While episode 8 of Unsolved focused on Tupac and his relationship with his mother, episode 9 dials in on Biggie and the unique yet similar bond he had with his mother, Voletta. The episode opens with Voletta investigating Biggie’s Los Angeles hotel room just after his passing -- where she is hit with vivid flashbacks from both Christopher’s childhood days and days of stardom. Of course memories of silliness and laughter cross her mind but what seems to resonate most is the loving advice she would give to her son all in attempts to keep him out of trouble -- which unfortunately claimed his life.
Meanwhile, Greg Kading’s task force tries to get their ducks back in a row after informant Percy Locke led them astray. They decide to pay him another visit and as expected he flees the scene and an erratic car chase ensues. Kading and Dupree arrest Percy but his serial lying tendencies render him an unreliable source leaving the task force at square one yet again. Things get worse for Kading when his wife, fed up with his devotion to this wild Biggie investigation, says she wants a divorce. Similar sorrows unravel as the episode rewinds to 1998 and Russell Poole, now divorced and out of a job, has seen no spike in interest since the release of his tell-all book detailing the Biggie murder. With his name and reputation in law-enforcement heavily tainted he finally lands a job as a court room security guard where he runs into his now retired, former partner Fred Miller, who urges Poole to ask for his LAPD detective job back as the department will likely open the Biggie case again – especially since Voletta Wallace’s lawsuit is now in the pipeline.