After a little break for the Holidays, we are back! The Rookie: Feds 1×10 “Silent Prisoner” shows us the second part of the so-called crossover with The Rookie while Brendon faces his worst day as an FBI agent and Simone makes some ill-advised plans. Ready?
Here we go!
Brendon Has A Hard Day in The Rookie: Feds 1×10 “Silent Prisoner”
Brendon has a rough day in The Rookie: Feds 1×10 “Silent Prisoner.” The FBI academy prepared him for many things, but not for a fellow student to die in his arms. Witnessing the last breath of one of his colleagues and not being able to do anything affects him deeply.
He wanted to help but he couldn’t, so his head keeps wondering what he could have done differently, what he can do to fix it. Although that’s the issue: he can’t. Whatever he does, Brendon won’t be able to bring the dead agent back to life.
That is why he reacts so violently against one of the assassins. A man has just lost his life and he is laughing? Brendon can’t take it. That barely-contained anger also gets Brendon into a fight with Simone in The Rookie: Feds 1×10 “Silent Prisoner.” She’s talking to him rationally but Brendon can’t be rational right, he’s too upset. And the worst thing is that he knows that no matter how much he does, he can’t fix anything that happened.
However, sometimes the most important and most difficult thing is to be there and Brendon was there. Thanks to that, that agent didn’t die alone and thanks to that, he was able to send one last message to his love, even though at that moment Brendon couldn’t see it. Eventually, he does. Brendon can’t fix or change what happened, but he can get justice so that his colleague’s death isn’t in vain.
This realization also makes him apologize to Simone. He knows that he was rude to her and that Simone didn’t deserve it, she only wanted to help and comfort him. But Simone wasn’t upset, she knows him and knows that it was just a reaction to the horrible situation Brendon experienced. We’re increasingly hooked on this friendship.
Changes That Make No Sense In The Rookie: Feds 1×10 “Silent Prisoner”
Brendon also doesn’t do very well on the romantic side in The Rookie: Feds 1×10 “Silent Prisoner.” And the truth is that it surprised us. It seemed that something was starting to happen between Antoinette and Brendon. She seemed interested in him and vice versa so we didn’t understand the move the show made here because it doesn’t make sense.
As far as we knew, Brendon and Antoinette were taking the first steps to get closer…and it was mutual. For his part, Carter was just wrapping his head around his divorce.
However, in The Rookie: Feds 1×10 “Silent Prisoner” it seems that he and Antoinette have more than just a friendship and she doesn’t even listen to Brendon. She finds her phone more interesting than him. So our reaction was WTF?!
I mean, Antoinette doesn’t owe Brendon any explanation because technically they were nothing but, at least, the show does owe us an explanation about how things changed so much. So I’m going to be very clear here: I think The Rookie: Feds missed a great opportunity here.
Antoinette distances herself emotionally from everyone, but she started to get carried away with Brendon. As for him, he doesn’t usually talk about his past as an addict… but he began to open up about it with Antoinette. It is clear that they are not the endgame of the other but, even so, it would have been very nice to see how a loving relationship between them grew.
So I don’t understand why they showed us these little steps between them and then the series just showed us Antoinette with Carter as if nothing happened. I don’t think the two of them have much to do with each other or that what they have has any kind of future. For all this, The Rookie: Feds 1×10 “Silent Prisoner” surprised me…in the worst way.
Simone and Her Plans Hit a Wall
Simone’s plans don’t go particularly well in The Rookie: Feds 1×10 “Silent Prisoner.” Although Cutty is right. I mean, it’s his house and Simone can’t plan to do renovation work in it without even consulting her.
In reality, Cutty wants Simone to stay by his side but he is too proud to accept that he needs her and it hurts Simone to feel that her father is rejecting her and pushing her away from him. For her part, in The Rookie: Feds 1×10 “Silent Prisoner,” Simone is too proud to accept that she needs him too because coming home and being able to talk to him gives her a sense of peace that she needs to feel after a chaotic day.
Like they say, like father like daughter. However, they are also able to always find common ground and end up communicating. And that’s what they need to have more often: communication. So much so that sometimes they make me roll my eyes and want to lock them in a room so they can talk.
Still, I love them.
Other Stuff in The Rookie: Feds 1×10 “Silent Prisoner”
- Someone has to talk to the producers and explain the real meaning of a crossover.
- Garza is fine! Yeah!!!
- Despite being in a hospital bed, Garza sure can knock out a bad guy!
- Elena as a caretaker was fun.
- Carter was a good boss.
- And Tracy should have seen it sooner…but her obsession with taking down Garza blinded her.
- Can Tracy redeem herself?
- Garza and Simone’s friendship won me over.
- The funeral thing makes sense but it feels tremendously unfair.