The team re-opens the 1989 case of an unidentified Jane Doe when she dies in the hospital, after being comatose since the day she was shot 18 years ago. Meanwhile, Scotty learns who's been talking to Internal Affairs about him, which leads to a surprising development.
When a shooting victim from 1989 finally dies after living for years as an invalid, her death is called a murder. The woman, a Jane Doe, received mysterious gifts of champagne and caviar each month at her hospital room. And when the coroner retrieves expensive breast implants from the body, it’s evident the woman wasn’t a transient.
Medical records identify the woman as Margot Chambers, one half of a team of grifters who took wealthy women for all the money they could get. Spencer Mason, the other half, has been underground for years, but the team draws him out with an obituary in the paper. He swears he’d never have harmed Margot–he only wanted out of the life. He leads them to another man whose brother has been taken by Margot and Spencer.
He reveals that the pair took out a life insurance policy on Margot and intended to kill someone in her place, reaping a $3 million dollar reward. Also, Spencer was Margot’s son, not her lover. When Spencer hooked up with a maid at a local motel, they set up a sting to kill Margot and claim the insurance money. But Spencer couldn’t do it; the maid, Kylie, was the one who pulled the trigger. They never thought Margot would survive. After the shooting Spencer refused to leave town with Kylie, remaining nearby to take care of his mother. He and Kylie both end up behind bars, and the team closes the case.
- Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush
- Danny Pino as Scotty Valens
- John Finn as John Stillman
- Jeremy Ratchford as Nick Vera
- Thom Barry as Will Jeffries
- Tracie Thoms as Kat Miller
- Monet Mazur as Margot Chambers
- Justin Bruening as Spencer Mason (1989)
- Daphne Ashbrook as Kylie Cramer (2007)
- Joelle Carter as Kylie Cramer (1989)
- Mark Rolston as Ari Gordon
- Jamie Rose as Melissa Canter (2007)
- Rod Rowland as Spencer Mason (2007)
- Darby Stanchfield as Melissa Canter (1989)
- Roxana Brusso as Abby Santos
- Frank Medrano as Lenny Delpy (2007)
- John Sanderford as Dr. Jeremy Fincher (2007)
- Russell Edge as Dr. Jeremy Fincher (1989)
- Teresa Huang as Hairdresser (1989)
- Sean Everett as Lenny Delpy (1989)
- This episode uses some elements from the 1990 film The Grifters.
- Maurice Hall and Wilder Dautry's case boxes are visible when Lilly puts away Margot's case box.
|Season 5 Episodes|
|Thrill Kill | That Woman | Running Around | Devil Music | Thick as Thieves | Wunderkind | World's End | It Takes a Village | Boy Crazy | Justice | Family 8108 | Sabotage | Spiders | Andy in C Minor | The Road | Bad Reputation | Slipping | Ghost of My Child|