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Opening Quote: "Nothing, they say, is more certain than death, and nothing more uncertain than the time of dying." – Thomas Paine
Monroe: You think it's all mirrors Eve can't look into? Or just certain mirrors?
Rosalee: Well, she saw the skull guy in the hand mirror at the shop, and the mirror in Nick's loft, so if it's trying to kill Eve, we're not taking any chances.
Monroe: So what is she supposed to do? Avoid mirrors for the rest of her life?
Rosalee: For right now? Yes.
Monroe: [He sighs] And what if it's not just mirrors?
Rosalee: What are you talking about?
Monroe: Well, what if she catches her reflection in a window, or, like, a china cabinet? Is the skull freak gonna pull her through those too?
Rosalee: Let's just stick to mirrors right now, all right? We got this one, the one in the guest room, the one in the bathroom... Am I missing any?
Monroe: I gotta be honest, I'm nervous.
Rosalee: Yeah, me too.
Monroe: I know we're doing the right thing by letting Eve stay here—
Rosalee: She has nowhere else to go.
Monroe: I know. And I'm not saying I don't wanna help Eve, okay? I'm just saying I'm worried about bringing this into our home. What if it does something to hurt our babies, like pull you through the mirror?
Rosalee: It's a threat to all of us. We have to do everything we can to stop it.
Rosalee: But if it messes with my family, I will rip its green ugly eyeballs out.
Monroe: [He and Rosalee kiss] I know one thing's for sure...
Monroe: I'm gonna have some seriously bad hair days for awhile.
Eve: I hope this is still an okay time.
Adalind: Yeah, the kids are asleep. Do you want some wine?
Eve: No thanks.
Adalind: So what did you need my help with?
Eve: I need to understand how these mirrors work.
Adalind: Do you mean about what you saw in them?
Eve: I mean how do go through them.
Adalind: I don't think that's such a good idea.
Eve: This skull thing tried to grab me and pull me into wherever it was.
Adalind: And it almost killed you.
Eve: I think it will kill me if I don't do anything about it.
Adalind: So maybe you should stay away from it.
Eve: Nick saw it too. What if it comes after him?
Adalind: I thought it went away when Nick saw it.
Eve: No, we don't really know for sure what it was doing.
Adalind: Have you talked to Nick about this?
Eve: No, I don't wanna talk to him about it until I have a better handle on what we're dealing with.
Adalind: [She sighs] You can't do this by yourself.
Eve: That's why I'm here. Your mother had more knowledge than either of us.
Adalind: Yeah, and look where it got her.
Eve: Did she ever mention anything to you about portals to another world? Or moving through mirrors?
Adalind: Eh, no, but, I mean, there was a lot we didn't talk about. For the record, not a great mother.
Eve: Do you still have any of her books?
Adalind: I do... But—
Eve: Please. There might be something in them that could help us fight this thing.
Adalind: Those books could be just as dangerous.
Eve: Waiting for this thing to come after me, or us, would be more dangerous, and Adalind, I think one of the reasons it is connecting to me is because I can see those symbols.
Adalind: Diana can see the symbols too.
Eve: I know. That's why we can't wait. We have to find this thing, and kill it.
Adalind: [She sighs] I'll get the books. [She walks away]
Eve: Guess we'll start with you. [She opens a book and wipes off the first page] You haven't been opened in a while, have you? [She starts reading through the book] Mirrors.
Maddie: You said you liked this place.
Allie: I do, but I always end up eating way too much.
Maddie: The crème brûlée was not my idea.
Allie: Yeah, but how good was that?
Maddie: You stay here. You've been in those heels all day. I'll get the car.
Allie: Oh, my swollen feet salute you.
[Maddie goes to where the car is parked, but is attacked from behind and thrown onto the car, dead]
Nick: What are you doing up?
Adalind: Waiting for you. You hungry? I can make you something. [She and Nick kiss]
Nick: No, I had a sandwich earlier.
Adalind: Eve came by.
Nick: Eve? What did she want?
Adalind: For me to help her find a Hexenbiest way to go through the mirror into the other place.
Nick: Is that even possible?
Adalind: I don't know. She wanted to borrow my mom's spell books.
Nick: And you gave them to her?
Adalind: Yes. But I'm worried she's gonna try to do this on her own.
Nick: Is that what she said?
Adalind: Not exactly, but she's really worried that this skull thing is gonna come after her, after you, even Diana, not to mention the rest of us. I think Eve's looking for a little redemption. Aren't we all?
Nick: Do you think there's anything in those books that could get her into the other place?
Adalind: They're my mom's books. I haven't read through all of them. And I've never crossed through a mirror, but I know enough to know that anything is possible.
Nick: I need to talk to her.
Adalind: I was hoping you'd say that.
Nick: [His phone rings and he answers] Hank.
Hank: Nick, we got a body.
Nick: Okay, I'll pick you up. [He hangs up] I'm sorry.
Adalind: Just make sure you talk to Eve.
Nick: Yes, I will. [He leaves]
Wu: Victim is Maddie Simms. No bullet wounds, no knife wounds.
Wu: That's where I was going. That's Maddie's car. Her friend was waiting for her to take said car around to Cafe Nell's down on Kearney where they had dined alone. FYI, Nell's does an amazing linguini and clams.
Hank: We know.
Wu: Afraid there were no witnesses. When Maddie didn't return with the car, her friend went looking for her, found her like this.
Hank: I assume that's her friend in your car?
Wu: You assume correctly.
Nick: Wallet's here-credit cards, cash.
Hank: And the car's still here, so it wasn't a robbery, unless there was 30 pounds of cocaine in the trunk.
Wu: But it is definitely Wesen.
Nick: Let's go see if her friend is Wesen.
[They walk over to Allie]
Wu: Her name's Allie Stevens.
Hank: Allie. I'm Detective Griffin-my partner, Nick Burkhardt.
Allie: She was just getting the car. Who would do a thing like this? [She sobs]
Nick: Do you know of anybody who might wanna hurt Maddie?
Allie: No, Maddie got along with everybody.
Hank: No problems at home? Work?
Allie: Not at all. She was in a great mood. I can't believe this is happening. [She sobs]
Nick: Did you see anybody follow her out of the restaurant?
Allie: [She shakes her head] What they did to her- I can't believe it. I can't believe it. [She sobs]
Nick: [To Wu] She can go.
Wu: Yeah. Do you have somebody who can come get you?
Hank: [He and Nick step away] No woge.
Nick: No. And there's no blood on her clothes.
Hank: So this line of questioning is getting us no place.
Wu: [He walks up] Her sister's coming to get her.
Nick: All right, see if there's surveillance that covers the route that Maddie took between the restaurant and her car.
Wu: There's a bank on the corner. It might show something. [He walks away]
Mrs. Cutler: I used to run so fast when I was younger.
Mrs. Cutler: So fast so fast.
Mason: I know, Mrs. Cutler, you sure did.
Mrs. Cutler: And I wanna run again.
Mason: [He laughs] Well, we can't go run now. It's too dark outside.
Mrs. Cutler: Ooh, through the woods I-I remember the trees. There were so many trees. So many trees.
Mason: Okay, here we go. Let's get you inside.
Mrs. Cutler: And they could never run faster than us.
Mason: Uh-huh. There you go. Nurse Barton will be in to help you get in bed, okay? Anything else you need? Maybe some water?
Mrs. Cutler: [She sits down on her bed] Who-who are you?
Mason: I'm your friend, Mason, who helps take care of you. Remember?
Mrs. Cutler: Oh- [She laughs] I remember the sweet taste of blood in my mouth.
Mason: Well, that's a new one. Let's not get too worked up now, Mrs. Cutler. I'll be back tomorrow, okay?
Mrs. Cutler: We always caught them.
Mason: I'm sure you did. I'll get you an extra blanket. It's cold out tonight.
[Mrs. Cutler woges into a Coyotl and attacks Mason. Mason quickly pushes her against a wall with his hands around her throat. Mrs. Cutler then retracts]
Nurse Barton: [She walks into the room] Mason?
[Mason removes his hands from Mrs. Cutler]
Nurse Barton: [She runs over to check on Mrs. Cutler] What are you doing?
Mason: What the hell was that?
Nurse Barton: Oh!
Mason: What was it?
Nurse Barton: Get out!
Mason: Did you see it? Did you see it?
Nurse Barton: Get out!
Mrs. Cutler: Mason, I'm hurt.
Mason: Stay away from me!
Nurse Barton: I need help in here now!
[Mason quickly leaves]
Nick: Maddie Simms has no criminal record. She's been working at the same advertising agency for the last four years. And none of the prints from the scene match anything in the system, so we've got nothing.
Hank: I got something. Similar attack in North Precinct ten days ago. A guy walking home from the grocery store was torn up just like Maddie Simms. Happened at night on a dark street. No witnesses, no evidence left behind. Listed as a maul, and turned over to animal control.
[Wu walks up]
Nick: We know differently.
Hank: Yes, we do.
Wu: Surveillance from the bank camera. Not much, but it's all we got. There she is and she's gone. Her car was around the corner two blocks up, which I'm sure you noted cannot be seen from here. And nobody walks by for the next two minutes and 32 seconds.
Hank: If she was being followed, it wasn't from the restaurant.
Nick: Let's see if they have any surveillance from the North Precinct case.
Wu: What North Precinct case?
Hank: Ten days ago-body found in the same condition. Case number A9-1432.
Nick: Check everything they got. See if we're missing anything.
Wu: Yeah, like the murderer. [He walks away]
Nick: [He sighs] So whatever Wesen's doing this isn't taking the money or the meat.
Hank: Maybe it's doing it for sport.
Nick: Then it'll do it again.
[The ceiling creaks, so Eve gets up and stands behind the pillar by the stairs]
Nick: [He opens the basement door] Eve?
Eve: Nick, yeah, I'm here. Everything okay?
Nick: Yeah, Adalind told me you took some of her mom's books. You think there's a Hexenbiest way into this other world?
Eve: I think we have to try to find out.
Nick: Yes, "we" is a very good idea.
Eve: Look, I don't even know if I'm gonna find anything. I just started on the second book, and so far, nothing about mirrors as portals or gateways to anywhere. So if you're worried about me, don't be.
Nick: Yes, I'm-I'm very worried about you.
Eve: Nick, we're the only two people who have seen this thing. If we don't find a way to get to it, it will find a way to get to us.
Nick: Just don't do it alone, okay?
Eve: Believe me, this is not something I wanna do alone.
Nick: [He sighs] Okay. Well, I, uh- I think you ought to get some sleep.
Eve: Thanks for checking up on me. [She opens up a book]
Eve: [She notices that the pages are impossible to read due to letters and symbols being all over the pages] I hope I don't have to bleed on this. Maybe if I just- [She shakes the book. When she opens the book again, all the symbols and words become legible again] That's better. Hexes, curses, charms, Merseburg Incantations.
[The Gevatter Tod inserts his two antenna-like tendrils into Mrs. Cutler's nose]
Wu: As if we don't have enough on our plate, Mrs. Margaret Cutler, 91 years young, died in her sleep last night.
Nick: And we're here because...
Wu: Because although technically she died in her sleep, according to Nurse Barton, she was assaulted by an orderly named Mason Wilcox. Mr. Wilcox was arrested about an hour later.
[Nick, Hank, and Wu go to Mrs. Cutler's room]
Hank: Bruises on her neck, I assume from the attack.
Wu: Yeah, that's what I was told.
Nick: Any witnesses?
Wu: Just Nurse Barton. She found Mrs. Cutler deceased this morning.
Nick: We need to talk with the nurse.
Hank: And let's find out where the orderly's being held.
Nick: Nurse Barton? I'm Detective Burkhardt. This is my partner, Detective Griffin.
Hank: Can you tell us what happened?
Nurse Barton: Mason Wilcox killed her. That's what happened.
Hank: You saw him attack her?
Nurse Barton: Yes, when I walked in, he had her up against the wall with his hands around her neck. [She puts Mason's badge into an evidence bag]
Nick: Do you have any idea why he would do this?
Nurse Barton: There's no reason to attack any of our patients, especially Mrs. Cutler. I mean, she was 91 years old. She could barely get out of bed by herself.
Nick: How long has Mr. Wilcox been working here?
Nurse Barton: Uh, three-four years.
Hank: Have you had any problems with this orderly before?
Nurse Barton: Never. I mean, it's not an easy job. But there is no excuse for what he did. My first thought was maybe he was high on something. When he was being arrested, he was yelling that Mrs. Cutler was a monster, and that she attacked him. I mean, that's absurd.
Nick: Who examined Mrs. Cutler just after the attack?
Nurse Barton: Dr. Landeaux was on call. He said that her injuries were superficial, but I know they were more emotional than physical. Mason Wilcox scared that poor woman to death, and he's not getting away with it.
Hank: Where's Dr. Landeaux now?
Nurse Barton: He's here. He had to continue on his morning rounds. He said to page him when you want him.
Nick: We want him.
Dr. Landeaux: Mrs. Cutler was suffering from severe dementia. She was becoming restless in recent weeks. I changed her meds to try to make her more comfortable, but there's only so much we can do at a certain point.
Nick: Has she ever exhibited any violent behavior?
Dr. Landeaux: [He laughs] Aggressive behavior is not uncommon in later stages of Alzheimer's or dementia, and it can be very frustrating for caregivers.
Hank: So she might have attacked him?
Dr. Landeaux: It's possible.
Nick: Could Mrs. Cutler have sustained any internal injuries as a result of the attack?
Dr. Landeaux: When I examined her after the incident, her vital signs were good, and she said she wasn't in any pain.
Hank: Do you think the orderly had anything to do with her death?
Dr. Landeaux: Personally, I don't. Given her age and condition, I think she died of natural causes.
Nick: Thanks, Doctor. That's all we need for now.
Dr. Landeaux: Of course. Let me know if you need anything else. [He walks away]
Hank: The orderly attacks a 90-year-old woman, claiming she's a monster. Do we think she's Wesen?
Nick: That would explain why she attacked the orderly, and why he attacked her.
Hank: Well, it puts the orderly in a bad spot. No way he can prove what he's saying.
Nick: We order an autopsy. If she sustained any internal damage, then it's manslaughter.
Hank: Well, best case scenario, he's still facing assault charges.
Nick: We gotta talk to the orderly.
Renard: You wanna tell me about the stuff our daughter's been drawing?
Adalind: I don't know what you're talking about.
Renard: Oh, no? Then I'm on my way over. We can sit Diana down, and we can talk about those symbols.
Adalind: All right, all right, all right, all right. We don't have to put her through all that.
Renard: What do the symbols mean?
Adalind: I don't know.
Renard: And I think you're lying.
Adalind: I don't care what you think, Sean. I don't know.
Renard: I wanna see the tunnel.
[Adalind stays silent]
Renard: Damn it, Adalind, our daughter is in the center of something big.
Adalind: [She sighs] You think I don't know that?
Renard: Then I need to know everything you know. Now tell me where that tunnel is.
Adalind: You're gonna have to take that up with Nick. Goodbye. [She hangs up]
Hank: Mason Wilcox Portland PD.
[Mason starts running]
Hank: Really? [He and Nick chase after Mason and cut him off]
Nick: Cool it, man, cool it.
Hank: [He points his gun at Mason as Nick hold him down] Don't move, Mason.
Mason: I didn't kill her!
Nick: Then why'd you run?
Hank: Don't you know we hate that?
Mason: I didn't kill her! [Nick stands him up] Come on!
[Nick and Hank walk him Mason]
Hank: You heard Mrs. Cutler died last night. Guessing that's why you ran.
Mason: It's not what you think.
Hank: Then tell us.
Mason: I want a lawyer.
Hank: If the autopsy proves she died from anything you did to her, you will go to jail, Mason.
Nick: Now we talked to Dr. Landeaux. He told us she was suffering from dementia, and she could become violent.
Hank: Now your record doesn't suggest you like assaulting people.
Mason: I don't.
Nick: Then tell us what happened.
Mason: You wouldn't believe me.
Nick: You said she was a monster, and she attacked you, right?
Mason: Look, I was helping her back to her room. She was telling me some crazy story about running through the woods and tasting blood in her mouth. I never took her seriously. I was getting her a blanket, and the next thing I knew, I was being attacked by some kind of monster. I don't use drugs. I never used steroids. I know what I saw.
Nick: Well, then tell us what you saw.
Mason: Fine, you wanna hear? It had yellow eyes hair everywhere, and... came at me with teeth, like some kind of wild dog.
Nick: Then what happened?
Mason: I fought back. I-I pushed it up against the wall, and then it- it turned back into Mrs. Cutler.
Hank: And that's when the nurse showed up?
Mason: Look, I know it sounds insane, but I'm telling you the truth. I-I've taken care of Mrs. Cutler for three years. She was my friend. Why would I hurt her?
Hank: I believe you, Mason. We'll see what we can do.
Mason: What? Really?
Hank: [He and Nick leave the room] She woged and he freaked. It was self-defense.
Nick: Well, our testimony's not gonna help.
Hank: We're gonna have to help him make a case that Mrs. Cutler's attack was so unexpected and so violent, that his response could've been nothing but self-defense.
Nick: [His phone rings and he answers] Yeah, Burkhardt. Be there in ten. [He hangs up] M.E. wants to show us something.
Eve: You're gonna make me work for it. [She woges and removes the dagger that is locking the book. She sets the dagger down, retracts, and is then able to open the book. She looks through the book and comes across blood magic. Flashback of Eve biting the arm of the skull-like figure in "The Son Also Rises" and flashback of Eve seeing the wet blood on the mirror in "Tree People"]
Adalind: Okay, Diana? Make sure your brother doesn't fall off the bed. Oh, and no making him float either. [Her phone rings and she answers] Eve, did you find something?
Eve: Could you tell more about blood magic? 'cause it says in one of your mother's books that blood is associated with crossing over in death, like slain warriors on the battlefield, or a hunter's prey in its final state- human sacrifice on the altar- and sometimes blood is used as currency.
Adalind: Eve, slow down.
Eve: What if blood could be used as a form of payment to pass into the other world?
Adalind: Blood magic is very dangerous.
Eve: We would only need to use it to get to the other side.
Adalind: Okay, say you get to the other side. What if you can't get back?
Eve: Would it work?
Adalind: I don't know.
Eve: Okay, thanks. I'll keep looking. [She hangs up and continues reading. She picks up the dagger and looks at it]
Bindra: Some localized bruising, consistent with what was detailed in the report. There was a contusion on the back of her head, but no bleeding in the brain. Mrs. Cutler had a healthy heart, in spite of her age.
Hank: So no indication a physical confrontation with the orderly could've caused her death.
Bindra: Not based on the physical evidence I have.
Nick: Okay, thank you. [He and Hank start to leave]
Bindra: However I found an extraordinarily high level of hyaluronidase in her system.
Hank: What's that?
Bindra: Something found in bug saliva. I had to look it up, having never seen it before. It's from an insect commonly known as the assassin bug. They use hyaluronidase, along with other enzymes, to create a lethal saliva cocktail that kills its victims.
Hank: And by victims, you mean other bugs?
Bindra: Of course.
Nick: How did it get into her system?
Bindra: No idea.
Hank: Could someone have injected her with it?
Bindra: Not sure how many assassin bugs you'd have to have access to, but I suppose it's possible.
Nick: Is that what killed her?
Bindra: It's not normally toxic to humans, but with this amount, who knows? I suppose if any place was gonna have a giant assassin bug, it'd be Portland.
[Hank chuckles, and he and Nick leave]
Wu: No way.