Annie Morgan is a passionate, motivated journalist who has been saddled with writing obituaries for the local paper. Gavin encourages her to tap into her creativity. So Annie makes up a story about a recently-deceased man falsely dubbing him to be a covert CIA operative who once tracked a vicious KGB enforcer named Kandinsky. She’s shocked to learn that her article has struck a nerve with the public. Her subject is now believed to be an American hero. Gavin assures Annie that it wouldn’t be right to take that away from him… or her.
Annie is suddenly a star at the paper. She revises her own mother’s obituary to make her out to have been a top-selling children’s author. She’s also asked to do a follow-up piece on the elusive KGB operative Kandinsky. She concocts a chilling story about this fictional fellow. She tells of the murder kit he used in his torture sessions. A scary man who looks exactly like the person Annie described is suddenly at her front door. He breaks in, ties her up and prepares to inflict some of the same torture Annie just wrote about.
Jane, Henry, Louise and Brian head out to a dance club where they exchange stories about possible lease exits and the idea of a haunted Drake. The awkward conversation ends abruptly when Alexis happens to pop by the club. How random is that, right? Louise is thrilled. Brian… not so much. He kisses Louise passionately as if to make a point to Alexis before dragging his wife out of the club.
Gavin meets with Bill Edwards in his penthouse. The guy wants compensation for hiring his boy. Gavin explains that Henry is the compensation. He also wants the councilman to help him get a nearly-condemned property. Edwards doesn’t want to play ball, so Gavin pushes him down an empty elevator shaft. The leader of the Drake then lets Henry know that perhaps a job with the councilman isn’t the best career move. Gavin encourages him to shoot for loftier goals. Henry is tempted by the allure of this new notion.
Olivia burns the suicide note her daughter left for her 10 years ago. We can’t make out all of its contents, but we do see the words “he’s evil” in the center of the letter. In other news, the little girl with the doll appears to Jane in the hall outside her apartment. She says, “Don’t let him out.” We have no idea what this means. Later, Jane heads down to the basement after hearing a bell ring once again. It’s coming from the handle of a dirty old locked suitcase which she drags up to her apartment. Jane will deal with the thing in the morning. She goes back to bed completely unaware that a hand is pushing out from inside the suitcase.