Last night's episode of Stalker begins with a teen girl named Hannah on the phone with her friend, she swears to her friend that she has a stalker and she thinks someone is in her house. She finds her living-room door wide open. She locks it back up, but realizes someone is in the house with her. She grabs her little brother Thomas and runs out of the house screaming and they end up running right in to one of their neighbors.
The next morning, Lt. Beth Davis goes to get coffee with her friend and she reassures her friend that her ex is in jail and she needs to start going out and dating. After Beth receives a phone call from work she leaves the coffee shop, but doesn't see Perry across the street watching her.
Det. Larsen is still trying to win Beth over with coffee, but she still gives him the cold shoulder. When he gets his new desk Beth hands him a stack of old case files to study. Beth, Jack, and Janice go to visit Hannah where she tells them what happened the night before and explains that she ran outside and bumped in to her neighbor who called 911. Hannah says that she has felt like someone is following her for a few weeks now. Beth tells her to make a list of all of the times she has seen someone following her or in her backyard. Outside, Jack talks to Hannah’s brother Thomas while he takes pictures of footprints in the backyard. He notices a tree-house in the back yard and Hannah’s mom said her husband Tom built it for Hannah when she was little, but he passed away a few years ago. When Jack climbs up inside of it he finds food wrappers and a blanket.
Beth learns that there is a registered sex offender named Barnes that just moved in to the neighborhood four blocks away from Hannah’s house. They head over to Barnes’ house and find a creepy room full of pictures of Hannah and bring him in for questioning. Barnes insists that he is “better now” and he has coping skills to curve his impulses and insists that he “looks but he doesn’t touch.”
Still creepy Barnes... still creepy.
DA Amanda Taylor runs into Beth and Jack. Beth introduces her to Jack not noticing the weird tension between the two. He follows Amanda to the elevator and tries to talk to her but she says it is disgusting that he got assigned to work with her in LA. Meanwhile, Beth is annoyed when she sees Perry waiting for her in the office. He apologizes for harassing Eric and then tells Beth that he needs help and he knows it. He says there is a part in his head that makes him obsessed with people and it is like a drug. Beth believes him and gives him a card for a therapist and says that he will be able to help him.
Jack doesn’t think that Barnes is their guy because none of the photos that Barnes took were taken from the tree-house. They realize that whoever was in the tree-house was watching Hannah’s little brother Thomas, not her. Beth calls Hannah and Thomas’s mom and tells her to check on Thomas. She searches the house frantically and realizes that Thomas is missing.
Beth and her team arrive at Hannah and Thomas’s house, and reassure their mom that they are going to find Thomas and bring him home safe and sound. While they are looking around the house they find a toy squirt gun; Hannah has no idea where it came from and neither does her mom. Beth searches Hannah’s room and finds condoms and demands to know who Hannah has been having sex with in the house and Hannah confesses that she has been sleeping with a tattoo artist named Victor.
When they bring Victor in for questioning, he confesses to giving Thomas a squirt gun because he was a good kid. He doesn't admit to being the stalker, but said he noticed someone parked in front of Hannah and Thomas's house all of the time and the driver was wearing a hoodie. The detectives find a picture of the car in one of Barnes' pictures and run the plates. When the results come back they learn the car belongs to one of Hannah's neighbors, Roesmary Wilson.
Rosemary's baby anyone?
Meanwhile, Rosemary has Thomas in the trunk of her car and she keeps calling him James and says that he is her son. She leaves him in the trunk and heads into a house where a woman finds her walking around and demands to know why she is in her house. Rosemary screams back that it's her house and hits her over the head with a vase.
Janice does some research and learns that Rosemary’s real name is Judith and that she had a son that was Thomas’s age and drowned and died. They bring in her ex-husband Derrick in for questioning and he admits that he doesn’t think James's death was an accidental drowning. He gives them the address of the old house where he and Judith lived with their son before he died.
Jack and Beth head to Judith’s old address and can see Thomas inside with Judith. Beth decides to go inside and pretends to be her neighbor, but the plan doesn't work and Judith knocks a shelf over on Beth and Thomas is able to run away. Judith chases after him, then Beth and Jack find her about to stab Thomas in a bedroom. Beth is able to talk her down and get the knife away from her. Judith is taken into custody and Thomas is reunited with his sister and mom.
Back at the office Janice invites Jack out for drinks, but he turns her down, saying he doesn’t want to be “that guy.” Ben jokes that Jack just rejected Janice, but she doesn’t mind because it just makes Jack more interesting. Jack tracks down Amanda and begs her to talk. He says he hasn’t come to ruin her life, but he just wants to get to know his son. Amanda says that he is not worthy of meeting her son, and if he doesn’t transfer out of LA in the next two weeks, she will go tell his boss his dirty little secret that nobody knows but her and ruin his career.
Perry shows up at the bar that Beth's friend works. He flirts with her while he waits for his drink, which she happily reciprocates. Uh oh!
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