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Recap / Bosch S 3 E 08

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Episode: Season 3, Episode 8
Title: "Aye Papi"
Directed by: Ernest Dickerson
Written by: Elle Johnson
Air Date: April 21, 2017
Previous: Right Play
Next: Clear Shot
Guest Starring: Paola Turbay, Paul Calderon, Arnold Vosloo, John Getz

"Aye Papi" is the 8th episode of the third season of Bosch.

Jerry Edgar tells his kids about when he shot and killed a guy in the previous episode. Older son Jack asks some hard questions but, before he leaves, gives his dad the medal from his science fair.


Cops swarm the houses of Dobbs and Moreno, but both have been cleared. They find the BMW caught in the Sharkey video but no weapons. Eventually the lab techs find Sharkey's prints in the car.

Bosch follows up on the fire at the retirement home and finds out that Caffrey, the detective who investigated the murder of Marjorie Lowe, was killed.

Rick O'Shea meets Anita and tells her that with the Gunn case falling apart she needs to get a plea. Anita offers manslaughter to Holland's lawyer Ffolkes, but Ffolkes's version of a "deal" is that in exchange for dropping the charges, Holland won't sue.

Interim Chief Irving attends a police commission meeting. Also attending is a man named Clifton Campbell whom the audience knows is the Koreatown Killer. The KTK taunts Irving for not being able to catch the KTK.


The cops are looking for Xavi Moreno's boat. Meanwhile, Moreno and Dobbs meet. They commiserate about Woody getting killed (Xavi being angry, Dobbs blaming Woody for drawing down) before bidding each other friendly goodbyes. Later, Xavi finds his hot girlfriend stocking the boat. He tells her to take it to Baja herself and that he will meet her there.

Some uniforms arrest a guy on a bike who resembles the description of the KTK—but it isn't him.

Bosch anonymously mails his surveillance video of the Gunn murder to Scott Anderson of the Times. A rattled Anderson hands it over to Detective Robertson. At Hollywood station everyone agrees that the tape won't be admissible but they can use it to get the Taferos to flip on Holland.

Irving and Jun Park are shacked up in a hotel room when his phone rings with a call from the mayor but he ignores it. It was probably about TV news announcing the arrest of the Koreatown Killer. The real KTK, watching from his home, laughs.


Edgar is leaving his house to talk to the guy who set up Bosch's Gunn spycam, when he's shot through the chest. The shooter is Xavi Moreno, firing a rifle from the hills across the street, who pulls the trigger again as the episode smashes to black.


  • Call-Back:
    • At the beginning of the episode Jack Edgar gives his dad his science medal. At the end, Jerry Edgar is lying on the ground, shot through the chest, trying to pick up the medal, as Moreno takes aim again.
    • Earlier in the season Bosch played a joke on Edgar in the office, laying a $20 on the ground by Edgar's desk, and claiming he would write Edgar up on an IA beef when Edgar picked it up. In the last scene of this episode Edgar sees a $100 bill on his windshield, scornfully mutters "Harry", and ignores it. This saves his life, as it was actually put there by Moreno to lure Jerry into a vulnerable position when he picked it up.
  • The Dead Have Names: When Jerry is telling his kids about the guy he killed, Jack asks "What was his name?"
  • It Has Been an Honor: A rare villainous example. Moreno says this to Dobbs before they part ways at the docks.
  • Shout-Out: Edgar, on temporary leave, watches They Made Me a Criminal on TV.
  • Straw Character: Some strident obnoxious bearded hippie shows up at the police commission meeting to berate the LAPD for the Woody Wooderson shooting.
  • This Is Reality: Jerry Edgar responds this way when Jack asks why didn't he just shoot Wooderson in the arm, "like on TV".
  • Title Drop: Moreno's boat, the Aye Papi, is spotted in Baja.
  • Verbal Irony: The Koreatown Killer mocks Irving for not being able to catch him.
    Clifton Campbell: I'm afraid the Koreatown Killer will continue his reign of terror indefinitely until we get a new chief.
  • Wedding Ring Removal: Teased but averted. Newly divorced Irvin Irving is still wearing his ring. He touches it before hopping into bed with Jun, but doesn't take it off.

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