POLICE LOG: A copycat killer may be emulating the man who kidnapped Officer Gail Peck and murdered Detective Jerry Barber. Detailed report follows:
A worried dad believes something is seriously wrong when his 23-year-old daughter, Grace Finn, goes missing. It’s only been nine hours, so there’s nothing the police can do at the moment. In other news, Andy and Nick chase down a cab that’s driving down the road with a man on the hood. The guy is a store owner who was trying to stop a joyriding kid. Surveillance footage shows that the cab was used earlier for a more nefarious purpose. A man knocked out a woman and kidnapped her. The victim is Grace Finn. The cab was formerly registered to the man who kidnapped Gail and killed Detective Jerry Barber.
Luke Callahan returns to 15 to work the case. This may be a copycat of serial killer Ross Perik. That means the team has less than 24 hours to find this missing girl. Traci is assigned to work with Gail’s brother, Steve, in guns and gangs for the day, so she’s unaware of what’s happening. Sam is a bit on edge, so he asks Andy to partner with him. As for Gail, she bears the brunt of the anger and fear being felt by Grace’s dad. She doesn’t reveal that she was a kidnap victim of the man this copycat killer is trying to emulate.
Oliver and Dov have a discussion with a neighborhood watch dad who wants to know what happened regarding the missing girl. Elsewhere, Sam clutches Jerry’s watch as he and Andy track down the person who bought the cab after Perik. The sketchy guy is guilty of neglectful care of his elderly father, but he’s not the kidnapper. He sold the cab to an unknown buyer. Luke thinks talking to Perik may help. That’s not gonna worked for the incarcerated killer. The only person he’ll talk to is his former kidnap victim, Officer Gail Peck.