After this past week’s penultimate episode, it is clear that the crime that set much of the current action in motion occurred two decades earlier. During the 1992 L.A. race riots, several corrupt Vinci police officers committed an armed robbery of a jewelry store, with the most conspicuous loot being a set of exquisite blue diamonds. The couple who owned the jewelry store were gunned down in cold blood, and when police arrived at the scene of the crime, they found the couple’s two children hiding in a cabinet, unharmed but no doubt very deeply traumatized.
Two decades later, the blue diamonds resurfaced as former police officer and current city manager Ben Caspere became involved in a land deal that will transform farmland hopelessly polluted by mine waste into a high-speed-rail corridor. The blue diamonds were part of Caspere’s collateral.
Up to the most recent episode in the series, the…
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