Ryan: “You’ll be fired.”
Mike Weston: “Actually I think I’m traumatized from the loss of a fellow agent. I’m not thinking clearly, probably get off with a warning.”
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Strangely enough, this is a good bromance episode for Mike and Ryan. For one thing, Ryan calls him Mike at the end instead of Weston. Mike figures out what is going on with Jenny and Maggie, and he manages to convince Ryan to let him tag along. It’s good that the writers are developing relationships on the show, especially between the cops. Mike and Ryan’s relationship could be pushed to the back burner as it could be argued he isn’t a part of the main cast of Joe Carroll’s little sequel. Hopefully the writers will continue to show more of Mike and Ryan because this episode proves how entertaining the two of them are. Did you love the two of him in this episode?
The flashbacks are not only telling of Jenny and Ryan’s relationship but also of Ryan and Claire’s relationship. Before getting into that, it would have been nice to learn more about why Ryan is drinking. Clearly the flashbacks show how they fell apart, but the writers don’t reveal why Ryan is a wreck. It could be due to the almost dying and no longer working for the FBI, but there isn’t really an explanation. Jenny provides another perspective on Ryan and Claire’s relationship. Not a whole lot is revealed about it, but the flashbacks do show that Ryan thinks Claire deserves better than him. What did you think of the flashbacks?
Jacob’s the focus of the psychopath storyline. As it turns out, Jacob’s never killed anyone before. It would have been nice to get into Jacob’s head a little more. The flashback of him confessing to Joe is a great, but it’s more telling of Joe’s relationship to his followers than of Jacob. All Jacob says as for why he hasn’t been able to kill someone is that he can’t. It’s not hard to guess possible reasons why, but the writers missed out on a great opportunity by not having Jacob explain himself. If the writers didn’t want to explain why Jacob can’t kill, then they could have focused on why he wants to be a part of Joe’s following so much. What are your theories on Jacob?
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