Just finished Episode 4, and several things about the crime itself just don't make sense.
1) If the Bauer mom murdered her son when he came home without drugs, why would she continue to leave the murder weapon on the floor by the front door of her apartment, with the blood still on it, even after just being interviewed by the police and panicking that they had it in for her?
2) If you choose to believe that the destitute mom was in a drug haze and unable to think straight enough to ditch the murder weapon, how then did she drag her kid from the scene of the crime (her apartment), halfway across Manhattan, without a car, and then dump the body in an alley without being seen ON NEW YEAR's EVE, all within four hours of the time of death? Or, if the alley itself was the scene of the crime, why would mother and son meet there, in the prophet Hobo's hangout with potential witnesses everywhere, instead of at home?
3) How does a meth drug addict mom with no money get her hands on an entire bottle of the prescription opiate Vicodin?
4) Why would mom leave a $1000 check from the welfare center on the ground by her front door for EIGHT MONTHS (according caseworker testimony of when the checks were cut). I might be tempted to cash that sucker.
5) Why would she kill her kid over not bringing home a few grams of meth, when the police found three POUNDS of it in her apartment (mentioned in dialogue)?
The moral dillema with the doctor's negligence was well thought out, but man, the crime itself just didn't make sense. Unless the musical-watching tourist did it all--now there's a thought. She did lie to every single question, and those vicious eyebrows she had--watch out!