“Brother’s Keeper” is this week’s episode of FBI and it was another jam packed episode.
After a man is killed by an explosive package shipped to his home, the team attempts to capture the sender and intercept his latest deadly parcel. Also, Maggie tries to trust her younger sister, Erin is truly staying out of trouble as a new college student in NYC.
The team suspects the pipe bomb was targeted for the victim’s husband who is an ATF Agent. Needless to say, the team takes this close to home and they hit the ground running in trying to find those responsible. Which appears to be a homegrown terrorist group that was upset the government, and the ATF Agent was targeting them. But, we find out later it goes deeper than that.
Wallace and Scola are sent to an office where another bomb was sent after someone posted about it on the terrorist group online discussion board. Luckily, they got everyone out in time and there were no casualties. The bomber was there and left a cigarette at the scene. Maggie and OA tracked down his relative, Mark, through his DNA and it was his older brother Richard who is responsible.
While running surveillance, Richard Fraiser did a runner after they detained his younger brother Mark. Again, Mark is trying to help his brother but this scenario is beyond how he can help him and he is in way over his head. The best way to help Richard get the help he needs is to cooperate with the FBI team.
Mental health is something that needs to be addressed far more than it currently is. If we keep passing the buck, people will continue to suffer. People deserve help no matter what they are going through or what mental health condition they have. Have a bit of humanity, understanding and help people. It will make a difference.
In the meantime, Maggie gets very concerned about her little sister Erin, who isn’t answering her calls and is spending a lot of time off-campus. Maggie got distracted during the raid and picked up an explosive device. Nothing happened thanks to OA’s quick thinking.
Maggie is concerned that with Erin being new to NYC, her past drug use, her not answering Maggie’s calls, and skipping classes that she is slipping back into old habits. She is clearly a very concerned older sister and overstepped with Erin in trying to help her.
As a younger sister, I get the irritation Erin is feeling about being constantly checked upon. Erin feels like she is under a microscope and is being judged on past deeds. I also see that Maggie is trying to help Erin because she loves her and doesn’t want to see her hurt. They are lucky to have each other and I’m glad they were able to work through their problems.
The sibling drama aspect of “Brother’s Keeper” is a nice change of pace for once. Whether it’s between the Fraiser brothers or Maggie and Erin. We are usually so focused on regular relationship drama on the team that we don’t get into other deeper aspects of our characters. I enjoyed learning more about Maggie and Erin and her life.
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FBI airs Tuesday’s 9/8c on CBS.