Well, if I have ever felt whiplash in an episode of FOUND, this is it. Yes, I am fully aware we are only on our fourth episode, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s what I felt. I am just going to get this out of the way and say what I felt. There was so much going on that for a moment, I felt like the transitions between each part of the storyline felt rushed and well, as if they were trying to cram too much in.
And yet, it wasn’t that it was a bad episode. It wasn’t. It was just too many balls in the air and then dropping them also. Maybe it was meant to plant future storylines. Maybe it was meant to plant clues about what was happening. But it just felt like too much.
GABI AND THE PAST
While I think we’ve all figured out that the past has a bigger effect on Gabi than she lets anyone see, but the viewer does. Girl is well, a lot. She’s trying to balance all these things, but the cracks in everything are starting to form.
And to understand some of those cracks, we need to look to the past.
51 days before Gabi was able to escape, she and Sir got into an argument. She hadn’t done the reading for that nights dinner and Sir was pissed. He was so pissed that she took it for granted and that she spoke back. However, we can’t disagree with Gabi, there was going to be a script, so what was the point.
To punish her, he took away food that night and gave her the book to read to prepare for the next day. It’s in that book that she found a note and learned that she wasn’t the first girl that he had taken. The note told the next person to not give up, and I think that was something that kept Gabi going.
Learning that she wasn’t the first one and that note changed Gabi. She has always been defiant and was still going to be. She was fighting for her life and herself. I believe it was that note and knowing that Gabi still has that note (as well as the dress that she escaped in), that propelled her current career. She wants to find the others that Sir was affected by, as well as making sure that no one is forgotten like she feels like she was.
I could not have kids – I feel like it’s way too hard to be a kid now a days. It feels like there is just too many things that kids have to go through. Like legitimately, it’s a lot and I feel for all these kids.
The case this week is a kid that went missing and the parents are divorcing. The boy wasn’t at the church where he was supposed to be picked up and the parents were busy blaming each other.
Gabi and her team step in to find him, but in the process a lot of wounds are opened. Margaret is dealing with the fact that it’s bringing up old wounds, but it does give her a way to connect with the parents. She knows what they are going through.
She can also see that the little boys friend is lying when they are talking to them. The way that Margaret can pick up on things – well, it’s the type of person that I want to be. That observant is a super power. It’s something that we all take for granted at times, but seeing how focused that she is all the time, well… admirable. Just wish that it was under different circumstances.
Gabi’s team is able to learn a lot quickly. They are able to save the boy, who was being trafficked by the boy that lied. They were kids and they were put into situations where they were being groomed and wanted to be loved. They wanted to be loved and didn’t trust adults. This whole situation made me sick, but also made me want to call everyone and tell them to check on their kids.
Unfortunately, when one of the kids is hurt, Gabi takes it really personally that the father blames her. He does say some shit that is so wrong, that even I was offended. It was a lot about pain and I do get that, but pain can definitely hurt others. Especially when someone is empathetic.
Gabi looses her shit and when at home, starts destroying things. This causes Sir to freak in the basement, almost as if he was afraid that something was happening to Gabi. It’s a fucked up relationship and honestly, I do think that the two of them are hooked on each other in a weird weird weird way.
I can understand why it is that Gabi is hurt, but I don’t think that the boy getting hurt was her fault. She wanted to save the kids. She wanted to protect them. It wasn’t her fault, but she will carry that with her.
GABI AND TRENT
When the episode opens, the team is doing karaoke at Zeke’s. It’s a nice thing to see them all having a good time together, because it isn’t something that we always see. Trent and Gabi are on the couch and he’s flat out hitting on her.
Look, all shows have a ship. We appreciate ships. But it honestly feels a little rushed here. Why? Because we’re only in the fourth episode and it feels like we don’t know these characters enough yet.
As we get to know Gabi of the past, we know little about her now. We also know jack shit about Trent. Like, I want time to get to know them, to see the attraction, to decide if they are actually a good idea. I get adults have urges, but all good procedurals or dramas take a slow burn, and I would like that. I don’t think it was necessary for Trent to be all up in her space already.
I just feel it was rushed. I was glad that Gabi turned him down, but also I really don’t think that we should have gotten to this point yet.
LACEY AND GABI
The relationship between Gabi and Lacey is really important to this overall show. At least it is to me. I feel as though the way that these two bonded and continued to stay in touch after they escaped is of the utmost importance. I need to understand the difference between the two of them, but also why Lacey felt the need to change her name and why she’s still scared.
I know that we’re learning about the past and the way that they were brought together, but I am just confused overall. If they are as close as they are, why is Gabi keeping so many secrets from her.
I don’t understand.
Lacey knows that Gabi is lying, but she doesn’t understand why. Or what it could be. She does know that the lies came with her mentioning Sir. What could Gabi be lying about when it came to Sir?
Oh Lacey, if you only knew.
- I am really needing to know more about Zekes story.
- Trent and Gabi – make it go slower please
- Margaret, as much as I want to like you there is something holding me back right now. Cause I feel like you’re hiding something
- Dahn and his story – I need to know more.
Found airs Tuesdays on NBC.