Our heroes go for a romantic stroll.
Suddenly something causes Steele to stop short. Did he see something, or is it a cunning maneuver to feel Laura up?
You’re not fooling anyone, Mr. Steele.
Oh, wait. I guess he DID see something. Specifically, Dominic bending over Feldman’s dead body.
Dominic sees them and pulls out his piece.
The Silent Partner fires his loud gun at our heroes.
They take cover. Steele seems better covered than Laura. Not very gentlemanly, sir.
Dominic scampers off into the forest.
Laura and Steele leave their not-very-adequate cover.
They head for Feldman’s body. Look at Laura’s bouncing hair! Look at Steele’s nicely toned butt!
They find Feldman still dead.
Steele picks up the murder weapon. “Not very poetic,” he comments.
“But it certainly got the job done.”
Well, there’s something to be said for efficiency.
“We’d better get back to the house before he does,” Laura suggests.
Um, considering he ran off a while ago and you’ve been here musing over the corpse, I’m pretty sure he will have beaten you back to the house already if that’s his destination, Laura. But what do I know; I’m not a detective.
They approach the house at a gallop.
Laura’s firing off orders: “You lock the doors and windows down here, I’ll take the second floor.”
Even in times of great stress, they make a nice looking couple, don’t you think?
Steele slams the door shut behind them …
… offering us another butt shot. Why not take off that jacket, Mr. Steele?
You must be a little warm.
He races into the drawing room to lock the windows.
What’s this? Piano music coming from upstairs? (Steele looks genuinely rattled here.)
Well, that’s weird. Especially since the piano is down here, in the same room Steele is in.
Perhaps concerned for Laura’s safety, Steele sets his own fear aside.
He heads upstairs …
… enters Ambrose’s room and discovers …
Laura, and a tape player. “I found it hidden in Dominic’s room,” she tells Steele.
Steele is relieved. “That seems to nail it. He killed Madeline, put that tape on and was back in his room in time to react to the attempt on your life.”
Okay, but: “He won’t leave this island until he’s positive we’re not around to testify against him,” Laura reminds him.
“What a wonderful, romantic weekend this has turned out to be,” Steele comments as they head for the door.
“Trapped in a house piled with corpses while a determined killer lurks outside.”
In the doorway they look right … (Note how Steele’s hand is protectively on Laura’s arm here. Aw.)
… then left. The coast is clear.
Cautiously, they head back downstairs …