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 3: The Knives of Friends
Previous episodes here.
I’m still watching this show, just extremely slowly. 🤓
Zora goes behind her brother’s back, while Peter and Grace announce a new launch day for the next satellite. The attacks continue and Vincent is overtaken by the past.
Line(s) of the episode:
“What’s an astronaut’s favourite meal?”
You know me, I love a good joke.
I like this episode title less and this episode less. It had some good moments, but it felt like a filler episode despite being central to the main plot. Once again, the editing was not great. We have three or four plot points, some of which converge while the others do not. At any single point.
First, we start with a little vignette. A man on a bicycle pulls up outside a house in Dublin and seconds later, he’s flying out of a window with Vincent. They tussle. Vincent throws a plant pot at him (this is not relevant, but I did spend a good two minutes laughing afterward). Somehow, they end up in the middle of the road and there’s a crash.
The opening credits are the most generic opening credits you’ll ever see, by the way. It’s mostly just a hundred names and clips of the show. The theme sounds like what you’d hear in the end credits which doesn’t bode well.
After the credits, there’s a scene where Zora, Dr. Swann’s sister, is trying to get a board member to back the purchase of her boo thang’s (I haven’t learnt his name yet, sorry) company. As she puts it, “why pay them, when we can pay ourselves?” I’m not a business expert, but that doesn’t sound right to me. Also, why is this scene here, please? We cut to Boo Thang flashbacks several times over the course of the episode and it’s incredibly unsatisfying. Basically, he’s a poacher. I guess we’ll figure out why that’s relevant later. Or maybe it’s there to show that his company is a fraud. I don’t know.
Next, we have a ‘risk assessment’ of Vincent’s team sans Vincent. Or, what I like to call ‘How To Include The Supporting Cast In The Episode’. There’s a montage of drills and extreme exercise. I don’t understand why they’d do a risk assessment after they’ve already completed a job, but apparently it’s a prerequisite for the shiny contracts they sign. I don’t understand why they are even focusing on that. Killing screen time? Plot point later?
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