The daughter of Logan's former mentor requests his help in locating her missing father. Meanwhile, Max and Original Cindy help save Sketchy from an angry mob boss.
A young woman, ALINA, comes to "Eyes Only," asking him to help her find her missing father, NATHAN HERRERO. Herrero was a journalist, and he made a lot of enemies in his day. Two years ago he "disappeared" - kidnapped from his home by persons unknown and has never been seen alive since. Alina wants "Eyes Only" to find out what happened to him.
Logan discusses taking the case with Max. It becomes clear that, back in the days of the free press, Herrero was something of a mentor to Logan. Max, who finds herself naturally empathizing with a girl who's looking for her missing family, encourages him to help Alina. She also agrees to do the necessary legwork.
Max's first assignment is to get Herrero's police file from the municipal building. She tangles with a security guard, but eventually retrieves the file and escapes on her motorcycle.
Meanwhile, Sketchy has gotten himself into a jam. He's been working as a mule for a local mob boss/casino owner named RAFE, delivering packages of money. One package has disappeared, and Sketchy's on the hook for the missing $15G.
Logan checks out Herrero's file and uncovers a lead - Herrero's housekeeper, REBECCA, purchased an apartment soon after he was snatched. Logan suspects that she may have been paid off by someone, and sends Max to bug the place. However, when Max arrives at the apartment, she sees that Rebecca doesn't live there alone - her "roommate" is the very-much-alive Nathan Herrero.
Logan contacts Herrero and they meet. Herrero tells Logan that he fell in love with Rebecca and was tired of fighting the losing battles, so he faked his own disappearance. Logan tries to convince him that the struggle needs him more than ever - Allan Lans, a major bad guy, is about to be elected police commissioner - but Herrero feels he never made a real difference in the world. Now, he just wants to enjoy what life he has left for him.
Logan tells Herrero about Alina, and how much she wants to see him. Herrero is surprised - he admits he wasn't much of a father, but is willing to try to make it up to her. Logan is bitterly disappointed in his mentor, but Max sees things a little more clearly: Herrero is alive, and she's happy to go give Alina the good news.
With business taken care of, Max and Original Cindy set about getting Sketchy's money for him. They dress up, and head out for Rafe's casino. Max calculates the speed of the wheel and the ball to win at roulette, but it's at poker that she really excels - when she shuffles the deck she can see the corner of each card fall into place, and instantly etches them into her photographic memory. Max and Original Cindy win $15G, which they hand off to Sketchy in the alley. He promptly goes inside to pay off Rafe with his own cash.
That night, Herrero's apartment blows up, and Logan and Max realize that they were played - Alina hired them to find her father so she could sell him out to Allan Lans, who then had him killed for real. Max goes looking for Alina and finds her making her escape by train with a suitcase full of money. Max confronts her. They struggle, and the suitcase breaks open, scattering money out an open train car door and into the wind.
At the same time, Logan receives a package. Inside is a tape from Herrero, made the day before. A thank you for helping to reunite him with his daughter, and some information he'd been developing that Allan Lans was responsible for the death of a Seattle District Attorney. Logan airs the tape as an "Eyes Only" streaming freedom video. Although it may not affect Lans' election to police commissioner, he's able to honor his mentor one last time...
C.R.E.A.M. was penned by David Zabel and it's probably my least favorite episode to date. There were definitely some highlights, but overall, I would just rate it as okay. At the end of the episode we found out C.R.E.A.M. stood for Cash Rules Everything Around Me. That was pretty much the theme for the episode.
The episode starts with the introduction of Alina, the daughter of a former crusading journalist, who was a colleague and mentor of Logan's. Alina wants to find her father, Nathan...