Bosch: Legacy season 1, episode 8 recap – “Bloodline”

By Kira Comerford
Published: May 20, 2022 (Last updated: December 16, 2023)
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Amazon Prime FreeVee series Bosch: Legacy season 1, episode 8 - Bloodline


Bosch tracks down Vance’s living heirs, and the repercussions from the Sharp/Davis shootout look set to cause significant strain on everyone affected.

This recap of Amazon Prime FreeVee series Bosch: Legacy season 1, episode 8, “Bloodline,” contains spoilers.

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Bosch: Legacy season 1, episode 8 recap

Episode 8, “Bloodline,” kicks off with a flashback to the time when Bosch himself was on a mission to track down his own father. The Vance/Santanello case has always struck a chord with him due to his past, and being so close to solving the mystery of who Vance’s estate should pass to now is bringing it all home again for him.

Meanwhile, reverberations are still being felt following the Sharp shootout towards the end of episode 7. Everyone who was at the scene is being individually briefed by LAPD lawyers, Maddie included. When her turn comes around, Maddie gets a whirlwind guide on how to answer any questions she may get asked as part of the investigation, with the overall gist being to say only what she could see and not allow any room for speculation. The whole exchange has a very odd feel to it, but is accepted as just the way things are for the time being.

On the other side of the shooting, lawyers are queuing up for represent Nicole Davis’ family in a wrongful death suit against the LAPD. When Chandler hears about the possibility of a civil suit, she’s determined to win the Davis family as her next client. When she and Marty head over to the household to put their case to the family, they quickly learn that a Detective Morrison was quite heavily involved with them, to the point his conduct could be questioned. Although reluctant to make any moves, Chandler puts forward a compelling argument and before they leave, she and Marty manage to secure the Davis’ family as a client.

Away from the fallout following the shooting, Bosch is on his way to meet Gabriela so that she can introduce him to her daughter and grandson. He arrives in less conventional fashion that you’d expect, owing to his attempts to be covert and sneak past all of the eyeballs that have hardly moved off of him since Vance passed away. Gabriela’s daughter Vibiana isn’t too receptive to the idea that her biological grandfather was so desperate to seek her out at first, but her belligerence turns to shock when she learns that if a DNA link can be made she would be owed an inheritance worth billions. Of course, this is all dependent on Bosch moving quicker than the contractors working on behalf of the board of Vance Engineering, who are keen to remove all possible heirs from the picture so as to protect their position within the company.

Also keeping Bosch busy is his exploration of the Basu murder. After paying his surviving wife and daughter a visit, he learns that Basu was in conversation with the medical board about over-prescribing medication – another detail conveniently left out of the investigation record. Quite what it means in the grand scheme of things, Bosch doesn’t jump to any conclusions just yet, but he doesn’t just let it slide either. 

Back at the station, Maddie makes plans with fellow rookie Perez to go and visit Paulina after their shift that evening. Whilst the two of them are there, a press conference that Chandler gave earlier that day airs on the news, revealing to Maddie that she is representing the Davis family in their civil suit against the LAPD. Knowing that she could basically be going head to head with her former mentor and someone who she has come to hugely admire causes Maddie some internal conflict, evident in how quickly she turns the news bulletin off. 

Later that night, Perez drops Maddie home, where she invites him in and the two spend the night together. She and Vasquez catch up the next day and Maddie lets slip about the night before, but before the two of them can get into the details, Maddie spots something shady. They pull over to go and investigate, and catch a peeping tom in the act – someone the department believes to be connected in some way to the events that have been unfolding in Thai town recently. It’s a big win for the department, and for Maddie too, who receives a lot of credit for the take down.

The ending

Meanwhile, back with he Davis civil suit, Chandler is building her case and uncovering a lot of potential dirt that could result in a big pay day for the family. She has Mo doing some technical reconnaissance which, if the back alley meetings that Detective Morrison is having with SAS officers is anything to go by, will definitely bring something to the surface that will be beneficial to the civil suit.

Before episode 8 draws to a close, the story moves to a tactical training facility somewhere. There, a woman who is clearly very adept with firearms, is going through the motions, shooting at targets and not missing a single one. From the shadows, the man in charge of Vance Engineering’s efforts to shut down any claims to the Vance estate emerges, and gives the woman her next assignment – Bosch.

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