Cause of Death episode
Old Wounds
Volume 2, Episode 7
Air date January 28, 2011
Volume 2 guide [v]
December 17, 2010 - February 4, 2011

1. Tough Love
2. Head Case
3. Sins of the Fathers
4. Catching Fire
5. Missing Persons, Part 1
6. Missing Persons, Part 2
7. Old Wounds
8. Revelations

Volume 1: The Maskmaker
Volume 3: The Hunter

Old Wounds is the seventh chapter of Volume 2: The Connoisseur. It aired on January 28, 2011.


Mal sets out to find the people that took Natara… But he has to rely on someone from her past.


Natara is taken by the burned man to a private beach, near a sprawling mansion. She tries to fight back, but he knocks her unconscious.

In the hospital with Neha, who has just been rescued, Mal questions her to get details of the sprawling mansion where she was taken. He returns to the precinct and meets FBI agent Shawn Mallory for the first time. From the description and surveillance footage of the burned man, they narrow down the suspect to a former Russian special forces member from the 1970s, and find a possible witness in the city. Meanwhile, Natara awakes to find herself in a sprawling trophy room filled with victims' teeth, skulls, and many other remnants from serial killings. Natara finds out the man's 'master' is someone who finds disturbed people and cultivates their personalities to make them killers.

Mal and Shawn drive to meet their lead, Nikolai Guryevitch at his apartment and figure out that the man torturing Natara was formerly a colonel known as Mikhail Volk. Nikolai tells his story of how he was tortured by Volk in a gulag, resulting in all his fingers on his left hand getting cut off. As they leave Nikolai's apartment, Mal and Shawn decide to find out more about Volk's "political connection" to the United States, whom Mal suspects is Senator Jake Collins. At that moment, Mal receives a call from Genevieve Collins, Senator Collins' wife, who tells him that the senator had been talking about Natara and visiting with Dr. Rick Tanaka. Before she can say more, the phone line goes dead. As Mal arrives at the senator's house, he finds Senator Collins dead and that he has been set up. At that moment, officers surround the house to apprehend Mal, but he manages to escape with the help of Ken Greene. As they escape, Mal puts the pieces together and realizes who the killer is.

Bonus Scene

Natara is in the trophy room waiting for Mikhail Volk's "master" to come home. The scene ends with Natara getting a glance of the "master" for the first time, who is still not revealed.