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Warning: Spoiler Alert

“My name is Henry Morgan. My story is a long one. It might sound a bit implausible. In fact you probably won’t believe me. But I’ll tell you anyway, because beyond all else, I have lots and lots of time.”

That’s the way that Dr. Henry Morgan entered our lives last September and introduced us to the ABC freshman series “Forever.” The show’s first chapter concluded Tuesday, wrapping up a bunch of loose ends quite nicely and giving the fans a cliffhanger ending, whetting our appetites for the second chapter. Some time between the series premiere and the first season’s conclusion, millions of viewers got drawn into the tale of a man whose life stretched for well over 200-years, altering their schedules if needed, to be in front of their Televisions, Tuesday nights at 10:00 pm.

Why did so many TV viewers lose their hearts to Forever? Because in an era of cookie-cutter series, this show blazed its own direction, becoming something quite special in the process. The Television highway’s littered with series, that sounded great on paper but couldn’t transfer the concept to the small screen. The formula for great entertainment in any of the visual mediums is quite simple in principle, but very tough to execute. It all comes down to great writing and acting, everything else is just frosting. If you baked a lousy cake, the best frosting on the planet won’t make it taste good.

Series creator Matt Miller and his writing staff, took a great concept about a man that regenerated each time he died and made the viewers care about him and the people that filled his universe, in the past and the present. Ioan Gruffudd, the actor that brought Morgan to life, could have portrayed the NYPD Medical Examiner as a Sherlock Holmes knockoff, but he made Henry his own. Incredibly charming and frustratingly stubborn, Morgan became a flesh and blood three-dimensional character, as audiences winced each time he got hurt and cheered when he was victorious.

Surrounded by a stellar cast both in the present and the past and a story that drew its viewers deeply into the characters lives, fans looked forward to returning each week. Combining aspects of procedurals, fantasy, history and an epic love-story, Forever defies simple categorization as it takes the best aspects of all those genres, resulting in the best new network series, in the 2014-2015 television season.

The episode begins in the backroom of a New York City museum, as a female employee grabs a box of ancient artifacts off a shelf. She takes out a piece of clay pottery, then reaches into the box and cuts herself. As her finger starts to bleed she sees what she got cut by, an ancient dagger wrapped in a cloth.

The scene shifts quickly and we see the young woman dead on a New York City street, with Detectives Jo Martinez and Mike Hanson on the case, joined by assistant Medical Examiner Lucas Wahl. Lucas comes up with some improbable theories about the homicide, Jo says they should wait for Morgan to arrive. She’s told that Henry’s got the day off, to attend the funeral of Abe’s mother.

Henry and Abe standing in the water’s edge with Abigail’s ashes in an urn, Abe gives a tribute to his mother saying to him she was an angel. He asks Henry if he has anything to say and Morgan says she saved me, but I couldn’t save her. He says he keeps thinking about her final moments, trapped by Adam and feeling terrified.

We have our first flashback of the evening, as we travel back to London in 1945 as Abigail and Henry are just getting to lean about each other. She sees the wound on his chest, he says he caught a stray bullet early in the war. He then sees a cigarette burn on the back of Abigail’s neck and demands to know who scarred her. He then begs her to let him protect her.

Returning to the present he tells his son that Adam will pay for what he’s done, but Abe tells him that Adam’s immortal so Henry can’t get revenge. Morgan replies that revenge is a long game and all he has is time.

Henry’s back at work the next day and Lucas gives his interpretation of the autopsy results. Morgan then shows his assistant what he failed to notice, a shallow cut on her neck that looks to have come from a bread knife and a deeper cut. He then notices her infected finger, that got cut by the dagger in the museum and the white powder on her hands, usually found on museum employees. Hanson says that a missing persons report just came through that matches the victim, Blair Dryden a 27-year-old museum employee.

Henry and Jo head to the museum to meet with the head curator Diane Clark and she takes them back to where Blair worked. Through the use of a blacklight, Henry discovers where Dryden got cut, then they see the outline of the dagger on the cloth. Apparently Blair had the dagger in her possession and got killed for it. Henry suddenly realizes that the dagger is the one Adam’s been searching for and excuses himself to go home and talk to Abe.

Morgan tells Abe about the dagger and about Adam’s theory and Abe makes the connection that if the dagger could kill Adam, then the pistol that killed his father for the first time, might end Henry’s life. He immediately puts the gun in the safe, then he tells Henry that he needs a companion. He says that he’s not immortal and Henry needs a confidante, for after Abe’s gone. Someone to share his secret with.

Martinez and Morgan get a tip that Blair may have visited author and artifacts expert Aubrey Griffin before she hot murdered. The famed archeologist is now confined to an electric wheel chair. He tells them that Dryden visited him regularly with items from the museum to get identified. He says that she’d been there the night she got killed with the dagger that supposedly was involved in the murder of Julius Caesar.

Griffin tells the pair that legend has it that Caesar’s Dagger’s surrounded by death and kills all those who come in contact with it. He then bemoans the fact that he allowed Dryden to leave his apartment unaccompanied at 10:00 pm. Jo asks why she stopped by so late and he told her she had dinner with her fiancé.

Jo and Mike interview Dryden’s fiancé and it turns out that his best friend Xander, pretended to be a mugger and took the dagger without hurting Blair. Morgan, Martinez and Hanson head to Xander’s place and find him tied to a chair, close to death, his face and torso covered with long cuts from a knife. The two detectives split up to search the place and tell Henry to stay in the room. Xander gasps for air and Henry attempts to save him, but Adam comes out from the shadows and tells Morgan that he’s too far gone to be saved.

He says the guy told him he didn’t have the dagger and Adam’s search after torturing him proved he was telling the truth. Adam hears Martinez returning and tells Morgan to stay away from his dagger, then he ducks into another room. Jo come back and starts to head for the room that Adam’s hiding in but Henry goes in first. Adam slits his own throat with a blade and disappears before Jo can get in the room. She berates Henry for his actions, saying she nearly shot him.

Back at Abe’s shop, Morgan tells his son that he needs to protect Jo from Adam even if she ends up hating Henry. He says that he needs to get the dagger and kill his nemesis. Abe says that Henry’s not a killer and if he attempts to take that route he’ll lose.

We’re back in London in 1945, as Henry approaches another British soldier and asks him if he’s Johnny Haygood. The guy says Henry must be Abigail’s new boyfriend and Morgan tells the soldier he better stay away from her or Henry will take care of him. Haygood then stands up and towers over Morgan by about eight-inches and asks Henry if he wants to take it outside.

The two men start fighting outside the pub, with each of them hitting the other in the face. Abigail arrives and calls for Henry, just then Haygood pulls a knife and pushes it deep into Henry’s abdomen. When Morgan falls to the street, all disappear except for Abigail who cradles him in her arms. Henry repeats that he’s sorry and she won’t understand, then takes his last breath and disappears. She sits there alone and calls his name.

Back at the precinct, Lucas tells Henry and Jo that there’s a connection between Blair’s and Xander’s murders. He then points out the welts formed on Xander’s skin underneath the blade marks. He also tells the pair that the same white powder from the gloves was on Xander’s body. Jo and Henry head back to the museum.

As Jo starts to talk with the curator, Henry notices that the burly guard on duty’s wearing gloves and carrying a telescopic baton. Martinez says they’re going to offices to check out suspects but Henry says he’ll join her in a bit. He then follows the guard back to the locker room as his shift ends, but the guard realizes Henry’s following him and ambushes Morgan, beating him with the baton. Jo arrives shortly after with he gun pointed at the guard, Henry thanks for her help.

After they get the guard in custody, Martinez asks Morgan if he’s trying to sabotage this case. He tells her he believes in the curse of the dagger and he’s terrified she’ll get killed. She rolls her eyes and walks away. Hanson tries interviewing the guard, but he remains silent. Henry notices he’s shaking and then notices the guards bloated and his skin tone’s bad and says the man suffers from kidney failure.

Mike takes a break from the interrogation and Morgan pours some antacid into a cup of coffee, hands it to Martinez and says perhaps the friendly approach would be more effective. She gives the guard the coffee, which he takes a drink from and asks him about his boys. Now the guard starts talking and Jo asks him about the blade. The guard says he wants his lawyer, then grimaces and falls to the floor. Henry runs in and says he’s having a heart attack and tells Jo to call for an ambulance.

Henry tells the guard he’s dying but that Morgan can save him if he tells him where the dagger’s at. The guard whispers into Henry’s ear and Morgan tells the EMT’s that the man’s suffering from a magnesium overdose, then tells Jo he’s late for a dinner engagement and leaves.

Morgan heads to Aubrey Griffin’s place and the archeologist dryly says that the security guard ratted him out. Henry  asks Griffin why he’s so obsessed with the dagger and Griffin produces the journal of Joseph Mengele. He says while reading about Mengele’s heinous experiments, he discovered that one of the patients kept returning to life. When he died he’d regenerate in a nearby river. He says that the patient attributed his regenerative powers to the dagger and Griffin wants to meet this immortal.

Suddenly they realize someone else is in the other room and Griffin hands Morgan the dagger. He stands by the door ready to stab Adam, but it’s Jo who opens the door. She tells him to give her the dagger, he asks her to trust him and she replies not anymore.

She drives him back to Abe’s shop and asks him what she means to him. Henry says she’s his friend and partner and he feels very strongly about her. She then says that he’s frustrating and confusing, but he taught her to look at life differently and how to feel again. She then tells him to leave the car and once he steps out she drives away.

Henry heads to the station and asks Lucas to get him the dagger out of evidence, but Wahl says that Jo already told him that if he takes the dagger he’ll get fired and possibly prosecuted. He then tells Henry to go to his office and take care of his paperwork. Morgan starts to question his assistant, who forcefully tells him to do his paperwork.

Henry heads into his office and sees the dagger on top of his pile of papers. He comes out to the lab and thanks Lucas, Wahl tells him that he considers himself lucky to be so close to greatness every day. Then he says that commands are not constraints, Morgan asks Lucas if he just quoted Milton and Wahl says he looked up the quote to seem smart. Morgan tells him he’s very smart and leaves to go meet Adam.

Henry takes the subway, unaware that Jo’s following him. However he loses her by using a construction passageway. Adam tells Morgan he’s very glad to see him, Henry pulls the dagger from his coat and drops it on the ground in front of Adam, then says goodbye. Adam says that Henry can’t walk away without playing, then fires the pistol that first killed Morgan into the air.

Henry sneers at his nemesis, asking him if Adam thinks he fears death. Adam smiles and says that Morgan’s greatest fear’s that his secret will get revealed. He shows Henry a picture he took from Abigail when she took her own life, it’s Henry and Abigail in the late forties with Abigail holding Abe. He then asks if Henry realizes Martinez followed him on the subway. He says that if she didn’t hear the first shot, she’ll certainly hear this one and fires a bullet into Henry’s heart.

Morgan falls to the ground and Adam says when Jo arrives she’ll either find him truly dead, or watch him disappear. Henry motions for Adam to come close to him as he wants to tell him something. He struggles to get the words out, but he says he’s not a killer he’s a doctor. He then stabs a syringe into Adam’s neck. Adam gets to his feet and staggers to the subway platform. Henry vanishes just before Jo arrives, but she sees his watch on the floor.

Adam has a seizure in the subway station, then falls to the ground. He wakes up in a hospital, with a doctor and Morgan standing over him. The doctor tells Henry that Adam’s suffering from locked in syndrome, he’s completely paralyzed as are his muscles, but his brain’s functioning perfectly. Henry asks if Adam can understand them and the doctor says he can and the condition could last Adam’s entire life. He walks away and Henry leans in and tells his nemesis not to worry, they’ll find a way out of this. After all they have eternity together.

We return once more to 1945, as Henry sneaks into Abraham’s window to say goodbye to his son. Abigail walks in and Henry tries to explain things, she touches his face and says you poor man, then she hugs him tightly.

Back in the present Abe and Henry are playing chess, when Martinez knocks on the shop door. Henry answers it smiling and asks if she’s arrived with a new mystery? She says maybe then hands him his watch, he thanks her profusely telling her it got stolen and he was about to file a report. She says she thought he’d say that, then asks him to explain the picture of Henry, Abigail and Abe she also found.;

She says to Henry that she hopes he can explain the photo and Henry just stares at the picture. Abe says tell her and Henry says it’s a long story.

Photo Courtesy Of ABC/Patrick Harbron

Photo Courtesy Of ABC/Patrick Harbron

Warning: Spoiler Alert

Regular viewers of the ABC series “Forever,” likely caught on early, that the latest episode entitled “The Night In Question,” differed in cadence and feel from the other chapters of the show. There was no opening or closing monologue for NYPD Medical Examiner Henry Morgan in this go-round, or any of the off the cuff humor we’ve grown used to seeing. This episode had a serious and dark tone, from beginning to its closing seconds, that fit the subject as well as one of Morgan’s jackets.

Whether Abe’s interruption in Jo and Henry’s conversation, in “Best Foot Forward,” kept the pair from an intimate moment or not, his news would cause Henry’s head to spin, when he found out Abe located Abigail with help from Lucas Wahl. After thirty-years of uncertainty and guilt, Morgan would finally discover the fate of the love of his existence.

Abigail’s last known address was in Tarrytown, New York, back in 1985 and Abe suggests they take a ride over to see if anyone remembers her. Henry’s first thoughts are that Abigail’s still alive, but Abe reminds him that 95-year olds, are pretty rare amongst we mortals. Henry realizes that his wife likely has passed in the thirty-years since he last saw her. They drive out into the country and Henry wonders why Abigail would have lived out in the middle of nowhere. Abe theorizes she may have searched for peace and quiet, Morgan feels she was attempting to hide from him.

They find the house and see an elderly woman outside gardening, they tell each other it can’t be Abigail and they’re correct. However, the woman remembers Sylvia Blake, the alias Abigail used in Tarrytown. She lived in her guest cottage a long time ago. Abe explains Sylvia was his mother, she says that she woke up one morning and Sylvia was gone, but she has a box of her belongings she saved through the years.

She’s about to show Abe the box when Henry spies a winter rosebush, he says that legend has it that Alexander The Great, died from its poison. The woman tells Abe his mother planted that flower, Henry goes on a flashback to Brooklyn in 1946. Abigail, Henry and baby Abraham are in their first American home, an apartment that according to Abigail smells like warm garbage. The landlord, a middle-aged man with a thick Brooklyn accent, comes to the door and says “Youse must be Da Morgans.”

Henry introduces himself, his wife and son extends his hand and the landlord puts a pipe in his hand, telling him to bang on the radiator, when it starts hissing, else the pipes may burst, he welcomes them to America and leaves. Abigail’s looking concerned and asks her husband, if he’s sure this is a good place to raise a family? He tells her to close her eyes, then presents her with a potted winter rose, that he kept alive, during their passage on the Queen Mary. She says she thinks she’s going to like things there.

He’s returning from the memory about the same time the woman and Abe return with the box. She sees Henry looking at the ground near the bush and asks if anything’s wrong? Morgan says that land sinks when a body’s laid below it, in a shallow grave. Abe says he was a gravedigger in a former life, Henry asks for a spade and he comes up with a skull and bones. Abe asks if it’s his mother.

Mike Hanson’s on the phone with his wife Karen, about their pending ski-getaway complaining about the prices, until she hangs up on him. Jo starts to chastise him he asks why she’s not in Paris with Isaac, she responds it fell through. He asks the trip or relationship, she replies both and he expresses sorrow but for himself. He tells her the only reason he made these plans, was because she’d be in Paris. She says she and Henry will hold down the fort, Mike tells her that Morgan’s on a trip.

Fearing she’s the reason Henry left the city without telling her, she finds Lucas and asks where Henry’s at, after a couple of minutes of bluster he tells her they’re searching for Abe’s mother in Tarrytown. She asks what happened to Abe’s father and Lucas tells her he’s unaware of his circumstances, but Jo thinks there’s something funny in the equation.

The house has been declared a crime scene by the Tarrytown’s Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Vance says that Henry can’t get involved with the unearthing of the bones without NYPD authority. Jo suddenly rolls up and identifies herself, she asks if the NYPD can take over the case and Vance says if they want the old bones, they’re hers to take.

The skeleton’s assembled in the lab and Henry tells Lucas to begin the autopsy, he says that the victim’s a woman, dead for more than 25-years. He then mutters that’s strange, and says her growth plates are open, Morgan says that’s impossible, but in fact they are. That means the victim was no older than 20, ruling out it being Abigail’s remains.

Henry tells Abe that the bones aren’t those of his mother’s, they’re both relieved but frustrated that they’re still back at square one in the search for Abigail. They look in the box of Abigail’s belongings, but it gives them no clue as to what happened to her.

Back at the station, Wahl’s come up with a probable match to the victim. Belinda Smoot, who went missing in 1985 at the age of twenty, fits the description, Lucas also discovered that beside the blow to the head that killed the young woman, she sustained a broken arm, which got reset and was healing when she died. Henry asks Jo if she’d like to go on a trip.

They head to the Tarrytown hospital and he tells her she could have been in Paris, instead she’s enjoying the décor of the emergency ward. She says that wasn’t meant to be and Henry nods. Then she tells him from now on come to her in a situation, such as trying to find Abe’s mother. He says Abe contacted Lucas, not he and she’s one of the few people he trusts. She smiles and says she’s glad, as she thought she made him feel uncomfortable that night in Abe’s shop. He says it takes far more than that to make him feel uncomfortable.

Sylvia Blake treated Belinda for a broken arm the night of April 7, 1985, Henry suggests they look for a veteran nurse who might have worked with Sylvia. They find a lovely woman named Bertha, who remembers Sylvia fondly she tells them she was special. Henry asks why she left and Bertha says she left as she arrived, out of the blue, however she still remembers her last shift.

Sylvia was attending to Belinda who broke her arm in a car accident, when the sheriff’s department brought in a guy they found by the side of the road, the victim of a hit and run accident his motorcycle lying nearby. We see the emergency room in that moment and watch Sylvia tell the victim, she’ll patch him up. When Sylvia left the hospital she took Belinda with her. When Martinez tells Bertha that Teddy Graves was the man who checked her in, she says no wonder the girl decided not to press charges.

Turns out that Teddy Graves is a Federal Judge, which doesn’t stop Martinez and Morgan, from going to his courtroom and accusing him of being the driver, that caused a hit and run accident and that he murdered Belinda Smoot. Graves tells the pair that if someone brought the case they’re trying to pin on him in his courtroom he’d throw the case out, then drives away.

The move felt great for Jo and Henry, but it cost them the case as Graves called station Lieutenant Reece. She tells Martinez to give back the bones and tell Henry to stop wasting the city’s resources. Later Abe and Henry get called out to the street outside the antique store and meet Lucas, whose got boxes filled with dirt from Smoot’s grave. He says the soil’s a treasure chest of evidence too bad they don’t have a lab to use, as Reece told them to keep away from the case. Henry looks to Abe and asks if he thinks it’s time to tell Lucas, he smiles devilishly when Lucas asks what he’s referring to.

Lucas looks like he landed in the Land Of Oz, when Henry reveals the lab within Abe’s Antiques. He gushes that Henry’s a beautiful man. He says just when he thinks Morgan’s peaked, he reaches yet another level. While Lucas sifts through his treasure, Henry goes upstairs and pulls a book out of the box of Abigail’s belongings. He gets to a poem, written by Yates entitled When You Are Old, once again flashing back to that apartment in Brooklyn. He and Abigail are lying in bed one sunny, lazy, day when she says she has to read the poem to him as it’s so romantic. She reads a portion and stops, as they melt into each others arms.

He drops the book and an envelope falls out, he finds a letter from Abigail to him dated April 7, 1985. She apologizes for taking so long, but she realizes she needs him in her life. She writes that she’s found the perfect spot for them, in the country, with a garden and a root cellar. His reading’s interrupted by Abe calling for him and Henry shows him the letter.

He’s filled with joy that Abigail wanted them to be a family again, but Abe reminds him that her not mailing the letter bodes badly. Henry agrees, saying something tragic must have kept her from sending it. Lucas comes up from the lab with what he believes is an earing that he found in the dirt, Henry corrects him, telling his assistant it’s a tie tack. He reads the inscription in Latin, which translates to Under God She Flourishes. He tells Lucas he did great work, then says he’ll bring it to Jo.

However he heads to Graves’ office and puts the tack on the Judge’s desk, when Graves walks in he looks at it and picks it up. Morgan’s standing in the shadows, saying this is proof he killed Belinda Smoot and he asks about the nurse. When Graves fails to speak, Henry loses it and starts slamming the Judge into a wall, some court officers pull Henry off him and put Morgan in a cell.

Jo comes to bail him out, but she wants to know what’s going on, Henry says that he’s trying to find out what happened to his oldest and dearest friend’s mother. She doesn’t buy that’s all there’s to it and asks Henry what’s his connection to Abe’s mom, her cellphone rings driving the question out of her mind. She hangs up and tells Morgan that Graves just arrived at the station.

Teddy Graves was back in Tarrytown during a semester break at Princeton, when he and his former middle-school classmate Belinda Smoot had a fling. He did kill the guy on the motorcycle, they were laughing and drinking and he didn’t see him. He went out to look at the guy and knew he was dying, Belinda begged him not to call the cops as her boyfriend would find out and he had a gun. She broke things off with him after the accident, the last time he saw her was dropping her off at the hospital. He says he tried to hide the skeletons in his closet, to protect his bright future. He gives Martinez the motor cycle driver’s medical file he stole from the hospital to cover his tracks.

Henry’s back home, reading Abigail’s unsent letter, when Abe walks in and chides his father for torturing himself reading about the garden and the root cellar. Morgan’s eyes light up and he starts running up the stairs, telling Abe he’s headed to the root cellar. He picks up Jo and they go looking for it together in the dark.

They find it, buried under leaves, they open the door and Henry recognizes Abigail’s preserves. Jo’s cellphone rings with a call from Hanson, she says the signal’s breaking up and she’ll call him back. She heads outside to call Mike whose checked out the hospital on his getaway, he says nobody signed in as a guest but asks who can hang around emergency wards carrying a gun, without signing in? Martinez responds a cop.

Just at that moment Henry finds a bloody Tarrytown Sheriff’s uniform, he hears a voice saying he’s trespassing on an active crime scene. He turns around to find Sheriff Vance standing behind him with his gun aimed at Morgan. Henry says if you’re going to kill me please tell me what happened to the nurse, Vance says Henry doesn’t get it. Jo comes up from behind Vance and makes the Sheriff lower his weapon.

Reece asks Martinez why the Tarrytown Sheriff’s in handcuffs in her station, she tells her that Vance pulled a gun on Henry. She says she’ll call internal affairs to come pick him up and nobody with a badge goes near Vance, Henry says he understands. Reece looks him in the eyes, and says she wasn’t talking to him, Henry finally catches the hint.

He goes into the interrogation room tells Vance he believes when he brought in the guy on the motorcycle, he saw Belinda in the hospital and got upset. Swept up in a jealous rage, he accidentally killed her. Vance says he got drunk they argued, he pushed her and she fell and cracked her head open. So he buried her, but he says that the nurse left before he went in the cottage. She took off in a car with a slender man with dark hair in his thirties, she never returned.

Henry realizes that perhaps Abigail drove the car off the road, as the woman who owned the cottage didn’t see her drive by. He and Jo search the woods, Morgan finds the wrecked and abandoned car, then he finds Abigail’s remains a few feet away.

They bring the bones back to the lab, this time Henry starts the autopsy saying the victim died of a broken pelvis, suffered in the crash her throat was also slit, when she went through the windshield. Lucas, quietly corrects his mentor, pointing out broken ribs that might have occurred during trying to revive her and the wound on her neck came from a knife. He says looking at the angle, it looks like she cut her own throat. Martinez asks why someone would get revived, only to cut their throat? Henry theorizes that she was trying to escape from someone, he then leaves the lab without another word.

When he returns home, he tells Abe that the man on the motorcycle’s the common denominator in all the cases. The problem’s identifying who that man was. Suddenly it dawns on Henry and he tells Abe he needs to be alone for a moment, Abe asks what’s wrong Henry screams a moment.

He uses an old rotary phone to make a call the voice on the other end  is Adam’s, he realizes that Henry’s figured out he was involved in Abigail’s death. He curses at Adam and says that he killed her, but Adam explains what actually happened. He was found by the deputies, abandoned on the road somehow this incredible nurse kept him from dying. However he was so badly beaten up he begged her to kill him, then told her that he’s immortal the funny thing was she believed him. So he realized she knew another immortal and wanted her to introduce them to each other.

She was called away to help another nurse, he crawled from his bed to the defibrillator paddles and shocked himself to death. He regenerated and followed her home, but she thought Adam meant Henry harm. As they talked, Belinda came downstairs and asked if all was okay. Adam flashed a knife and asks should I take her first? Abigail tells her everything’s fine she’s just going to give the man a ride. She thought she saved the girl’s life, not realizing Vance was waiting for her to leave.

Henry asks how she died, Adam says she drove the car off the road. He tells Morgan he realizes Henry thinks he’s a monster, but he revived her. When she came to he said for two thousand years I thought I was alone, she spits out the words you’re still alone, grabs his knife and cuts her throat.

Henry says she died trying to protect me, Adam replies that a good woman’s hard to find. He hangs up the phone and we see he’s standing across the street from Abe’s shop, we can see Henry in an upstairs window. He hangs up the phone and stands in the dark, his eyes filled with tears. The lyrics of the background music, say let’s love free, let’s love now. Cause soon enough we’ll die.

The Season Finale Airs Tuesday May 5, at 10:00 pm on ABC.

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Photo Courtesy Of ABC

Warning: Spoiler Alert

There are very few absolutes in life and the longer we live, the more we accept that nothing’s ever truly back and white, every situation and every human being has their shades of gray, we very rarely in our history, experienced pure evil, or pure goodness. Perhaps that more than anything else was the message expressed, as the ABC freshman series “Forever,” returned to the airwaves after a three-week hiatus. This episode concerned itself more with filling in the blanks of the back-story, putting the murders of the week on a back-burner, concentrating instead on revealing information about the characters, that fans have patiently waited to get revealed.

Some viewers likely felt unfulfilled that NYPD Medical Examiner Henry Morgan, walked out of the morgue near the episode’s conclusion, without giving Detectives Jo Martinez and Mike Hanson anything to go on, concerning an unsolved crime. I’m pretty certain that thread won’t, dangle for long, as Martinez and or Hanson will call Henry on it in the next few episodes. My intuition tells me, that this will start a cycle of events, that Henry can’t answer through the season’s storyline. The reason behind that ongoing complexity’s Morgan’s fellow immortal, the man we know as “Adam.”

I’ve decided to refer to the character that actor Burn Gorman portrays as Adam, rather than Dr. Louis Garber, as the man in this episode only looked the same as the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatrist. Even the English accent had disappeared, as all hints of the genial Garber, the concerned and empathetic doctor, that we met earlier this season vanished.

This episode focused on the Nazi’s march through much of Europe and their stealing of billions of dollars worth of ancient art, from their rightful owners. It’s the seventieth anniversary of the fall of the Third Reich and the Nazi death camps liberation, one of which Auschwitz, Abraham escaped from as an infant rescued by Henry and Abigail. It turns out that, there’s another connection with the concentration camps and revelations for Henry and Abe.

Abraham’s getting examined by a medical tech, for his insurance company renewing his policy, when Henry walks in. The woman says they need a family medical history, starting with his parents and Abe says that his parents died in Poland before he ever knew them. She looks at the tattoo on his arm and apologizes, then says she’s got all she needs and leaves.

Abe appears melancholy and Henry says they can check out the Holocaust Museum, but Abe doesn’t know his birth parents names. Without that he’s stuck in neutral, the phone rings and it’s Jo Martinez, summoning Henry to the scene of a homicide. Morgan enters the apartment and gasps, Martinez says she realizes it’s not pretty, but Henry says it’s gorgeous and heads right for a statue that he identifies as an incredible replica of the Venus of Andolini, the real one stolen from the Louvre.

Jo asks him to look at the body of the victim, instead of the statue and Morgan deduces that the victim an art dealer named Karl Haas, died from a blow to the back of the head with an object so heavy it left an imprint on Haas’ skull, a black-light shows that it’s a Swastika. Henry says that as the Third Reich grew they started marking all their property, he picks up the statue and he see’s the base’s covered with blood and engraved with a Swastika on the bottom, it’s the murder weapon and the actual Andolini.

Hanson and Martinez check on Haas’ background and they find out his father was a Nazi comandante, named Otto Heidrich and was the head of a task-force of SS troops who stole art treasures for Hitler during World War II. He changed his name came to the States with 100 works of art, died in 1980 and willed it all to Karl. Mike says that they’re both grave-robbers and got what they deserved. We find out eight pictures got stolen, seven, ripped from their frames, but one intact, that hung on a wall across the room.

Jo and Henry interview Karl’s son Erik and he says he and his father weren’t close and that his father always closed himself in his study or doing business when he was a boy. Martinez asks if she knew how his father acquired his art and the son responds, his grandfather had a small art shop in Germany and fled the Nazis. Henry and Jo quickly inform him, No, his grandfather was a Nazi and gives him the file. Erik says he won’t believe it, his father and grandfather were good men.

Our first flashback of the evening sends us to the Diogenes Club in London, in the year 1812, so it’s our initial time seeing Henry in his first life, other than briefly on the before he got shot. He’s greeted as he enters by an old friend John Chamberlain, who remarks he hasn’t seen Morgan in a while, Henry says his father was ill, but he’s recovered.

Chamberlain introduces Henry to Nathaniel Hawkes, visiting from the West Indies and Hawkes asks if Morgan’s connected to Morgan Shipping. Henry smiles and says it’s his father’s company and Hawkes proceeds to rip Morgan’s family apart for their lack of morals and says Henry’s father’s a slave-trader. Morgan tells Hawkes that he’s not involved in the family business, but his father’s an honorable man. He’d never engage in slave-trading and these men will back me up, but they all remain silent.

Henry goes through Haas’ possessions and says his shoes show signs of being recently at Brighton Beach. He then finds a pocket-watch, a precision time-piece and of course one of the few jewelers who could work on this watch has a shop on Brighton Beach.

Jo and Henry talk to the jeweler, an elderly man who says he doesn’t recognize the picture of Haas. Morgan charms his way in, saying you deal with plenty of faces, but few time-pieces like this and the man says, Karl’s dead. He gave Haas the watch as a present, for giving back an original Monet, that Heidrich stole from his family. Haas committed his life to reuniting families with the art his father stole. The shop owner then says in German, ” A good man apologizes for the mistakes of the past, a great man corrects them.” He says Karl Haas was a great man.

Back at Abe’s shop, Henry’s telling Abe about the case, when Jo calls and says the blood from the broken window in Haas’ apartment, didn’t show up in the criminal data base, but showed up in the Artistic Registry Network. The problem’s the match comes up with an artist named Max Brenner, dead for 20-years, but Henry says look for his son. Hanson and Martinez track down, Sam Brenner, who’s cutting up what looks like a deer while the blood splatters all over his canvasses and he calls it art.

Jo picks up a painting unlike all the others and Brenner claims he painted it, but Martinez shows him the Nazi marking and the two detectives take him downtown. Brenner admits to stealing the painting, but says Haas was on the phone arguing with another man in German while he stole it. The only word he understood was Rembrandt. Henry tells Jo that he believes Brenner, then he shows Martinez masterpiece, believed gone for good. Brenner created it in 1939 and entitled it Angel Of Death, right then Adam walks into Abe’s shop.

Adam’s looking to sell a sterling-silver tray, said to date back to 18th century England, Abe says he knows an expert of the period and if he leaves it with him he can give him a price. Adam says he’s only going to be in New York for a couple of days for business, but gives him a card and tells Abe to have his friend call him. As he’s giving Abe the card he notices the tattoo and says you were in Auschwitz. Abe tells him he’s correct, how did he know which camp? Adam tells him that certain camps had a symbol with the number, Auschwitz used a triangle and given that it’s under the number he was there in 1945. Abe’s taken aback and tells Adam he’s quite knowledgeable, he responds he’s somewhat of an expert.

Martinez and Morgan head to a Swiss Bank branch and speak with a man who’s a bank official named Julian Glausser, who was the man arguing with Haas on the phone, when Brenner stole his father’s painting. He says they discussed an auction, that Brenner wanted sooner. Henry’s confused and says he thought that Haas tried reuniting the paintings with their owners and Glausser says it’s complicated and takes them to a vault.

The vault’s filled with billions of dollars worth of art, stolen by the Nazis and deposited in the Swiss bank as they remained neutral during the war. They’ve attempted to reunite as many people as possible with their family’s art, but many times, there aren’t surviving relatives.

Which leads to our second flashback of the evening, this time Henry confronting his father and his father saying it’s complicated. Henry starts to walk out, when his father tells him business turned bad three-years before and the entire family estate was on the verge of bankruptcy, so he made some bad decisions. Henry says to his father that he’s always decried slavery, and his father cries he still abhors it. Morgan looks his father in the eyes, tells him he thought he was a good man and walks out.

Back in the present, Henry examines a piece of fabric and tells Detective Martinez that depending on how the canvas is treated can help identify the artist. Because of the way the canvass got treated, Morgan identifies it as a Rembrandt and says Glausser scratched his hands due to poison-oak. They head to the bank all the art and Glausser are gone.

Mike and Jo are trying to cover all their bases, to stop Glausser from getting all the treasures out of the country. Martinez says the Germans used ships and isn’t Hanson’s brother Anthony, foreman at the docks. Hanson calls his brother cursing out Martinez under his breath.

Henry heads back to the antique shop and asks Abe about the tray and he says a guy brought it in looking to sell and he told him he knew an authority. Morgan says you’ve got to see the family crest first, then his jaw drops when he realizes it’s the Morgan family crest. He asks Abe who the man was and what he looked like and Abe said an average guy, but he wore a tweed cabdriver cap, confirming Henry’s fears that Adam had been there. Abe then gives Henry the business card.

Henry meets Adam in a cemetery and he apologizes for his introduction, he really treated Henry badly and wanted to make amends. He said that tray wasn’t easy to find and he said he wanted to meet Abe, Henry says if you hurt Abe in any way, then stops as Adam smiles, realizing threats were meaningless. He then tells Morgan just as Adam and Henry have something in common, he has something in common with Abe as well, he found out Abe was in Auschwitz.

Morgan says he could have guessed Adam was a Nazi, but Adam tells him it was just the opposite. He was the prize project of Hitler’s head butcher, Dr. Josef Mengele, who experimented and tortured him endlessly, finding no key to immortality. He said he could never harm Abe and Henry apologizes for his suffering at Nazi hands. Adam says that since Henry’s on the case he’s looking for a knife they stole from him, from 44 BC. If Henry finds him let him know, he might have something in return. Morgan spits out there’s nothing he’d want from Adam, who responds, you’d be surprised.

Down at the dock Mike’s brother Anthony says he’ll help out the detectives if they make his parking tickets disappear and Hanson apologizes for sleeping with his prom date. Both granted, Hanson’s brother asks where they’d like to start and Jo says, how about the one that’s bleeding on me, on a crane above them. The crane lowered, the packing container’s opened, containing all the treasures and Glausser’s corpse, sliced from head to toe.

Henry believes that the two men were killed by two different people. He says that the murder of Haas was quick, one blow a crime of passion, while whoever killed Glausser, wanted him to suffer and he died a slow and painful death. He then notices that Haas’ eyelids are shut and he once more flashes back to the early 1800’s.

A couple of years passed and Henry’s father on his deathbed, calls for his son and Morgan arrives. His father’s thankful his son had yet to sail for America. Henry says that he sails in three-weeks and he’ll send for Nora, his first wife, when he’s settled. Morgan’s father says he has something to give him and Henry says he can’t accept, but his father gives him the Morgan family watch that had been handed down for generations. He then says that he’s made his share of mistakes, but attempted to learn by them. However, he did one thing right he raised a good man. Henry starts to respond, when he realizes his father’s passed and he closes his father’s eyes.

Morgan dusts the corpse for fingerprints on the eyelids and finds Erik’s prints. Erik admits to killing his father in anger as he gave a stranger a Monet, while Erik couldn’t pay his rent. However he says he didn’t kill Glausser, Glausser was selling the paintings for him.

A skin fragment got embedded in Glausser’s ring and Lucas runs a test and Henry asks if there are any matches, Lucas says not unless the perp had Bubonic Plague. He then says the skin sample tested positive for diseases, that hadn’t existed in centuries, as if the murderer was, Henry interrupts him and says two thousand years old.

Jo and Mike talk about Haas killing his father and Martinez asks about DNA results and Henry says they were inconclusive. Hanson asks about theories and Henry says he’s stumped and leaves the morgue, heading home.

Adam sells Abe the platter and when Abe goes to get a receipt, Adam leaves a brown paper wrapped package on the counter and leaves. Abe opens it and soon realizes it’s the roster records for Auschwitz. When Henry arrives, Abe says he’s reading about Herman and Reba Weinraub, Morgan asks who they are and Abe says his parents. He shows Henry the log and Henry asks where he got it and Abe told him the man who sold him the tray, he’s an Angel.

Henry informs him, that it’s Adam, but he’d tried making amends, he felt a bond with Abe due to the concentration camps. Henry says, that it’s hard to believe Adam could do something so kind, and Abe says but we learned something, he’s been a victim too.

They head to the Holocaust Museum and Abe asks if there’s information or possessions from his parents and the woman asks him his name and he says Abraham Weinraub. A box is in front of the pair and Abe says he didn’t think he’d be that nervous, he opens the box and it’s his parent’s wedding picture. Abe’s mesmerized and then says, well now we know where I got my good looks from.

The Story Continues, Next Tuesday Night at 10:00 pm on ABC.

Photo Courtesy Of ABC

Photo Courtesy Of ABC

Warning: Spoiler Alert

This year the date of February 3, might rival or surpass Valentine’s Day On February 14, in anticipation, as the ABC freshman series “Forever,” returns to the airwaves, coming back from the show’s hiatus. That alone would excite its zealous fan-base, however expectations are stoked, as the episode features the return of Dr. Henry Morgan’s stalker “Adam,” returning to New York City and Henry’s life. The man who lives under the guise of Dr. Louis Garber, a psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital in New York, shares Morgan’s gift/curse of regenerating after getting killed, however he’s stated that he’s walked the planet for 2,000-years.

Reports state that “Adam’s,” story will get featured more prominently in the second half of the season, as he attempts to become a mentor of sorts to Henry and we’ll gain greater knowledge of the character via his flashbacks of his 2,000-year journey. One question that I’m looking forward to learning the answer for, is how long has “Adam,” known that Henry was like him and exactly how he made his discovery.

The odds of two British ex-pats meeting in New York City’s likely very high for most of us, however logic tells us that the odds have decreased for these two men. If the lifespan of an average man of our era’s 70-years, then Morgan whose lived for 236-years, has lived three times as many years as an average person. “Adam,” living 2,000-years has lived nearly 30 times, the life expectancy of an average man. Factoring in all the traveling both men have done, the odds are far greater that “Adam” and Henry made contact during their lives. The questions that remain are when and how. It’s possible that “Adam’s” had Morgan in his sights for a century or more and just decided that the series pilot was the time to finally reach out to him.

Another question that I’m looking forward to having answered, is exactly why in the year 2015, Henry Morgan’s got such a dreaded fear about his secret getting discovered. We’re aware of the pain and punishment he went through after revealing his secret to his first wife in 1815. She committed him to an insane asylum and subsequently got transferred to a London prison. He also had valid reasons to keep his secret under wraps during the forties and throughout the next few decades, as not to disturb his family life with his wife Abigail and son Abraham.

Those reasons aren’t valid any longer for Morgan, we live in a far more enlightened society, than our ancestors lived during the early years of the 19th century. His wife Abigail’s gone and Abe’s now an elderly man in his seventies, looking for more like Henry’s father than his adopted son. Are his fears just paranoia, or do they have any validity? As the series resumes next Tuesday, my guess is a little of both.

No matter how long one lives, the traumas that Morgan went through after sharing his secret with his first wife would be tough to overcome. To feel his wife’s betrayal, to see the fear in the eyes of the woman who once loved him with all her being, along with his subsequent incarceration makes his fears universally understandable. However Henry, relies too much on logic in his existence, for him to believe in baseless fears.

He could easily prove that he’s telling the truth, by dying and then regenerating, so his fear isn’t of people believing he’s gone insane. However, there are some in our government and other governments through out the world, that would choose to imprison Henry, to poke and prod, try to come up with the thing that gives him immortality, then replicate it for their own use. There are also a miles long list of corporations, public and private that would love the chance to do the same things.

Does “Adam,” possess the same fears of being discovered? It’s tough to say at this point, while life’s still fun for Henry Morgan and his ego feeds on the compliments he receives and the looks of amazement he generates, I know that I’d feel the same way under those circumstances. However “Adam’s” jaded and bored with life being around ten times longer that Morgan’s existed, so perhaps he’d be amused with being a lab rat. However I don’t believe that “Adam’s,” going to threaten to blow both their covers.

Life at this point means little to “Adam,” it must have been a gas at first;  getting eaten by a lion in the Roman Coliseum, coming back the next day to the Roman Emperor and saying Hi Pal. He likely would attain God status and live like a king until the Empire collapsed. He could have gotten some kicks during the Spanish Inquisition and the Salem witch trials, freaking some of those folks out. Maybe he even pulled a trick or two on Adolph Hitler. However as B.B. King sings, “The Thrill Is Gone.”

Life however has little meaning for Henry’s stalker, so he felt no remorse with his killing spree to gain Morgan’s attention, causing Henry to take the first life of a fellow human during his time on the planet. The incident’s caused agonized feelings of remorse, as well as anger and hatred towards “Adam,” for manipulating Henry so well, a fact that Morgan’s deeply embarrassed about.

At least some of these questions should get answered in the upcoming episode, an important episode for two different reasons. The first reason pertains to the series’ storyline and how the rest of season one starts to play out. The second reason’s equally important, to send a message to the ABC network to #RENEWFOREVER for a second season. Despite the shows zealous, rabid, fan-base, the network’s yet to decide the fate of the series for a second season, a move the network should have finalized months ago. The only problem with the show is its time-slot, being stuck on Tuesday nights at 10:00 pm, a night owned by CBS. That fault lies on the network itself, run it at 10:00 pm on Sunday nights, as they did with the dreadful series Resurrected and they’d have a Quality Top-Ten Nielsen-rated show.

I’ve written previously that Forever’s the best new series of this season, no small statement given the competitions quality, many that we Recap at Not Just Another TV Site. The acting’s among the best on the medium, starting with the wonderful regular cast, radiating down to the smallest guest role. It’s not exploited the character’s ability to regenerate after death, using it tastefully and when needed. Instead it’s relied on a far superior component of the story, the flashbacks as we witness what Henry Morgan’s seen in the last 200-years. The show’s creator Matt Miller’s taken a clever concept, presented as a Quality story, gaining a very dedicated, intelligent, audience in the process. He’s also a truly nice guy, as he sent me a Facebook message, following a previous story, a gesture that shows he appreciates those who support his show and personally meant a lot to me.

Our Mission Statement’s to bring our readers Quality Programming and Forever’s near the top of that list. There are some excellent shows on Television currently, a point in time that we may look back at someday and compare it to the great era under NBC in the eighties, or the groundbreaking era for CBS in the seventies. The Television pie’s far more sliced up in 2015, than it was in those earlier eras, many of the mediums best shows are telecast on Cable Outlets. However the Original Three Networks can still provide great TV, as NBC proves with “The Blacklist,” CBS shows with “Person Of Interest” and ABC does with Forever.

During the eighties, NBC showed patience with “Hill Street Blues,” the series that went on to set the standard for all future shows about the police and dramas in general. In the seventies, CBS took a huge risk in airing a very controversial comedy “All In The Family,” then had patience until it found its audience and it went onto rule the Nielsen Charts for a long stretch. ABC can do the same thing by renewing their first year series, this show has far too many stories to tell to cut its wings this early.

Forever Returns Tuesday February 3, at 10:00 pm on ABC.

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Photo Courtesy Of ABC/K.C. Bailey

Warning: Spoiler Alert

Although the ABC freshman series “Forever,” didn’t have their “Winter Finale,” on Tuesday, the network’s repeating the pilot next week, so we may not see a new episode for a while, if that’s the case, the show left it’s viewers with a lot to chew on, in an incredibly exciting episode. The episode ended with a huge reveal for the fans, as we finally have a face and name for Dr. Henry Morgan’s immortal stalker, previously known as Adam. The reason his identity got revealed lies within the tale of this week’s episode.

Episode eleven actually begins before the previous episode concluded. We watch a cab driver talking to his wife on his cellphone while his cab’s empty. After telling her that her cooking’s superior to her mother’s and his own, he tells her he’s got to hang up as he now has a passenger. A man whose face’s obscured climbs into the backseat and remains silent while the driver asks him where he’s headed. After trying, Spanish, French and German, the cabbie asks the fare what’s his problem, at which point the passenger pulls a sword from its sheath, plunges it through the driver’s seat and through the driver’s body, killing him instantly.

We now join Morgan saying goodnight to his partner NYPD Detective Jo Martinez and jumps into a cab, once again we hear the voice of Adam, telling Henry to buckle up, as he wouldn’t want Morgan to get hurt. The stalker drives through Manhattan at break-neck speed, as Henry yells to him to stop the cab or at least slow down. The stalker says to Henry that he believes that he’s faking being immortal, so he’ll prove it to him, then pulls out a pistol and shoots himself in the temple. Without a driver the taxi careens into the Hudson, where Henry drowns to death,  losing his pocket watch in the bargain, only to regenerate further down the river, as always stark naked. Two uniforms see him coming to shore without a stitch and run him in for indecent exposure.

The next scene takes place in Lieutenant Joanne Reece’s office as she has a face to face meeting with Morgan about his night-swimming the previous evening. Henry tells her he suffers from sleep-walking and the situation’s occurred frequently, a fact Reece verifies by looking at his file. She tells him because he does such stellar work, she puts up with his eccentricities, but she can’t allow his integrity challenged, so no more night-time excursions in the Hudson and to buy some pajamas. Martinez walks in and says they’ve got a body downstairs and as Henry walks into the main room of the station, he’s razzed by all his coworkers. Detective Hanson tells him they took up a collection and gives him some Speedos and a pair of goggles.

The victim’s the cab driver that the stalker murdered, Henry recognizes his face from the ID tag on the cabs visor. He looks at the wound and states that the victim’s death was caused by one thrust of a sword, going through the cab’s seat and straight through the cabbie’s spine, heart and sternum. He tells Martinez that they should put an APB on the taxi as it may no longer be in the city, Hanson hangs up and tells Morgan, he’s correct as they’re pulling the cab out of the river as they speak. The three head to inspect the taxi, but Morgan’s mind’s racing in a million different directions and Martinez immediately notices something off. Henry enters the vehicle’s back seat and finds the puncture, while Jo confirms it’s through the front. Morgan then sees his pocket-watch on the floor of the back-seat, but Martinez sees it as well and thinks Henry just dropped it. Hanson jokingly says to Henry not to contaminate the crime scene, lest they think he’s involved.

Jo notices the driver’s window’s shattered, but she asks Henry if it looks like it was broken from inside the vehicle, Hanson then discovers a shell casing, he’s a gun enthusiast and says the casing came from an early 20th century revolver. Henry heads back to Abe’s shop and sees the door’s locked and a sign hangs reading by appointment only. When Henry finds Abe, he asks what’s going on and Abe replies he’s not taking chances with Henry’s stalker now seemingly wanting to hurt or kill Henry. He tells Morgan that he should confide in Martinez, but Henry says that’s turned out badly in the past.

We flashback to Henry imprisoned in the insane asylum, by his first wife Nora, after trying to convince her he’s immortal. She’s come to visit him and Henry tries to convince her he’s alright in the head. However he doesn’t convince her and she leaves. He then tells Abe he needs his help and the two head to the Hudson, with flashlights in hand. Henry tells him he’s trying to find the pistol, he’s relying on the tale of a boat that sank nearby and all it’s contents washed up to that spot, seconds later Abe spots the gun and Morgan strips to his boxers to dive into the river. A cruiser pulls up and Henry gets busted again for indecent exposure.

Reece’s dumbfounded that Henry’s back in her office the following morning, once again after getting arrested for indecent-exposure. He tells her he was going to dive for the murder weapon, then says perhaps he should have informed her, but a man’s killed once and he will kill again. However he’s shouting his last sentence to her and she orders him to go Bellevue to meet with a psychiatrist. Martinez finds out when they talk and says everybody needs somebody to confide to, he can trust her she tells him, but due to Morgan’s reaction she says he should talk to the doctor.

Another flashback to the asylum, this time Henry’s talking with a doctor and he tells him he’d been delusional, but now he realizes he’s just a human being. The doctor responds that’s good news, but they have to perform tests to make sure the delusions don’t return. He asks Morgan if he’d heard of hydro-therapy and Henry admits he hasn’t. The doctor says it’s produced amazing results.

Henry’s shrink’s a fellow native of England and Henry asks if the family moved to the States for his wife’s job. The doctor, Louis Garber says he’s heard about Morgan’s detective skills and asks how he determined that. Henry says the pictures of his wife, she wears the corporate hair-do, meaning she’s upper management and though Garber got his degree from Oxford, he’s not paid enough by Bellevue to justify the move. Garber congratulates him and the two start talking about Morgan.

After a couple of questions, Henry realizes the analysis’ started and asks Garber if that’s all there’s to it. The doctor replies that Henry needs to confide in someone, ideally him but perhaps a colleague at work. Henry then asks how long he’ll have to report for counseling and Garber tells him that decision’s in the psychiatrists hands. The two start conversing again, when we switch to Hanson and Martinez as Hanson’s been informed the gun was where Henry said it would be and it’s registered to a Richard Smythe. They go to the apartment to find that the door’s unlocked and Smythe’s body’s strapped to a table and his abdomen’s ripped open as if he underwent an autopsy.

Morgan’s summoned to the apartment and he tells the detectives, this autopsy took place while the patient was alive. He starts to say how the procedure was conducted, when he realizes the killer used a hunting knife just like the one he uses. He suddenly realizes he’s being set up and excuses himself to rush back to his office. He runs into the office and asks Lucas where his tools are, his assistant tells him they’re in the usual spot all washed and shined. Henry pulls out the tool belt and sees his hunting knife’s there, but covered with blood. He tells Lucas a body’s arriving and he’ll return shortly.

He heads back to the shop and tells Abe the latest and Abe replies he’s got two choices confide in Martinez or they need to pack up and run away. We’re flashbacks to the asylum and we see Henry’s restrained and soaked to the skin. He pleads to the doctor to stop the treatment, he’s not immortal, but the doctor calls him a liar and tells his two aides to begin the treatment again. Morgan’s being waterboarded, as they put a towel over his face and pour a bucket of water over his face. Henry returns to the present and tells Abe to start packing.

Martinez heads to Henry’s office, where she finds Lucas alone and flipping out. He tells Jo they always examine the body together when it first arrives, but Henry told Lucas to start and he’d soon return. However the thing that’s truly freaking the assistant out, is each slice with the scalpel or knife looks just like Morgan’s work. Jo thanks him and then takes off.

The suitcases and passports are now sitting near the shop’s front door and Henry tells Abe he just needs to collect a few more things. We see the shop’s front door open, but we don’t see who enters. It’s either the stalker or Martinez, neither  of whom would be welcome at that moment. Henry’s in the basement and pulls out the hunting knife just as Jo enters the room. He says that it isn’t what it looks like, then contradicts himself, Jo tells him she’s his friend and wants to help him out, but he needs to confide in her. Abe walks into the room and tells Henry to let her know what’s taken place.

The next scene’s at the station as Reece, Hanson and Martinez are sitting at a table and Henry tells them he’s got a stalker. At first it was only phone calls, but he believes the stalker’s the murderer of both men. He then tells them he should have confided to them sooner and that they’re justified suspecting him of being the killer. Reece leans into the table and says Henry, then stops. He says yes and she tells him they’re going to find and stop this killer, Morgan looks incredibly grateful she believes him.

He and Lucas start examining the body when he notices a human bite mark on the cadaver’s shoulder. Henry then asks if the victim had recently gotten vaccinated for Hepatitis B as the first victim was and the answer’s yes. They then determine the commonality between the two victim’s was they both worked at Bellevue, so Morgan and Martinez head to the hospital.

Jo gets told by administrators that both employees left the hospital after a run-in with a patient, but the name can’t get revealed due to patient/doctor confidentiality. She says they need a court-order or a psychiatrist and Morgan leads Martinez to Louis Garber’s office. They explain the situation and Henry asks if the doctor will help a fellow Brit and Garber says since he put it that way how could he refuse. The patient’s named Clark Walker, he believes he’s immortal and displays no fear of pain or death, he’s free but reports daily for counseling sessions and he’s having one right then. They race to an attendant, who tells them that Walker left seconds before, she then pushes the lockdown button and tells the attendant to get on the intercom and announce a lockdown. They see Walker, but he slips out the door just before the doors get locked.

The squads issued wanted posters with Walker’s name and picture and Reece tells her squad that she wants her team to bring him in. Henry returns to the shop, finds the front door unlocked, Abe’s missing and Classical music’s blaring from the turntable in the basement. Morgan goes down stairs, takes the tone-arm off the record and turns around to see Walker in front of him. Clark pulls out a sword and tells Henry he wants Morgan to kill him with it then lies it on the ground. Suddenly we hear Abe’s voice and the two struggle for the sword. Henry grabs a letter opener and plunges it into Walker’s chest and he dies, for real, no regeneration or rising from the dead. Morgan realizes that this man can’t be the stalker.

The next scene has uniforms searching the shop and a detective asking Henry if he remembers anything else, Hanson tells the detective to go easy on him, he’s one of theirs. He then tells Henry he did a good job and it was a righteous kill, Lucas grabs a blanket and wraps it around Morgan’s shoulders. Everyone’s clearing out when Jo comes up to Henry and tells him that a wise man once told her, that when killing someone doesn’t bother you, that’s when you realize you’ve got a problem, a speech he gave to her earlier in the season. He says nobody listens to that guy, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Martinez smiles at him and tells him she does then squeezes his hand and leaves.

The phone rings and we realize it’s the stalker and Adam admits he encouraged Walker’s thoughts that he too was immortal. He then tells Henry he did good as Walker would have killed again, then Henry tells his stalker he’s a coward and insane and that’s why he hides. The stalker then tells Henry to look outside and across from the shop a cab’s parked, the back window opens and we see the stalker’s Dr. Louis Garber, Morgan’s psychiatrist and he says in my professional opinion I disagree with your diagnosis. He then says he’s leaving town for a while but looks forward to their conversations, when he returns.

The Series Continues Next Tuesday at 10:00 pm on ABC.