""The Thing About Secrets""
Season 2, Episode 2
Release date March 11, 2016
Written by Eric Overmyer & Tom Bernardo
Directed by Alex Zakrzewski
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"The Thing About Secrets" is the second episode of the second season of the streaming series Bosch, and the twelfth 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" and "adult language."



At the Hollywood station, Bosch explains to Billets that he and Edgar spent the night searching DMV records for the cars they identified from the video camera outside the TNA offices; they then search traffic camera matches, and identify a parking lot where the car was repeatedly spotted.

At the parking lot, Bosch and Edgar realize that the vehicles belong to an office of federal agents. They follow two men from a parking lot into a building where they meet FBI Agent Jay Griffin; they reveal that they know that Griffin's agents searched Tony Allen's office following the man's death, and demand access to the FBI's surveillance materials. Griffin refuses, claiming that Allen was a peripheral figure in a matter of national security, and offers only to review the material and turn over anything that he believes is relevant to Allen's death.

Act OneEdit

George Irving and Eddie Arceneaux prepare for their shift before heading to a dry-cleaner, where Irving picks up a box containing a shirt.

At the Hollywood station, Bosch updates Billets, who offers to call Deputy Chief Irving to get the FBI's materials released, and explains that Edgar is reviewing the surveillance video on Veronica Allen at Hidden Highlands.

At the Los Angeles Regional Crime Laboratory, technician Nicky Shirilla explains to Bosch and Edgar that he found glitter in the cuffs of Allen's jacket, and shows them the full set of fingerprints he discovered on the inside of the jacket's lapels. Edgar then tells Bosch that Veronica hadn't gone anywhere from Thursday to Sunday, and explains that he served the warrant to retrieve the GPS information from Allen's Bentley.

At the LAPD Headquarters Building, Irving watches District Attorney Richard O'Shea give an interview on KCYD channel 6, in which he denies having made a decision concerning a potential run for the mayor's office, before receiving a call from Jen Kowski.

At the Hollywood Station, Bosch constructs the murder book for the Allen investigation before receiving a call from Los Angeles Times reporter Keisha Russell, who explains that she has received two calls in the past four months from a woman claiming to have information on the 40-year-old unsolved murder of Marjorie Lowe. Bosch believes that the woman only called because his mother's murder was in the news during his trial six months prior, but takes the woman's number anyway.

Bosch then leaves to attend Allen's autopsy.

Act TwoEdit

Irving and Arceneaux return to the police station, and Arceneau instructs Irving to take the shirt box.

At the Hollywood Station, Edgar searches computer records until he discovers a Petition for Change of Name that indicates that Anthony Allen changed his name from Arman Avakian. He then finds Detectives Moore and Johnson, who once worked in the Little Armenia neighborhood of East Hollywood, where Allen grew up; he learns that Allen once belonged to the Armenian Pride gang, which has since grown into a criminal organization with ties to various Russian criminals, ex-Soviet mafia, and Bratva. Moore and Johnson agree to put him in touch with a contact of theirs at the Glendale Police Department.

At the Los Angeles County Department Of Coroner, Bosch meets with coroner Nick Bassi, who performed the autopsy on Allen's body; Bassi explains that one of the recovered .22 slugs should be useful for matching, and that Allen suffered a blow to the face shortly before his death.

That night, at the LAPD Headquarters Building, Edgar meets with Detective John Klein to learn the status of the decryption of Allen's computer, and delivers a warrant narrowing the search to information regarding TNA Productions, Anthony Allen, Veronica Allen, Jessica Gilroy, or Arman Akavian.

At his apartment, Irving speaks with a man regarding the pick-up at the dry-cleaner, explaining that he picked up a $2,000 payoff for Arceneaux and that he was recorded on the store's surveillance camera.

At the Catalina Bar & Grill, Bosch attends a performance by Grace Kelly before Billets arrives. They drink, and the lieutenant explains that she and Detective Rider broke up shortly after Bosch was suspended, after which Rider transferred to another division.

At his house in the Hollywood Hills, Bosch receives a call from Eleanor, and informs her that he may make a trip to Las Vegas in the course of his current investigation.

Act ThreeEdit

At Los Angeles City Hall, Irving meets with Mayor Hector Ramos, who reveals that he knows that both Irving and Ott intend to endorse O'Shea in the upcoming mayoral election. Ramos appeals to Irving to endorse him instead, citing their common upbringing and citing the possibility of promoting Irving to the office of Police Chief when Tenzer retires. Irving tells the mayor that he will consider the offer.

At the Hollywood Station, Edgar informs Billets and Bosch that Allen's computer files indicate that he was laundering large amounts of cash through TNA Productions. Bosch explains that Allen's phone records show several calls to and from a Las Vegas stripclub called Dolly's, and Billets instructs Bosch to visits Nevada to run down the lead while Edgar continues searching through Allen's financial records.

At the LAPD Headquarters Building, Bosch visits Irving, who gives the detective a CD containing audio surveillance from Allen's TNA office, phones, and car.

At Hidden Highlands, Bosch learns from Carl Nash that Veronica hasn't left her house in days. He then heads to the Allen residence, where he interviews Veronica regarding her husband's business dealings; she is unsurprised to learn that Tony had been laundering money, but claims to have been insulated from his financial activities. Bosch invites Veronica to the police station to be fingerprinted for exclusion, but she admits that she is already in the system because she had been arrested for prostitution "a long time ago."

Act FourEdit

That night, George and Arceneaux pursue a man through a residential area, cornering him inside an abandoned house before discovering a trashbag filled with bricks of heroin. They blackmail the man into paying a weekly "sales tax," while offering to give him tips on raids and suppress his neighborhood competition in exchange. As they leave, Arceneaux tells George that he may have "something else lined up in the next couple days."

At his house in the Hollywood Hills, Bosch examines the DVD of Victim of the Night before calling Edgar to ask his partner to track down the director, producer, and actors associated with the film. He then leaves the house with an overnight bag.

At the Irving residence, George arrives and learns from his mother that his father is still at work, and they discuss George's day before Connie offers to make her son dinner.

On the road, Bosch listens to the recordings from Allen's phone, and hears a conversation between Tony and his girlfriend, Layla. He then call Eleanor to let her know that he's on his way to Las Vegas for his case, and she offers to let him pick up Maddie from camp the next day. Bosch hangs up, and listens to another of Allen's calls, in which Allen and Layla discuss the possibility of a man finding out about their business.






Opening CreditsEdit

  • Laura Schiff, CSA - Casting
  • and Carrie Audino, CSA - Casting
  • Jesse Voccia - Music
  • Terrill Lee Lankford - Consulting Producer
  • Diane Frolov - Consulting Producer
  • & Andrew Schneider - Consulting Producer
  • Tom Smuts - Co-Executive Producer
  • William N. Fordes - Co-Executive Producer
  • Mikkel Bondesen - Executive Producer
  • Jan David Frouman - Executive Producer
  • Pieter Jan Brugge - Executive Producer
  • Henrik Bastin - Executive Producer
  • Michael Connelly - Executive Producer
  • Eric Overmyer - Executive Producer
  • Michael Connelly - Based on the Novels by
  • Eric Overmyer - Developed for television by
  • Eric Overmyer - Written for television by
  • & Tom Bernardo - Written for television by
  • Alex Zakrzewski - Director

Closing CreditsEdit

  • Mark Douglas - Co-Producer
  • Jamie Boscarin 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
  • Steven 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


  • As in "Trunk Music," the license plate on Bosch and Edgar's undercover car is 8Q49935.
  • The license plate on Eddie Arceneaux's undercover car is 3IDW674.
  • The license plate on Tony Allen's Bentley is 2QCE265.
  • The case number on Allen's Petition for Change of Name form is 7726134-112.




  • "(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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