Part 60: Zooming and Enhancing
So do you see who's here?
Is Hugh Speck up front, smiling even at a time like that?
Um, we can't really tell. It could be either Peter Rivet, Hugh Speck, or Mike Porter. I'm honestly surprised no one mentioned the obvious person.
Of course Marie's there. Remember, the people who found Kathy's body was her husband and her brother.
I see you back there, Rex.
What's Rex doing in the photo?
Well done for spotting that. We don't actually need to spot him ourselves, Kyle will do that for us. Apparently he has mastered the art of zoom and enhance even on a physical photo.
(Marie Rivet is in the picture. And not just her, Rex Foster is there too.)
(What possible connection could the two of them have had 13 years ago?)
Looks like we're not done with them even after their confrontation.
An unsolved case... What do I hope to reveal by looking into such an old case?
Let's go to the café. The clue should be there.
The door of room 203 is open. I can hear somebody's voice from inside.
Of course you do. Or at least you should. It's Betty's room, after all.
"That dress looked good on you. I had a great time yesterday."
After the voices stop, somebody leaves the room.
See what I mean?
I'll see you soon.
Music: Overstepped Memory
Looks like Rex left and Betty is too occupied to listen to us. Let's rectify that.
Yes, Mr Hyde?
Music: Dancing Cat
I'm sorry about before, Betty.
You were a little out of order.
But, life's too short to bear grudges!
I was kind of hoping you'd say that.
That's what she said if we pissed her off earlier.
I'll see you later, Mr Hyde.
Just a moment...
What is it?
I'm a little curious about the guy who left your room just now.
Oh, you saw, did you?
His name's Rex.
(Do you know him?)
Music: Gusty Town
Show 1967 hotel photo
That is one old photo.
Show funeral photo
I wouldn't have expected you to be carrying around a photo like that.
What's your connection with him?
What's your connection with him, Betty?
Are you and he an item or something?
Mr Hyde, I don't want to be rude, but you're beginning to sound like my dad!
But anyway, Rex is a regular customer at my shop.
We've been out for dinner more times than I can remember and sometimes go drinking, too.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but poor Tony
Don't take this the wrong way, but do you know the kind of guy he is, Betty?
He's not exactly the...
Are you going to tell me he's dangerous?
Actually, I was.
You don't have to worry about me, Mr Hyde. I know how to choose my men.
Rex has a strong personality, isn't afraid to spend his cash, and knows how to treat a lady.
He may be a bit rough round the edges, but he's lonely and a sucker for the soft touch.
Trust me, Mr Hyde, I know what I'm getting myself into.
I could wrap him round my little finger, but there's no way he could do the same.
Okay, if you say so
This makes me actually worried for Tony, though
What does that mean?
Lonely and a sucker for the soft touch, eh? Doesn't that describe you, Betty?
I'm going back to my room.
Betty finishes talking and does just that.
(What's that rat up to this time?)
Music: Overstepped Memory
Knock "I'm a little busy at the moment, can you come back later?" I hear Betty's voice from inside the room.
Well, we also have somewhere to be, so off we go.
(Time for me to check out table B.)
There was actually a pan shot here, but I don't think you guys need another pan shot of the café with Claire.
New Music: Impervious to Love
New music! It's been a while.
Music: Glass in the Hand
Hey, Claire, which one is table B?
It's the one that's second closest to the kitchen.
Music: Impervious to Love
Sidney isn't here anymore and this is our last day to trade the crossword. So our final chance to do that was right before we got the letter at Kyle's door.
Music: Hidden Proof
Paper There's something stuck under the table.
What could this be?
It looks like some sort of letter.
Must have been written on an old-fashioned typewriter. It reads: "The reward for finding the item is the truth of 25 years ago. You'll find part of the truth included here."
The truth of 25 years ago?
Whoever makes this request must be a cheapskate. At least that means Rex isn't the one
There's something else here. It looks like an extract from an old newspaper.
The extract is from 1955 and reads: "On December 17th, early in the morning, a body was discovered in a downtown parking lot near the city hall. The victim appears to have been shot. After initial forensic checks, it was determined that the victim, a man in his 30s, bled to death after receiving a gunshot wound to the chest. The police believe that he was murdered elsewhere roughly two days before, and that he was moved to the parking lot soon after being murdered."