When it comes to FBI, it always starts with a bang and keeps you captivated until the very end. It doesn’t matter what is happening, you know that everyone in this show is finding a way to solve the case and make the world a better place.
This team is tight and they do take everything to their heart. They don’t just back down, they play every aspect that they can in order to solve issues.
And as with all Dick Wolf shows, they base it in things that can happen and have happened. But this episode of FBI made me fucking angry. It made me angry, because I can see how fucked up that we treat our veterans and how we need to do better. The trauma that these men and women go through and then how they are treated when they come back.
I walked away from this episode angry at the leaders that put OA and his friend in a position that would ultimately change everyones life. Rina has no regard for anything but her career. Lord, I didn’t want to walk away not liking Isobel, but I sure as hell don’t like her now.
I don’t like either one of them.
Where do I even begin? There was a bombing at a federal building and it was bad. A young kids backpack had been switched out and when it went through the metal detector, it went off.
Maggie and OA caught the case and no shocker here, they are able to track down some clues that lead them to knowing that the bomber had a prosthetic leg and was a military member.
It’s amazing how fast the FBI is able to track down a person that fits the bill. Yes, I know this is TV, but let me live in my this happens mind.
The team goes to get the suspect, and his house is empty, but out of no where they start taking fire. The man has no fucks left to give. Brian is the man who switched out the backpack and had a kid transport a bomb.
We all know my feelings on kids. They are off limits. You don’t use a kid to do your dirty work. The man used to be a navy seal, he’s stoic and doesn’t want to help. He wants a lawyer, which is his right.
Jubel is running the room to try and figure everything out. His team realizes that OA knows someone that belongs to this vets only club, and Chris had recently called OA for a favor.
Here’s the thing – this is why I get really mad. Rina is all about how solving this would do great for her career. She makes it known to Isabel that it would be good for both of them to solve this ASAP. She doesn’t seem to have a second thought about using Chris and making it known to Isabel that she needs to do just that.
Chris is having a hard time readjusting to life outside of the service. OA is pissed that they are going back on their word to Chris and that they have to use Chris. OA has to pull out the stops and tell them about the kid that was hurt. Chris has PTSD and he remembers kids being harmed in the war.
I admire Chris’s determination and willingness to help, but I don’t for a second like how they got there. This man is struggling and the FBI gives no shits. I do understand that there are other bombings that could happen and they need to protect people. But you are manipulating a man that gave his life for this country, who obviously has a need for help. The whole thing makes me sick.
Chris is up on charges, because he doesn’t know how to be in society. And now you’ve given him a mission – which yes, makes him feel needed, but also does not help him in any way.
I know that OA and Maggie are doing their jobs and OA has put his objections out there. You can tell that he is torn. He’s a good man who wants to do good. But the thing is that this case is very personal to him because this does involve his friend.
Chris is willing to do whatever it takes to get the mission done, but that doesn’t mean that is good. OA is worried about his friend and I have to say, so am I.
The way the entire team keeps pulling OA back from saving his friend and getting him the help that he needs pisses me off.
And as the show goes on, Chris gets in deeper. Yes, they are able to solve the case and bring down the bomb makers, as well as the bombers, but what they don’t do is help Chris in time. He has a mission he believes that he has to complete to get the charges against him dropped.
Chris commits murder, believing that what he needed to get Hawthorne (one of the ring leaders) to admit his guilt. You can see the pain in his eyes, his fear, and Chris’s desperate need for help.
OA isn’t going to be able to live with himself, knowing that he put his friend in this situation. When he heads back to the office, Isabel tells him that they have to be careful what they put in the report, and we all know that that means. She doesn’t want OA to put in there that they knew that Chris was in needed of help and was not assimilating back into society okay.
Isobel and Rina make me so angry, because their complete disregard for anything but their careers.
OA tells Isobel that they are at fault, “We weaponized him. We took advantage of a vet who was struggling. And now he’s going to jail.”
But he knows what is expected of him and he says that the report will say what it needs to say.
He adds, when looking her straight in the eyes, “I don’t think any of us deserves much sleep tonight. “
And hey, he’s definitely right.
- Scola and Turner are definitely underrated
- That ending when Chris put down his gun – ya, I cried seeing the pain in his face. Also seeing the pain in OA’s and Maggies.
- Maggie always looks so deep in thought
- When OA walks into a room he commands attention.
- Isobel’s “sorry” means jack shit.