The opening scene of FBI season five episode 10 shows a young woman named Chloe getting ready to leave the restaurant and deliver pizza. Following the deliveries, she intends to watch a movie with her coworker and boyfriend Ben. As soon as she enters her vehicle, a person wearing a hoodie chokes her from behind.
The following morning, OA and Maggie receive a call regarding a possible kidnapping of Chloe. Her car was discovered outside of the city, in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by trees. She failed to arrive at her deliveries. Maggie notices a second set of trucks as they send out a canine team to search the area for a body. The team receives video from the nearby gas station where the car was discovered by OA and Maggie.
According to the video, Chloe was holding a gun to her head while operating the vehicle. Too much darkness exists in the video for their facial recognition software to work. Furthermore, they are unable to determine the car’s whereabouts after it left the gas station.
They are having trouble locating information about the victim as well; she is not on any social media platforms, and they cannot locate her official ID. To learn more about Chloe, Schola and Tiffany ask the boyfriend questions. Unfortunately, Ben is unable to assist with the investigation because he is unaware of much about her past.
Schola and Tiffany pay a visit to Chloe, who lived in a lodge. The owner explains to them that Chloe was an introvert who didn’t bond with many people. She talks about an incident that happened a month ago at one of the family dinners. She shows them the video of a man who started stalking her. The individual is recognized as Porter after a facial recognition test. To speak with him, OA and Maggie go to his home.
Porter claims to have known Chloe as Tasha and that she had previously worked for his family. Sadly, she took money from his parents in July and fled. They vouch for his innocence and support his alibi. To learn Chloe’s true identity and obtain a hit, they offer the lab her toothbrush. It comes out that Chloe is Anabelle Collier, a young child who was kidnapped 18 years ago when she was just 4 years old.
One of Isobel’s first cases when she joined the Bureau as a rookie was the kidnapping. Together with Jake Reed, another cop, she worked on the investigation. After they arrested Eddie Lyman, who admitted to abducting and killing Anabelle, they closed the case. When Isobel contacts Reed, they discover that Lyman was released from prison four months ago following a successful appeal.
Reed is brought in by Isobel to work on the case alongside the group. When they track Lyman, they find that he is residing at a motel. Jubal sends a complete crew to make the arrest. They are able to apprehend Lyman and question him. Whether it was 18 years ago or the day prior, he denies kidnapping Anabelle. He draws attention to the fact that the man in the video is sporting an old class ring. This implies that any resident of his former neighborhood could be the offender. They verify his alibi and learn that he is not truly their man. Isobel concerns that she made the wrong arrest after seeing an old video from the previous case.
The crew discovers that Lyman’s old high school was represented by the class ring the kidnapper was seen sporting in the video. To obtain a list of customers who resided close to Anabelle’s old town in 2004, they get in touch with the producers. They reduce the field to six males who resemble the kidnapper physically.
Reed and Isobel decide to speak with Anabelle’s mother. The mother is outraged because no one has been hunting for her daughter for the past 18 years while she was alive. Isobel makes an effort to defuse the situation and enlist her assistance. She asks if she recognizes any of the six suspects after showing her their pictures. She points to Jeff Whalen, a former employee of her husband. When Anabelle vanished, he stopped showing up for work.
Isobel confronts Reed on his hostile demeanor when speaking with Anabelle’s mother. Isobel tells him they owe the woman an apology, and he tells her to let it go. She informs him that getting Anabelle/Chloe back is something they owe to her.
They look into Jeff, but he disappeared in the early 2004s. They choose to search the DMV database using his photo and discover nothing. Jeff has been using the fictitious name Jim to live. Schola and Tiffany go to him at his last known address after obtaining it. Sadly, Jeff is not a resident of the home; instead, he has rented it to a man by the name of Paul.
Paul informs them that Jeff and his reserved daughter Tasha have left town. Paul explains to them that Jeff and her father Jeff had an odd connection. Paul also reveals to them that he uses a P.0 Box to pay his rent. When OA and Maggie go to the post office, they film Jeff operating a green pickup truck. The least they can do is issue a BOLO. They ran the plates, but because the truck is old, they can’t track it.
When OA and Maggie see Jeff, they sneakily pursue him. Jeff, regrettably, notices them and flees in his pickup. While pursuing him in their SUV, OA and Maggie are unsuccessful. They get a hit when they investigate recent five-month purchases of homes close to the post office.
To oversee, Reed and Isobel head out into the field. Even before they secure the area, Jeff is aware that they are on his land. Isobel decides to carry out the procedure despite having insufficient staff. Jeff makes an attempt to leave the house and seek refuge in the woods, but OA is able to apprehend him.
They look around the house for Anabelle, but they can’t find her since Jeff had detonated a gas bomb. Before they can discover Anabelle, they are forced to evacuate the house due to a gas explosion. Isobel returns to the burning house because she won’t give up on Anabelle again. She rescues Anabelle by locating a hidden chamber in the home. She links Anabelle back up with her mother.
Even in these conditions, it was comforting to have Isobel on the scene. The thought of all the years Anabelle and her parents had lost was terrible. It was a melancholy conclusion, but we can only hope that the years of trauma are forgotten.