On FBI “Short Squeeze” the CEO of a major brokerage firm is shot and killed while surrounded by protesters, the team looks into who had the most to lose from his company’s perceived manipulations. Also, Scola’s previous Wall Street career and the reasons he left come to light as the financial details of the case begin to unfold.
While I don’t disagree with the sentiments of the protesters and their plights – Wall Street has way too much power and the “men’s club” – murder does take it too far. What I really like about FBI is that they find relevant real-life situations and bring them into episodes. For example, Scola mentions the popular app Robinhood and the Game Stop stock jump.
It was also hilarious when Maggie points out that a billionaire, who was preaching that he was part of the “people”, when he is indeed a billionaire. That gave me a chuckle. Like dude, a billionaire should not be preaching about being a part of how unfair Wall Street is when he is part of 1%.
Also, when will these amateurs figure out that cameras exist? They make it far too easy to track them down sometimes. If you are going to commit a crime, be smart and do your research.
Continuing the trends of learning more about Jubal and Maggie, it’s Scola’s turn in the pipeline. It’s been really nice learning more of the backstory of our characters and since we have only gotten small glimpses of Scola, it is very appreciated to learn more about him. Even if we get it in small doses at a time.
“Short Squeeze” brought to light the problems in our world with an intriguing narrative. Watching Scola go off on Nathan Gold because he was taking advantage of the people he claimed he was helping. It really pushes that there are greedy people in this world who aren’t afraid to extort innocent people if it gives them an advantage or gains.
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FBI airs Tuesday’s 9/8c on CBS.