The latest episode of APB Season 1 opens with a tense moment at an ATM. As a young woman makes a transaction, a man appears behind her in a hoodie, his hand on a gun in his pocket. The woman quickly wraps things up and is off safely, but the ATM isn’t so lucky. The man in the hoodie approaches, pulls a gun, and fires shots into it after holding up a sign that says he needs to speak with Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk).
Meanwhile, Gideon Reeves and Captain Ned Conrad (Ernie Hudson) are still dealing with the Mayor’s investigation of the 13th. Reeves is frustrated that the Mayor would let politics and grudges get in the way of putting criminals away, but that is unfortunately their reality. Captain Conrad tells Gideon that they need a win so big that even the Mayor can’t stand in their way or spin it.
Gideon then meets with the man who shot the ATM earlier. The man explains that his daughter Mya was a student at the University of Chicago when she started to experiment with drugs. She then had a stroke and her father wants to do something about Hi-town, a synthetic heroin/meth combo that is causing accidental overdoses all across Chi-town. Mya’s father explains that he’s an MIT Grad like Gideon and while he understands he’ll have to pay for shooting that ATM, it would be worth it if Gideon would go to his house to review the evidence he’s collected.
Conrad then gives Cobb (William Smillie) and Reyes (Bryant Romo) a special assignment that involves looking for fugitives in Chicago. The captain wants to use a new method invented by Ada (Caitlin Stasey) to track down probable fugitives in the district. Using Ada’s method, the Captain tracks down an individual that has only existed for seven years and thus may be an alias used by a fugitive. Conrad then sends Cobb and Reyes off to investigate the man in hopes of finding a big fish that will get the Mayor off their case. When Cobb and Reyes go to the “fugitive” Mr. Walker’s residence. He quickly makes like a fugitive and runs, but Cobb and Reyes quickly make chase. They’re no match for Mr. Walker who manages to lose them in traffic.
Gideon and Detective Theresa Murphy (Natalie Martinez) then goes to investigate the evidence Mya’s father collected against the drug ring pushing Hi-Town. According to Detective Murphy, he’s got a good start. A “good start” isn’t enough for Captain Conrad, however, and he cautions them against taking on an uphill battle instead of going for an easier win. He then tells Murphy to give Gideon a closer look at the drug trade on the streets of Chicago. She takes him into the field where she shows him the many people involved in a drug deal, including the 12 year old boy actually holding the drugs. She explains that this chain of people makes it hard to prosecute anyone, but Gideon sees that as a challenge and notes that they’re all touching the same money at least.
Gideon then adds to the gadgets and tech we’ve seen thus far on APB Season 1 by coating bills with dust that will hopefully leave a trail to the people in charge of the drug ring. He then gives all of the Officers glasses that will see the residue from the bills as glowing yellow and send back the info live to the APB. Ada soon narrows down the possible center of the ring to a house in Bridgeport belonging to a man named Marcos Cruz who has been indicted twice, but never convicted, for drug trafficking. Gideon then tells Mya’s father that they found Marcos Cruz, the man responsible for Hi-Town, and they’ll be going after him. He goes on to explain that he negotiated with the bank so they would drop the charges for damaging the ATM.
Cobb and Reyes continue their pursuit of the fugitive Mr. Walker by going to his work where he’s never missed a day. While Walker isn’t there, the man’s boss tells them he may be at a park where he feeds the homeless three times a week. Cobb reads this as the man selling drugs in a park and they’re off to investigate.
Murphy and some of the 13th then head to Bridgeport where they attempt to arrest Cruz. While they come up empty in the house, they find about 50-60 kilos in a shed. Unfortunately, Cruz announces the shed isn’t his, but rather his neighbor’s and the police don’t have a warrant for that property. The police are then told by Theresa’s ex, an assistant District Attorney, that this evidence won’t hold up, even though Cruz’ neighbor was a 90-year old man with no real knowledge of the shed. Gideon then tells Mya’s father that they can’t make the charges against Cruz stick.
As Cobb expounds on what filth Mr. Walker likely is, they find the fugitive giving medicine and food to the homeless. Turns out, the man was indicted in the ’90s for stealing expired AIDS medicine and giving it to needy patients. He explains he’s not a criminal, but rather just trying to help people. Cobb then calls in that they found the fugitive and explains his story to Bernie, the dispatcher. She shows no sympathy and tells him if the Captain told them to bring the man in, then they should bring him in. Reyes then tells Cobb that they should do a perimeter check and Cobb agrees while everyone exchanges knowing glances.
Theresa and her mother then discuss her ex and how he is going after the 13th. Theresa’s mother questions what Gideon thinks about it and shows a fondness for the billionaire as possible romance is hinted at for the future of APB Season 1. Just then, Mya’s mother calls with news that Mya’s father left cryptic messages before disappearing. Gideon and Theresa then do their best to hack the man’s computer in an attempt figure out where the man could be, especially when they were the ones responsible for getting him out of prison. They are able to get into the man’s computer and deduce roughly where he may be.
Murphy, Goss (Tamberla Perry), and Brandt (Taylor Handley) then descend on the location with Gideon watching via his drone. At first they’re hesitant to go into the pitch black hideout, but with a few simple adjustments to the glasses they wore earlier they are able to see through the dark with ease. They see Cruz about to kill Mya’s father and Brandt stops him, but Cruz then takes Mya’s father hostage. With few options to diffuse the scenario, Gideon decides the best course of action is for Murphy to shoot through the wall. He then shows Brandt’s feed to Murphy and she figures out where to aim from a pipe running above the room. She fires a shot through the wall that incapacitates Cruz and saves Mya’s father.
Gideon then tells the Mayor that they took down Marcos Cruz’ cook lab and arrested him for kidnapping and attempted murder. He asks the Mayor if he should tell the press they are working together or if he should tell them the truth. The latest episode of APB Season 1 then ends with the assembled press learning that, according to the Mayor, the APB is running smoothly with the full cooperation of City Hall.
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