Wicked City Recap Episode 2: Betty Witnesses Kent Killing

By Aaron Welsh | Nov 4th, 2015

Welcome to the official Wicked City Season 1, Episode 2 recap for "Runnin' with the Devil" (original airdate November 03, 2015). Previously on Wicked City: 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: Watch Season 1 Episode 2 "Runnin' with the Devil" | Sneak Peek Episode 3: Betty’s Unsure of Kent’s Bad "Habit"

Kent and Betty Have Their First Almost Victim

Kent is having Betty enter his world in baby steps. They both pickup Mallory from the Whiskey and take her home. They tie the girl to the headboard with some pantyhose and after some pleasure, Betty takes the knife from the nightstand and gives it to Kent. You think he's going to indulge his darker side, but instead releases the girl, terrifying her in the process.

Jack and Paco Question Joe Walsh
The legendary musician from the Eagles plays a director who is shooting a music video for Def Leppard’s “Photograph.” Jack and Paco interrupt his shoot while looking Kent’s next potential victim.

Kent is 5 Steps Ahead of the Police
Kent knew Jack and Paco were onto him. He left them clues and sent them on a wild goose chase to an abandoned upholstery shop. Kent even had the audacity of leaving a shriveled up body under the floorboards holding a note containing the message "Detective Roth, Sorry to have missed you. From your Secret Admirer and Mallory K."

Betty Witnesses Kent Killing for the First Time
Kent feels like his whole like has been leading up to this moment. Kent’s rationale is that Mallory’s seen too much; she’s seen their faces and knows where they live and has no choice but to kill her. Betty stands by the car and does nothing as he pulls his latest victim out of his truck, throws her in the front seat and proceeds to kill her with a large knife.

MORE WICKED CITY: Watch Season 1 Episode 2 "Runnin' with the Devil" | Sneak Peek Episode 3: Betty’s Unsure of Kent’s Bad "Habit"

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