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""Follow the Money""
Season 2, Episode 8
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Release date March 11, 2016
Written by William N. Fordes & Joe Gonzalez
Directed by Alex Zakrzewski
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"Follow the Money" is the eighth episode of the second season of the streaming series Bosch, and the eighteenth episode of the series.

The episode premiered on Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM along with the rest of the second season on 11 March 2016.

The episode is rated TV-MA for "adult content, adult language," and "graphic violence."

SummaryEdit

TeaserEdit

At Eddie Arceneaux's residence, Detectives Conniff, Espinosa, and Silva oversee the processing of Arceneaux's death scene. The gun lies on the floor, and a technician spots the bruises on Arceneaux's wrists where he had been ziptied, while Conniff finds the severed ziptie in the kitchen trashcan. Espinosa finds a text message sent from Arceneaux's phone at 12:15 that morning to George Irving's cellphone reading: "Sorry partner; I let you down." Espinosa and Conniff theorize that the officer's death might be a murder staged to look like Arceneaux killed himself, but Silva firmly presses the idea that Arceneaux committed suicide.

At his house in the Hollywood Hills, Bosch receives a call and leaves the house with an envelope moments before his daughter wakes up.

Act OneEdit

At a crime scene in the California desert off Highway 15, FBI Special Agent Jay Griffin holds a bagged Saint Jude medal with the words "PRAY FOR US" and the initials "MM" on the back while he calls Eleanor to inform her the body of his missing federal agent has been found based on her information.

At the Omni Hotel, Deputy Chief Irving explains to Bosch that Arceneaux's death will be ruled a suicide in order to neatly resolve the investigation into George's death, and Bosch explains that Arceneaux's death will give Nash time to secure payment for his part in Tony Allen's death. The detective tells Irving that Allen meant to leave Veronica for Layla, and that Veronica hired Nash to kill her husband; he theorizes that Veronica and Nash are both waiting for Allen's estate to settle.

At the Hollywood station, Bosch is called into a meeting with Lt. Billets and Detectives Edgar, Conniff, and Espinosa, and learns that the RHD detectives are now investigating Arceneaux's death as well. Conniff explains that Bosch gave him Nash's name in connection with George's murder, and Bosch claims that he learned of Nash's connection to Arceneaux from a confidential informant; Conniff questions whether Bosch coerced Arceneaux into giving up Nash's name, but Bosch denies it. He explains that he will be searching Nash's house soon, and offers to share anything that will help Conniff and Espinosa in their investigations. Conniff and Espinosa leave, and Edgar requests additional support to monitor Veronica Allen; Billets offers to assign Detectives Johnson, Moore, Ferras, and Roberts.

In the break room, Billets presses Bosch regarding his secretive investigations, though he admits to nothing; she also reveals that she knows that Irving has been spending hours every day at the gym, though Bosch merely explains that the Deputy Chief is grieving and angry. Bosch then takes a call, and leaves.

At Echo Park Lake, Eleanor meets with Griffin, who passes on the gratitude of the Director of the FBI and explains that the flag will be removed from her federal record; he also gives her a letter of recommendation signed by the Director.

At a Surfer Taco food truck elsewhere in the city, Rykov meets Bosch to express his gratitude for the information that led to the recovery of Agent Burrell's body, though Bosch denies supplying it. Rykov explains that if the blood in Allen's trunk is Burrell's, the FBI will file RICO charges against Marks and his associates in an attempt to convince one of them to testify. Rykov admits that he had authorized a surveillance detail on Bosch, but that he cancelled it that morning. Bosch explains that he believes that Nash planted the gun recovered from Rykov's bathroom, and that Nash was the man who orchestrated the murder of Tony Allen in conjunction with Veronica.

Rykov explains that Allen had always been skimming money from the cash he laundered for Marks, but that he began taking more two years previously, around the time he met Layla; Rykov theorizes that Allen had skimmed a total of almost $4-million in those two years, and Bosch theorizes that Nash and Veronica conceived the plan to make Allen's murder look like a mob hit after Veronica overheard Marks confronting Allen. Rykov explains that the money that Allen stole was never recovered, and suggests that it is likely Veronica's motive. The agent then reveals that his real name is Luke Goshen before being picked up by a fellow agent.

Act TwoEdit

At Bosch's house in the Hollywood Hills, Eleanor shows Maddie the letter of recommendation; though she is excited, Maddie questions how Reggie will react to losing Eleanor as a business partner at the casino. The two then leave to go shopping for school clothes.

At the Hollywood station, Bosch explains to Edgar that Allen had been stealing millions from Marks; he then calls Conniff and Espinosa and tells them to meet at Nash's residence in a hour.

At Nash's house, Bosch and Edgar arrive to find Conniff, Espinosa, and a team of officers waiting; the group then breaks in the door and searches the house. Conniff discovers the American Security safe in the garage, though he finds it empty, and Bosch discovers the ceiling vent in the bedroom open and the packet of photographs missing. Edgar tells Bosch about the empty gun safe, and Bosch realizes that Nash has fled; he then shows Edgar the pictures he took of the photographs and admits that he and Deputy Chief Irving had previously broken into Nash's house. He explains that the investigations into Allen's murder and George's murder are connected because George had been investigating Nash's crew.

That night, at his house in the Hollywood Hills, Bosch examines the photograph of Allen and Layla while Eleanor cleans up after dinner; Bosch admits that Eleanor and Maddie are likely no longer in danger, but admits that he'll still worry about them. Eleanor explains that the flag has been removed from her record, and tells Bosch about her letter of recommendation, expressing her gratitude for Bosch's help. She then admits that she has been communicating with Reggie, and claims that she will tell him about the developments in her career after he arrives home.

Act ThreeEdit

The next morning, Edgar and Bosch visit Veronica in Hidden Highlands to inform her that Rykov has been released, revealing that Nash is now a person of interest in the case. They explain that Nash has a checkered past, having been forced to resign from the LAPD due to corruption and brutality.

At the Hollywood station, Bosch and Billets discuss their surveillance on Veronica, who they expect to arrange a face-to-face meeting with Nash.

At the Allen residence, Veronica places an order for delivery by phone.

At the Hollywood station, Bosch receives a call from Keisha Russell, who questions Rykov's release; Bosch explains that the search warrant was faulty, and the gun recovered from Rykov's house was excluded because of it. Russell then explains that Annette called regarding the detetive's mother again, claiming that Marjorie told her a few days before she was killed that she had visited her son at McClaren Youth Hall, discovering that sneakers which she had given him had been stolen, and that he had been beaten by the thief. Bosch confirms the story, but hangs up before Russell can continue.

At the Irving residence, the Deputy Chief finds the locks changed, and confronts his wife about it; she tells him only that he must call before visiting, and closes the door. Irving leaves.

That night, a van from Mitzis Amuse Bouche approaches Hidden Highlands while Johnson and Moore work surveillance. At the Allen residence, Veronica spots the driver approaching; she tousles her hair, takes a calm breath, then rushes out the door in a frenzy.

The next morning, Bosch and Edgar work surveillance outside Hidden Highlands, and Edgar receives a court services alert indicating that the judge in the Allen probate case has issued Letters of Administration to Veronica, giving her authority to inventory all of her husband's bank accounts, which are listed in the alert. Bosch then matches a photo of Allen and Layla to the First National Pacific Bank at 160 San Fernando Road in Sylmar, where Allen kept a safe deposit box.

The detectives then pull up to the gatehouse and request to speak with Veronica, but she does not answer when the guard calls her house. Bosch then searches the guard log and discovers the delivery the night before; Bosch and Edgar then search security footage until they find video of Veronica rushing out of her house in a frenzy to meet the Mitzis driver, who then helps her carry two suitcases out of the house. As she hides in the van, Edgar realizes that one of the suitcases is far lighter than the other, and likely empty. The detectives then leave Hidden Highlands with their siren blaring.

At First National Pacific, Veronica arrives and parks, removing a large rolling suitcase from her trunk while Nash watches from his car across the street. He radios Veronica's arrival to Riley and Piccinini, who have also spotted her from their own vehicle. Veronica then heads inside the bank.

On the road, Bosch rushes through traffic as he receives a call from Irving, who explains that Maureen O'Grady eluded a police surveillance detail the previous night; Bosch explains that he is on his way to the bank where Veronica will be collecting her husband's money, and promises to let Irving know what happens. Bosch then explains to Edgar that Nash's crew will likely be following Veronica at the bank.

At First National Pacific, Veronica meets with the bank manager and a locksmith, who begins the processing of drilling open Tony Allen's safe deposit box.

At the LAPD Headquarters Building, Irving calls for Wash to pick him up, and collects his service pistol from his desk drawer.

At First National Pacific, the locksmith drills open Allen's safe deposit box while Veronica and a vault attendant watch.

Outside, a car arrives and drops off Billy, who enters the bank and meets with the manager under the pretense of opening an account.

In the vault, the locksmith has opened the safe deposit box and the vault attendant has removed it; both leave the room so that Veronica, which she is stunned to discover contains only a single strip of photo booth pictures of Tony and Layla.

In the lobby, Billy watches the locksmith leave, and learns that a safe deposit box had to be drilled. He then claims that he forgot his wallet and leaves, approaching a car in the parking lot; Marks is waiting inside, and Billy informs him that while he did not see Veronica, he learned that a safe deposit box was just drilled open due to probate proceedings. Marks insists that Veronica is in the bank, and instructs Billy to wait.

In his own vehicle, Nash instructs Riley, Piccinini, and O'Grady to hold their positions.

In the vault, Veronica anxiously contemplates her next move.

Act FourEdit

Outside First National Pacific, Nash watches as Veronica exits the bank. Billy spots her as well, intercepting her before she can reach her car; Veronica angrily offers him the suitcase, but Marks demands to speak with her. Watching the interaction, Nash orders his team to move in, and Riley and Piccinini rush to the scene, pulling their weapons and ordering Billy, Marks, and his driver to get on the ground. Billy takes Veronica hostage, and Nash exits his vehicle with a Sig MPX submachine gun, approaching the scene with O'Grady providing backup.

Bosch and Edgar arrive and approach the scene, calling for backup; Irving and Wash hear the call, and Irving orders the driver to speed up.

In the parking lot, Veronica activates her car's alarm, startling Billy enough for her to escape. Billy fires; Riley and Piccinini return fire, creating a panic that causes the civilians to flee. Veronica takes cover as Billy kills Piccinini; Riley kills Marks, while Nash approaches Veronica and spots the her suitcase. Marks's driver kills Riley and O'Grady kills Billy before the driver shoots O'Grady in the chest and heads for the suitcase. Nash then emerges, kills the driver, and grabs the briefcase only to realize that it's empty; he then turns on Veronica, but is shot by Bosch and Edgar before he can shoot her.

Even after being shot, Nash takes a hostage and attempts to back away from the scene, while Bosch and Edgar pursue him. Nash stops a driver on the street, abandoning his hostage as he steals the vehicle with the driver still inside; he then flees the scene as Edgar radios in Nash's escape.

Soon after, the parking lot swarms with police while a helicopter circles overhead. Edgar finds O'Grady alive and arrests her, while Bosch finds Veronica in her car and handcuffs her, turning her over to another officer to be taken back to the Hollywood station. Edgar then opens the suitcase to discover that it's empty.

On the road, Nash opens his shirt to reveal a bulletproof vest, and orders his hostage to give him napkins to pack the bullet wound to his thigh. He then merges onto I-5 and disappears into traffic.

At First National Pacific, Irving arrives to find the aftermath of the shootout, demanding to know "what the fuck happened?"

CastEdit

StarringEdit

Guest-StarringEdit

Co-StarringEdit

  • Nick Gomez as Riley
  • John Eddins as Wash
  • Treisa Gary as Coroner's Investigator Basile
  • Rick Otto as Bernardo Piccinini
  • Michael Yebba as Billy
  • Kikey Castillo as Drake
  • Chris Aquilno as Maury
  • Jennifer Say Gan as Branch Manager
  • Tory N. Thompson as Delivery Van Driver
  • Dan Warner as Day Guard
  • Matthew Downs as Night Guard
  • William Duffy as Vault Attendant

CrewEdit

Opening CreditsEdit

Closing CreditsEdit

  • Mark Douglas - Co-Producer
  • Jamie Boscardin Martin - Associate Producer
  • Francesco Tignini - Unit Production Manager
  • Trey Batchelor - First Assistant Director
  • Stephanie Tull - Second Assistant Director
  • Patrick Cady, ASC - Director of Photography
  • Chester Kaczenski - Production Designer
  • Stephen Cohen, ACE - Editor
  • Catherine Adair - Costume Designer
  • Joe Gonzalez - Story Editor
  • Tom Bernardo - Staff Writer
  • Paul Schreiber - Supervising Location Manager
  • Marc Dabe - Art Director
  • Betty Berberian - Set Decorator
  • Margery Kimbrough - Script Supervisor
  • Helen Geier, CSA - Casting
  • Tim Marcia - Technical Consultant
  • Mitzi Roberts - Technical Consultant
  • Rick Jackson - Technical Consultant

NotesEdit

RE: Eleanor Wish File
This letter is to state the recommendation that the flag be removed from Eleanor Wish file, from the results of her assistance in helping us locate a missing agent, which will not be named for security purposes.
Eleanor Wish may not be employed by the FBI again but this is to recommend her for service with any other agencies that may seek her skills and talents.
T. Marsha
Director FBI – Los Angeles Office

ReceptionEdit

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EpisodeEdit

  • "(Bosch 2x01)"
(S1)Bosch Season Two episodes(S3)
"Trunk Music" "The Thing About Secrets" "Victim of the Night" "Who's Lucky Now?" "Gone"
"Heart Attack" "Exit Time" "Follow the Money" "Queen of Martyrs" "Everybody Counts"

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