""Victim of the Night""
Season 2, Episode 3
Release date March 11, 2016
Written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider
Directed by Pieter Jan Brugge
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"Victim of the Night" is the third episode of the second season of the streaming series Bosch, and the thirteenth 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, graphic violence, nudity," and "sexual situations," and borrows its title from the R-rated film within the series Victim of the Night.



Harry Bosch arrives in Las Vegas and visits The Mirage, where he learns from pitboss Hank Myers that the room Tony Allen had stayed in has since been rented again. He requests to speak with the dealers who had contact with Allen, but is told that he will need a warrant to view the surveillance footage.

Act OneEdit

The next morning, George Irving visits Eddie Arceneaux at Eddie's home, where Arceneaux gives Irving $3,000 in cash from the previous night's shakedown. Irving asks if there is anything else planned, but Arceneaux becomes suspicious of George's choice of words.

At the Hollywood station, Detective Edgar tells Lt. Billets that he found no matches to the fingerprints on Allen's jacket, but that CID found blood in the trunk of the Bentley that did not belong to Allen; Edgar also explains that there was little financial incentive for Veronica to have been involved in Tony's death, and Billets suggests interviewing the widow regarding money that Allen may have hidden away. Edgar leaves, and Billets calls Captain Marsha Macken to ask her out for lunch.

In Las Vegas, Bosch searches Allen's room at The Mirage, finding a matchbook from Las Fuentes in the bedside table and body glitter in the shower drain.

At the Irving residence, George discusses his undercover operation with his father, explaining that he doesn't believe that Arceneaux's associates are going to let him get any closer to their operations. Irving tells his son that their relationship will ultimately gain him access to Arceneaux's crew, but suggests that George exercise a bit more caution; George's mother then joins them, accusing her son of inheriting his abundance of confidence from his father.

At the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters building, Bosch checks in which Captain John Felton and meets Detective John Iverson, who agrees to run the fingerprints from Allen's jacket and to process a warrant for The Mirage's surveillance footage. Bosch then offers to buy Iverson lunch at Las Fuentes.

In Los Angeles, Edgar visits director Larry Markoff on the set of a dog food commercial, and interview him concerning Veronica Allen, who Markoff refers to as a "manipulative, toxic bitch" and "a charmer." He claims that Veronica always needed to be the center of attention, and that she only used Tony Allen to get out of porn because she never loved anyone but herself.

Act TwoEdit

In Las Vegas, Bosch and Iverson visit Las Fuentes and discuss the activities of the Russian mob in the city; Iverson also informs Bosch that Dolly's is operated by Armenian mobster Joey Marks, and theorizes that Allen may have been laundering money for Marks. Bosch insists on meeting with Marks, but Iverson explains that the mobster has kept a low profile since the FBI launched a massive investigation into his operations, claiming that an undercover federal agent went missing during the inquiry.

At the Pacific Division station, Billets encounters Julia Brasher before meeting with Captain Macken for lunch.

From Las Vegas, Bosch calls Edgar to give him Layla's name as Allen's girlfriend, and explains that he believes that he is being tailed by federal agents. He then hangs up before picking up his daughter from STEM camp, and the two head out for gelato.

At a beachside restaurant, Billets and Macken eat lunch, and Macken informs Billets that C. J. Buller was promoted to Commander, and asks if Irving is going to endorse Richard O'Shea in the mayoral election. Billets refuses to confirm the rumor, but Macken suggests that Irving's promotion to the Chief of Police could be beneficial to Billets career as well. Macken encourages Billets to take the Captain's exam, and reminds her that she was fortunate that he relationship with Kizmin Rider didn't end badly.

At the Downtown Container Park, Maddie explains to her father the difference between gelato and ice cream before admitting that her mother and stepfather had been arguing frequently prior to his trip to Hong Kong. She tells Bosch that Reggie is a good guy, and that he keeps her mother on track.

That night, George Irving visits Jon's Marketplace with a bag that he delivers to a pair of men – Lt. Howard Lau and his driver – in an SUV parked in the alleyway behind the store. Irving hands over the shirt box and the roll of cash that Arceneaux gave him, as well as a wristwatch with a recording of their altercation with Tito. Lau advises Irving not to push for a meeting with Arceneaux's associates, but to be patient, claiming that Arceneaux is "just the point of the spear."

Act ThreeEdit

In Las Vegas, Bosch visits Dolly's, where he requests to speak with Layla; he is soon approached by a blonde girl claiming to be Layla, but she eventually admits that Layla no longer works at Dolly's. Bosch is then approached by a bouncer who escorts him to speak with the club's manager, Lucky; Bosch informs the manager that Tony Allen was murdered, and Lucky admits that Allen lured his best dancers away from the club to star in his pornographic films. Lucky explains that he fired Layla, but has no address for her, and orders the bouncer to escort Bosch back to his car. Once Bosch is gone, Lucky makes a phone call in Russian regarding he detective and Tony Allen.

Outside the club, Bosch briefly beats the bouncer before getting into his car and leaving; a second car quickly follows him out of the parking lot.

The next morning, Bosch visits Eleanor's residence to spend time with his daughter and ex-wife; they briefly discuss Tony Allen and Reggie before they are interrupted by a man from Reggie's casino who berates Eleanor for having missed an appointment with a client who had flown to Las Vegas from Macau specifically to play poker with her. Harry attempts to intervene, but Eleanor instructs him to leave it alone, insisting that she doesn't have to answer to Bosch.

At the Irving residence, Irvin plays the piano before his wife approaches him to discuss Mayor Ramos's request for Irving's endorsement; Irving theorizes that if he endorses O'Shea and the District Attorney loses, he could face retaliation, but if he endorses Ramos and the Mayor wins, John Tenzer will still be Chief of Police for a time. Connie advises her husband to "roll the dice."

Act FourEdit

In Las Vegas, Bosch and Iverson examine security footage in The Mirage's surveillance monitor room; they watch Tony Allen gambling until Bosch realizes that the woman at the table with him is Eleanor.

At a bar in Los Angeles, Brasher and Officer Edgewood discuss Edgewood's initial impressions of Brasher before she heads to the bar and encounters George and Detective Rhodes; Rhodes leaves and George buys Brasher and Edgewood drinks. the woman who lured Tony Allen to the side of the road on the night of his murder watches George and Brasher as Irving explains why he enjoys working with the Van Nuys Narcotics unit.

The next morning at Greater Page Temple Church of God In Christ, Reverend Ott delivers a sermon with Depute Chief Irving, District Attorney O'Shea, and their wives in attendance.

Outside the church after service, Irving holds a press conference in which he and Reverend Ott formally endorse O'Shea. From his office, Mayor Ramos watches the press conference on the news with Jen Kowski, who advises that the Mayor "send [Irving] a message" to express their "displeasure."

In Las Vegas, Bosch, Eleanor, and Maddie eat dinner before Maddie leaves the table. Bosch then questions Eleanor about the night she played poker with Allen at The Mirage, and the argue about Eleanor's behavior in Reggie's absence.

At his apartment, George become anxious before retreating to his gym to work out his nervous energy and remind himself to "be patient."



Special AppearanceEdit




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
  • Diane Frolov - Written for television by
  • & Andrew Schneider - Written for television by
  • Pieter Jan Brugge - Director

Closing CreditsEdit

  • Mark Douglas - Co-Producer
  • Jamie Boscarin Martin - Associate Producer
  • Francesco Tignini - Unit Production Manager
  • Ian Calip - First Assistant Director
  • Kathleen D. Brennan - Second Assistant Director
  • Joseph E. Gallagher - Director of Photography
  • Chester Kaczenski - Production Designer
  • Jacque Toberen - 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


  • Larry Markoff directs a commercial for a vegan dog food called Schnolov's Premium.
  • The license plate on Grace Billets's undercover car is 7Q49901.
  • The license plate on the FBI agent's Chevy is LD4·56Q.
  • Bosch and Iverson examine the Mirage's security footage on a Saturday, one week after Tony Allen's murder.




  • "(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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