Assumptions. We all make them and sometimes we let them guide us in a way that really doesn’t do anything but harm our own thoughts and perceptions of people. We are guided by instinct, by sentimentality, by memories.
And we are guided by things that we think, even when we think that we aren’t. And there are a lot of assumptions going to make in life. But we all would make a lot less of them if we were all just open and more transparent.
This case – well, a DEA agent was shot outside of a donut shop. He is there every single morning to get a donut. Every single morning at 6am, he was there. The same routine. But routine is what caused issues.
When he walked outside the store, a man walked up to him and shot him at point blank range. He was a standup guy who seemed to have no issues, but then why would he be shot? This leads the team to start checking on the cases that he worked, and trying to figure out who would have a vendetta.
When Tiff and Nina got to the site of the murder and you could tell that Tiff was having a hard time with what was happening. She’s not one to ever really be open, so whatever was bothering her, she was going to keep in. She’s just that way. Look, I love Tiff and I think that she’s great. She’s strong and fierce, but she also is closed off.
And I can not blame her, because Tiff hasn’t always had the easiest time. And the DEA Agent’s murder that she is trying to solve, he was someone who helped her. She seems completely put off by Nina after she notices that Nina is wearing a Rolex.
Granted we really haven’t seen them working together a lot so who knows if she was put off by other things.
There is another murder, which Scola and OA respond to. The murder has the same type of bullets. But what’s the nexus? How are these cases related? It doesn’t make sense. These are two people from completely different lives.
Only, when something is found in common – it makes sense. They are both set to testify against a gang, and this can bring down the whole gang. This makes the FBI put every other person that is a witness on protective custody.
But how do they get close to the leader of the gang? Well, they have found an in, but if we’re being honest, it’s not an in that I agree with. They found a waitress at the restaurant he owns and she’s on probation. They believe that they can bust her for using drugs.
And they do just that. Tiff is all for it, because she wants to solve the case. Nina, she’s not. She has an issue using a drug addict to do this. But, they believe its the only way in.
And so the team heads to catch her in the act. They are able to bring her in, and convince her that all she needs to do is take his phone, so they can clone it. She doesn’t want to do it, but she does, because the alternative is jail.
But here’s where the episode gets hard to watch. The girl does the job, but they need her again. It turns out that her boyfriend is a suspect. She doesn’t believe that it could be him. There is nothing about him that says that it would be him.
The girl keeps reiterating that they told her that all she had to do was get the phone and she would be done. But Tiff snaps and tells her that she has to do this or she will go to jail. She has to get a gun from her boyfriends safe.
Ummm – I don’t blame her for being freaked out. She doesn’t have a choice, I get that. But when and where does it end. She’s panicking when she lies to him and goes in and gets the gun. Tiff and Nina aren’t getting along and the hostility is spilling over.
And this girl just wants to have everything go back to normal. She’s worked hard to change her life around, and in the matter of a day, everything has been turned upside down. It’s not easy for her to have them tell her that her boyfriend is a murderer.
But she doesn’t listen when they tell her to stay away from him and to not contact him. She doesn’t want to listen, and she thinks that they won’t find out, but when they go after her boyfriend, they find that she’s meeting him. And they believe that he is going to kill her.
The team is able to save her, but unfortunately, she is going to go to jail. Tiff tells her that she should have trusted them. But that’s the thing, she did. And it got her here.
There is a lot of fault to go around.
When Tiff tries to talk to Nina about what happened, Nina doesn’t want to talk about it. And when we get to the root of the issue between the two – they’ve made a bunch of assumptions about each other. Those assumptions have caused a rift. But what we hope is that these two find a way to get along and not jump to conclusions about each other.
If you can’t tell by this review, this episode was just frustrating and rehashing it just makes us frustrated. We do understand that FBI touches on things that can and do happen in real life. These are all situations that could happen.
But it doesn’t means that we have to love them.
While we give mad respect to FBI for centering around female agents in this episode, it just feels like there was other ways to take it, versus making it feel like you took away from the strength of the two agents we admire.
But maybe that’s just us.