DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

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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

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