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"For Whom the Bell Tolls"

The discovery of a car in a ravine, with a dead woman who's been missing six years, is quite intriguing. The victim is Carolyn Meeker, and her husband and now 22-year-old son just presumed she went missing because of some mysterious circumstances in her life.

Carolyn worked for Consec, a top defense industry supplier, and was at the top of her game. Detectives Friday (Ed O'Neill) and Beltran (Lauren Velez) look into her private life. Was she having an affair? Why would anyone want to kill her?

Apparently, Carolyn was concerned that Consec was selling flawed aerospace products, and one of the theories is that she was going to go public. Meanwhile, they get a tip that Gilbert Muncie (Patrick Kilpatrick), a prisoner at Calipatria, has information on the case. He claims he knows a guy named Ancona who killed Carolyn and even knows non-published facts about the crime. But the cops quickly figure out that Muncie's confession was bought, and when they question his wife, who lives at the poverty level but has a new plasma television, they put two and two together.

While questioning Carolyn's boss Martin Hindle (Paul Collins), they find out that Caroline's husband, Christopher Meeker (Nicholas Surovy), did in fact know that Caroline wanted to go public with the documents, which Christopher had denied knowing when initially questioned. The suspicion then shifts to Christopher Meeker. He grew up in poverty and they wonder if there was some financial motive to the crime. They question Zachary Meeker (Ben Crowley) about his parents' relationship around the time his mother disappeared. They also look for suspicious financial activity, and realize HB Landscaping got paid $25,000 right around the time Carolyn vanished.

HB Landscaping is really Henry Berk (Brett Wagner), a convicted felon. Friday taunts him with an exact replica of the murder weapon (even though the actual gun is gone) and he talks. He was hired by Meeker to kill Carolyn.

Zachary has to come to terms with the fact that his father, afraid of losing everything and going back to that horrible poor existence he grew up with in the trailer park, did the unthinkable - he hired someone to kill his mother.

Henry Berk entered a plea to murder in the first degree. He is currently serving a life sentence at the State Penitentiary in San Quentin. Christopher Meeker entered a plea to murder in the first degree. He is currently serving a life sentence at the State Penitentiary at Folsom.