|Airdate||August 6, 2007|
|Written by||James Duff & Mike Berchem|
|Directed by||Rick Wallace|
|Previous episode||Four to Eight|
|Episode list||Season 3|
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— Who said it?
A serial killer from the 90s known as "the PCH Killer" resurfaces and begins a new spree of abductions and murders. Meanwhile, Brenda gets some worrying news from the doctor.
- Lisa Mason, the second victim of the cycle
- Tammy Reynolds, the first victim of the cycle
- Scott Mason, a district attorney and the husband of Lisa Mason
- Robert Reynolds, Tammy Reynolds' husband
Closing the CaseEdit
The challenges of policing the beaches of Los Angeles County comes into play in this episode. The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors oversees the operation of 31 beaches extending from Leo Carillo State Beach near the Ventura County line and Penninsula Beach, at the Orange County line. These beaches lie within the city limits of Los Angeles, Long Beach (the county's two biggest cities) and Santa Monica, as well as several smaller cities and long stretches of unincorporated area. Consequently, it falls to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department to police the beaches and the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Service (yep, the fictional Baywatch) to provide lifeguard services.
The policing responsibilities of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department feature prominently in this episode. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is the fourth largest state or local law enforcement department in the US, and provides a wide range of law enforcement services to the county.
Although Los Angeles County is made up of 88 incorporated cities, the largest of which is the city of Los Angeles, it also has large areas of unincorporated territory and and some municipalities that do not have their own police/fire departments. The Sheriff's Department provides policing in these unincorporated areas, and contracts with cities under the Lakewood Plan (so named for the first city under which such services were provided.) Other functions of the LASD include maintaining the massive County Jail system, and staffing the County Court system.
The small blue box Fritz holds out to Brenda during his proposal is from Tiffany and Co. jewelers. Gifts from Tiffany are readily identifiable by their characteristic blue box tied with a white ribbon. In Batter Up, Pope gave Brenda a gift of earrings from Tiffany & Co., and later gave Brenda a second, mysterious gift she never opened.