The Core of It 2×01
Reviewed by: useyourwords
Ship Rating: 4/10
Foster wears a freaking sexy pink dress in this episode. Need I say more? Okay, I’ll say a bit more…
The main case this week is about a 29 year old female named Tricia/Sophie/Jesse/RJ, played by Erika Christianson, with dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder). Tricia, the law student, seeks Lightman out at a book signing to ask for his help because she had a “psychic vision” about a murder and nobody else believes her.
Gillian uses her mad skillz to hypnotize Jesse, the prostitute, in order to find out more about the various personalities. (Umm….Gillian….you can hypnotize me any time!) RJ, the protector, is discovered while under hypnosis and when she is snapped out of it, Sophie, the core personality, is revealed. (Are you confused yet?)
Cal attacks Sophie in order to get RJ to come out so he can convince RJ to show Sophie what he witnessed. It all works out and they find and arrest the murderer.
Also, Cal tries to give Gillian a bottle of champagne to celebrate her newly divorced status. (I would also be celebrating the demise of Gillian’s marriage to #alecfosterspants with some champagne!)
A side story worth mentioning…Zoe tells Cal that she is moving to Chicago to start a law firm with “Grabby-hands” (Cal’s words, not Zoe’s) so Cal takes out a loan to buy Zoe out in order to keep Emily near him. Gillian is not pleased!
Ria is assigned to find out if a Supreme Court nominee has any skeletons in his closet. She does quite well on her own and there is some cute Cal/Ria mentoring that takes place. If you ship Cal/Ria, you’d probably like to check this episode out.
Gillian is walking down the Lightman Group hallway and Cal comes by and drags her off the other direction.Cal and Gillian walk into the lab. Cal: Tricia Howe. She’s a Georgetown Law student, and she claims she had a psychic vision of a murder. Gillian: I understand the scientist in you sees every day as an opportunity to discover something new and wonderful about the brain, but come on. You don’t believe in psychics. Cal: Well, as of now, I’m Switzerland. Gillian: Plus our plate it too full for this. We have a potential Supreme Court nominee to vet. Cal: Well, I do believe there’s a scientific explanation for what she saw. Cal and Gillian enter the interrogation room where Tricia Howe (Erika Christianson) is sitting. Cal: K, uh, Tricia Howe, this is Gillian Foster. Why don’t you tell Foster, here, about your vision? Gillian and Tricia talk for a bit. Gillian: (to Tricia) Can you excuse us for just one moment? Gillian and Cal exit the interrogation room into the lab. Cal: That was a smooth exit line. Very professional. Gillian: This is a matter for the police…or a magic eight ball. Cal: Right, these are the options. One…Tricia’s ill. Two…she actually is a psychic. Three…she witnessed a murder and no one believes her. In any of these cases she needs our help, right? Gillian: Agent Reynolds is waiting with Judge Simon. Cal: Potential Supreme Court nominee? Gillian: Mmhmm. Cal: Right. —
Cal, Gillian and Eli are watching a video of Tricia in the cube.
Gillian is waiting for Cal in the hallway of TLG wearing a sexy pink dress.