I watched this episode again this morning and I don't know why I didn't notice this before but this whole Baker family were liars and crooks right? Except the old man. The son was cheating and lying using the psychic to try to manipulate the dad to get what he wanted and the daughter was sabotoging the weapons demonstrations. So then is it that the psychic was the one telling Preston Holt what secrets he learned? Or was that coming from the Daughter Vivian too?
Another really bad client for Blue Moon. Not only was Maddie's friend committing industrial sabotage, but she was a murderer!
I can't remember for sure, but I think it was Vivian who had been leaking the information to Preston Holt, so that the father would sack the son and put her in charge or something. I guess it wouldn't hurt me to watch it again, just to make sure!
Vivian was the leak, giving information to Preston Holt. That's what she confessed at the end.
The son was using the psychic (who might have been geniune in some contexts) to manipulate the dad into doing things his (the son's) way. It could be that the psychic had some ability (or thought he did), but he would fake it for the right price.
You know, I am a little confused about why Preston Holt told Maddie that the psychic was his source of information. Perhaps he was told by Vivian to say that in case anyone asked. (Since, after all, she was the leak and talked to Holt, and would know that her dad went to this psychic.) But then again, that doesn't make sense—why get the psychic involved at all? Why not just say nothing? I guess the other possibility is that it was just a coincidence—that Preston Holt made up the story about the psychic, unaware that the dad was actually going to see him. But that seems to be a bit of a stretch.
Didn't Preston Holt say to Maddie that the Omar did give him information, but it turned out to be useless? Maybe that was just coincidence, or maybe Vivian had set it up to make them think that Omar was the leak and not her.
This psychic really burns me in this episode. He is a total fraud...using the memory of Daddy Baker's dead wife to manipulate the poor grieving man into doing things...and then the poor man having to pay for the sesssions too. He is just as bad as that weasly playboy Preston Holt, the lying, mean son Brian Baker, and the evil, Vivian Baker. Bad people! Bad!!