'Stumptown' Episode 3: Can Dex save the day after Grey lands in trouble and Hoffman considers him a murder suspect?
Unfortunately for Grey, the last person to have any contact with the dead man was him, and now he is a suspect
We are just two episodes in, but one thing is already clear — Dex (Cobie Smulders) and Grey's (Jake Johnson) relationship is going to be the slow burn that will keep us hooked to ABC's 'Stumptown'.
In the previously aired episode two, it was established that Grey and Dex have a complicated friendship — it started with them sleeping together and later deciding to stay friends — and both of them have respected that decision so far.
Grey has seen Dex through her many hookups, gambling losses, alcohol-induced passing outs, non-judgementally stepping in and offering help when she asks for it.
From what we have seen he has been the perfect best friend to her, and she to him, what with enduring the four-day cleanse with him every year since the first year they met.
Now, however, their friendship is being challenged by a murder allegation against Grey made by Dex's contact at the Portland Police Bureau, Detective Hoffman (Michael Ealy).
At the end of the last episode, we saw one of Grey's old friends come by for money. He was wasted and even freaked Ansel (Cole Sibus) out, leaving Grey with a sense of unease.
It turns out, he was right to feel uneasy because that friend is now dead, and unfortunately for Grey, the last person to have any contact with the dead man was him, and now he is a suspect.
In the trailer for the upcoming episode, we see Hoffman convinced that Grey had some part to play in the murder, and this incident may work out in two completely different ways.
Either Hoffman and Grey would develop a disliking for each other fuelled by their respective feelings towards Dex or Grey will work with Hoffman to solve the murder and they will have a friend in each other for seasons to come.
We sure hope it is the latter, but either way, we are certain that Dex would not allow her best friend to pay for a crime he presumably had nothing to do with.
Dex does have a lot on her plate, though, currently, with her trying to intern as a PI under Artie Banks (Donal Logue), a veteran in the field.
We are looking forward to seeing Dex handle being a new PI, while also trying to save her friend from injustice when season one episode three of 'Stumptown' airs on Wednesday, October 9, on ABC.