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It’s always nice when we get a new episode of FBI every week. However, we were treated very well after the holiday break, with the second episode of the week, “Clean Slate.” Let’s discuss this week’s case.
THE CASE RUNDOWN
Our case for “Clean Slate” takes us into the woods where a young girl was kidnapped while vacationing with her family at a cabin. We know what you are thinking? Why is it always the woods? And yes, we agree with you whole heartedly. It is a very used common theme, alas, FBI still does make it a great story.
While searching the crime scene, Scola finds an abandoned campsite and Maggie tracks down the suspect in the woods. While he didn’t abduct the little girl, he did see who did and where she was being dragged down by a pond. Scola and Wallace find evidence that corroborates his story.
While doing background on the family, the team discovers that the father changed his name. Turns out he had a murder conviction from when he was younger for murdering a 10 year old girl in the woods. Quite a coincidence. Turns out, he didn’t have anything to do with her abduction, but he didn’t exactly tell his wife about his past either.
Kidnappers sent him a ransom demand and he felt the need to run instead of going to Maggie or OA. Which is stupid beyond reason, because they wouldn’t have given him his daughter. They would have taken the money and ran and he wouldn’t have seen his daughter again. The Kidnapper turns out to be the brother of the girl that the father murdered.
During the episode, it is also revealed that Maggie is starting to have doubts about her relationship with Nestor, thank god. We can’t be rid of him soon enough. Maggie finds out that he hasn’t been telling her the 100% truth. Turns out he has kids, quite a bombshell.
FBI likes to put potential suspects in our path to skew our judgement and keep us guessing who is really responsible for the crime until the opportune time. This is a smart idea, but they should have spaced it out a bit in this episode. First it was the anonymous man in the woods and then her father. While we are all for eliminating suspects, they should have introduced another person to break it up a little.
Maggie finds out that Nestor has kids from a previous relationship while looking at pictures on his phone at dinner. He never told her. Now, there isn’t anything wrong with having kids from a previous relationship. What we have a problem with is Nestor hiding them from Maggie. Children are a huge part of your life and he didn’t tell her. If he wasn’t ready for her to meet them, that would be fine. But not mentioning them is a different matter entirely. You can’t have a real relationship without trust.
What really sets FBI apart though is the team and how they are always there for one another. Maggie and OA especially have a place in our heart. OA is very protective over Maggie and she often gets annoyed by it. But he also isn’t afraid to give her advice or call her out when she is making a mistake. We just wish that Maggie would open her eyes and realize that OA has feelings for her.
What did you think of “Clean Slate”? Do you feel like Nestor should have shared that he had kids with Maggie earlier? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
FBI airs Tuesday’s 9/8c on CBS.
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