I am a bird now
I Am a Bird Now
Episode number 4
Original airdate February 12, 2015
Writer Karyn Usher
Director David Boyd
Preceded by "Takes One to Know One"
Followed by "Bogeyman"
Production Order
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"I Am a Bird Now" is the fourth episode of the first season of Backstrom. It aired on February 12, 2015.


Backstrom and the team at the Special Crimes Unit investigate the murder of a prominent member of Portland's LGBT community - a drag queen Internet blogger named Jenna Rose. Backstrom declares the murder a hate crime, and the investigation takes an unsuspected turn when Backstrom's tenant, Gregory Valentine, becomes a suspect. Meanwhile, Backstrom has to testify in front of the Civilian Oversight Committee, regarding his shooting of a suspect from a previous case. Heading the newly formed committee is his ex-fiance, Amy Gazanian, all of which results in severe anxiety attacks for Backstrom.[1]


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Backstrom Episodes
Season 1
"Dragon Slayer" "Bella" "Takes One to Know One" "I Am a Bird Now" "Bogeyman" "Ancient, Chinese, Secret" "Enemy of my Enemies" "Give 'Til It Hurts" "The Inescapable Truth" "Love Is a Rose and You Better Not Pick It" "I Like to Watch" "Corkscrewed"
Upcoming episodes
"Rock Bottom"