Henryâ€™s Creepy Caller Reveals Himself, Forever â€œSkinny Dipperâ€
After months of torturing Henry, his anonymous caller finally reveals himself.
Hereâ€™s how it all played out. While Henry and Jo were enjoying an evening stroll, the mystery caller plunged a sword into the back of an unsuspecting cabby. Unbeknownst to Henry, he gets into the same cab. It doesnâ€™t take long for Henry to figure out that the driver is one in the same, his creepy caller.
Playing with Henryâ€™s mind, his nemesis shoots himself in the head and disappears. Remember, heâ€™s immortal too. Henry is alone in the cab when it plunges into the East River. He struggles to get out, but unfortunately, Henry doesnâ€™t survive. Once again he emerges naked, where two cops are waiting to greet him.
Next Henry finds himself being questioned by Lt. Reece. Henry tells her that he is a sleepwalker. Reece wants to know why he always shows up naked. Henry tells her that he sleeps naked â€“ pause for visual. She advises him to invest in some jammies.
To make matters worse, the stoic Dr. Morgan faces the firing squad â€“ aka — the other members of the precinct. Leading the pack is Detective Hanson, holding a pair of red skivvies. He tells Henry that the thong is optional. After a few laughs, Jo escorts Henry to the elevator. Jo pleads with him to open up to her, but he manages to avoid the question â€“ again.
When he returns to the morgue, Lucas is waiting for him. He tells Henry to â€œlet his freak flag flyâ€ (my favorite line of the night). Henry ignores him. He just wants to forget about the whole thing and get back to work. After a thorough investigation, Henry determines that the victim was stabbed with a sword. Â Lucas says, â€œIâ€™ll put an APB out for the Highlander.â€ (Another Great Line) Henry doesnâ€™t get the reference and isnâ€™t amused.
All of this happened before the opening title. Stay with me, thereâ€™s still plenty ahead.
Henry goes back to the shop and meets up with Abe. He urges Henry to tell Jo everything, but he simply cannot bring himself to do it. Henry experiences some disturbing flashbacks about Nora. He remembers when she had committed to an insane asylum in 1815. (This is the clue that I was talking about in the preview)
Back at the morgue, Lucas and Henry discover that the cab driver had recently been vaccinated with a Hepatitis B shot. Henry throws out a clue, suggesting that cab might not be on land anymore. Perfect timing, Hanson receives a phone call confirming that the cab was found in the Hudson River.
Hanson, Jo and Henry arrive at the crime scene. Henry is unsettled. He remembers the details of that horrific night â€“ the ride from HELL. Hanson comes across an old turn of the century shell casing. Suddenly, Henry sees his watch, but Jo picks it up before he can get to it. He looks worried. Hanson jokes with him, telling Henry not to contaminate the crime scene â€“ no one would want to think that Henry might be the killer.
Abe decides to shut down the shop. Once again, Abe encourages Henry to tell Jo what is going on. Henryâ€™s still not sure that he can trust her or anyone else for that matter â€“ other than Abe. The two take off to the scene of the crime. Henry thinks the gun is in the water. It turns out that heâ€™s right. Abe spots it, Henry strips down, but before he can jump into retrieve it, the police bust him.
Reece confronts Henry one more time. She wants an explanation as to why Henry has been arrested twice within a 48-hour period for indecent exposure. He tells her that it has to due with a case. She wants to know why he didnâ€™t come to her in the first place. Henry starts to become unglued.
Jo and Henry talk. He tells her that heâ€™s required to go see a therapist at Bellevue. Jo encourages him to go, but heâ€™s not happy about it. Once again, Henryâ€™s painful memories about his time in the insane asylum come back to haunt him.
Henry folds and agrees to see his new therapist. His name is Lewis (Burn Gorman, Torchwood, Game of Thrones) He attempts to bond with Henry, by bringing up the fact that they are both from London. Lewis probes Henry for answers. He wants to know if Henry feels at home here and with whom he confides in. It seems that Henryâ€™s new doctor knows a lot about him, especially for a first session. Lewis wants more answers from Henry. He wants to know what Henry is afraid of and Dr. Morgan replies, â€œSomeone getting hurt because of me.â€
Jo and Hanson get the gun back. The two take off to continue their investigation. They bust down the door of an apartment and find another body. Itâ€™s gruesome. She tells Hanson to call Henry.
When Henry returns to the morgue, he realizes that the victim was cut open with a drop point blade, just like the one that he owns. Suddenly, he takes off to find his tool kit. When he opens it, he finds the bloody knife.
Henry rushes back to the store. Abe tells Henry to pack up. This time Henry agrees and the two start packing. Just as Henry is finishing up, Jo shows up at the store and confronts him. Henry admits to her that he is indeed holding the murder weapon.
Back at the precinct, Henry faces Reese, Hanson and Jo. This time he confides in them. Henry admits to having a stalker. He tells them that it started a few months ago with an anonymous call. Henry is very apologetic. Reece assures him that they are going to catch the S.O.B. â€“ she tells him that it is her top priority. Henry is pleased that everyone believes him.
While performing the second autopsy, Lucas notices a bite mark. They determine that both victims were vaccinated with Hepetits B. Why, the two worked at the same place â€“ Bellevue Hospital.
In a hurry to solve the case, Jo and Henry go to see his therapist. They ask Lewis to break the rules and look at confidential patient records. Lewis is more than happy to do so. After some digging, Lewis tells them about a patient by the name of Clark Walker, who thinks that he is immortal. Jo locks down the building, but Walker manages to escape.
Henry goes back to the shop and calls out for Abe, but heâ€™s not there. Henry gets suspicious when he hears the same song in the shop that was playing during his fatal cab ride. When Henry goes to shut the record player off, he finds Clark Walker standing in front of him. He asks Henry to kill him with a sword.
Meanwhile, Abe returns to the shop. He hears the scuffle between Clark and Henry. Henry stabs Walker and finds out that he is not immortal. Henry is clearly disturbed.
The police show up and question Henry. Hanson tells him that it was a righteous kill. Jo shows up and shares some words of wisdom with him. She tells Henry that when he is ready to talk, she will be there for him. She assures him that theyâ€™ll all be there for him. In a tender moment, she puts her hand on Henryâ€™s.
Henry realizes he needs a confidant.Â After Jo leaves, his anonymous caller reaches out to Henry. Heâ€™s thrilled that Henry killed for the very first time. Henry tells him that heâ€™s done with this and accuses him of being insane.
Baiting Henry, he tells him to look outside. Sitting inside the taxi is none other than Lewis. He wishes Henry a Merry Christmas â€“ in a very eerie way. He drives off. Henry is standing inside the shop with a terrified look on his face.
Forever returns with a new episode on Tuesday, Jan. 6 atÂ 10/9c on ABC.
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