On FBI “Fathers and Sons”, the team rushes to track down two doctors abducted by a desperate father willing to do anything to save his son. Also, Jubal’s uncertainty in his family life affects his judgment during the hostage situation.
A masked man abducts a doctor from broad daylight along with another doctor focusing on two different specialties. Dr. Nelson was in a car accident the same week his colleague, Dr. Caldwell was abducted. Nelson, coincidentally, was an anesthesiologist like the other abducted doctor, Wright. Which makes the team wondering about the connection between the doctors and the reason for the abductions.
The team tracks down two men and gives chase. One inadvertently dies when he jumps across the street into a truck and another is caught by Scola and Wallace. He was carrying a wad of cash and was injured. When asked what happened to him and how he got the money, he said he sold his kidney. I can’t imagine actually selling my kidney for money, even if I needed it badly.
This leads the team to believe that Caldwell and Wright were taken to help someone sick that the abductor won’t take to the hospital. The suspected kidnapper has a sick son and he needs the doctors to perform a transplant to help him survive.
Jubal’s son also gets sick and has to see a specialist. You can obviously tell he is very worried about his son even though he is trying not to make a big deal about it at the beginning of “Fathers and Sons”. When he goes out into the field with the rest of the team, you can tell he is not operating like he normally does.
When the case quickly turns into a hostage situation, Jubal tries everything he can to get everyone else on the other side. Even at the risk to the doctors and the patient they are currently operating on. Isobel is pushing for him to take the shot if he can and Jubal doesn’t want to risk it. It doesn’t help when the suspect starts firing bullets and one of the doctors is shot in the crossfire. Jubal takes Caldwells place as a hostage in hopes of saving the suspect’s son and buying the team some time to diffuse the situation by finding another surgeon.
What I really enjoyed about “Fathers and Sons” is that they are continuing the theme from “Brother’s Keeper”— allowing us to see new sides of the characters and their familial relationships. It helps us to connect to them so much better and bonds us deeper with FBI. So writers, please continue this trend.
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FBI airs Tuesday’s 9/8c on CBS.