Oh hey, Season 3. Haven’t thought about you in a while. And I want to start season 4 now, so…
Flashforward Mystery #1: Patty is driving. Some other car runs into her! Whodunnit?
Flashforward Mystery #2: Mysterious Hobo hangs around a dumpster. Tom’s murdered body is found in the same dumpster! Whodunnit?
Main Plot Line: Patty is the court-appointed trustee of the Tobin estate. The Tobins are big business people involved in some kind of Ponzi scheme thing, as per usual. She must figure out how and where and when all their money went wherever it did.
Joe Tobin, alcoholic oldest son, becomes Patty’s go-to dude for a minute, but mostly to establish him as a down-to-earth character at first. He wants to make sure he looks as if he did everything he could to help the investigation (which also includes the DA’s office, where Ellen works now).
Joe gives Patty a cell phone number, and Hobo is in possession of the cell phone. Tom investigates and finds clothes in the dumpster belonging to a DMM. He investigates more. Everyone is red-herringed into believing DMM–a lady who looks SO MUCH like Emily Prentiss from Criminal Minds–was having an affair with Dad Tobin (the CEO of the Tobin company), and Tom decides to investigate this angle because why not.