This week’s episode of “Gracepoint” was the penultimate, so there is only one episode left to solve Danny’s murder and tie up all the loose ends. Time is running out for Carver and Miller, and not just because the show is ending. After Carver’s collapse last week, he can’t keep his heart condition a secret anymore. As soon as the chief of police sees his medical records, he’s done. He has 24 hours to solve the case before he’s fired.
In this week’s episode of “Gracepoint,” with Tom still missing, the search team continues to comb through the woods near where his bike was found. At the Miller’s, Owen can’t seem to comfort a crying Dillon, and Carver tells Ellie she should go home, calling her by her first name for the first time. Joe agrees, insisting that Dillon needs his mom, and the search team can take it from here. What seemed like minutes later, Paul finds Tom after he hears something in the trees.
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.”
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.