‘Will Trent’ Episode 6: Recap & Ending, Explained – How Is Trent Going To Catch The Criminal With Triple Homicides?

After a one-week hiatus for the mid-season break, ABC’s crime-drama series “Will Trent” is back this week with another case, but this time, the attack comes closer to home—right at the heart of the GBI. The last we saw of Trent, he was still the same dyslexic detective, but his relations with Faith had improved significantly. Now, we’re introduced to a new character named Charles to give Faith a little more backstory while she tries to solve a double homicide. Meanwhile, Angie gets a tip-off about an underage girl in danger and in need of rescue. With this episode being the first of a two-parter, it’s surely going to be an interesting ride. Here’s what happens in the sixth episode of “Will Trent.”

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At Druid Hills, Georgia, a couple is hastily packing their bags, deep in panic, when they hear the window panes shatter, and the man asks the woman to hide in the closet. Moments later, a hooded entity enters and, despite the helpless man’s pleas, shoots him dead as the woman whimpers. Elsewhere, in a posh restaurant, Will Trent’s supervisor Amanda dines with State Director Armstrong of the GBI, and he informs her that with him retiring, she should replace him. Amanda is honored by the promotion, and they drink to the latest developments.

Trent returns home to find Nico playing with Betty the dog, way later than they’re supposed to be here, and they also announce they’ve finished the food Trent was planning to eat. Reminds you of Brian eating Peter’s food in “La Famiglia Guy” (S19 E05). At Faith’s home, she and her son Jeremy enter, deep in an argument about his decision to take a semester off to go to Mexico to study the coral reefs, when they’re interrupted by a noise. Faith approaches the noise, gun at the ready, to find Jeremy’s father, Charles, who had snuck in, and he claims that he’s being followed. In the living room, Charles explains that a silver Lexus has been following him for a week now, and she confirms if he’s taken his medicines and whether he has managed to hold on to his job at The Cavinridge for almost five years.

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Faith calls in Trent, and he and Charles instantly bond over the ADU he lives in over the garage, overlooking his landlord’s place. The place is neat and tidy, with houseplants arranged in a row, which makes Trent curious about the dirt on the floor. He deduces that someone had been keeping a watch on Charles’ landlords, Sally and Kevin, from the ADU. Upon entering the ransacked home of Sally and Kevin, Charles spots their bodies, with Kevin lying as we see him and his wife having bled to death on a chair while tied. With the crime scene swarming with forensics and cops, Charles breaks down into tears in Faith’s arms as Trent investigates inside. While painting a picture of how the murders happened, he theorizes that Sally held onto the information about whatever the murderer was looking for, even with her neck sliced. Based on the blood on only her index finger, Trent understands that she tried to leave a clue, and, correctly enough, a bloody star is discovered under the chair she was tied to.

While presenting the discovery to Amanda at her office, she seems particularly at odds with Charles as Faith asks her to let it go. Trent informs me that Sally Wallace was a software engineer at Selantus, the same company that designs and handles every electronic device at the GBI, with Amanda adding that they have access to the case files and databases. While they’re leaving, Amanda asks about Charles’ housing condition, and Faith explains that he’s staying in their son’s old room. The supervisor makes a crude comment about avoiding another situation where Faith might end up with another child, which makes her throw the pen stand away from Amanda’s desk as Trent motions her out. While fuming, Faith says that she and Charles were only 15 when she got pregnant, so she waited for seven months before revealing it to her mom and Amanda, or “Aunty Mandy,” as she referred to her. The women shoved Charles away, and he enlisted in the army and headed to Afghanistan, which resulted in him having PTSD.

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At the Selantus HQ, Trent and Faith arrive to search Sally’s workspace when they meet Vince Arrigotti, the software head, who takes them to her office while they are bewildered to learn about Sally’s death. Her office looks clean to a T with zero traces of any notebooks or files, and Vince informs Trent that the company operates without papers, but the presence of a lot of pens in her drawer raises Trent’s suspicion. Reese Fox, the CEO, arrives, and Vince introduces her to the agents, using their full names, and she promises to answer any question they might have. At the cafeteria, Faith points out how Vince knew their names without ever mentioning it, and they discuss if Amanda let them know in advance, allowing the crew to clear out Sally’s desk when Trent notices something in his wallet. Faith spots the poster of a tech conference held the previous week at the Cavinridge hotel, where Charles works, and Selantus was the sponsor. At the hotel’s security room, the guard says that Charles’ key card was used to open a room door and that he has spoken to the GBI already regarding this. It comes to light that someone impersonated Trent and Faith to extract information about the case, and Faith tells the security that it couldn’t have been Charles because he wasn’t in town the previous week. Upon viewing the security footage, it’s revealed that it was Sally who had used Charles’ card to open the door, and the room had been booked by Selantus Security. That night, Faith returns home to find Charles making pancakes while chatting with his son Jeremy, and he offers a plate to Faith, who’s pleasantly surprised to see her son and his father bond.

At the GBI, inside her new office, Faith informs Trent the following morning that Charles had been sent out of town by Kevin, who got him concert tickets so that Sally could use the card. Of the two of them, Sally was a career-minded professional, while Kevin used to frequent the coffee shop. A young forensics expert named Rocky Angelina arrives and says that he has transferred all the data from Sally’s phone to a computer, and Trent asks him to search for the “star” emoji, which reveals a contact saved with just the emoji. Dialing the number leads to a woman in a car picking up the call, and when Trent identifies himself, she quickly hangs up. Back home, Trent asks Nico if they stole $20 from his wallet, and although they initially deny it, his pointed questions break the kid. They refuse Trent’s help and quit immediately.

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Upon coming home, Faith finds Jeremy in angst, and he says that he took Charles to the park, and ever since they returned, he has been acting strange. Charles says that he feels someone has been here because it smells different, and Faith agrees to check out the house with him. Meanwhile, during a run, Trent realizes that a car is following him around. Upon finding the words “Back Off” sprayed on a mirror in her house, Faith calls Trent, who says that he’s being followed. He hides in a corner and then jumps out to meet the car driver, who reveals herself to be Jess Noonan, an “Atlanta Star Standard” reporter, and he immediately knows what Sally’s symbol means. At a café, Trent and Faith sit down to get some answers from Jess, who says that Selantus installed a backdoor in the GBI data system, which allows the company to spy on police proceedings. She adds that Selantus investors are made up of the elites of Atlanta, and they’re paying the organization to reveal information about the sensitive cases to stay one step ahead of the cops the whole time. Jess had told Sally that all the evidence would be present on a hard drive that the reporter could publish as irrefutable proof and had given her a key in the mail. The whistle-blower told her college friend in a note that she’d explain what the key opened when they next met, but Sally was killed. The detectives decide they need the hard drive as proof and offer to bring Jess into the GBI for protection, but she refuses. She advises them not to use any device that has Selantus software in it because the company will be tracking each of their moves, and she gets up to leave when BAM! She’s shot dead right in front of the agents as the key drops to the floor.

Inside the bureau, Faith’s office has been turned into a clean room where they have unplugged all their devices, and when Amanda arrives, they tell her how Selantus is tracking GBI agents. Rocky arrives to inform the lot that the computer servers are under maintenance, but the strange thing is that nobody on I.T. duty knows about the one doing it, which means that Selantus is wiping traces of their involvement from this quagmire. Amada wants to speak to Director Armstrong, but Trent advises against it because he might be involved, and as tensions soar, her assistant Caroline arrives to inform her that Armstrong is waiting for her in her office while Charles is coming to meet Faith. Armstrong is incredulous to learn what Amanda has discovered through Trent, and she gives the example of how Lorne Renfield, a board member of Selantus, was on the verge of being arrested for fraud by her, but somehow he knew about each of her moves right after she uploaded the details on the server. Armstrong isn’t much help, and she considers her next move.

Meanwhile, Charles informs Trent and Faith that the key belongs to Sally’s P.O. box, and while the agents are discussing where she hid the hard drive and how valuable it must be, Charles emails her the box number. They immediately know that the hard drive’s safety is now endangered because Selantus must be spying on the agents’ emails, too, so they must rush to the location now. Outside the post office, Trent spots the silver Lexus that Charles had mentioned following him around, and inside, Vince is seen trying to gain access to Sally’s box. When Trent aims his gun, Vince escapes into the backroom, grabs the hard drive, and a shootout ensues. Failing to keep them away, Vince takes a woman hostage while Faith flanks him. The woman elbows Vince to escape as Faith crashes a shelf onto him, but he throws the hard drive out, and it’s run over by a vehicle—thereby erasing proof of Selantus selling GBI data. At the bureau, in a video conference with the Selantus CEO, Amanda says that Vince has been found guilty of all three murders, and now he’s refusing to cooperate. Reese says that the data Vince was stealing was Selantus’ own and that he was selling secrets to their competitors on how the tech company makes such perfect software—an obvious lie that Reese keeps defending. Trent says that even after a thorough search has been conducted, no data will be recovered because the so-called server maintenance has wiped out every trace of information Selantus stole from GBI. Armstrong comes to the conclusion that GBI shall terminate the contract with Sleantus because there has been a breach of trust.

Angie Polaski has been trying to bring in the leader of Zero Mile, a sex trafficking ring, with the help of a girl she rescued in Episode 5. Now, Katie, the girl Angie rescued, has been picked up trying to buy heroin. She is at the station when detective Polaski arrives, uncuffs her, and requests that she help bring in Matty, the leader of the operation. Katie promises to help, but only if Angie rescues a girl named Jade, whom Katie introduced to the trafficker as a big movie producer. Angie promises to save 15-year-old Jade. She convinces Ormewood to join her in raiding the location she knows where Jade is—without a warrant—to help save the girl. The two agents arrive at the location and barge in, claiming that they heard a scream. While Ormewood corners the “photographer,” Angie enters the private room to find an older man trying to kiss Jade, and she wrings him by the neck, and Ormewood helps in throwing him out of the room. Although Jade staunchly believes that she’s going to be an actress, Angie’s earnest pleas to let her help the kid break her. She tearfully admits that Matty has been pressuring her to engage in sexual activities with older men, and Angie carries Jade out after hugging her.

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With the killer apprehended but the larger mystery still unknown, Faith returns to the bureau to find Charles placing a potted plant in her office to add some color to the place. The two get to talking, and she asks if he wants to be a co-parent with her for Jeremy. Charles says that she has done a phenomenal job raising the kid all on her own, and for what it’s worth, he has talked him out of going to Mexico for the semester. The two former lovers bond over their mutual love for their son, and happiness of some sort returns to Faith’s life. Trent arrives to find Angie, who tells him that Nico got badly beaten up by someone. He finds Nico dabbing at their bruised eye, and they tell him that a guy named Troy from their building extorts them for money—$20 for 24 hours—which is why they stole from Trent’s wallet. He comes up with a solution: he’d turn the space over his garage into an ADU, where Nico can stay. Angie comments on how Trent is starting his own foster care with Betty the dog and Nico. It seems Trent is finally learning not to be the closed-off weirdo that people thought him to be in the first episode and is offering others the love that he never received himself.


‘Will Trent’ Episode 6: Ending Explained – How Is Trent Going To Apprehend The Criminal With Triple Homicides? 

The sixth episode ends with a cliffhanger, and we’re excited because it’s been a while since the audience’s anticipation has been left to stew for a whole week. In this episode, Trent realizes that GBI’s data is at risk and the sensitive case files are being leaked, thanks to Selantus. Arriving at the post box that Sally’s key led to brings the agents face-to-face with Vince Arrigotti, the software head in Selantus, who had been aware of Trent and Faith’s first names even though they never revealed them to him. This meant that the agents’ mail was being tracked, and ballistics reports returned that all three murders had been committed with the same gun Vince used to fire at Trent and hold a woman hostage. GBI cut ties with Selantus as the software provider, meaning they’d no longer be able to siphon off GBI data, but the moles inside the bureau remain unknown for this episode. We need to tune in next week, without fail, to find out who has been leaking GBI’s information to the criminals, using Selantus as the medium.

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Angie and Ormewood’s efforts saved a 15-year-old girl named Jade from getting lost forever in the nasty world of sex trafficking and also brought Angie one step closer to destroying the Zero Mile. With Jade finally under the protection of the safe house, she can use Katie’s helpfully to track down Matty, the ringleader of this wretched operation. With two stories roiling simultaneously and coming to a head in the next episode, the following episode will be a big showdown for Season 1 of the genius detective show we’ve all come to love.


Indrayudh Talukdar
Indrayudh Talukdar
Indrayudh has a master's degree in English literature from Calcutta University and a passion for all things in cinema. He loves writing about the finer aspects of cinema, although he is also an equally big fan of webseries and anime. In his free time, Indrayudh loves playing video games and reading classic novels.

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