""Who's Lucky Now?""
Season 2, Episode 4
Release date March 11, 2016
Written by Tom Smuts
Directed by Christine Moore
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"Who's Lucky Now?" is the fourth episode of the second season of the streaming series Bosch, and the fourteenth 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," and "nudity."



At his motel room in Las Vegas, Harry Bosch receives a call from John Iverson who explains that he is executing a search warrant on Lucky Rykov's residence after matching the fingerprints on Tony Allen's jacket to Rykov. Bosch agrees to meet Iverson for the raid.

Bosch arrives at the staging area to find Iverson coordinating a SWAT team, and insists that they take a more diplomatic approach to Rykov; Iverson claims instead that Rykov is merely a means to finding Joey Marks. The team then rolls out before arriving at Rykov's residence; they launching an incursion, quickly arresting Rykov and two escorts.

Act OneEdit

Iverson and Bosch search Rykov's residence while Rykov denies having any involvement in Allen's death; Bosch discovers a .22 caliber handgun in a plastic bag in toilet tank, though Rykov denies owning the firearm. Rykov is arrested, though Bosch expresses misgivings about the ease of discovering the weapon.

In Los Angeles, George Irving leaves his apartment to meet with Eddie Arceneaux, and the two head to Pat's Liquor & Market for coffee and doughnuts. They then meet up an associate of Arceneaux's named Mo, who is the woman who lured Tony Allen to the side of the road on the night of his murder; she offers Irving a chance to join an operation occurring on Wednesday night, and he accepts. She also asks if George is willing to get information out of his father, and Irving agrees.

At the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters building, Bosch and Iverson leave Rykov in an interview room before discussing who should lead the interrogation, and Bosch learns that Captain Felton has also brought in Eleanor Wish and the bouncer from Dolly's for questioning due to their association with Joey Marks.

Bosch heads to Eleanor's interview room, and promises to straighten out the situation with Captain; Bosch then meets with Felton and insists that Eleanor has nothing to do with Allen's murder or Marks's mob activities. Felton wants to question Eleanor anyway to determine what she knows about a man named Tim Kirsch who she has been seen with on occasion. Bosch realizes that Felton is using Eleanor as leverage in order to get into the Allen case so that the LVMPD can get to Marks through Rykov, and agrees to call his lieutenant.

At the Hollywood station in Los Angeles, Lisa Billets does secretarial work for her mother before the lieutenant receives a call from Bosch. The detective explains Rykov's arrested, and asks Billets for permission to make the Allen case a joint investigation; Billets speaks with Felton, and agrees to share the case. Felton then agrees to release Eleanor, and Bosch questions her about Kirsch; Eleanor admits to borrowing money from the man before paying him back in full, and denies knowing anything about Kirsch's association with Marks.

Act TwoEdit

At the Van Nuys station, Arceneaux drops off Irving halfway through their shift before leaving.

At a restaurant in Glendale, Jerry Edgar meets with Detective Hamo Petrossian, who explains that Tony Allen and Joey Marks are cousins. He claims that the FBI's interest in Marks is his connection to groups that are planning to commit acts of terrorism, and insists that agents of Hezbollah are operating out of Mexico and Detroit.

At the LVMPD building, Rykov explains to Bosch and Iverson that he grabbed Allen's jacket when Allen confronted him about with Layla, and accuses the detectives of planting the handgun in his bathroom. He denies killing Allen, and insists that the murder was not ordered by Marks.

Bosch explains to Felton that he'll return the gun found at Rykov's residence to Los Angeles the next day, and Felton agrees to filing a hearing with the Las Vegas District Attorney. Leaving the station, Bosch calls Eleanor and leaves her a message to let her know that he will be returning to Los Angeles.

At a Clark County jail, Rykov makes a phone call before initiating an unprovoked attack on another inmate, beating the man before guards pull him off and secure him in a cell by himself.

At his motel, Bosch calls Eleanor again, but doesn't leave another message; he then calls his daughter and arranges to see her the next morning before leaving for Los Angeles.

Act ThreeEdit

The next morning, Bosch is approached by a limousine in the parking lot of his motel, and meets Marks and his attorney, Marty Weiss. The attorney offers Bosch an alibi to corroborate Rykov's whereabouts during the time of Allen's death, and Marks insists that he wants Allen's killer found. Bosch refuses Marks's offer despite the mobster's threats to "react" to Bosch's intrusion in Marks's affairs.

Bosch leaves the motel and visits Eleanor's house, and she admits that Reggie paid back Kirsch for her, and that she had borrowed $100,000. Bosch suggests that Eleanor quit playing poker, but she refuses, countering that it is her and Reggie's business. Bosch learns that he missed seeing Maddie, and asks Eleanor to tell their daughter that he will be back in a day or so.

At the Hollywood station, Deputy Chief Irving visits Billets to inform her that a number of parking tickets were written to patrons attending a fundraiser held by District Attorney O'Shea the previous night after Chief Tenzer was informed of the event by Mayor Ramos. He asks her to let him know if she hears of anything similar happening in Hollywood Division; when Billets suggests that Captain Macken may also be sympathetic, she learns that Macken sent the officers who ticketed O'Shea's patrons.

On his way out of the station, Irving spots a poster portraying him and O'Shea as dinosaurs while a meteor with Tenzer's face on it hurtles toward them. He tears the poster down.

At the ballistics laboratory, Bosch and Edgar observe as technician Lester Poole tests the handgun recovered from Rykov's residence, determining that the pistol was the one used to kill Allen, though Poole recovered no prints or serial number.

They head back to the Hollywood station, where they find FBI Agent Griffin waiting with Billets; they explain the ballistics results, and Griffin offers evidence that Rykov was actually in Los Angeles on the night of Allen's murder, and congratulates Bosch and Edgar on cracking the case. Griffin and Edgar leave, after which Billets tells Bosch about her meeting with Irving; she asks for his advice on the situation, to which Bosch responds: "Sometimes you pick your rabbi. Sometimes the rabbi picks you."

Act FourEdit

Irving and his wife attend a fundraiser for O'Shea at the residence of Jim Dawson.

That night after the event, the Irvings encounter a DUI checkpoint outside the Dawson residence. Irving confronts one of the police officers and demands to speak with his Sergeant; he then calls Billets and demands to know how a DUI checkpoint could be established in Hollywood Division without her knowing.

At Hidden Highlands, Bosch tells Carl Nash that an arrest has been made in the Allen case. Bosch and Edgar then visit Veronica to inform her of Rykov's arrest, and explains that both Lucky and Tony worked for Joey Marks; Veronica admits that Tony and Marks were cousins, and tells the detectives that Tony regularly complained about Marks despite the fact that Marks invested in Tony's movies.

Bosch and Edgar leave the neighborhood, and Edgar recognizes the second gate guard as a police officer; after the detectives are gone, the guard makes a phone call to inform someone that Bosch and Edgar have left.

In the car, Bosch expresses his suspicion that they are being manipulated, finding it too convenient that the FBI was so eager to help in the case, and Edgar theorizes that Allen and Rykov are "two unimportant guys" that the FBI are "keeping close tabs on" because of their parts in a larger investigation. Bosch then realizes that they are being followed, but the car passes them at an intersection; soon after, a second car begins to pursue the detectives as they head back into the city.





  • Nick Gomez as Riley
  • Dar Dixon as Jim Dawson
  • Callie Thompson as Lisa Billets
  • David Lengel as Lester Poole
  • Michael Yebba as Billy
  • Phedra Syndelle as Pinkie
  • Trampas Thompson as Inmate
  • Tim Soergel as Swat Guy #1
  • Anthony Molinari as Swat Guy #2
  • Con Schell as Swat Guy #3
  • Jake Matthews as Kamran
  • Danny Vasquez as Officer Boyd
  • Nick Gracer as Deli Owner


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
  • Tom Smuts - Written for television by
  • Christine Moore - 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
  • Kevin Casey - 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





  • "(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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