Edmund was shot in a small helicopter. The candy cane wrappers found on him indicate that he choppered over to the Case Commerce building before he was killed. The head of the investment services company, Michael Case, says a clock valued at $30,000 was stolen by Santa, aka Edmund, during their Christmas party. His getaway chopper driver was David Dunne, who tries to beat off Esposito with a giant candy cane. This leads to a serious smackdown with a room full of Santas that eventually ends with an arrest.
Dunne admits he flew Edmund to building, but didn’t know the value of the clock. This was just a taxi job for him. He was shocked when someone fired gunshots at them during the getaway. Edmund fell from the chopper as they flew off. The team learns that Edmund’s young neighbor, Tim Cabot, crashed the Christmas party. The kid says Ed needed his help to steal some files that would prove his family was bilked out of their house. That’s because his guilt-ridden neighbor is the one who manufactured the shady deal for Suncove in his pre-Santa days.
Michael Case becomes the prime suspect, as the stolen clock that was in his office belonged to the Cabot family. They used it as collateral against a loan they couldn’t pay. Case isn’t the killer, but he knows who is. Edmund’s ex-wife, Gwenn, was at the party. She shot her former hubby because he was going to come clean about his past dealings which would obliterate the lavish lifestyle she’s always enjoyed. Case closed.