Cause of Death episode
Volume 8, Episode 1
Air date February 13, 2012
Volume 8 guide [v]
February 13, 2012 - April 2, 2012
  1. Tendrils
  2. Crimes of Passion, Part 1
  3. Crimes of Passion, Part 2
  4. Rising Tides, Part 1
  5. Rising Tides, Part 2
  6. A Day in the Life
  7. In Roaring He Shall Rise
  8. And On The Surface Die
Volume 7: The Ladykiller
Volume 9

Tendrils is the first chapter of Volume 8. It aired on February 13, 2012.

Alarm Spoiler warning! Plot details follow.


Mal, Natara, and Blaise investigate a mysterious kill... That resembles the work of the Maskmaker!


Berry Dupree leaves a bar and is being chased by a man. She runs but he catches up to her, only to find that he was just trying to give her her credit card. As she turns around again, she bumps into a man in a white mask. The Maskmaker copycat. He tells her she is distrustful and cynical, but pretty. He jams a syringe into her neck and she collapses. Afterwards, he quotes the Maskmaker.

Agent Natara Williams takes care of a robbery by trying to negotiate with the robbers, Matthew and Marcus Malliko. They've taken hostages. Right after Williams buys the police time, Detective Mal Fallon and Blaise Corso arrive. Williams tells them she didn't expect them but they say that they've known the Malliko brothers way back. Corso says she left something in the car and suggests that they do things the old-school way... Which, for her, meant crashing the police van into the bank's window. Smoke covers Fallon and Williams' view but they hear screams, gunshots, and done. Corso comes out and the Malliko brothers are handcuffed. Corso asks Fallon if he wants to grab a drink. Williams criticizes her for doing things the wrong way. She asks if Corso even bothered to consider the press coverage, property damage, paperwork, and hostages. At least she gets the job done.

Back at the precinct all of the officers are crowding around Blaise Corso, praising her for the bold move she did earlier at the bank. Natara Williams is speaking to her boyfriend, District Attorney Oscar Santos, and tells what him what she thinks about Blaise. (to be continued)

Bonus Scene