Shot for your Fingerprint, Sir?
Once there, the group shares some drinks. Maggie notices a guy at the bar with his hand wrapped, asks Amira who he is. Heather is next to him, chatting… so she gets an idea. Maggie sends two drinks over to Heather and the mystery man, to which Heather smiles. While they finish the drinks, Maggie and Amira excuse themselves and our agent takes the shot glass with her… effectively grabbing prints off our mystery man!
He’s no longer a mystery and he’s also the killer. The real shocker? His name is Connor Whitman… and you guessed it, he’s the university president’s son.
“You know, you are not dad.”
Meanwhile, Amira still wants to help, but OA is adamant about the opposite. They argue, and Amira angrily says, “You know, you are not dad.” She storms out.
The team knows if they contact Whitman to talk to the son, he’ll tip him off, but they do just that… in a sneakier way. They tell him they’re worried about his safety, so Whitman calls Connor, leading them right to his location. He seems remorseful on the phone, as if he didn’t mean for anyone to get hurt. When they get to the location, they find that he has hung himself. Luckily, they can get him down and bring him back.
At the hospital, Connor is not cooperative at first. He believes in his cause but clearly there are cracks in the foundation. “There is no more noble death than that of a soldier dying for his cause.” This is what he says to the agents, to which OA replies, “Suicide is not noble.” They know that he is working for someone… and it is Professor Will Kelly!
Where are the bombs?
Immediately, they raid his apartment and find it empty. In the garbage they find Styrofoam plate wrappers and empty containers of gasoline… you can make Napalm bombs with those materials. They are able to track his car to the waterfront, where he is stopped and arrested. Its too easy… but wait, where are the bombs?
Amira has followed Heather, much to OA’s anger and fear. He then realizes that Heather must have the bombs. This leads to one of Zeeko Zaki’s scariest scenes yet, where he angrily demands that Kelly tell them where the two girls are. He hesitates, but OA is relentless… they are at Bain’s funeral.
Once there, they find Heather and Amira at the top. OA realizes that the bombs are in the casket. Kelly has convinced Heather that the bomb will only take out the first row, hurting those who have hurt others, but she doesn’t realize that he lied to her. It will take out everyone in the church. It takes some convincing, but they are able to make Heather hand the remote over and save everyone’s life.
After all are safe and those responsible in jail, OA and Amira share a quiet moment. We can see respect in both of their eyes and he refers to her as a hero. It is a weird way to bond with your sibling, but it clearly brought them closer together. The episode then ends.
This is another episode I was very excited for. I knew when the previews aired that we would get to meet one of OA’s sisters, which was exciting. We know a decent amount about our characters thus far, but haven’t seen any of their lives in detail yet. Albeit, the storyline of a fractured sibling relationship is common and sometimes cliché, it is fun to see someone personal get under OA’s skin but also be a soft spot for him as well. Siblings are hilarious… you can see the annoyance on his face when she calls him Omar.
Overall, I really enjoyed the episode. I thought they were fair in their portrayal of what could be a very touchy topic, especially with how relevant it is in today’s culture. I am also glad that the show did not shy away from giving fair voices to both sides and highlighting how important freedom of speech is. The TV world can be seen as one sided all too often and I like that several characters played the balance throughout the episode while not making the theme overbearing.
Finally, I loved that we saw Maggie undercover in this episode. She was awesome and looked just as good as she sounded (she looks great with her hair curly and down) and like I said previously was probably one of my favorite scenes of hers thus far.
As we continue this season, I hope we get more bonding between OA and Maggie. They have been partners for some time now and the show has teetered on their relationship a bit. We saw that OA sought Maggie’s help only an episode previous but shuts her out in this episode regarding Amira. While one can appreciate that family drama belongs in the family, in their profession, openness is much needed. It should be interesting to see how this comes into play in future episodes.
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