A&E’s new “Cajun Justice” series continued with a bang on Thursday night, June 14, 2012, with the new episode, “Full Moon Madness.” A&E airs two new episodes each Thursday, at 10:00 p.m. / 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
“Full Moon Madness” was the 10:30 p.m. airing.
A lot of teasing goes on at the start of the episode , as it’s the night of a full moon. “Seems like the full moon brings the crazies out,” they say.
Det. Terry Daigre has been trying to solve a rash of camp burglaries for months. Note: when they say camp, they aren’t talking about camping. Rather, they are speaking about a camp where you go on weekends. These camps are shacks of all sorts, not tents, and are all vulnerable, though the more remote a camp is, the more likely it is to be vandalized.
Terry takes a boat and meets up with Sgt. Dudley “DJ” Authement. D.J. has detained someone who he found seemingly breaking into a camp. The suspect, Mickey, says it’s a buddy’s father’s camp, but he can’t tell D.J. the father’s name. That’s when D.J. called in Terry, to interview Mickey.
The friend is supposedly named Mike, but for some reason, doesn’t have a key. Mike’s name is in Mickey’s cell phone contact list, and Terry uses the phone to call Mike. Unfortunately, there’s no answer. At that point, Terry walks off with D.J. and speaks to him privately.
Terry tells D.J. he thinks the story is true for a couple of reasons: Mickey’s demeanor shows no deception, and the break-ins have been via the door, not window, which is how Mickey broke in. At that point, Mike calls back and clears Mickey.
After they apologize, Mickey clues them into two “hoodlums” he saw casing a camp at the end of Superior Canal. D.J. and Terry look knowingly at each other.
Shift to Melissa “Catfish” Quintal, who is originally from Massachusetts. Although she says this is now her home, she adds, “It gets a little eerie sometimes.” That is a nice segue way into the case.
Melissa gets a 107 – suspicious activity or a suspicious person, involving a woman’s horses. When she arrives, she is told that the horses seem quite disturbed. Additionally, while no one was in the stable at the time of the incident, the manes and tails of the equines were mysteriously braided that evening.
The woman says it is a “lutin,” which is a spirit, somewhat like an elf or a poltergeist. The woman also claimed she was only gone from the stable for 30 minutes, yet all the horses manes and tails were braided. “How could it be done?,” she asked.
While Melissa told the camera that she didn’t believe in the lutin, she looked around, anyway. She didn’t find anything, and told the woman that. Still, the woman seems panicky, and adds that one horse is very sweaty, quiestioning that fact as it had not been exercised.
Melissa discounts that, asks the woman to call a vet, and to call the Sheriff’s Department in the morning if things are still strange. Once Melissa leaves, the woman says to the camera that she is convinced even more so that there was a lutin involved.
The action shifts back to Terry, who along with D.J. is checking out the Superior Canal report. We see a few shots of locals, who are shown detailing how often their own camps have been broken into. The Superior Canal camp is not hit, but Terry feels it’s an excellent target, with a lot of supplies the thieves have been taking. Terry and D.J. decide to stake out the place.
They wait and wait, and finally they see two people coming near in a boat. Terry and D.J. hear glass break, and they decide that’s it, start up their boat, and begin pursuit. There is an extended boat chase, but the thieves make a mistake: then arrive at a dead end, one that D.J. was aware was coming.
While happy about the capture, Terry says, “I hope this is the last full moon night shift I ever have to work.”
“Cajun Justice” airs new episodes at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Thursday nights, on A&E.
Next up: “A Real Drag.”