1. No love lost
Julia Brasher is advised by Lt Pounds to file a complaint against Bosch, claiming that he pressured her into a sexual relationship as her superior. Such a claim would rule Bosch’s evidence against Julia irrelevant. If you thought the tension was over, you’re wrong; some very terse words are exchanged between the two former-lovers when they meet in the corridor.
2. A deal is struck and a contract signed
Irving meets with Reverend Ott to convince him to support O’Shea for political office, effectively garnering him the African-American vote. In exchange, Ott demands that racial profiling tactics employed by the police force be stopped, but you can sense that this slippery character isn’t showing his entire hand.
3. A man's past is his business
Waits steps up his campaign of terror on Bosch, this time striking a deeply personal chord. Bosch arrives at Waits’ latest crime scene to find a ghastly replica of his mother’s murder; a haunting resurface of a memory long-buried.