new. Yes, they were cold cases, but now somebody's going to talk with everybody once again. Still, new murders mean new evidence, new leads, new witnesses.
Trinity: Not necessarily the best choice of action from the part of the murderer, because it proves there's a common factor behind those killings. Claudia: Go on. Trinity: The hitman was either an independent operator, who worked for anybody, or he was working for one person or group. In this case, it seems to be the latter, so find the thing that links the targets and you have a much better shot at finding the murderer. - What I've been wondering is, why kill the hitman? Claudia: Me too. As far as we know, he was under no suspicion, so it's not a case of threatening plea deals. Maybe he wanted to stop or maybe he wanted more money. Trinity: Could have been a pre-emptive action. You know, if he showed signs of cracking or going crazy. Could have been a case of good old-fashioned back stabbing too. Claudia: Meaning? Trinity: Somebody did something and framed him for it. Maybe there was a leak in the group, somebody got caught, and somebody had to pay. You never know with these people. Claudia: You think it's organized crime? Trinity: Don't you?