Professionals | Episode 5 “Process Of Elimination”

Multi-billionaire Peter Swann (Brendan Fraser) is starting a satellite-supported project that aims to detect disease outbreaks at an early stage in order to be able to intervene more quickly. But the rocket that is supposed to take the satellite into space explodes shortly after it has been launched. His fiancée, doctor Grace Davila (Elena Anaya), then persuades him to hire security professional Vincent Corbo (Tom Welling) to investigate the incident.


S1, Episode 5: Process Of Elimination

Peter realizes how far Zora is willing to go and takes desperate measures to stop her.Vincent tries to convince Peter that it’s a bad idea for both of them to go to Africa.


Points:

  • I still love Brendan Fraser
  • I still have time for Tom Welling, but he’s making it hard
  • See point one.

[All previous episode recaps here.]

This episode was not bad. Well. It was bad, but the kind of bad we can work with.

I’m trying to be snappier with my recaps, so we begin with a car chase gone wrong. There’s drone usage. There’s bombs! Explosions! And then they take us back sixteen hours (or however long it was).

The board members from the previous episode are dead or injured. Zora is distraught. Apparently, she told Luther to scare them not kill them. Luther is basically like, ‘This is what you wanted so, get your dirty little feet in this hot bath so we can make out’.

Ewwww.

I’m paraphrasing but he really did say dirty little feet in this hot bath I shit you not. And Zora listens! Her fake crying didn’t even last a minute. How vulgar!

Vincent and Peter deduce that Zora was behind the attacks, but to be sure they need an admission (why? It’s not like they’re contacting the police, just accuse her like they do on every other show!). Cue a knighthood ceremony for Peter’s father in Luxembourg. Zora pretends to have Peter’s back, but they bug her phone and hear her talking to Luther. They take out Luther’s surveillance team by smoke bombing their van and steal their equipment so they can find out what Luther is really up to.

I went back and watched the first two episodes because I had no idea what Luther was up to either, and so far we know that Vincent used to work for him when he was a Legionnaire. That was until Luther killed 17 people and that was the final straw (because the first 16 people wasn’t). In order to throw Corbo off the scent after the rocket explosion, Luther sends him on a wild goose chase to find Swann’s daughter in episode 2.

So far, Vincent Corbo is not showing me his top notch counterintelligence skills because Luther has been running around unchecked for all five episodes now.

Peter realises Zora is up to no good and starts causing trouble in the neighbourhood. At a board meeting, instead of letting himself be voted off, Peter transfers his control to his father, Reginald Swann. This makes Zora big mad. Before we can process that, we find out Grace is missing. Apparently, leaving the country alone to deliver a vaccine wasn’t smart. Who knew?

Not to be outdone, Jane Swann and Danny Corbo are still vibing. He teaches her how to shoot a gun. They even bring Vial the Rapper back so Danny can beat him up. Jane literally walks up to him out of nowhere and Danny jumps in to save the day from nowhere. After that, Danny robs a bunch of jewelry and clothes for her.

I hate Danny.

In between all of this Romy and Agent Neumann are hooking up, but I don’t care and neither should you.

Back on the Grace trail, and she’s been taken by militia in Congo who are looking to steal the vaccines. After dodging drone bombs from Luther’s cronies, Vincent and Peter prepare to fly out there. They leave the rest of the team behind to look after various people.

One of those people is Peter’s father who’s at his mansion entertaining a house guest who’s young enough to be his granddaughter. Zora shows up and pushes him down the stairs. In fairness, he was a deadbeat dad who threw her and her mother out when she was kid, but damn.

She’s lost it (not that she had it to begin with).

Rating: 5/10.

Entertaining stuff. Apart from Danny and Jane. I’m not sure why they got more screen time and why Vincent hasn’t sent his brother packing? Tf. Why is he here? Especially because they know he’s Tariq Basari’s right hand man now. He should be far away!

The editing is still a hot mess and the writing is appalling, but I had fun watching this episode. Go figure, lol.

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