In the aftermath of her closest friend Betsy Faria’s death, Pam Hupp and her covert manipulations are followed in ‘The Thing About Pam.’ The fourth episode of the criminal drama series starts up a few years after Betsy’s husband, Russ Faria, has been convicted.
As Russ’ attorney, Joel Schwartz, prepares for his client’s retrial, new information emerges that does not bode well for Pam.
Pam’s personal life is also putting strain on her, forcing her to adopt drastic measures. Allow us to share all that happens in ‘The Thing About Pam‘ episode 4 with you if you want to catch up on the episode’s events and learn more about how it ends!
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Recap of Episode 4 of The Thing About Pam
Pam and her family meet to celebrate the birthday of her mother, Shirley Neumann, in the fourth episode, titled ‘She’s a Loving Daughter.’ Shirley has a tense relationship with Pam because she believes Pam is simply caring after her for the money in her will.
Pam’s childhood and how she became a mother at a young age are depicted in a sequence of flashbacks, as well as how her connection with her own mother influences her care of her daughter, Sarah.
After that, the scene switches to a few years after Russ Faria’s conviction. Pam and her husband are having financial difficulties, and Pam is avoiding Cathy Singer, the producer of ‘Dateline.’
Meanwhile, defence counsel Joel Schwartz continues to struggle to prove that Russ is innocent and was unfairly convicted in the murder of Betsy Faria. In light of Lily and Mariah’s legal case against Pam for the insurance money, he informs Russ that they have been granted a retrial.
Pam’s deposition in the insurance money lawsuit gives Schwartz’s argument for defending Russ more weight. In addition, Schwartz now has access to the Luminol Test images that he was denied during the initial hearing.
There was no blood on the floor or in the kitchen sink, as evidenced by the images. In addition, there is no evidence of a clean-up in the photos. Although Schwartz is confident in his ability to prove Russ’ innocence, Russ is suspicious.
At the hearing, Schwartz provides the court with all of the newly discovered evidence. Schwartz uses witness testimony to show that the letter found on Betsy’s computer was copied from a separate computer, proving that Betsy did not write it.
DA Leah Askey eventually decides not to summon Pam as a witness, and Schwartz follows suit. Russ is found not guilty on both charges and is acquitted by the judge. Russ is finally found not guilty, but Pam’s storey takes a new turn in the final moments of the episode.
Who Sent the Photos to Schwartz in Episode 4 of The Thing About Pam?
After nearly three years in prison, Russ is eventually set free in this episode. It would not have been possible, however, if Schwartz had not received the Luminol Test photographs from an unidentified source. In the final seconds of the show, Schwartz goes to the DA’s office to speak with Askey.
He offers to divulge his findings, which could lead to Pam being charged with Betsy’s murder. Askey, on the other hand, refuses, believing that Russ is to blame.
As he walks out of the office, Schwartz notes that the envelope in which the Luminol Test photos were brought to him is identical to the one used by Askey’s assistant, Tina. Tina tries to persuade Askey to consider Pam as a possible suspect earlier in the episode.
Askey, on the other hand, declines her request right away. As a result, Tina must have sent the images to Schwartz. Her interaction with Schwartz backs up her assertion.
Is Pam’s Mother Shirley Dead in Episode 4?
Pam’s connection with her mother, Shirley, is explored in this episode. Shirley is a senior citizen who suffers from a variety of diseases and resides in an assisted living facility. Shirley’s relationship with Pam, on the other hand, has remained strained over the years, and Shirley continues to mock Pam for her life choices.
Pam’s choice to buy a house that her daughter, Sarah, was bidding on to kick-start her real estate business has enraged Shirley. Shirley expresses her dissatisfaction and threatens to kick Pam out of her will. Pam offers her mother a drink after their dispute has calmed down before heading home.
Pam also notifies reception that her mother is sick and will be unable to eat dinner or breakfast. Pam’s actions imply that she has committed a heinous crime. Pam is no longer willing to risk losing the money from her mother’s estate, which would give her a reason to murder Shirley, given her precarious financial situation.
Shirley’s body is discovered by two by-passers on the grounds of her apartment building in the episode’s last scene. As a result, Shirley’s death adds a fresh dimension to Pam’s storey and her evil schemes.
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