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Eyewitness Preview: “The Larsons’ Dog”

Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network

Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]

You know that feeling when you get to the top of the roller coaster and then the bottom drops out? That’s kind of where episode eight of Eyewitness goes, but the very good news is there are still two episodes left after this one, and it’s so worth the journey. Promise, swear. But that doesn’t mean you’re not going to have to work for it.

Photo Credit: Christos Kalohoridis/USA Network

Photo Credit: Christos Kalohoridis/USA Network

After we left off last week with loved up, sort-of-official bonafides Lukas and Philip (yay!) offset by Kane killing the Larsons’ dog (bastard!), Helen realized she was probably out of her depth and needed help. Of course, we know from that urgent call to Kane, who was maybe 20 yards away from her in the dark when she panicked and dialed his number, her instincts aren’t spot on where he’s concerned–on a few levels.

That leads to an extraordinarily nuanced scene between Warren Christie and Julianne Nicholson that will enthrall and terrify you, especially because we know the truth about what Kane is telling Helen. Bonus for us is that we also find out how Helen and Gabe met and understand that as important as Gabe told Philip it was that he met her, it was exponentially more important for Helen that she met him.

Photo Credit: Christos Kalohoridis/USA Network

Photo Credit: Christos Kalohoridis/USA Network

Kami also exercises spectacularly bad judgment where Kane is concerned, after she agrees to be Lukas’s security detail. Gabe gets an awakening when Helen doesn’t confess that unsaid thing that’s been seeding the rift between them, but he gets extra points for waiting to hear it from her when he has an opportunity to uncover it on his own and instead respects her privacy. He drowns his sorrows about that and losing his patient in another terrific scene between Gil Bellows and Nicholson.

Photo Credit: Christos Kalohoridis/USA Network

Photo Credit: Christos Kalohoridis/USA Network

Thematically speaking, water comes back into play again for a few of our characters and it’s an interesting realization that although they’re all seemingly disconnected, they have a shared affinity for hearing, being in, or being on water as a calming mechanism. Love those little touches.

Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network

Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network

While Lukas and Philip try really hard not to spiral about the shooter still being alive, Lukas’s dad offers a surprising source of comfort. And Philip does what he can in the few moments he has on his own with Lukas to talk him down from his panic when he worries that the face he couldn’t unsee for so long is now out of his grasp when the police most need it.

Photo Credit: USA Network

Photo Credit: USA Network

Make sure you have your DVRs set to run a minute or two over because the last minute of the episode is VIP (and before you ask, the song is “The War” by SYML. As always, please come live Tweet with #Eyewitness.

Eyewitness airs Sundays at 10/9c on USA. In case you missed it, check out my exclusive interview with writer/producer Jennifer Coté about last week’s episode. Here’s a sneak peek of “The Larsons’ Dog.”

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