With Jackie thinking she was destined to help solve Sherry’s murder, so begins her journey into the cesspool Ryan is murking through.


Directed By Rachel Morrison
Written By Rebecca Cutter
Aired (STARZ) 5/24/2020
Introduced This Episode
Osito Atkins Estimond
Donna Ana Nogueira

This content contains pertinent spoilers.

Just Trying To Keep My Nose Clean – Junior, Donna, Frankie

With Junior being 90 days clean, he is trying to not just clear his system but his conscious. However, Frankie isn’t down with the idea of possibly releasing him – outside of Junior dying. Thus leaving Junior stuck with still transporting and getting rid of bodies.

Donna (Ana Nogueira) talking with Junior.
Donna (Ana Nogueira)

But, on a lighter and positive note, Donna, the mother of his daughter, is willing to talk and maybe take things slow. Which for Junior is a major win since, as we see with Jackie, having something to focus on helps with your sobriety.

The Pink Cloud – Jackie

For those taking bets on how long Jackie could stand staying in rehab, the answer is 8 days. And mind you, while they treat her addiction to drugs and alcohol, what may very well be a sex addiction goes unchecked. Though the bigger issue might be, without having a clouded mind, and with her marine investigator job possibly lost, Jackie hones in on the Sherry murder. Mind you, not because she suddenly wants to become a cop, but more so the nightmares.

However, where does one begin when some girl dies? Their acquaintances. Going strictly by Krista having the same necklace as Sherry, Jackie spends the episode trying to find a way to get in contact with Krista and, when unable to do so, she breaks down and calls Ryan. Ultimately realizing she can’t do this solo.

Captain Save A Ho – Ryan, Renee, Osito

From what we’re told, Ryan has a bit of a hero complex – especially when it comes to troubled women. Which makes Renee a bit uneasy for while she enjoys her first assignment, in trying to set Osito up, Ryan not trusting her, and being aggressive, does turn her off a bit. Though with Ryan so lonely he masturbates the phone sex Renee has with Frankie, it’s doubtful he’ll let up anytime soon.

Osito (Atkins Estimond) in his car.
Osito (Atkins Estimond)

Highlights

Equal Investment

It’s amazing to us the balancing act going on here is doing so well. We have the outright chaos, which is Jackie’s life, with very little sign in slowing down. Following that, we have Ryan, who is a perpetual line stepper, and I wouldn’t be surprised if, like Renee, he had a thing for Sherry, before she was killed. Since, at this point, it seems Ryan’s CI’s also become crushes.

This would make you think Junior would either be boring or could be considered a bit of a breather, but that isn’t the case. Frankie is lurking in Junior’s past, as well as his addictions, and considering he is still very much an instrument of Frankie’s operation, he isn’t free. But, there is something nice about him presenting us someone who can be seen as in recovery.

That is, Junior isn’t a sex addict like Jackie, or desperate for intimacy and connection like Ryan. Between Donna, his dad, and his daughter, we see someone who is full. Yes, still with a bit of trouble in his present, and likely on the horizon, but at least one person seems to have their head on their shoulders.

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Season Reviews

Season 1

TitleExcerpt
Hightown: Season 2 - Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)Season 2 feels like the end of a significant chapter in the show, and the start of a new one which could potentially revitalize the show.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 10 “Fool Me Twice” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)In the finale, while we're forced to realize some things may never change, there are multiple plots set up to make you clamor for season 3.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 9 “Small Craft Warning” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Big things go down in this episode of Hightown, but even with the police on the defense for quite some time, it doesn't seem safe to say their overdue win won't come with a loss.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 8 “Houston, We Have A Problem” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)With Frankie adjusting to this new normal, it is time to see if he still has it to keep from getting caught or between Renee, and others, if he might get caught slipping.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 7 “Crack Is Wack” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Jackie is reminded of what rock bottom is like, people realize Jorge is gone, and Charmaine questions if she wants to be in the game anymore.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 6 “Behind Every Skirt Is A Slip” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Cut off from those who made her enjoy being sober, Jackie struggles as Jorge's disappearance causes unexpected consequences.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 5 “Dot Dot Dot” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Things heat up as multiple rash decisions COMPLETELY alter people's relationships and their mortality.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 4 “Daddy Issues” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Ray and Alan rebuild their relationship, we meet Jackie's dad, Renee's mom, and get to know Daisy's backstory.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 3 “Fresh As A Daisy” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Jackie begins to follow more in Ray's footsteps, in more ways than one, he's trying to get pieces of his life back – with Frankie ready to ruin any progress he has made.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 2 “Girl Power” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It's an episode featuring some notable wins for the police, and with a few bad decisions on the criminal side, you can potentially see the writing on the wall.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 1 “Great White” [Season Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Ray's hopes to get back on the force dwindle, Jackie sees an opportunity. Meanwhile, Frankie begins working with his cousin to reestablish the business.
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 8 "#Blessed" (Season Finale) – Recap/ Review with SpoilersIn the season finale, the tag team of Ray and Jackie damn near get everything they could ever wish for. However, Ray's past decisions bite him in the ass.
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 7 "Everybody's Got a Cousin in Miami" – Recap/ Review with SpoilersRay and Jackie's storylines finally link, thus making for a better show, but at what cost?
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 6 "The White Whale" – Recap/ Review with SpoilersAs Jackie shows herself to be a better investigator than Ray, we're reminded why Ray has a terrible reputation.
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 5 "The Best You'll Feel All Day" – Recap/ Review with SpoilersWith a season renewal and being more than halfway through its first season, "Hightown" ups the ante a bit.
Hightown: Season 1, Episode 4 "B.F.O." – Recap/ Review with SpoilersIn Jackie's pursuit of redemption and purpose, she tips a domino effect that may end up not leading to the justice she wants served.
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 3 "Rebellion Dogs" – Recap/ Review with SpoilersAlongside getting to meet the love of Jackie's life, Devonne, Osito makes his presence known and coerces a conversation with Junior.
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 2 “Severely Weatherbeaten” – Recap/ Review with SpoilersWith Jackie thinking she was destined to help solve Sherry’s murder, so begins her journey into the cesspool Ryan is murking through.
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 1 “Love You Like A Sister” [Series Premiere] – Recap/ Review with Spoilers“Hightown” aims to hit all your crime drama needs with drugs, sex, murder, gangs, and a lead seeking a path of redemption.
Equal Investment - 83%

83%

With Jackie thinking she was destined to help solve Sherry’s murder, so begins her journey into the cesspool Ryan is murking through.



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