Can we all just talk for a second about Found? How is it that we can find a show equally freaking terrifying and also that makes me cry with every case that comes along. This week is no exception to that. Found makes me feel a lot of emotions. It is a roller coaster ride from beginning to end.
While at the beginning, I was wondering how FOUND would maintain itself, because it felt like a show that just couldn’t keep going without somehow, everyone finding out everyones secret. Now, I know that it’s a matter of time before the truth comes out all over the place, but I just didn’t see it in the first episode.
But I do see it now.
This week, they get hired to find a missing man, whose Mom is dying. When they find out he is a drug addict, this doesn’t deter Gabi at all, but for Dhan this seems like the worlds biggest red flag. Though we know that for Dhan it probably has something to do with his own past, we’re not sure what. We’re not sure what has gotten to him to the point that he’s so adamant that this is a bad idea.
You can just see the look in his eyes that he thinks that it is the worst idea known to man kind. But Gabi, on the other hand, doesn’t see anything but the possibilities with this move. She’s of course, dealing with her own issues and we know that they have to do with Sir.
The thing is Sir fucked Gabi up. He tried to break her and tell her his truth. Gabi didn’t see things the way that he did. He couldn’t break her and that might have been the most amazing thing – she stayed strong.
At least she gave the perception that she did.
But what the year apart from her Dad made her have to sacrifice time with him. If you remember in last weeks episode, what we saw was her think that she was ready to say goodbye to her Dad, but she was in fact not ready for that. She is angrier than before and I don’t think anyone can really blame her. After all, he started drinking because he couldn’t find her, and that eventually led to his death.
For Gabi, that is also guilt that lives with her and has been destroying her for years. So whatever she had to do to give this woman a peaceful ending, she was willing to do that. Even when they were fired, she was going to do that.
What I think that the worst part of seeing it unravel, was seeing the lies that unraveled. So I wondered, are we seeing clues to a past that led to the present that we can’t see now.
The only thing that I know for sure watching this show is that all of these characters come with baggage and trauma. They all have their moments where we get to see the things they are trying to keep to themselves, where they let down their walls, where they give us something that makes us emotionally invested in their journey.
While I loved this episode, I was sitting here staring at the episode and I wondered why in this episode, I disliked Gabi so much. She was insufferable and didn’t take anyone into account but herself and what she wanted for herself was all that mattered.
Gabi needs help. She needs help because she’s not thinking about anything or anyone but herself. She’s taken everyones like in her hands and not thought about the implications on others. It’s kinda one of those things that I just can’t understand.
She thinks that she’s hiding her secrets well and it’s really just not the reality. Some haven’t mentioned it yet, but Lacey is noticing everything. For me, I do think that part of the reason that I have a hard time liking Gabi is that her hiding Sir, she’s not thinking of implications. But she’s also not thinking of the trauma that Lacey has gone through and that sticks with her. Gabi doesn’t think of Lacey’s suffering.
While we watch this episode and see Gabi do everything to find the client that is missing, what she does is lose herself even more. She doesn’t think as she started to ruin the lives of people that she loves. Trent is loosing his job, because of what Gabi did. The team is a little bit disconnected. She’s put peoples lives at risk. It just feels like she could do better. Be better.
But instead, she chooses to become what she hates the most. I get trauma, I do. But in the same respect I feel like the only way that Gabi can move forward is her having a downfall. I just am hesitant for that to happen because of what it will do to the team.
The MVP of this episode though was Dhan. The best scene was him and Zeke talking and Dhan letting down a wall. The way he showed a side of vulnerability that makes me want to jump in the screen and hug him.
And that scene reminds us, that these characters are all flawed, but some of them are willing to grow. Gabi, not too much. She keeps everyone at a distance, but she’s about to start feeling the fallout. One hopes that will change her.