The sixth and final episode of crime drama ‘Black Bird’ on Apple TV+ shows the culmination of James ‘Jimmy’ Keene’s secret quest to find the alleged corpse of Tricia Reitler and bring suspected serial killer Larry Hall to justice. . A map of Indiana and Illinois with many red dots on it is presented to Jimmy by Larry. Jimmy concludes that the positions of the red dots actually match the bodies of Larry’s alleged victims.
Jimmy goes to great lengths to persuade Larry to turn over the card to law enforcement for the benefit of the victims’ families. Jimmy’s quest relies heavily on Larry’s map, so we learned if it really existed and what actually happened to it. Let’s discuss what we learned!
Was Larry Hall’s map accurate?
Larry actually had a map of Indiana and Illinois with scattered red dots within the borders, according to Jimmy Keene and Hillel Levin’s “In with the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption”, the show’s source text. . Larry tried to hide the map when he saw Jimmy. According to the original text, Jimmy commented, “He [Larry] was so protective of this card that I knew it had to represent something, but I looked at it well enough before he rolled it up to see all the red spots on it.
Jimmy believed the red dots represented the locations of the girls’ alleged murders by Larry. The map and six wooden falcons made by Larry were also discovered. According to “In with the Devil”, Larry said of the wooden hawks, “They watch over the deceased.” Jimmy realized that Larry intended to send his brother Gary Hall the hawks and the map so that Gary could place the hawks in designated places to “watch the dead”. After finding the map, Jimmy sought to make contact with FBI Agent Butkus—possibly the real Lauren McCauley—to stop Larry from sending the map and the Falcons to Gary.
However, Jimmy couldn’t stop Larry from sending the map and the hawks to Gary. He was placed in solitary confinement for allegedly mentally upsetting Larry by a woman, who served as a model for the fictional Dr. Amelia Hackett. The map was missing by the time Agent Butkus arrived in Springfield to save Jimmy. Later, Jeffrey Steinback, Jimmy’s lawyer, confirmed to him that Larry was not the one who discovered the card.
Robert Hall, Larry Hall’s father, did he really burn it?
The map that Larry had provided to his brother Gary and the wooden falcons are burned by Larry’s father, Robert Hall, in the TV episode. Robert effectively destroyed Larry’s map. However, according to “In with the Devil”, he did the same thing while Larry was being held in Marion after being apprehended by Deputy Sheriff Miller, not while Larry was in Springfield. Gary informed Wabash Police Officer Ron Smith that their father Robert had been contacted by Larry to remove some goods from his storage vehicles. Gary reported to Smith that Robert had returned with a large map of Indiana bearing over twenty “DB” marks.
“I asked Gary, ‘What does DB mean?'” and he said, “DB equals ‘corpse’ downstairs [of the map].” And then, according to “In with the Devil,” Smith, “he saw his dad burn that card in a trash can.” It can’t be the same card because this event happened before Jimmy even met Larry. However, Larry may have sent Gary the map he made in Springfield, and Gary or Robert may have burned it.