The latest episode of APB Season 1 opens with a lone boat floating in the darkness on what is likely Lake Michigan. The boat has two passengers and when one goes below deck, the other-Jesse-make a phone call to the FBI. It turns out he has been working with the FBI and believes the boat ride may be his last as he believes his secret has been discovered. He tells his handler at the FBI his fears and then a struggle ensues between Jesse and the boat’s other passenger with a gunshot ringing out in the night.
At Detective Theresa Murphy‘s (Natalie Martinez), Theresa and her family start the day with Theresa’s daughter asking about the “birds and the bees” while Theresa’s mother pressures her to ask Gideon (Justin Kirk) out on a date. Charlie, the FBI handler from the opening scene, then shows up at Theresa’s door asking her for help.
At the 13th District Headquarters, Gideon angrily watches news coverage of his recent financial issues with Reeves Industries and realizes Lauren (Kim Raver) is trying to take his company from him. Murphy interrupts and takes Gideon to meet with Charlie, who it turns out used to work for the 13th. Charlie explains Jesse has been working to take down Louis Benoit, one of Chicago’s most notorious drug dealers. Charlie tells Gideon that he fears Jesse may have been killed since a fisherman spotted a boat on fire miles away from shore and there has been no other sign of Jesse. He pleads with Gideon to help him search the crime scene with his APB tech as he believes it is better than what the FBI has and the frozen lake presents many complications for a search.
Gideon agrees and he and Pete (Abraham Benrubi) bring out a new piece of Reeves-tech for APB Season 1: a space submarine designed to explore Europa, Jupiter’s moon. As Pete shows Charlie how to operate the submersible, Gideon discovers that Charlie and Murphy have more of a relationship than he realized. She tells Gideon Charlie broke up her marriage, but their relationship is not current.
Gideon then maneuvers the submarine from his control room back at the 13th and, after slicing his way into the sunken ship with the submersible’s laser, discovers that it was not Jesse that went down with the ship to Lake Michigan’s icy depths, but rather Pasquale, the other passenger on the boat that tried to kill him. Charlie realizes that Jesse likely won’t last long on the streets with assassins after him and Gideon convinces him to let the 13th and all of his APB Season 1 tech help find Jesse since it is a case in their district.
Ada (Caitlin Stasey) then must meet up with Danny, the man whom she owes a favor for previously helping her save the day on APB Season 1. They meet on the Clark Street bridge at noon and he reveals to Ada that he knows the phone call she had him place caused an explosion that killed a criminal. Danny explains that Ada has inspired him to stop bad guys as well, namely Gideon Reeves. Danny goes on to say that he believes Gideon is creating a police state and tells Ada to put a backdoor into the APB system so that Danny may monitor the wolf (Gideon) who has been put in charge of watching the sheep (the good people of Chicago). Ada doesn’t want to comply, but Danny threatens her with going public about the phone call she had him make.
Murphy and Gideon discuss the dangers of searching for Jesse and accidentally flushing him out where Benoit’s people can get at him. Gideon then decides they must get Benoit of the streets first in order to find Jesse safely. Murphy and Gideon then show up at a fancy restaurant where Benoit and his thugs are dining with a warrant to arrest him. Ada then does her best to track down who she believes is Jesse and soon Charlie and the officers of the 13th are racing off to bring him in safely.
As the hunt for Jesse rages on, Captain Conrad (Ernie Hudson) interrupts Ada as she is about to insert the backdoor device into the APB program. He is not there to capture her, however, but rather to give her a dozen jelly donuts as a thank you for all of the work she has done around the 13th and to make up for the donuts that are often gone by the time Ada arrives for the day. This causes her to have a change of heart and she abandons her plans to install Danny’s backdoor into the system.
Ada then calls Goss (Tamberla Perry) and Brandt (Taylor Handley) to inform them she just got an anonymous call about Danny-who she calls DV8-and tells them he’s a hacker up to some seriously bad stuff. She asks Goss and Brandt to go check him out and they head over to do so. When they show up, they find only a tower of computer drives and equipment. Goss realizes DV8 is watching them from afar as he sets off the self-destruct sequence on his computer tower. Later, back at the 13th, Ada gets a call from Danny who threatens to bring down her, Gideon, and the entire 13th.
As Murphy and Charlie frantically search for Jesse in Millennium Park near the Cloud Gate sculpture (or “The Bean” as it is colloquially known) and they come up with nothing. Gideon insists that he is right on top of them. Murphy then realizes that they are actually on top of Jesse and she and Charlie descend into the parking garage below the park. A brief chase on foot ensues and Murphy catches Jesse.
Murphy and Charlie then talk to Jesse. He explains that he had no choice but to kill Pasquale, but he won’t talk since Charlie failed to protect him last time. Murphy tells Jesse that if they can find him, Benoit will too and they take Jesse to an FBI safe house.
Lauren then shows up at the 13th to discuss the events of the previous episode of APB Season 1. She chides Gideon for not putting his shareholders first and tells him his company will fail if he doesn’t take the reins of his company and give up on the 13th. She tells him that the board will likely be voting to remove him, but he seems to remain committed to the APB program and keeping the people of the 13th safe.
Murphy then follows Charlie as he escorts Jesse to the safe house. The two are sharing a pleasant conversation when a van full of Benoit’s thugs pulls in front and begins firing on them. Murphy radios back to the 13th, but since she is so far out of the city there is little help Gideon can offer her as even the vaunted APB Season 1 Drone is too far to save them. Jesse is hit by a bullet and Charlie and Murphy retreat into an empty warehouse where they continue to take on heavy fire.
As Theresa and Charlie are holed up taking cover, Charlie begins confessing his feelings for her while Gideon listens from afar. Gideon then realizes that they may be able to remotely access the police cruiser to save the day. Charlie and Murphy then run out of ammo just as Gideon takes remote control of Murphy’s cruiser. He crashes into the warehouse and drives in front of Murphy, Charlie, and Jesse. As Jesse and Charlie get into the cruiser, Murphy grabs the shotgun inside and takes out both of Benoit’s thugs with a couple of well placed shots.
Back at Murphy’s, Charlie interrupts Theresa regaling her daughter about the birds and the bees. He tells Theresa that Jesse is doing fine and Benoit is being charged and should be going away for a very long time. He then tells Murphy that there is an FBI application with her name on it. Despite the better pay and hours, Theresa turns down the position to see things through with Gideon and the 13th.
Gideon then shows up at the 13th just as Benoit is being led away by police surrounded by throngs of reporters. After Benoit is driven off, the reporters turn their attention to Gideon. He begins telling them of Lennon and McCartney, Hall & Oates, England Dan and John Ford Coley. He likens these partnerships to Reeves Industries partnership with the FBI as together they will be unstoppable just as the performers were. He goes on to say that he will be supplying the Feds with new toys, or specifically hand-me-downs from the 13th.
Inside, Gideon celebrates the fact that he will retain control of his company, but realizes Lauren has left him. Ada then enters with the news that she must quit immediately and a confused Gideon refuses to accept her resignation to no avail. He attempts to stop her, but Ada-knowing of Danny’s vendetta against her and Gideon-runs off and the latest episode of APB Season 1 draws to a close.
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