We are back on Betty watch in the third episode of Will Trent and while our GBI agent is on the case of a small town murder, you know we’re here for the dog.
With Will Trent and his partner Faith headed out on a road trip to solve a murder, Betty needs a dog sitter. And following the opening scene where we get to see exactly what Will and Faith will be investigating, we also get to see just how invested in Betty’s health Will is. It’s all about properly mixing that pumpkin into the food and making sure she gets a nice walk, but not one that’s too long.
When the dog sitter asks Will why he doesn’t just take the dog with him, you can clearly see that he is considering it. But Will Trent has a murder to solve, and that means leaving Betty behind to get his job done.
Will Trent proves his ability to solve any case, while also showing his softer side with Betty
Right away it’s clear this is not going to be an easy trip for Will and Faith, especially when they get a blown tire not far from where they need to be. And the fact that this turns out to be not one murder investigation, but two is also a bit problematic for them. Especially when you realize quite quickly that this revolves around a murder from 30 years earlier.
It seems clear rather quickly that we are not going to get a lot of Betty in this episode. But the fact that episode 3 opened with such an amazing scene, makes it clear that Will’s relationship with his new dog has already evolved in a relatively short time.
However, just because we didn’t get a Betty scene in the middle of the episode that doesn’t mean we didn’t have some more dogs pop up. And during one of the more dramatic scenes of the episode (and an important one for the murder investigation itself), we actually meet two Dobermans who are clearly trained to protect and serve their owner. It was a difficult scene and one that is actually rather hard to watch back because of how things end up unfolding. It is also one where we get to see how Will reacts to other dogs and his face was rather interesting when he sees how these two Dobermans were treated. It looks like his relationship with Betty is also changing the way he sees other dogs.
While the investigation ends up taking a shocking turn, it gave us some great moments with not only Will and Faith, but also their boss Amanda. Family is important, and even Will Trent, who was an orphan knows and understands that. And it looks like family was a big theme of the episode overall, which makes sense if you are at all familiar with these characters and the books they come from.
Perhaps the most disappointing thing from this whole episode is the fact that we never got another Betty scene in the whole thing. After that first adorable moment between Will, Betty, and the dog sitter we never get to see the Chihuahua again. It was a complete bummer. But, at the same time I don’t think it would’ve added anything to this episode. This means we have to tune in next week to see more Betty. And we’re okay with that.