101.16 SYNOPSIS: At the precinct, an officer reveals to Jared phone footage of Michaela and Ben freeing the dogs. Jared is willing to help Michaela out of her predicament, but she’s uneasy that her ex-fiance and her best friend are now married and she has been gone for five 1/2 years.
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Jared watches Michaela on the video
OFFICER: Older lady marches in this morning, says she witnessed a break-in last night on a commercial property across from her residence.
OFFICER: She was pretty resourceful. Recorded the whole thing on her phone. [KEYBOARD CLACKS] They never enter the property, just let the dogs out, which were picked up by Animal Control this morning. Look, I could go ahead and process the complaint, unless you want to handle it.
Jared confronts Michaela
JARED: Help me out here. Michaela, I got three detectives and eight uniforms waiting on my direction to find these abducted girls, and I’m here trying to put out your fire. Does this have to do with me?
MICHAELA: Excuse me. How?
JARED: I don’t know. All right? Acting out, you know, trying to get my attention, get back at me.
MICHAELA: You are such a guy. I break open a fence, and, yeah, it’s because you’ve married my best friend. Look, Lourdes is amazing. You’re both amazing. I was gone. How can I blame either of you, right? Fine.
JARED: Then what?
Michaela responds to Jared
MICHAELA: What? Huh. I don’t know. How about the fact that I take off in a plane, and when I land, my mom is dead? Thanks for your condolences, by the way. How about the fact that I have no home, no phone number, not a single worldly possession at all to my name? How about that I lost 5 years, 6 months, and 28 days of the world, of life? How about Never mind that my lawyer convinced a judge that I was innocent. I will never, ever stop believing that I didn’t commit murder when Evie died sitting next to me in my car. So, yeah, as I am standing here, I am trying to figure out whether or not I should be grateful for being back and alive or just guilty, Jared. Which is where I’m leaning. [SOBBING]
Jared helps Michaela
JARED: Michaela, I’m sorry about your mother. I’m so sorry about everything. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it all myself. Believe me. But I still need an answer. Why? Why did you and your brother break open that fence?
MICHAELA: I can’t explain it. I wish I could.
JARED: Go inside and put some more clothes on.
JARED: ‘Cause you’re coming with me to make this go away and save your career. Please.