A car careens out of control over an embankment before…CRASH! Dr. Megan Hunt believes the deceased driver, Daniel Davidson, was unconscious at the time of impact. Somebody strapped the guy into the vehicle and sent him over the edge. In other words, this was no accident.
A splinter bearing white paint is found in a gash in the victim’s arm and there are faint ligature marks on both wrists. Red cloth fibers are found in the nostril. After speaking with the victim’s wife, Andrea, Megan soaks in all the neighborhood faces. She says, “I used to live on a cul-de-sac like this. Nothing is ever what it seems.” Anyone else get this not-so-subtle reference to Dana Delany’s time on Wisteria Lane? Love it!
There’s a busted fence separating the victim’s house from his neighbor, Ted Banning (guest star Rick Fox). The blood on the post is the result of fight that occurred after Banning accused Daniel of poisoning his dog. Sam and Bud learn that Daniel had an unsent text message on his phone that read “I have to say something.” He was planning to send it to another neighbor, Vicki Hemington.
A search of the Hemington home uncovers a cabinet filled with kinky sex toys. The key used to unlock the secret stash was lodged in the driver’s seat of the murder victim’s car. Vicki was having an affair with Daniel. Well, you can’t technically call it an affair since her husband, Bill, is the one who set the whole thing up. Such a nice, supportive spouse.