Call Sign: Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot
I wasn't thrilled with this episode. It appeared to have been intended as a way of sticking its fingers in the eyes of the viewer; or it was intentionally poorly edited. All of the plots were rushed; and the episode preview was grossly misleading. I have no words to describe Michaela's wedding; therefore I won't try.
Nor do have any words for Olive and TJ. When he returns from Egypt in a couple of years, perhaps they'll get married, too.
Ben is drawn to help absolve a passenger of his guilt
Why is Ben the only one who has the "Calling" skills needed to help other passengers. It's been over a year since Flight 828 returned. If any passenger hasn't figured out what the Callings are about by now, there's no absolving them of guilt or anything else. If the passengers aren't capable of saving themselves, why is Ben responsible for saving them? And what's with Ben and his repeated airplane exploding Callings?
Saanvi is my favorite main character; but she was running around all over the place like a chicken with her head cut-off. So, now; at the 11th hour, she must find the Major in order to save Zeke? Why? Because Vance told her the Major recently had a major breakthrough with her research? Sometimes when something is too good to be true, it's best to be skeptical ... even if it's true.
Jared and Drea must extract what confession? The ruthless meth dealers easily escaped from police custody, stole a vehicle, and conducted secret surveillance on the Stone family house. Then they kidnapped Cal. Who would have thought someone other than the Major would kidnap him?
Obviously, someone forgot to issue a BOLO and notify Michaela, Jared, and Drea the trio of shadows had escaped. But that wouldn't have given the trio a chance to exact revenge of on Michaela? Either that or maybe the phones only work when the shadows want them to work?
Did this episode thrill you? Why is Ben apparently the only one who is always chosen by the Callings to help other passengers? What is the Major's endgame with Saanvi? What's up with the trio of ruthless meth dealers? What do they really want from Michaela? What do you think is going on?
I agree. @charles that this was an extremely rushed episode and "real life" details were basically overlooked although, having said that, if they had not cut corners, the show would have been over in 15 minutes. I would assume that prisoner transfer guards would have followed a little bit different protocol when handling an ill prisoner. I assume the other prisoners would have been secured and/or moved to the back of the bus. The attending guard would not have carried a weapon into the back and the other guard would have the weapon and kept the other prisoners in sight at all time. But if the guards had not been morons, the kidnapping would not have happened. And where did they get the black van? Looks like a X'er van. Are these guys rouge X'ers?
The kidnapping did happen and as the latest promo suggests, Ben and Grace are pissed at Michaela for allowing it to happen. Hold on there Kemosabe, it's Queens, New York, the year is 2019 and Ben and Grace let their eleven year old to play, by himself, in the front yard of their home, especially a child prone to callings and running away from home. Sorry Mr. and Mrs. Stone, Michaela is not the problem here.
T. J. and Olive? Really?
This brings us to the finale. J. R. Ramirez has promised us that "not everyone gets out alive." Well, who's going down? Calvin? Probably not. Ben? nah. Grace? Maybe but less than 50% chance. I could go on but I have no clue who will assume room temperature. Of course Saanvi will make a deal with the devil and get Zeke saved but at what price? What will the cliff hangers be? I'm pretty confident the show will go on. I see no room for any "Danny Drama" this season but I'm keeping my hopes up for S3 soap opera stuff.
That is all from me today!
As always, @MaryGrace. Your thought-provoking comments never fail to open my closed eyes and energize my dead brain cells.
Ben has now been fully transformed by Grace into a finger-pointing lame excuse for a parent, i.e., not accepting responsibility and blaming others for not doing what parents have an immutable obligation to do ... protect their minor children. So, it was okay for Cal to play alone on the street, at night, with no one watching, knowing the Major and X'ers are dangers lurking in the dark shadows?
Why don't they both blame Michaela for Cal's unannounced trips to the Red Hook facility and to the mountains near Tannersville? Which would mean that Grace no longer blames Ben; and Ben would no longer be required to unfairly accept responsibility. Did Ben and Grace ever find out about Cal's "traveling alone" day trip over to Zeke's mom's apartment? Where he informed Zeke that "Zeke and Michaela belonged together?"
I'm keeping my hopes for S3 soap opera stuff?
Why not? Questions involving the S1 and S2 sci-fi mysteries keeping adding up with no end in sight. At this particular point in the "going nowhere and everywhere" storytelling and timeline, I surrender; towel thrown in the ring, white flag, everything. I'm all in with the soap opera.
Let's do it. Abruptly bring a jealous, scorned Danny back into Grace's life with vengeance on his mind. Jared begins dating Drea while Michaela strongly shows her disapproval. Courtney returns and informs Zeke she did legally file their marriage paperwork years ago.
Rob threatens to blackmail Grace with compromising sex videos if she doesn't sign the catering business over to him. After TJ leaves for Egypt, Olive gets lonely and secretly starts dating Kevin again. In a rage of jealousy, Cal tells TJ about Olive and Kevin. Saanvi confesses to Ben that she loves him at the exact moment Alex leaves her husband for Saanvi. Grace's previously unrevealed and mysterious, secret lover makes an unexpected appearance.
Bring on the S3 soap opera. I'm ready.
Apologies @MaryGrace. I forgot to answer your following inquiry in my last comment:
What will the cliff hangers be?
There have to be more of the numerous 'wait until next season' mind-benders which keep viewers on the edges of their seats, right?
Well, who's going down?
Michaela ... more than likely. After all, it is her wedding night. She gets a frozen popsicle treat ... courtesy of her newlywed husband, Zeke. What comes first? She gets a brain freeze or Zeke's popsicle melts? I hope she doesn't get infected with any Zeke Zombie-like contagious virus for her efforts. And the virus isn't transmitted to others through intimately shared Callings.