We are back on Betty watch with episode 4 of Will Trent on ABC. Will we be getting another amazing scene with Betty? Will Will Trent once again save the day with his brain? The answer is probably in both cases!
Right away, Will Trent kicks off with a weird moment in the woods as a man ends up getting hit by a car, while Will and Faith are dealing with her apparently having fainted and needing some medical help of her own. However, that man who got hit by a car, that’s not even the worst of his injuries. This is a man who was tortured near to death. And yes he dies in that opening scene.
And right away, it is clear that he is not the only person who has been tortured in these woods. That is because Will Trent has found another body in a tree. The fact that this happens in the first 10 minutes of the episode, and we don’t get any better moments, means this is going to be an interesting episode.
Will Trent gives us a murderous woods and some relationship moments
After that intense opening scene, we get a nightmare from Will that sees him waking up next to Angie. We can hear dogs barking and what sounds like the garbageman picking up the garbage outside. It’s definitely a homey scene, but the best part is when Betty comes into the room and Will picks her up and brings her into bed. While Angie is quick to point out that some people don’t allow dogs in bed, it’s clear that Will doesn’t care. And seeing him take comfort from his dog is a great way to start the day.
Of course, while we loved this Betty moment, it’s all about the case for Will. And they quickly get back into trying to figure out what happened to these two men in the woods. It’s clear they’ve both been tortured, and it seems like they’ve been there for a long time. After talking to relative in the office, Angie, Will, Faith, and Michael head out to the woods to try and figure out where the men were being held. It doesn’t take long for Michael to find exactly where they’re being held, after he ends up falling into an underground location that apparently has rats.
After checking out the underground location it seems that religion and bad fathers are at the heart of this case. It also has us looking closer at the way that both Faith and Will work together. He is hiding something from her, his dyslexia, and she knows that he’s hiding something. However, it’s clear that she is hiding something as well in regards to her health. While they may be new partners, they need to have a better relationship in order to work together. And this episode might just be the start of them connecting better.
Maybe it’s just us, but maybe they both need some Betty moments. After all dogs really do make things better.
Perhaps the most compelling moment was when faith once again collapsed in front of Will and he helps her to a seat and starts asking her where are the things she needs for her diabetes, which she’s just been diagnosed with, R. And she gets upset and tells him to stop looking at her like a crime scene. And then she compares him to Scooby Doo. It’s that little touch of humor to lighten the moment, while still letting them both have a chance to connect on a deeper level.
It’s clear that this moment has a deep impact on the two as after they wrap their case, they share another moment, this time about Will and his own issues. Of course, we were happy to see that there was a last scene at home for well featuring Angie and Betty. In the scene, we see a ramp that allows Betty to get onto the bed much easier. It’s an adorable moment that proves that he loves this dog. And when Angie asks him about his connection to her he points out that she has been abandoned and basically left to feel unloved and he doesn’t want that for her. He connects to this dog because of his own past.
When it comes to Will Trent, we know that it is about this detective and his work. But his moments with Betty are what bring him back to earth and make him even more personable. He isn’t just a detective or an orphan or whatever else you might think of him. He is also a man who has adopted a small dog because he connects with that dog. He in many ways has been in the same place as that dog, unloved and unwanted, left behind in a system that did not care for him.
We are loving this show for so many reasons. Not the least of which is because every week we are getting a moment of humanity between Will and his dog Betty.