I have to say that I didn’t expect to love FBI: International as much as I do, but I love the show. I think that part of that is my love for the character of Scott Forrester. He’s a mystery, determined, cunning, and hot.
He’s a mixture of a million things and I don’t mind that. I love to try and solve a mystery. I love it so much, I am willing to overlook the fact that he seems to only wear shades of blue. Yes, I know I am hanging on to details there, and it’s not that he looks horrible in it, but I just am like meh.
We’re only on the second episode of the show and there is one thing that you can’t deny about this team – they are willing to do whatever it takes to save people. It doesn’t matter what the consequences are, if it saves people, if it protects people, they are willing to do it.
They are members of the FBI to make a positive change in the world.
Any case that involves children is highly personal. It’s something that they are going to go to the ends of the earth to make sure that child is protected.
And in this case, the team is given an arrest warrant for a woman in Budapest. She is accused of kidnapping, as she took off with her son after loosing custody.
Forrester and Kellett head out to make the arrest and return the boy to the United States, but when they arrive to serve the warrant, the roll up on the child that was taken, well… being abducted again. David Milgrave is being pulled into a car by two scary looking men. They push the mother, Katia, and an innocent bystander to the ground.
Forrester can run fast, and he takes off towards the kidnappers, running as if he was going for a gold medal. But for him – it’s about protecting that kid, whatever it takes to make sure that he’s okay. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get there in time and the kidnappers almost run him over.
Special Agent Scott Forrestor, Special Agent Jamie Kellett, Special Agent Cameron Vo, and Special Agent Andre Raines are a complicated team, but they know that they work well together. They are interviewing Katia and she tells them that her husband is a powerful man, but he’s also a vicious man. He beat her and she left with her son when she found out that he had hit him too.
Forrester wasn’t quick to accept her word, but Vo believed her. I like her because she’s willing to listen to her gut and all of her training. Forrester isn’t willing to accept Katia at her word.
It’s an interesting dynamic, because Forrester is so distant and is one of those bosses that won’t ever tell you that you are doing a good job, but he’ll be thinking of it. He’ll be looking at you and he’ll be impressed, but will rarely say it.
When they get a hit on the car that took the boy – it leads them to a train station where a shoot out happens. Luckily the little boy is okay, but they do get away with him. Except they are able to capture one of the kidnappers, who is part of a what I can only think to call a Dad’s extremist group.
But he does let them know that David’s Dad hired them. And he doesn’t like women – he has a thought that they can be talked down to.
Raines may be quickly becoming my favorite when he’s able to track David’s Dad down. He did fly into the country. When the team goes to apprehend him, they take him to question him. He claims that he doesn’t know the kidnappers and he claims that Katya can’t be trusted. He has a bunch of excuses as to her actions. He claims that Katya is guilty parental alienation.
He refuses to acknowledge anything on his part. But what he does show is that he doesn’t know his son. He’s doing this to punish his ex-wife. He doesn’t even care about his sons well being and he doesn’t even know what his son likes to do.
Forrester and the team are always a step ahead. They call in their Europol contact and the Hungarian police place blame on the team for holding him, but Milgrave is like it’s a misunderstanding. We all know that it is not. But they’ve been able to place a tracker on the phone and follow Milgrave.
The team tracks him to the handoff, where he’s supposed to get his son from the kidnappers. You can see the fear in David’s eyes, where he doesn’t want to go with his Dad, and he’s scared. The team moves in and a car chase ensues.
Milgrave is about to drive off a cliff rather than hand his son over. He doesn’t want Katya to have him – but it’s not because he loves him, it’s because he wants to punish her. He’s such a shitty Dad, a shitty human, and I do believe that someone needs to knock him out. But thankfully the team is able to save David, and put Milgrave under arrest.
FBI: International is a non-stop thrill ride from beginning to end. It’s only the second episode so I am trying to not harp on the small things, as it irons itself out. But we shall see.
- Kellett got her transfer to head back to the states and be stationed out of NYC which is something she has wanted. She didn’t expect there to be a her and Forrester, but I was impressed that she told him that she’s made up her mind and is taking the job.
- We find out that Forrestor’s Mom once sold secrets to the Russians and then disappeared. So memo to ourselves, we know she will show up eventually
- The team getting the extradition against Katya dismissed made me happy.
- Budapest is beautiful.