I watched the first episode and I wondering if anyone else had trouble swallowing the story.
So we have a crime. There’s a wedding going on with a full church of family and friends. And a woman walks in just as the couple are exchanging vows and she shoots and kills the bride. The killer then flees the church. But in addition to all the witnesses, the police had several video recordings of the murder because a number of people were taping the ceremony. So the police are quickly able to identify the woman as somebody who works for the groom.
There’s a big manhunt and the woman is captured within a few hours. She confesses to the murder. She says she had been having an affair with the groom and killed his wife out of jealousy.
Now at this point, we need to introduce the show’s protagonist, Texas Ranger Molly Parker. Parker is supposed to be called in to assist local police with difficult crimes, which makes you wonder why anyone would need any help with this particular crime. And the attitude of the local police - the local detective had been constantly sneering that he didn’t need Parker’s help.
So now Parker has looked over the evidence and interrogated the people and guess what she decides? That the crime hasn’t really been solved. Now some people might feel that when you’ve got a suspect in custody who committed the crime on video in front of a couple hundred witnesses and then immediately gave a full confession, you might mark this one down as solved. But Parker’s gut tells her no.
And guess what the surprise twist was? It turns out her gut instinct was right, surprising everyone who hasn’t watched a movie or TV show in the last hundred years.
Parker investigated further and through a series of improbable events she found out that the real reason the bride was killed was because she was a DA investigating a Mexican drug cartel. So the drug cartel people found out about the woman who worked for the groom and kidnapped her mother and daughter so she’d commit the murder for them.
Parker is able to rescue the mother and daughter and reunite them with the woman. Everybody hugs and we have a happy ending as Parker tells us that the woman is being given a reduced sentence.
I was sort of hoping for an epilogue where Parker shared the good news with the groom. Maybe he could have said something like, “Wow, it’s great that this woman is reunited with her daughter and mother and will be out of prison soon. Hey, maybe you could help me reunite with my wife. You know, the one that was murdered by this woman a couple of days ago.”