We all know about Amy's newfound—and totally spooky—love of jazz. But she isn’t the only character whose intruder has a connection to music. At the outset of this week's episode, Madison is asleep in a cab, having flashbacks. When her family first rented the beach house, they were excited to discover the piano—Madison had wanted to take lessons. As the realtor showed them around their new digs, Madison sat down and banged out a tune: a perfect, complicated tune. Which was surprising, because she had never played a day in her life.
In present day, Madison—as Madison—tells the cabbie she just wants to go home, but she doesn’t know where that is. "The man makes me not remember," she says. Then suddenly, she switches to Marcus. "You know what, bro? Here's good," he/she says, handing over a $100 bill.
While going for a walk in Seattle, Gary explains to Jack how he first got involved in the Bill Anderson case. Joseph Cranfield is a self-made billionaire, and a client at Gary's law firm. Gary says Cranfield seemed "born ready"—like nothing was ever new to him. For the past 15 years, whenever Cranfield needed legal aid, he turned to Gary. He never needed anything illegal or weird—until a year ago, when Cranfield got Gary to help him disperse his fortune. "On the day he dies, it'll all be gone," Gary says.
The old friends continue their walk, surveyed by the ubiquitous man in black. How has Jack not noticed this dude yet?
Amy watches old newsreel footage describing the death of jazz legend Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke in 1931. With tears in her eyes, she crawls toward the screen and strokes Leon's face. "Soon," she whispers.
Then she has a flashback: herself, rolling on the ground, clutching her womb, blood everywhere. She picks up a fire iron and smashes the TV.
Gary and Jack continue to talk. When Cranfield dies, each of his kids gets a billion dollars, and so does his wife. The remaining $6 billion was deposited into the account of an obscure hundred-year-old charity called the Secomasy Trust. Now there are just two outstanding matters. The first is one "weirdo beneficiary" who keeps sending back a cheque for a $10 million: Bill Anderson. The second has to do with Amy. Cranfield put one property in trust—a building Gary and Jack just so happen to be passing at that moment. This is the place where Gary snapped Amy's photo the day before.
Madison/Marcus takes a break at a children's bookstore. Great place to steal cookies and read up on the #9 book! "There are places on earth where it is easier to cross from the living to the dead… and back again," the book says.
Meanwhile, Gary and Jack are apparently entering one of those places: the building. Gary explains that the structure has belonged to the Crane family—i.e. Todd Crane—for over a century. For over 150 years, The Crane family has been on the board of the Secomasy Trust, which leases the building from Crane. The building has three trustees: Todd Crane, Marcus Fox (who apparently vanished 9 years before), and Joseph Cranfield. Upon Cranfield's death, his protégé will become the third trustee.
The building is completely empty—Gary explains that he first thought it was a front for something. Then he found the connection to Amy: she is the person listed on the official documents as Cranfield's protégé. Jack is disturbed. He tells Gary to send over his info on Bill Anderson—then to stay the hell away from him.
As Jack leaves, the phone on the wall rings.
At home, Amy's phone also rings. When she picks up, the only sound on the other end are ambient space noises. She smiles.
And outside the house where Bill Anderson's wife and son were murdered, Jack gets a call, as well: Unknown Number. He picks up, and a modulated voice tells him to stop what he's doing. "Only reason to go in that house is to see what it would be like if it happens to you," the voice says.
Jack goes in the house anyway. He pokes around in the dark until he finds a weird metal box. The cops interrupt, but not before he manages to snag a photo of the box's serial number.
Shepherd also gets a call, and the modulated voice on the other line is peeved. They want to know what Shepherd's been up to. "Not what I told you," they say. Shepherd points out that he killed Oz Turner, but the voice reminds him that he's supposed to be going after Bill Anderson. The voice tells Shepherd to do his job. "All right, Rose," Shepherd responds, "I'll do my job."
Madison/Marcus orders breakfast at a diner and starts flipping through his book. One word is written repeatedly on the inside cover: Alison. It seems to be some kind of memory trigger—but for what? Madison/Marcus picks up a newspaper. Mariners beat the Rangers 5-3, its says. 5-3. 5-3. Suddenly it hits her: 503 will call her mom! Madison runs to a payphone outside, but she's all confused. Her mom—Alison—asks where she is. "I want my mom so bad," Madison says, "But the man won't let me. He wants to see some man named Crane."
Then she faints.
The cops question Jack. Is he one of those conspiracy guys like Oz Turner or Tim Truth? Jack has never even heard of them. After exchanging semi-friendly, semi-passive-aggressive banter, the cops let him go—Gary posted bail.
Out in the hall, Jack says he has a new idea for how they can communicate with Anderson. Cranfield! After all, he's the only person they know who can tell them about Anderson. Jack urges Gary to call Cranfield—but when Gary dials the number, all he gets are weird space noises.
Madison/Marcus storms in on Todd Crane at his office. She told the receptionist she was a kid from Crane's daughter's school, but something is clearly off. This kid is rude. And bossy. Actually, downright aggressive. "There's some shit I need from you," Marcus says, "I want to talk to Cranfield." Crane tries to act like he doesn't know Cranfield, but Marcus calls bullshit—Cranfield's time must almost be up. And that's when Crane seems to get it. "Mr. Cranfield is very sick…Marcus," he says. How sick? Marcus wants to know. And also: who's next? "Not Rose," Marcus says. Then adds: "Was Rose triggered?"
At that point, Crane calls security. Once Marcus is gone—issuing his usual "what goes around, comes around" catchphrase on the way out—Crane makes a call to Rose. "It's urgent, intensely urgent," he says.
Jack and Gary pull into Cranfield's mansion—the plan is to pay him a visit, but Gary isn't sure it's such a good idea. In any case, they only get partway up the driveway before a security guard tells them they have to leave.
But Jack isn't deterred—he wants to get in through the back. The two men hop the fence, and find a spot in the bushes from which they can watch a bizarre ritual happening inside. Candles are lit. An old man lies on a bed, wrapped up like a mummy—it's Cranfield. First, Shepherd holds a small vial of something over his body. Then a woman approaches and waves some sort of oil in front of his face. Men come in and start wrapping his face in bandages; Cranfield flails a bit, resisting, but men hold him down. Then someone else enters the frame: Amy! Jack is shocked, and snaps a photo of her on his phone.
Before they can see more, two guards emerge from the house. Jack and Gary make a run for it.
Once they've driven a safe distance away, Jack gets Gary to stop the car. He's losing it. What was that? Was it a funeral? And what was his wife doing there? Gary says he doesn't know. And now who are they going to get answers from? "There's still Bill Anderson," Jack says.
So they send him a coded message via Tim Truth's podcast. They should have been more cautious, though—somewhere on the road, Shepherd is listening too.
Later, Gary and Jack wait for Anderson at a restaurant. He apparently understood their message, because he shows up.
Jack asks why he didn't accept Cranfield's $10 million. Anderson says it was because of the conditions: he could take the money, but only if he promised to stop his research. Gary is confused—as far as he knew, there were no conditions. Jack asks what Anderson was working on. He says "sound"—infrasonics, specifically. Very low frequencies: not heard, but felt. These frequencies may allow us a glimpse into natural phenomena that human beings were not intended to see or hear. "What things?" Jack asks. "I made a ghost machine," Anderson says.
A statement like that obviously needs further explanation. But before Anderson gets the chance to elaborate, Shepherd enters the restaurant and shoots him dead.
• Why was the phone on the wall ringing at the building?
• Who is Rose? What's her role in all this?
• What is the purpose of Anderson's ghost machine?
• What were they doing to Cranfield at that house??
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