Following the advice of his mother, Tommy agrees to atone for the crosswalk incident by allowing Father Crowley to baptize his child, but neglects to make peace with the priest beforehand, much to Jane, Frankie, and Maura’s incredulity. A male colleague of Lydia’s who goes by the nickname Strawberry crashes the ceremony, and later, Jane and Maura babysit TJ while Lydia attends Strawberry’s going-away party at work. Also, Jo Friday makes an appearance.
Carlos Ayala, Ramón Franco and Rene Rosado appear in this episode.
Sides (drafts of scripts) were posted for some scenes in this episode. They indicate that this week’s case involves the death of a researcher who dedicated twelve years of her life to tracking down the husband and son of her murdered sister after her brother-in-law faked the family’s death in a boating accident and then disappeared with his son to avoid embezzlement charges and offload his sick wife.
Meanwhile, Cailin, the half sister to whom Maura donated a kidney, is living or at least staying at Maura’s house. Cailin makes herself at home, calling it “our place” and inviting her friends - and their boyfriends - to sleep over. In the morning, the girls make breakfast, trashing Maura’s usually immaculate kitchen in the process. At work, Maura and Angela bond over the stress of raising children - even though, as Maura points out, Cailin isn’t actually her child.
Sides (drafts of scripts) were posted for some scenes in this episode. They indicate that the episode opens with Maura and Jane - in a cocktail dress and work clothes, respectively - attending an upscale fundraising gala for a bone marrow database that matches would-be donors with people in need of transplants. The database founders are a famous golf pro and his former model wife, Tucker and Taylor Franklin, who are friends of Maura’s. While Maura fits in well with the well-heeled crowd, Jane, who only came for the food, is mistaken as a member of the waitstaff.
Jane and Maura are separated when Tucker leads Maura to a table of doctors to help solicit donations. Maura hits it off with one of the doctors, who attracts her with his appreciation and knowledge of female artists, and she ends up discussing one of her open cases with him. At the end of the night, he offers to drive her home and then leads her away from the other benefit-goers, ostensibly because he is parked around the corner and doesn’t trust valets. The viewer gets the sense that Maura may be in danger, but it’s the doctor who turns up dead and Maura who ends up in a holding cell at the Suffolk County Jail, where she is assaulted by another prisoner. The guard who comes to her rescue delivers a message from her biological father, Paddy Doyle.
It seems Bass makes an appearance in this episode.
It was dark as they walked down the alleyway. So dark, that her little green eyes widened as she held on tighter to her mother’s hand. Her little legs stumbled slightly in her footy pajamas as her mother struggled to move them faster.
“Mommy, wheres we goin’?” She asked in a quiet tone. She was tired and her feet were cold on the dirty concrete. She knew it had to be late because the sun wasn’t there to say hello.