The latest episode of APB Season 1 opens with Detective Theresa Murphy (Natalie Martinez) and Nicholas Brandt (Handley) shaking down Tico (Billy Lush), an informant who has procured armor piercing bullets from a supplier known as Hunter. Murphy tests out the ammunition and sure enough, it is effective even against the highest levels of tech and body armor in use in the newly revamped 13th District.
Back at the 13th District HQ, Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk) is praising all of his recent upgrades to the police force-especially the coffee-when Murphy gives him the news from the previous episode of APB Season 1 that the Mayor’s office and Murphy’s ex-husband will be cracking down on the 13th. Meanwhile, Captain Ned Conrad (Ernie Hudson) and Brandt argue over moving forward with their sting operation on Hunter to get the armor piercing bullets off the street. Captain Conrad believes they can’t successfully go undercover since any wire would be found, so Gideon decides to invent a new form of surveillance to ensure the meet goes off without a hitch.
This invention combines near-microscopic cameras usually used in medical procedures with a hi-tech jacket essentially made of wires. This solves the problem, but at a cost of over two million dollars-pocket change to Reeves, but likely out of the budget of most other police departments. Brandt heads out on his undercover mission while his fellow cops watch from afar. Murphy gives him her St. Michael necklace, the patron Saint of cops, to keep him safe and Brandt then meets up with Tico and a skeptical Hunter (Tim Griffin).
At the 13th HQ, Reeves and Co. wait for the surveillance footage of Brandt’s undercover op to be transmitted to them. They must wait seven minutes in between transmissions, however, due to the limitations of Reeves’ newly invented camera-jacket. At the scene of the meet, Hunter grills Brandt about Tico’s-and Brandt’s-involvement in a theft of ammo from Hunter. Seven minutes later, when the cops get the footage, Murphy and Goss swarm the area of the meet, but find only tire marks and the St. Michael necklace Murphy gave Brandt.
Conrad, Reeves, and the rest of the team then must continue to wait in increments of seven minutes to track Brandt’s whereabouts. Unfortunately, Ada is unable to get a bead on them, but Conrad overhears the sound of an elevated train in the background. From this he deduces Hunter has taken Brandt somewhere along the El’s lines and Murphy and Goss quickly make chase.
Meanwhile, the investigation into Reeves and APB continues. Murphy’s ex-husband Scott (Daniel MacPherson) calls Officer Reyes for questioning to evaluate his opinion on the APB tech. He asks Reyes to literally take him to where he was shot and the memories instantly cause Reyes to lose his composure. At the site of Reyes’ shooting, Scott pushes Reyes to relive the event and after being overwhelmed with memories, Reyes tells him to back off. Reyes eventually asks Scott that he needed to change some aspects of his story, specifically that the tech wasn’t responsible for his injuries, but rather his own inexperience.
Ada, Reeves, and Captain Conrad soon find a photo of what they believe to be Hunter’s car, but then realize they’re too late. As they begin to take control of the traffic lights, they realize Hunter is off the roads and at a warehouse where he is roughing up Brandt with a baseball bat. While Hunter threatens Tico and Brandt, even going so far as to shoot one of his fingers off, Gideon and the 13th do their best to track him down. They narrow it down as far as they can, but no dice. Gideon then realizes that to locate him, they need another cell phone tower and Gideon quickly cobbles together a mobile tower out of a StingRay.
Tico finally confesses to robbing Hunter and gives him the location of his stolen guns. Hunter pushes Tico to reveal how he even knew the location of the guns and why Brandt knows anything about him. Under pressure, Tico finally spills that Brandt is a cop. Hunter then kills Tico and begins to question him about everything the cops know about him.
Brandt tells Hunter he’s there on behalf of Hank Ryder, but Hunter shows no signs of recognition. He demands Brandt tell him something he wants to hear lest he bludgeon Brandt with a baseball bat. At that moment, Gideon’s mobile cell tower finally gets a location on Brandt and all available units swarm the scene. Murphy realizes Hank Ryder was shot through a loading dock door and Brandt is sending a message that they need to enter the warehouse another way. Hunter’s sidekick Virgil (Richard Gallion) does his best to dissuade Hunter from killing Brandt, but Hunter sees no other option.
Gideon spies another way into the warehouse with his drone and soon Murphy and her crew are storming the warehouse. Murphy tosses in a flash bang grenade and they make short work of Hunter and Virgil, incapacitating them both with their APB tech weapons. One rousing speech by Gideon later and the latest episode of APB Season 1 comes to a close.
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