FBI Season 1 Finale
Following the semi-cliffhanger from the last episode, we catch up with Maggie waiting to meet with Angela Perez over coffee. When she doesn’t show, she reaches out to her, unaware that only moments previous, she was abducted at gunpoint. Maggie meets with the NYPD detective first on scene and she and OA take the case.
In a mad dash to find the one person who may be able to give Agent Bell answers, she is left short. Despite their best efforts, Maggie and OA find her dead, near the car she was abducted in but at a different location. Thankfully, someone called the car in as stolen and at the auto repair shop, the owner is willing to help. His dog was killed by the person who stole the car, so Maggie asks if they can use forensics to test if the dog got a piece of the thief.
The pup did its job and they find the abductor is a hitman, but in a pursuit from the duo is killed by a car. Out of options and running out of time, Maggie and OA begin to realize their leads are drying up fast. The ex-boyfriend has an alibi, but Kristen finds out that maybe Perez’s job hired the hitman. Her boss was the only person in the building at the time the call was made with a connection to Perez.
Personal or Professional?
Throughout the episode, the team worries about Maggie’s ability to keep it professional. For obvious reasons, she wants to figure out who did this to Perez and to see if perhaps there is a connection between her murder and her husband’s. Mosier’s trust in Maggie is continuously displayed, perhaps to too much of an extreme, but Jubal seems to trust her too.
One thing her ex-boyfriend did reveal was that Angela supposedly had a double life and that was why she couldn’t marry him. Upon digging, Kristen finds that she spent a lot of time in Mexico and not in resort-like areas. In the pictures from her trips, there is a man who pops up quite often. Kristen first believes it may be a boyfriend, but facial recognition reveals it’s the leader of a huge cartel in Mexico.
Interestingly, the cartel’s leader, Ernesto Moya, went to the same school in the United States as Perez’s boss, Sophie Keller. Looking through Maggie’s husband’s journalist notebook, Kristen finds a huge clue. They come to realize that Jason thought that the hotel company was a front for Moya’s cartel and in turn, money was being laundered through it.
Maggie unravels it further. When Jason asked questions, Angela went and told her boss. Her boss had Jason killed and when Maggie showed up at her office looking to speak with her, she went to Sophie again and to keep everything quiet, she had her killed as well. Through paperwork, they’re able to prove this.
Unfortunately, Mosier doesn’t want Maggie there when they go and pick Sophie Keller up for murder; she believes she is too invested personally in the case. But, Maggie begs her to let her go, as she needed the closure to move on. Surprisingly, her boss caves and lets her. They follow after Sophie after she flees the office and heads toward Long Island and a private airport. Someone must’ve tipped her off. (Side note: this airport they mention is ten minutes or so from my house. Pretty cool.)
Raiding the office changes her direction and she instead heads toward a boatyard. Maggie and OA quickly follow, OA securing her driver while Bell heads after Sophie even through Mosier asks that OA take the lead. They run through the boatyard and Maggie corners her with the gun. Mosier asked that their body cams be turned on so all of the office can see this showdown, and it is clear that Jubal and Dana are nervous.
“He was my husband.”
Maggie gets her to admit that she killed both Perez and Jason and this only fuels her anger. Sophie pulls the victim card and tries to say she’s sorry, but Agent Bell is smarter and angrier and knows this is a lie. While Sophie comes closer, beckoning Agent Bell to shoot her, the entire office holds their breath. Maggie, emotional and probably wanting revenge, stands steady. Finally, she puts the gun down, slugs Sophie (NICE SHOT!) and somewhat aggressively arrests her, not that the woman doesn’t deserve that and more.
It is also important to point out that OA was there the entire time and did not interfere. It is nice to see that her team trusts her judgment. At the JOC, Maggie and OA walk into applause and congratulations from everyone. Maggie says she is glad it is over.