Are you watching The Recruit? Are you loving it as much as we are? We’re just sitting here and know that we can’t complain about our workload a lot, because it’s only been a week and Owen’s like traveled the world a few times over. Us on the other hand, we’re not sure that we’ve showered. It’s questionable, but we’re willing to accept that.
Also we’re not sure that we would keep a job that we had to travel as much as Owen. Like for real, that’s a lot. He’s just started his job and he’s trying to fit in, but what he’s doing is failing miserably at fitting in and failing miserably at balancing his life and learning the rules.
But if you were to listen to Owen he’d just tell you he’s a kid making mistakes. But making mistakes on his level… well that’s a lot. And the way he handles it. Ya, couldn’t be us.
Owen and Lester are still bonding over what happened in Beirut, which is great. Being friends with others is a good thing. It’s driving Violet crazy, which is an added plus. You would think that after all that Owen has been through in the first week, he would never, ever in his life take a document from anyone but he does.
And then he stupidly looks at it.
Owen heads to Nyland’s office and he’s got a visitor. Remember the CIA operative, Dawn Gilbane who like tore out Owens nails and didn’t think twice about it. She’s there. We have no doubt that this has to do with the note that Max got to Xander. Maybe it’s just me, but I am not one to trust someone who willingly pulls out fingernails. And I sure as fuck don’t trust Xander.
Dawn puts a wrench in everything. She says that they’re going to put Max back in the field so her release has to be clean. Ummm… what if Max doesn’t want to? I trust nothing about this whole situation. Owen should listen to the inner voice that’s telling him to trust no one.
Cause none of these bitches are trustworthy.
Well, though, I have to say I am starting to trust Amelia, cause the moment that she sees Gilbane snooping she gets her out of the office. This is the thing that I don’t understand though. Why are all these CIA people just leaving their doors unlocked like it’s nothing. I don’t understand. I’d have my shit locked up tight.
And hey, Owen, he keeps getting put in these situations where he has to clean up messes because everyone else is causing messes by changing the plans when they told him to clean up things.
Now my first week on the job, I have made a lot of mistakes, but I have never been the one that is like let me put myself in situations where I can possibly get murdered. Hard pass. I like to live. Owen gives no fucks though. He pisses off the Attorney General which is not a good idea on any level.
When he gets home, he sees that Hannah has an invitation to an event that the senator is going to be at. She has no date and he charms his way into going.
Look, I may be growing to like Amelia, but I love Hannah. They chemistry between the two of them – Hannah and Owen work. But they are good together. She has a soft spot for Owen, we can all see it. But what bothers her is that Owen really doesn’t see it. He doesn’t see the things he’s really fucking up on.
And he doesn’t get that what he’s doing is really hurting her.
She doesn’t want to admit it – but it does hurt her, because she loves and adores him. She just doesn’t love the immature shit he does. She wants the fun part of them together, but she also wants to know that she can count on him. She wants to know that he’s someone that she can count on.
And the truth is Hannah seems to always be saving Owen. He doesn’t seem to appreciate it as much as he should.
At the event that night the two are having a great time. The two know how to work the room and work the people there. Sure, it’s driving the Senator crazy, seeing Owen there. Owens supposed to be a nobody, but he’s definitely a somebody. Well Hannah is and he is by association.
You can tell that she still loves him. She wants to be around him. She wants him to be a part of her world. When they almost kiss, my heart fluttered, and I screamed at my TV – DO IT! But they stop themselves.
I think sometimes we all realize that just because you like someone doesn’t mean that you need to be with them or that you should be with them. Sometimes it takes time to fit into someone elses life, but also to have the courage to allow them into yours.
What kills me is that Owen left so he didn’t do something stupid. He knows that trying to be with Hannah right now isn’t smart.
And he’s got a lot of issues that he’s about to have to deal with. You see, he told Max to let him worry about the witness. But Max doesn’t wait. She instead hires an assassin and when Owen head back to Arizona to interview the witness, the assassin comes and almost kills him. It’s a miracle that they were able to get away.
And it’s because she did this, that Owen is done. He doesn’t care what happens to her, he’s done. He told her to trust him and that’s the one thing that she didn’t do. Max tries to make a case for herself, but he’s not hearing it.
Owen tries to calm himself by asking Hannah to make him feel better. It’s not okay that he’s taking her for granted, but I have to appreciate the fact she’s brutally honest. Sometimes brutal honestly is what a person needs to hear.
- Violet confronting Owen at the stalls over the AI case, I about died.
- Violet’s AI case – I’d be fucking pissed at Owen too. Yet Owen did have the best of intentions, so that’s not a bad thing.
- TIM (Technological Interrogation Machine) is a scary machine and I never want to ever have to face anything like that ever.
- Owen sleepinig with Amelia and then asking her questions like he’s Anderson Cooper in her studio – it’s creepy
- Amelia I was just starting to like you
- Owen keep heading to see Kelly is a bad idea. He can feel bad, but like he’s fucking with her head too much
- The Arizona office – Owen, you forgot about them.
- Cora has no loyalty
- I really don’t like Cora
- Max and her really bad hair still really get to me
- Dawn scares the shit out of me.
The Recruit is streaming now on Netflix.