On FBI “Trigger Effect”, while investigating a mass casualty incident at a New York City restaurant, the team scrambles to determine if it was racially motivated and if there was more than one gunman. Also, Maggie starts to notice troubling behavior from her co-worker, Elise.
“Trigger Effect” was an episode that hits all of us a little bit close to home these days. In the US, we live in a world where mass shootings are regular. We have kids and teachers that fear for their lives and mass shooting drills are a part of their daily lives at school. We have people who go out expecting to have a normal day and their world is changed in an instant.
This is not normal by any means. Mass shootings shouldn’t be a regular occurrence and it seems like no matter how hard we try, nothing makes a difference. We try to pass gun laws and standard background checks, but they never go anywhere. It’s very disheartening and sometimes I become numb when another incident occurs. The awareness of that feeling of being numb shouldn’t be normal and doesn’t leave me with a good feeling.
I don’t have the answers to how we can change our circumstances. I do know that it will be an uphill battle, but it is one that we should keep on fighting.
“Trigger Effect” did a great job of what it is like on law enforcement’s side as they race against the clock to solve this crime and try to apprehend who is responsible. While the incident wasn’t intended as a mass shooting and was targeted towards a single person, it doesn’t change the fact that is what it became.
Maggie starts to question her co-worker Elise after Maggie and OA are sent to the wrong address. After confirming on the phone with Elise when they arrived it was the wrong address, there conveniently was a shooting where a man was shot and a woman was kidnapped. This leads to Maggie questioning Elise which gets her help when she needs it.
The Team is on the race to find the true motivation of the shooting towards Frank Olsen and a possible connection towards the kidnapping of Maria. Bob Avery comes into play after allegations are made against him of being a pedophile and Maria refuses to remove the negative posts. Unfortunately, Maggie and OA didn’t make it in time to save her life.
Avery is on the hunt for vengeance and the team is hell-bent on stopping him. A boomerang moment came around after Neil Jacobs, the man who was first suspected of the shooting towards Frank Olsen, was the one who made the allegations against Avery.
Maggie was my hero in “Trigger Effect”. She saw a man in pain and talked him down from hurting another innocent girl. She saved his life when he had given his hope up. Maggie is full of compassion, and it shows when she lends a helping hand to Elise. She is an understanding person because she has been through trauma herself.
FBI does a good job of blending real-world situations into a story that we can all relate to. That is what sets it apart from other crime dramas.
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FBI airs Tuesday’s 9/8c on CBS.