Wicked City Series Premiere Recap: Ed Westwick Debuts on ABC

By Aaron Welsh | Oct 28th, 2015

Welcome to the official recap for the Series Premiere of Wicked City and Ed Westwick's debut on ABC Television. In case you missed it do not worry, you can quickly catch up here. 

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Detectives Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto) and new partner Paco Contreras (Gabriel Luna) are assigned to track down a killer who preys on women seeking fame in the City of Angels. Their perp, unbeknownst to them, is Kent Grainger (Ed Westwick), a tragic soul who craves attention and goes on a murderous rampage to obtain notoriety. Jack and Paco get a break when they stumble upon Karen McClaren (Taissa Farmiga), a young, struggling journalist who may have met the killer at a club and could I.D. him – but she may also be his next target. Meanwhile, Kent has found himself a young woman who may be his ‘Bonnie’ to his twisted ‘Clyde’ in the form of Betty Beaumontaine (Erika Christensen), a nurse and single mother of two with a bit of a sadistic twist. 

MORE WICKED CITY: Wicked City Sneak Peek Season 1 Episode 2: Running with the Devil | Make Your Own Wicked City Dedication

Kent Makes His First Dedication and Kill
Kent dedicates Foreigner's "Feels Like the First Time" to a girl he meets at The Whisky A Go Go and introduces her to his deadly hobby. 

Kent Makes His First Dedication and Kill|Kent dedicated Foreigner's "Feels Like the First Time" to his victim.|Kent dedicated Foreigner's "Feels Like the First Time" to a girl he met at The Whisky A Go Go and introduced her to his deadly hobby. Watch this scene from the series premiere & pilot of "Wicked City" and don't miss Wicked City TUESDAYS 10|9c on ABC.

 

Jack and Paco Investigate the First Murder
Jack is the detective who investigated the hillside strangler. The new killer is taunting the police by leaving his headless victim in the same place as the hillside strangler's first victim. Unfortunately, they're going to find this victim's head before they'll find the killer.

Jack and Paco Investigate the First Murder|The new killer is taunting the police by emulating another serial killer.|Jack is the detective who investigated the hillside strangler. The new killer is taunting the police by leaving his headless victim in the same place as the hillside strangler's first victim. Unfortunately, they're going to find this victim's head before they'll find the killer. Watch this scene from the series premiere & pilot of "Wicked City," season 1 episode 1, and don't miss Wicked City TUESDAYS 10|9c on ABC.

 

Kent and Betty Have Their First Date
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' "Crimson and Clover" was the song Kent dedicated to Betty before he planned to introduce her to the sharp end of his knife. After being interrupted by Betty's beeper right before the act, Kent discovered Betty was a single mother, just like his mother. Kent's softer side kicked in and he decided Betty was not going to be his next victim; after all they did have a connection.

Kent and Betty Have Their First Date|Betty was to be his next victim, but a cahnce interruption changed that.|Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' "Crimson and Clover" was the song Kent dedicated to Betty before he planned to introduce her to the sharp end of his knife. After being interrupted by Betty's beeper right before the act, Kent discovered Betty was a single mother, just like his mother. Kent's softer side kicked in and he decided Betty was not going to be his next victim; after all they did have a connection. Watch this scene from the series premiere & pilot of "Wicked City," season 1 episode 1, and don't miss Wicked City TUESDAYS 10|9c on ABC.

 

Is Betty Secretly a Psychopath?
Betty's a nurse and a caring mother. Even after her kids find a spider, this gentle soul has them recite, “Do no harm” and, as far as the kids are concerned, lets the spider go. What they don't know is that as soon as she took the bug outside, she took pleasure in extinguishing its life. Not so gentle and perhaps a psychopath to be?

Is Betty Secretly a Psychopath?|She might look gentle and caring, but in private not so much.|Betty's a nurse and a caring mother. Even after her kids find a spider, this gentle soul has them recite, “Do no harm” and, as far as the kids are concerned, lets the spider go. What they don't know is that as soon as she took the bug outside, she took pleasure in extinguishing its life. Not so gentle and perhaps a psychopath to be? Watch this scene from the series premiere & pilot of "Wicked City," season 1 episode 1, and don't miss Wicked City TUESDAYS 10|9c on ABC.

 

Kent Shares a Hint of His Darker Side with Betty
Kent and Betty’s relationship is getting hot and heavy, but Kent is having trouble performing. The problem is Kent has a taste for another type of woman and Betty is just not dead enough. Not to be discouraged, he ties her to the bed with some panty hose up and has her lay absolutely still, barely breathing at all. The act is amazing for the both of them, but Kent scares Betty half to death when he pulls out the chef’s knife afterward. She's not going to die; he just used it to cut her free.

Kent Shares a Hint of His Darker Side with Betty|The relationship is getting hot, but Kent is having trouble performing.|Kent and Betty’s relationship is getting hot and heavy, but Kent is having trouble performing. The problem is Kent has a taste for another type of woman and Betty is just not dead enough. Not to be discouraged, he ties her to the bed with some panty hose up and has her lay absolutely still, barely breathing at all. The act is amazing for the both of them, but Kent scares Betty half to death when he pulls out the chef’s knife afterward. She's not going to die; he just used it to cut her free. Watch this scene from the series premiere & pilot of "Wicked City," season 1 episode 1, and don't miss Wicked City TUESDAYS 10|9c on ABC.

 

Kent Makes a Dedication to Karen M
Kent is on the hunt for his next victim at the Whisky and makes a dedication to Karen M, the journalist that's investigating the murders. Jack's already there looking for Kent, but when he finds out the killer has made a dedication to Karen, he abruptly changes course and quickly searches out Karen before it's too late. 

Kent Makes a Dedication to Karen M|Kent is on the hunt for the journalist investigating the murders.|Kent is on the hunt for his next victim at the Whisky and makes a dedication to Karen M, the journalist that's investigating the murders. Jack's already there looking for Kent, but when he finds out the killer has made a dedication to Karen, he abruptly changes course and quickly searches out Karen before it's too late. Watch this scene from the series premiere & pilot of "Wicked City," season 1 episode 1, and don't miss Wicked City TUESDAYS 10|9c on ABC.

 

MORE WICKED CITY: Wicked City Sneak Peek Season 1 Episode 2: Running with the Devil | Make Your Own Wicked City Dedication