The town of Gracepoint comes together to hold Jack Reinhold’s funeral. A choir sings the hymn from the Titanic (which I recognized instantly), and Paul delivers the sermon, saying the community let an innocent man “be smeared and intimidated.” “We failed him, just as we failed and continue to fail Danny Solano,” he says. Later, at the repast, Carver confronts Paul about his veiled criticism of him and the rest of the police department. Paul says it wasn’t veiled at all: Paul told the police they should be protecting Jack, and they ignored him. This, the same day the papers have called Carver “the worst cop in California.”
As of this week’s episode, we are halfway through the ten-week “Gracepoint” miniseries event, and the storyline is right about where it needs to be to wrap things up in the next five episodes. More suspects have continued to emerge to keep viewers guessing, but I do worry the show will have trouble filling time with quality episodes (I have dubbed this the “24-effect.” See also: “Pretty Little Liars”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “One Tree Hill”).
Anyway, here’s what you should know for next week:
In case you forgot that “Gracepoint” is supposed to be creepy, this week’s episode opened with Mark walking past the police tape into Danny’s room to find his dead son crying in the closet. As Mark comforts Danny, we quickly cut to Mark’s face lying in bed and assume this is all a dream.
In this week’s episode of Gracepoint, the Solano family continues to grieve, and several developments come to light as Miller and Carver investigate Danny’s murder. The Solanos create a list of potential suspects, all of whom are their friends: teacher, babysitters, neighbors, etc. Ellie can’t believe that they are so distrusting, but Carver assures her that anyone is capable of murder given the right circumstances. Ellie argues that most people have moral compasses, but Carver insists that “compasses break.”