Παρασκευή, 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

LEGENDS Episode 107 "Quicksand" Summary & Brief Review

Martin returns to DCO after the events in Houston and is presented with a brand new case: someone is threatening to assassinate a Saudi Prince during a visit to Los Angeles. The investigation leads Martin and Rice to a beautiful and charismatic female rights activist named Hani Jabril. Her cause is just but will she cross the line and kill for it?
http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/legends/season-1/episode-7/quicksand.html

SPOILERS AHEAD!!

The episode opens with a dude testing a drone for nefarious purposes. At DCO, Martin is being grilled by his bosses for his "rogue" adventure which took him to Houston to seek answers to his own problem. He wasn't happy with the interrogation, or that the conclusion of his adventure had robbed him of another source. Crystal wasn't happy either. And Martin didn't like boss "friend" Gates telling him that the Iraq photo was doctored to put him in it, Gates all the while insisting that his & Sonya's story about Martin was the true one. It's a strong persuasive argument.
Despite reprimand, Martin & his legend is needed for another case, protection detail for a Saudi prince who is threatened because of his government's policy. He is teamed with new DCO member Tony Rice for surveillance, and they were surprised to find out that a clandestine dropoff contact is prominent human/female rights activist Hani Jabril. Later they take a closer look at her apartment for clues & find a peeping tom with diplomatic immunity. Martin isn't amused.
Martin decides that his fave legend Sebastian Egan, a scotch-drinking underground journalist, is what's needed to dig deeper to find out what's going on. Martin/Sebastian and Tony posing as a photographer have a closer look at Hani Jabril first through one of her speeches then at a reception afterward, feeling her out. They next find out she is supposed to be at a protest where the prince is going for his own summit, and finagle a come-along in guise of doing publicity for her documentary film. The prince's people don't suspect anything, a drone is deployed, and the episode ends on a rather explosive note for the prince.

I was definitely not OK with seeing a human/woman rights activist collude with those resorting to violence to send a message. I hope this was a mis-perception as violence never solves anything. I know Martin's latest legend Sebastian Egan is the fave of both Sean & character Martin but beyond drinking scotch, I'm not too impressed yet. I assume this episode was a cliffhanger & the real story will be revealed next week. The thing I DID love was pairing Tony Rice with Martin, I think they make a great team! Plus Tony will learn more about Martin, hopefully to fit pieces into his murder case & the underlying identity mystery. Don't trust Gates or Sonya and #DONTKILLSEANBEAN!!

Written by Donna DeBoer (@DRLDeBoer on Twitter)