Things come to a boil, along with double-crosses, as Reacher keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats.
This recap of Amazon’s Reacher season 1, episode 7, “Reacher Said Nothing,” contains spoilers.
Reacher season 1, episode 7 recap
The episode starts with one of the last remaining deputies of Margrave. Officer Stevenson (Jonathan Koensgen) is getting ready for bed. He and his wife are worried about Paul and Charlie. She can’t get a hold of them. Her husband lets them know they are in the wind. She talks about moving, and he suggests moving closer to her parents with a child on the way. It’s a sound plan except for one thing. Men dressed in full-body white latex suits walk up to the house and turn out the lights.
You know what that means.
Finlay picks up Reacher at the airport. He is dressed in a tight-fitting black t-shirt with some lame joke you find in those types of gift shops. The deadpan giant wants to pick up the Bentley from the shop, but Finley needs to appear at Kliner’s funeral.
As he watches the younger Kliner’s and Mayor Teale place roses on the casket, Dawson (A.J. Simmons) strolls over to confront the Chief of Detectives. He wants to know what he is doing there and threatens to cut him up like he believes Finlay did the elder Kliner. Finlay responds that he is paying his respects, not for Mr. Kliner, but for the people of Margrave who respected him. Dawson then, in a typical toxic fashion, threatens him.
Unfortunately for Stevenson, he and his wife were murdered inside their home. If you thought it was to cover up another loose end, you’d be wrong. They both were tied to chairs directly across from each other. The killers even tape his eyes open and put mirrors around them to make him watch. They were trying to get information about Charlie.
And finally, Mayor Teale has had enough. He fires Finlay and tells Reacher to get off the crime scene or be arrested. They form a plan. Reacher takes the last remaining officer, Baker, to lunch to make him think he trusts him and not Finlay. Baker takes the bait, and Reacher lets him know he is staying at the Hubble home.
Meanwhile, while Finley lets Stevenson’s parents know of his passing, Reacher gets to work. He finds the nearest army surplus store and buys camouflage, paints, boots, and weapons. He’s going hunting, and the trap is set. He even has the advantage of the weather.
As the truck pulls up that night, Dawson and other men exit dressed in those white latex suits. But Reacher is outside hiding in some bushes, while it rains, hard. He takes the driver out, pulling him through the broken window he smashed. As his target lay on the ground Reacher lifts his foot and, with one giant stomp, breaks his neck instantly.
He draws one of the four in the house out, flashing the truck lights. Reacher slices his throat and throws him in a truck bed. He goes inside, grabs one from behind, and swiftly stabs him in the chest. Reacher grabs the third man by distracting him with his boots and again, coming at him from behind and using that trusty knife by stabbing him a half dozen times in the right rib cage.
However, Dawson finds them engaged and pulls his gun. Reacher then uses the third guy as a human shield. After his new best friends take three or four bullets in the chest, they fight it out, and Dawson somehow gets the upper hand by using his trusty crowbar. (You just know it has to be engraved as, “Dawson’s Crowbar”). He even manages to knock Reacher unconscious, and he falls backward into the pool and takes the gun with him. As he lays motionless on the pool floor and Dawson pins him down, Reacher awakes. He fights off Dawson, reaches for that hand cannon at the bottom of the pool, and puts four shots into his torso.
Reacher gathers his hunt, shell casings, and weapons, throwing them in the trunk. He then washes the death off himself and cleans his clothes. As he looks at his brother’s note that he left his poker and washed clean, he comes to a realization that breaks the case wide open. He calls Roscoe to tell her about it. He knows how they are laundering the money.
They can’t find the correct paper. Why go to the trouble when they have so much stuff around anyway. That’s right; they are taking actual bills and washing them clean. The Kliner method for money laundering is laundering one-dollar bills clean and reprinting them as C-notes. They look old and used because the new 100-dollar bill has magnetic strips. They do this by taking an ingredient out of all that feed they bought that helps with that process. It’s brilliant.
Roscoe is impressed. Reacher is smitten. They say their goodbyes over the phone.
Reacher and Finlay meet at Judy’s house, but it has burned to the ground. No worries, though. Judy left the week before visiting family. They decide to head to the truck driver’s parents’ house again to search the garage for evidence. Finlay finds an air-conditioning box, just like the ones he used to drive around in. They find it full of money and now have the evidence they need to take to the FBI.
The next thing to do is go to Picard’s to meet up with Roscoe, who is still watching the Hubble family. Finley gets a head start, and Reacher will meet him there as he gathers up the evidence. When the former MP reaches the house, he calls Neagley, giving him an update.
She thinks she located the Viking. An FBI agent named Nitmo wrapped up the case of the EPA agent being killed near that river in Arkansas as burglary, and he was living above his means. He also stood 74 inches tall, 220 lbs., and had blonde hair and blue eyes. Yup, it has to be the Viking.
Except, Nitmo died of cancer three years ago. No worries, though. His partner still works at the FBI office in Atlanta. They can ask him questions.
His name is Picard.
That’s what Reacher says on the phone to Neagley when he enters the house. He finds Picard, KJ, and Mayor Teale with guns drawn on Finlay.
Man, I can’t wait to see how Reacher kills these guys.
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