One of the things that I love about FBI is that they are never afraid to go there. Never afraid to touch on anything. Never steering away from a difficult conversation, even though it may be one that people wouldn’t want to have.
But what it’s done as of late is made sure to show us more sides to a story, making you have a wider understanding. Now, that being said, that understanding isn’t always the best thing, nor is it always something that we want. Not their fault though, you can’t make everyone happy.
And well, we’re critical.
This episode dealt with a man who wanted people to pay for the fact that his parents were murdered when they were deported. And hey, one can not blame him for being pissed off.
But lets start at the beginning. A charity game, shots fired, an ICE agent is murdered. And then to make matters worse what seems to be the biggest racist asshole Congressman was present. He was trying to film for some campaign shit, and then quickly turned the whole incident into this ad to basically blame immigrants and disgustingly say that the trash needs to be taken out.
While this shit is appalling on so many levels, unfortunately, it is something that feels like something that we see frequently in politics, especially in America. It’s something that I am deeply ashamed of in this country. And this politician is peak asshole.
When OA and Tiff get to the scene, the Congressman, Grange, has the attitude that needs to be severely adjusted. But OA handles it like a champion, and doesn’t even bat an eye. Tiff knows who Grange is and wants to avoid talking at any cost.
Tiff is where she needs to be though, she’s able to catch onto things that others may not see. She can see where the shots had to have come from and this leads to the first clue – a bullet casing.
The thing about the FBI is they see EVERYTHING. It’s kinda freaky how much they can figure out and see.
This casing leads them to narrowing down suspects. I love when Maggie is the one asking questions, cause she don’t fuck around and will tell you how bad things will get really quick if you don’t want to help. Part of me knows that this is a tactic, but the other part of me knows that Maggie is a bad ass and I wouldn’t fuck with her.
When the team is able to narrow down the field of suspects, and find the one with the motive and connection, Maggie and Scolla are trying to get information, but dude they caught really isn’t giving up much. Until they are able to tell him that they know that they know it’s his boyfriend.
I can’t even imagine the hardship that one has to face when it comes to turning someone that they love in or making that kind of choice. It feels like it would be the worst thing. And seeing this man tormented over turning the man he loves in, is a lot. Honestly, I feel bad, but I am also like when you realized that he stole your gun and bullets you should have turned him in.
I get that love makes you do crazy things and that it sometimes makes things a lot worse in life. But I also think that love needs to lead you to doing the right thing, because when you let certain things pass, others can get hurt and no one wants that to happen.
And what it leads to here is that the Congressman is the next person that is on the kill list. OA is assigned to protect him, and one thing that I always admire about OA is that he’s professional, even when if I was him, I would punch someone out. He knows that the Congressman is a racist and he hates that he has to protect him, but still is professional and follows the orders to do it.
But when the Congressman insists on going out to deliver a speech, even though the FBI has warned him that he’s in danger. OA is annoyed, as rightfully so. In order to give this speech, the douchebag politician is putting other people in danger. Where does that get him?
It is just irresponsible. And then to go completely off book, he doesn’t listen, gives away all of the secrets on how the FBI is protecting him. Why he says all these things and makes himself even more of a target makes no sense, but what is even more baffling to me is how he thinks that giving away all of his protection information is going to help anything.
Sorry, the blatant disrespect for other people is too much for me in real life, so seeing him put all of these people and the FBI in danger really makes me hate this character. But I also hate the guilt that OA feels over it when he was only doing what he was supposed to do and the Congressman did not make that easy on him.
When the Congressman decides to step in front of the protective shield and gets shot, I screamed. I screamed, because I knew it was going to happen and I was angry. I screamed because it was everything that I didn’t want. Innocent people could have been killed.
The team rushed to apprehend the suspect and that only led to a hostage taking and him ending up forcing the FBI’s hand and them having to shoot him. My heart broke for him, for the man he loved watching him die, and for the team, who really just wanted to solve the case and keep everyone safe.
But the real hero, the person that we all need to be talking about is OA. He is a man of conviction who really took on a lot blaming himself for things that he can’t control and couldn’t do anything about. The Congressman was determined to give this speech and was determined to go off book. That’s on the Congressman, not OA.
But the thing about OA is that he is one of the deepest and kindest people. He wants to make the world a better place and feels a commitment to that. I love the fact that he is that committed to everything in life and that he wants to genuinely improve the world.
He takes on so many emotions, but he has control over them. However, what tells me the type of man that he is, is the end of this episode. The Congressman who died, his son blamed OA. But OA still returns to his house, with an application to the FBI, and tells him that he’s sorry for his loss, but when he’s ready, to contact OA and he will help him.
OA is a standup man.
He is a hero.
He is the type of man I would fall for. Yes, yes, I love me some OA. And regardless of all of the other things that happened in this episode that is what I took from it.
FBI airs Tuesdays on CBS.