If there is one thing that we have learned from FBI is that we need to expect the unexpected. The people that we believe that we know are not always people that we really know. They can be swayed.
And I have to admit that I am praying that is not OA. Bashar is dangling a promotion possibility in front of OA, but he’s got conditions. As do most people. But for Bashar it’s all about him.
And protecting himself.
OA is a non-negotiable to me. He doesn’t get fucked with and as we all know Bashar doesn’t care about OA. So the thought of him getting his hooks in OA makes me sick.
This weeks case is the bombing of a foundation. Jamie’s Foundation is doing everything they can to strengthen gun laws, as Anna, the head of the foundation, he daughter was shot and killed by a gun. She is not going to give up and back down.
Maggie had read about Anne. She’s telling her that they’ll make it their number one priority. And when Maggie says that, I believe her. Maggie is very directed when she gets something in her head.
The bomb is high tech and they really can’t trace it. But there is a note strapped to a pole and it says that more bombs are coming. Like it was just taped to a pole. How did not one see this? I would have freaked the fuck out.
Social media is a buzz with talk about the bombing and Anne. The Gotham Freedom Front is talking about how she’s an enemy of the state. She’s trying to take away their freedoms. And it doesn’t help that the leader of the Gotham Freedom Front went on social media and said that Anne must be neutralized.
Of course he says that it is his perogative, freedom of speech and all. But Maggie is not having his shit, and tells him that he’s on the hook for incitement should anything happen to Anne. Scola asks if there is anyone that they should be looking into and when he refuses to answer, Maggie is like see you in court.
But there is a guy that they should be looking into. David Moder. He even was just on social media telling everyone that Jamie’s Foundation was protesting in front of the GFF and thy should come and bring their guns. This leads the FBI right to him.
And when he takes off running, Tiff and OA ensue. Tiff catches the cops handing Moder an ass kicking and she’s not having it. She’s telling them to stop and they are being dismissive of her because she’s a female. It’s only when OA shows up and has her back, that they back down and hand over Moder.
Is anyone shocked that Moder doesn’t want to cooperate? Nope. Not at all. Tiff isn’t and is the first to tell OA that what happened was excessive and that she is reporting it. She’s in the middle on reform, but she doesn’t stand for putting hands on suspects.
I admire and love Tiff. I feel as though she’s always trying to do better, be better, and make sure that people are taken care of in the right way. She has honor and dedication to the job.
They aren’t having the easiest time, but when it comes down to it, the FBI is always able to find clues. There is a burner phone that is found and it leads them to a storage unit, where they find that Moder has been making bombs.
But he’s not alone. He’s been working with someone, but the other man is smart enough to not let his face be seen. That doesn’t mean that they are going to give up. Not even close.
Things may not be safe for Anne, but she’s not giving up either. Even when Maggie and Scola tell her she’s not safe, she doesn’t care. She’s not going to turn her back on her daughter. She won’t hide.
But Tiff isn’t willing to give up and she will get Moder to speak. He has one shot to help himself. But Moder has apparently watched too many movies and TV shows and is like I know how this works – you are working me.
Moder doesn’t want to speak, but when he’s left with the thought that he’s gonna get no help, he speaks. He doesn’t know much – he just met this guy Wally at a bar and he was hired to make some bombs.
Am I the only one who wonders how stupid some criminals are? Like how the fuck do you just go, sure, let me build a bomb you total stranger? No. Like has life not jaded you enough that you know not to talk to or trust anyone?
Did you miss the memo?
For once in his life, Jubel comes in clutch and leads them to Wally. But Wally escapes the perimeter and the team has to find him. His home is clean. But as Isabel is instructing the rest of the team on what to do, she asks Tiff about her complaint.
I have to say the thing I admire most about Tiff is her integrity. She isn’t worried about what people think of her, she’s worried about the right thing. She isn’t going to be intimidated by anyone.
OA and the team are able to get Wally, which leads them to back to the office, which leads us to having to witness Bashar trying to get him to get Tiff’s complaint dismissed. He basically asks OA to lie.
And I have to admit, that the show does a good job of making us all wonder if OA would do it. He seems conflicted but you don’t have a chance to think about how he’s conflicted, because you’re just so angry that he is.
OA is a moral compass and his decisions that he made last episode of the show to cover for Bashar. And I hate that I doubted him.
The thing is things are getting more intense because a second bomb goes off and ends up killing two teens and leaving one in a coma. All Wally has is an email and of course it’s bouncing around like no other.
It doesn’t mean though that the FBI can’t find a way in and I have to admit that I was shocked to find out that Anne was the one on the GFF message boards who hired someone to bomb her foundation. She was the one who bombed the Sentinel where the kids got hurt.
And now she’s taken people hostage at the GFF. She’s a woman who is grieving, who has spent ten years working her ass off to make sure that her daughter didn’t die in vein and that’s all she feels has happened right now.
She wants to hold the head of the GFF accountable, but Maggie is reminding her that this isn’t what her daughter would have wanted. She would have wanted her to live a life and love people the way she did.
Anne is breaking and there are times where I don’t get Maggie, but I do love these moments where we see the side of her that is soft and wants to always be better. Sometimes I think that Maggie is so tunnel focused that she doesn’t see what she’s doing to others.
Anne has done things wrong, and there are no excuses for that. But I will say this – I hope that she gets the help that she needs. I feel like she definitely does.
With the case wrapped up and paperwork in, we see OA and Tiff talk about her complaint. At first, I got so angry because it seemed as though he was trying to talk her out of keeping with her complaint and I was like damnit.
She says that she won’t be intimidated, that she may have turned her head on a lot of things but she won’t do it anymore. Again, we get to see how people should be- filled with integrity.
When OA goes into the office to be interviewed by the cops over Tiff’s complaint he backs her up and I have to admit that I was relieved. I was prepared to hate this show if they took the wrong road with him, but knowing that he didn’t – I love him even more.
I know that this means that Bashar is gonna come for OA, but I believe that he can handle it and someone will handle Bashar and his lies.
Moral of the story – tell the truth.
FBI airs Tuesdays on CBS.