The Season of the Witch
The Night Of | Season 1 | Episode 5

The Season of the Witch

TV-MA | 1 HR 1 MIN

Teleplay by Richard Price, Steven Zaillian
Directed by Steven Zaillian

NAZ: Thank you.
FREDDY: You're welcome.

As Naz finds a measure of security in Freddy's sphere, Chandra negotiates with Stone to help with the case now that Alison has withdrawn from it. They agree on the price.

Freddy's offer to Naz of protection comes at a price, too: smuggling heroin into Rikers.

Box finds surveillance camera footage from "the night of" and shares it with prosecutor Weiss. It shows Naz making two men get out of the cab, but not Andrea, suggesting premeditation. Toxicology reports revealing amphetamines in Naz but not Andrea, further implicate him.

Concerned Naz has lied about other things as well, Stone goes over the night's events with him again. Naz corrects a detail: there were two men he and Andrea encountered outside her house when they arrived, not one.

Stone learns this second man - Duane Reade - has priors for Breaking and Entering, Burglary, and Aggravated Assault, always with a knife.