‘Murder in the First’ season 3, episode 5 review: Getting back on track

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We’re a little late on reviewing this past episode of “Murder in the First,” but we do think that there is more to like about this one than the one before.

For one, it feels more like Hildy is trying to move forward in her personal life once more after going on a date with Burnside, one that included getting on the back of his motorcycle and learning an extreme amount about them in the process. While we do want to see her with Terry, at the same exact time it doesn’t seem like either thinks that it’s possible right now given the state of their job. We’d rather see them come back to it later rather than seeing them perpetually in a holding pattern.

When it comes to their police-work, it certainly seems that Terry and Hildy have their hands full when it comes to uncover the killer in the Normandy Parker case. Stocks were largely the name of the game this week, mostly because of some investments that Parker had made and some people who could have profited off of him being gone. Add to that a complicated insurance policy and some mob connections for people close to him, and this case is getting all the more complicated.

The good news is that we do feel like we are closer to uncovering the killer now than we did earlier this season; for some time, it felt more like we were spinning our wheels waiting to see something else happen.

As for the Siletti story, there was at least some progress from a personal vantage point as he determined this week that he was going to be able to work some things out in his relationship and family life … but only if he humbled himself. With his trial approaching, maybe the character is starting to wisen up and realize that he may need to go about things differently?

While we’re not going to say that this was a barnburner of an episode, at least we feel like the show is getting back on track, and building momentum that it could further draw from in the future. Episode Grade: B.

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