Well, well this was a good episode. A good episode that propelled the story forward, that made us see the way that the fly team really will stick together, no matter what.
We’re dealing with the fact that Jaeger has two weeks left on the job, which is a big thing. She’s such a big part of the team and we don’t like that this is happening.
The team gets an odd visit. The American Ambassadors to both Hungary and Germany reached out to Forrester, because they want him and the team to take on a case – one that technically they shouldn’t be taking on. But when the seventh richest man in the worlds son is given bad drugs, and is found unresponsive in his apartment, there is a lot of political pressure involved. The teens father, Gabriel Watts, has called in as many favors as possible, and when you’re rich, people listen.
The team heads to Berlin to figure out what has happened. They are assured that they will have the help of the German police.
The lead detective in Berlin, is in over his head. He knows that there is a lot of political pressure and doesn’t even know what to do. Thomas Watts had overdosed on fentanyl and the detective tells the fly team it is not a problem that they have in Germany. This is an American issue.
And that sets Forrester off, thinking that something is up with him.
When Forrester and Kellett head to the hospital where Thomas is, they speak to his parents. His parents say that Thomas had rebelled against having money. He didn’t want anything from his parents. He wanted to make it on his own talent.
Raines and Vo are talking to party goers and they find out that Thomas had a secret apartment. The apartment where the party was held wasn’t where he lived. He didn’t want people to look at him by who his parents were. When they communicate to Forrester and Kellet about the secret apartment those two head over to the apartment immediately.
What they find there is Watt’s personal security team there, contaminating the scene. As you can imagine, this sets Forrester off. He’s not afraid to confront Watts and tell him what he’s doing wrong.
Granted, we can all understand that he would want to find out who hurt his son and make sure that they pay. But why did he call every single politician that he knows to get help if he’s going to screw everything up.
Forrester gets the laptop back from him, but isn’t afraid to show that he’s definitely not pleased with everything.
That laptop is able to lead him to the girl that was with Watts, who was able to tell them that she took one pill, but Thomas took several. He had told her that he had gotten the pills from someone that he knew.
Jaeger had spoken to her contacts and they give her a list of people at the party who had previously been in the hospital for overdoses and were at the party. This list will prove valuable, as they bring in one of the advisors from the school back in. He had been in the hospital and is a recovering addict. He swears that he didn’t give him drugs, but tells them about an app that he gets his drugs from.
And so the team sets it up so that they can get drugs from the app, so that they can find where they are coming from. Only as they set this up, the German detective in charge shares this information with Watts team, unbeknownst to the fly team.
They of course, are made on the drop, and as the carrier starts to run, Watts team comes in and apprehends him. How did they know what was going to happen? This makes no sense. Well that is until you factor in the fact that the German detective didn’t know what he was doing, felt intimidated and ended up telling them. He makes excuses for his actions, but lets just say that we’ve seen another side of Jaeger telling him that he was incompetent.
This entire time, you can tell that Forrester doesn’t trust Watts or his team. Watt’s bodyguard, Levinson, is all sorts of shady. He’s been with the family for 15 years, he knows what is right and wrong, but Levinson has been doing everything wrong and going against all the rules that are in place for investigations.
And he’s definitely been quick to be in the middle of everything.
Forrester has a suspicion and has the team looking at the cameras outside of Thomas Watts secret apartment. They are able to prove that Levinson was over that night before the party. They are able to prove that he knew more than he was letting on.
They are able to probe that Levinson gave Thomas the drugs. No surprise that Gabriel Watts wanted to kill him with his bare hands. Levinson has excuses, but no one wants to hear him.
And I don’t blame him.
The team not giving up on the case, even when they were told that the killer (mind you, it was the wrong one) had been found, they weren’t willing to give up. They weren’t willing to let go.
Because that’s what this team does – they fight for the people that they are protecting and serving. They won’t let people get away with things.
And those ambassadors that asked Forrester to take the case, well they knew what they were getting. The German ambassador tells Forrester that if he ever needs anything, to let her know.
And between him, and the favor that Kellett is owed from the Attorney General, they are able to save Jaegers job. There was such gratification when she returns to Europol to find that her boss that fired her had been terminated due to political pressure, and she was reinstated. We’re not even gonna lie, we stood up and cheered.
But the best part about this episode was that the team arranged a showing of Thomas’s paintings for his parents. They wanted the Watts to see how talented their son was and that he had really been okay and so loved. Seeing that and seeing how they were there for the family, makes me love this team even more.
FBI: International airs Tuesdays on CBS.