Well, it’s that time, the FBI season finale is upon us with “Straight Flush”. Five prominent men are killed at a trendy New York City restaurant, the team’s investigation brings them into contact with a lieutenant in Antonio Vargas’ cartel, triggering a long-awaited showdown between Isobel and Vargas.
We quickly jump into the action with Scola and Wallace chasing a man through the streets of New York who was at the scene of the crime. He claimed to have seen what had happened at the shooting. Further research on the victims shows that one of them had his money routed through shell companies and his name didn’t exist in the system.
Once his DNA was ran, it was discovered he was the biological son of Antonio Vargas, the Cartel boss that got away in “Liars Poker”. We knew that Vargas was going to rear his head again after he got away and Isobel seems even more determined to bring him to justice this time around. It’s extra personal this time around.
The team gets a shot at Vargas after they flip a suspect and determine he was supposed to meet with him the next day. We all know this is not an opportunity they will not pass up and they don’t despite the risks. Jubal was put in a position somewhat over Isobel by Rina, which would be very awkward for me and Jubal, because of concerns over her motivations. Isobel wasn’t happy about it either.
Vargas knew that Rojas wasn’t telling him the truth and he killed him. Isobel was waiting for visual confirmation it was him before she would let Scola and Wallace act. They weren’t too late to get to Vargas and arrested him. Thus was born the showdown we have been waiting for with Vargas and Isobel.
Once again, Vargas shows he has the upper hand on the team by planting bombs across the city unless he is allowed to disable them and be released. He is smart and cunning, but the team should have seen this coming and set up contingencies. It’s practically a repeat of “Liars Poker”.
OA and Maggie are sent down to Mexico to see what they can find about Vargas’s wife and son. Isobel wants leverage against him and Rina doesn’t believe it will work. Maggie and OA track down the restaurant and the owner runs like usual.
They get the location of Vargas’s house out of him. Which leads to the leverage needed against Vargas. Isobel was right, Vargas gave them the codes to the bombs. She did what she had to do and won.
FBI “Straight Flush” shows us that no matter the odds, we should keep hope. That determination to prevail will overcome and that evil doesn’t always win. Justice might be delayed, but like karma, it always comes back around.
Overall, this season of FBI has been really good. We got to see a new side to a variety of characters and watch them grow in their convictions. I don’t know about you, but I feel a lot more connected to them emotionally. One thing I loved about Law and Order is how invested I became with the detectives, which was also a part of the Dick Wolf franchise. I’m finally starting to feel that with FBI. It has taken me three seasons, but we are getting there.
This begs to question what will happen next season. What I do want to see is more connections and interactions outside the office between the team. Ideally, I want ZiBell to happen, but I won’t get my hopes up. I just beg that we don’t have any more ass-hats like Nestor. I do expect we will see lots more action and kick-ass moments.
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FBI airs Tuesday’s 9/8c on CBS.