Bosch: Legacy season 1, episode 4 recap – “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”

By Kira Comerford
Published: May 6, 2022 (Last updated: December 16, 2023)
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Amazon Prime FreeVee series Bosch: Legacy season 1, episode 4

This recap of Amazon Prime FreeVee series Bosch: Legacy season 1, episode 4, “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades,” contains spoilers.

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Bosch: Legacy season 1, episode 4 recap

Episode 4 of Bosch: Legacy starts with Maddie on a run, but with a head clouded with flashbacks to when she took the statement from the previous episode’s rape victim. It’s something she simply cannot shift, no matter how hard she tries — it just doesn’t sit right with her.

Chandler is well and truly out for blood as far as Carl Rogers is concerned. She’s found a way she and Bosch might be able to apply pressure in the form of some dirt she’s found on the son of Roger’s right-hand man. She’s also taking on another new case for the firm — one concerning a wrongful arrest that destroyed the life of the man at the center of everything.

Elsewhere, Bosch’s meeting with Dominick’s sister Olivia sheds some more light on who he was as a person. She shares some old photos with him and points him in the direction of some of his possessions that she’s kept hold of over the years. Amongst everything, Bosch finds a camera and a roll of film that was never developed which could hold some more of Dominick’s secrets. He takes it with him to see if anything can be done with the negatives as it looks like some of the photos might be of a woman and child that Dominick had some connection to. Shortly after he leaves Olivia, she is visited by some representatives from the VA. Sensing something is off, she informs Bosch, who suspects these reps might be something to do with the crowd who have been following him around all this time.

Chandler heads to the Korean supermarket where her client stands accused of robbing at gunpoint. After speaking with the store owner and the two connecting over their similar shared experiences, she discovers that the store has CCTV which records everything that goes on at the tills and this was how the police identified her client as the guilty party in the robbery. Their facial recognition software matched him from their records to the CCTV footage, but completely ignored the fact that the man in the robbery video had very visible tattoos all up his arm — something that Chandler’s client was severely lacking. This revelation leaves the investigating officer very red-faced, and the local police department with the knowledge that they have one hell of a mess to clean up. They offer an out-of-court settlement of $1.2million in a bid to make the whole sorry mess go away, which Chandler’s client is more than happy to accept because he can’t afford to wait any longer for another result.

Still on a fierce winning streak, Chandler takes Bosch with her to serve papers to Rogers now that she has her civil case well underway, and with the Russians also aware of this development, tensions between them and Rogers ramp up. He is under even more pressure now to pay back the money he owes them, so his next move — whatever it is — has to be massive. He meets with some associates who he has tasked with helping him make up the funds to pay back the Russians, and the whole rendezvous is overseen by a couple of familiar faces — Crate and Barrel, who are happy to do a little bit of freelancing in their twilight years. After the meet, they follow Rogers to another location. They observe for a little while and note the comings and goings of a number of oil tankers, but what exactly they’re up to isn’t quite clear as much of the activity goes on behind closed doors.

The ending

It’s clear that Bosch needs to get behind the scenes of whatever is going on with the tankers, so he, Chandler, and Crate and Barrel hatch a plan to do exactly that. Bosch stows away in the cab of one of the tankers, and once the coast is clear, he sneaks out. After creeping about in the shadows for a bit, Bosch lays eyes on a trapped door in one of the offices and is forced to go down into it when he has to find somewhere to hide quickly. Once below ground, he discovers he’s been dropped down into a tunnel with a lot of pipework, which upon closer inspection reveals that Rogers’ plan to repay his debts to the Russians is to steal fuel. He records his findings and forwards them to Chandler before making his way above ground to make his getaway. However, on his way out of the plant, he gets confronted by one of the security guards, and with nowhere to go, it looks like Bosch has once again found himself in a tighter spot than he’d like.

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