DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
IT takes some doing getting to the bottom of tonight’s inaugural Unforgettable homicide. Especially given how little there is in the way of forensic evidence. Just some effective (for television) smears of blood on the walls the dead girl left behind on her way out the door to die.
The police can count themselves very lucky those walls are in the same building where Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery) now lives. She has moved to New York from Syracuse where she used to be a detective — ‘‘ the youngest detective in the department’s history’’ — with a wildly impressive clearance rate.
This is explained to one of the detectives at the crime scene by her old boyfriend Al (Dylan Walsh), who has also relocated from upstate to the big smoke.
They haven’t seen each other for ages, but plainly have Unresolved History, which will now get set to high simmer because Al— also a cop— has a new girlfriend, but has decided to bring Carrie in as a consultant on the case. ‘‘ Just this one time,’’ he tells Mike, the boss.
About those amazing clearance rates— Carrie has somewhat more at her disposal than just good solid policing. Al
Playing the ex: Dylan Walsh