The Calling season 1, episode 2 recap – why did Leonard report Avi?

November 10, 2022
Lori C. 0
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Summary

Episode 2 follows Avi and Janine as they delve deeper into the case of the missing boy. It becomes clear that everyone involved has something to hide.

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Summary

Episode 2 follows Avi and Janine as they delve deeper into the case of the missing boy. It becomes clear that everyone involved has something to hide.

We recap the Peacock series The Calling season 1, episode 2, “The Knowing,” which contains spoilers.

Episode two follows Detective Avraham ”Avi” Avraham (Jeff Wilbusch)and Janine Harris (Juliana Canfield) as they delve deeper into the case of the missing boy. It becomes clear that everyone involved has something to hide. The pair interview some of Vincent’s classmates and learn it’s unlikely Vincent (Charlie Besso) ran away. 

The Calling season 1, episode 2 recap

The episode opens with Avi revealing to the Conte couple that the trash can had Vincent’s backpack inside it. Leonard is increasingly hostile throughout the interview. 

Later on, Dania knocks on Nora’s door and offers her sympathies and some baked goods. The woman admits to having noticed Vincent having a hard time before his disappearance and is worried that her suggestion he moved out of the family home might have led to him running away. 

At Vincent’s school, Avi and Janine learn that his best friend, Benjamin, lied about the boy having been at school the day he disappeared in a misguided attempt at covering for him. Benjamin also explained that the missing teen had a date booked that week with a pretty classmate, Hayley. When they interview the girl, she admits to having no feelings for Vincent and says she only agreed to the date to make her boyfriend jealous. Later on, we learn that Vincent was being viciously bullied online by Hayley’s boyfriend and other classmates. 

At Zack’s writing class, he reads out a disturbing piece seemingly written from Vincent’s perspective. Happy to finally receive some praise for his writing, Zack takes Dania out dancing. 

Earl seeks out Hailey’s boyfriend, Billy, who admits to having bullied Vincent. When Earl goes to speak to John, the homeless man continues denying ever having contact with Vincent. The search in the missing boy’s phone reveals he’s been getting some strange texts from a burner phone number, including “That should have never happened.” He also received a rather disturbing text from his sister wishing him dead. 

Avi and Janine ask to speak to Vincent’s sister, Olivia, and ask her about the text. According to Olivia, she didn’t mean anything by her message, it was a part of their healthy sibling love/hate relationship. 

When Avi returns to the house, he goes to Vincent’s room and notices the large luggage case from his set is missing. Nora claims she has no idea where the missing case is. 

The Calling season 1, episode 2 ending

A jealous Leonard makes a complaint to the police Captain about Avi’s behavior after walking in on him comforting a crying Nora and accuses the Detective of hitting on his wife. After being told off by his boss, Avi meets with Nora who confesses to feeling drawn to him but asks him to stay on her son’s case. 

Back in the Miller’s home, Dania finds a notepad with Vincent’s writing and the strange letters Zack claims to have authored on his laptop. Zack tries to explain he’s been writing from Vincent’s perspective and trying to channel the missing boy’s feelings, but she’s unconvinced. The episode ends with Dania flat-out accusing her husband of having done something to Vincent. 

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