There is so much to unpack in this episode of FBI that I really don’t even know where to start. But that’s what I love about the show, its non stop action and the way that they weave a story is captivating from beginning to end.
In the first few minutes, someone been murdered, which hey, we knew that there would be a crime for them to solve. But the thing is that this is FBI and nothing is simple. You know that when we start in one country and then go to another country – shits intense.
And then when it involves sexually exploiting children…. my stomach is turning. I hate shows like this, well ones that involve this storyline.
When we’re back in New York, we see “model” looking girls on a boat. It’s the richest of the rich. Men who are disgusting and gross and are pediphiles. Julia is this innocent girl and the girl with her, Nicole is a straight up bitch. But you can tell that she’s about to use Julia and it will not end well.
That is until NIcole gets a text message that changes everything and tells Julia that they should leave and go get ice cream. Shit goes from weird to weirder. Because within the next few minutes, you’ve got Nicole running through the streets screaming for health. I know it’s covid, but you can not tell me that in New York City, hearing someone run through the streets, screaming for help, the streets will be empty.
Nicole is murdered and she’s murdered on federal property. It doesn’t take long for us to know that we’re dealing with a situation that none of us want to have to deal with. We’re dealing with the sex trafficking of teenage girls.
The FBI doesn’t know why Nicole was killed on Federal property, but she was. When the team digs in to figure out what happened, they find pictures of her on a boat. Thank God for social media and people posting online, because nothing is a secret anymore.
Finding the person who threw the party was easy. Fiona Grand says that she threw the party as a breast cancer fundraiser. Her boss, Colin, says that his Mom had breast cancer and he wants to help.
The guest list for the party was a whose who of the rich. It’s like the Forbes 400 richest people in the world and models. Lots and lots of models. It’s no secret that people like the beautiful people, but looking at all of these girls, you knew that something was off. And it makes you look again at what we’re dealing with.
This is like the Epstein case. I know that shows like this mirror cases in real life, but it doesn’t make it any easier to watch. And instantly left sick to your stomach, wondering how you can protect children from gross people like this.
And then you’re wondering what happened to the girl with Nicole. Of course the FBI is able to find her social platforms, and @JULIEINREALLIFE, well, she’s an innocent kid who got caught up. She’s an innocent kid.
You have to wonder what her Mom feels, because she doesn’t know this part of her daughter. Maggie and OA having to deliver this information, having to tell her that her daughter was at a party when she was supposed to be studying with friends? That’s a lot to hear.
And it’s a lot when Maggie and OA find out from Julia’s friend Sophie that Julia uses her apartment – well telling her Mom that she’s sleeping over there as an excuse. Sophie is a good friend, she wants to protect Julia, but she doesn’t realize the severity of what Julia is into.
When it comes to FBI, we know that Maggie and OA are great agents but we also know that they both haven’t been able to turn that part of them off that takes the blame or puts it on themselves. OA had been working the tip line previously and a girl called in about having to have sex with older men, but when OA asked information she got scared and hung up.
OA is carrying guilt, but Maggie is his center and can remind him that it’s not his fault. She can get through to him in a way that no one else can. That’s what good partners do and we have to appreciate that about them both.
They follow the clues. Agents Scola and Wallace visit a creepy man from the party that had sent Nicole flowers and had told her stalking was romance. Umm, no you freak. Scola and Wallace are two of my favorite characters on FBI because these two don’t back down, they are witty and fierce, and they don’t take shit.
We know that this is a three part crossover, so it’s no shock that we’re introducing someone from Most Wanted at this point.
The Durango belonged to a securities firm and the guy was ex-military. They believed that Crosby may know him and so he came into the case. Hunting down Kurt, the owner, was pretty easy after his employee sang like a canary.
But what ends up being a chase to try and apprehend the man, ends up with Crosby being shot.
I don’t watch Most Wanted, so I don’t know a lot about their characters. What I do understand is that Crosby’s boss, Jess, is pissed. He shows up at the hospital and the way that he takes Maggie to town is uncalled for. The way that he makes her feel bad and responsible for Crosby’s shooting is uncalled for.
There is no part of me that doesn’t get fear. It lives deep inside of you. It overtakes you. Especially when you think that someone is dying.
But the thing is, that doesn’t make it any easier or better.
What does make the situation better is that OA is right there to pull Maggie away. These two are close, but when you are someones partner, you know them in a way no one else does. These two are completely different but yet a little the same, because they are able to pull each other out from the darkness.
For OA this is very personal. He feels the guilt from the tip line. He also is fiercely protective of what is right and he knows that what is happening to these girls needs to be stopped.
Arresting Kurt and bringing him in for shooting Crosby gives them some answers. They’re able to track down the man that hired him and he’s this uber rich man. OA is ready to burn the city down to save these kids and so is Maggie.
OA wants to arrest the rich dude, but Isable is like nope. Though I don’t want to understand her, I do. It’s not political. Kurt was hired to kill Nicole, Julia and Pierre by one of the worlds richest men. She doesn’t want everyone to be tipped off and they have nothing.
They are able to get Kurt to recognize the man, but he only recognizes the watch.
Shit becomes deeply personal as Julia is kidnapped and shoved into a trunk. And then it becomes worse when OA is in the back of an ambulance and Julia dies.
She’s told OA that Tate hurt her. She’s given them the proof to move forward and arrest Tate.
For OA, it’s definitely more. He’s going to honor her dying wish – he’s going to make sure that they find her friend Sonny. We all know that OA isn’t about to break that promise.
FBI airs Tuesdays on CBS.