‘Briarpatch’ Episode 2: Allegra receives only dead-end leads as she struggles to find Felicity's killer
Felicity Dill’s death and the bomb blast which claimed another life from the world of law has made Allegra suspicious of AD Singe, who stopped her only moments before getting blown
In Episode 2 of USA Network’s ‘Briarpatch’, the home city of Texas is alarmed by another bomb blast which almost blew up Allegra Dill (Rosario Dawson). While she isn’t able to put her thoughts together owing to a concussion from the recent attack, the senate sub-committee continues to nag her about Jake Spivey’s (Jay R. Ferguson) )deposition.
However, Felicity Dill’s (Michele Weaver) death and the recent bomb blast which claimed another life from the world of law has made Allegra suspicious of AD Singe (Edi Gathegi), who stopped her only moments before getting blown.
But, on being questioned about the same, AD tells Allegra that he only helped her because Dill was always there for him. When Allegra feels his intentions are harmless, she asks him to gather documents for Dill's apartment.
At the federal station, Allegra crosses paths with police chief Kim Dickens (Eve Raytek) who calls Dill her “best girl” and wants to do everything in her power to hunt down her killer.
Unable to put her mind at ease, which seems to be puzzled by the icy behavior of Dill's acquaintances, Allegra goes to her sister’s residence to dig for any possible clues. While she’s there, she manages to strike a conversation with the crazy neighbor Cindy McCabe (Allegra Beavers), from whom she learns about Dill’s former boyfriend Floyd Ferness (Jon Beavers).
Meanwhile, Jake, who is living a rather privileged life, meets with Allegra to submit his deposition. But, she says she can’t promise him immunity as he hasn’t given the complete testimony.
Allegra skillfully tracks down Floyd, only to learn more mind-boggling facts about her late sister. Floyd reveals that Dill was planning something big to “take them all down”. Before she could get anything relevant to her sister’s death from him, he manages to escape.
Meanwhile, Cyrus has come to update Allegra on the latest events. He tells her that Braddle has already crossed the border and is coming to kill Jake irrespective of the testimony. When Allegra shows little interest in what the senator is looking for, Cyrus warns her about her mixing her personal and professional interests.
Before dismissing himself from Allegra’s hotel room, he makes sure to convey Senator’s message for her, which reads, “Get it f**k together”. He leaves telling Allegra to get the real deposition as she has a clock ticking on her.
She meets Kim at the bar hoping the police chief could help unravel the mystery surrounding Dill’s death. However, she’s disappointed when Kim says exactly what Floyd had already predicted. As he had already told Allegra, the cops have searched his house and are seen claiming that they have found wires, syntax, and everything needed for a blast at his residence.
Allegra realizes Kim’s personal leaning towards her fellow officer Colder, who she’s trying to save from being pinned by wrongfully convicting Floyd.
Towards the end of the episode, it is revealed that even Jake is playing Allegra to get all the information about Braddle’s plan for finishing him, by making her feel she can trust only him in a city filled with sketchy people.
‘Briarpatch’ airs on Thursdays on USA Network.