Πέμπτη, 10 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

LEGENDS Episode 205 "The Legend of Terrence Graves" Summary & Brief Review

Official synopsis: In present day Paris, Nina and MI6 agent Simon Hardy (Gershwyn Eustace Jr.) offer Kate a deal that Martin doesn't like, but Martin may not have a choice. Ballard convinces the FBI to let him take down Martin. In 2001 Prague, Dmitry enlists Ilyana as an MI-6 operative and gives her an assignment. In 1976 England, we learn that Terrence has a secret life.
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SPOILERS AHEAD!!

Reiterating that I'm focusing this column mostly on Sean's Martin Odum & Dmitry Petrovich, plus Kate & Ilyana Crawford because I like their relationships with Sean's characters. Also a reminder that this show does a lot of time jumps, which I mention where necessary.


In the present day, Martin & Kate are being held by Nina & MI6's Simon in order to get information from Kate on the Paris terrorist bombing and, not only to hold him for the Americans, but to also find out what Martin knows about this plot. Martin refuses to cooperate unless they let Kate go free, which is not happening. He manages to break out free for a few minutes, yells for Kate to not say anything to their captors. "Don't say a word!!" he shouts. She wisely follows his lead.

After his attempt, CIA's Nina finally tells Martin the real reason why they want to talk to Kate. Tamir Zakayev is planning another terrorist attack, and they think she can get vital info from him- her uncle.

In the same present, rogue FBI agent Curtis Ballard is closing in on his own chase for Martin/Dmitry via Kate, whom he discovered from her mother Ilyana that she was in Paris. He goes there & searches again, finds out that they have been captured. He uses his FBI badge to get past the police line, calls his home office to get authorisation to arrest Martin. They agreed to overlook his method & call MI6, who order Simon to release Martin to Curtis' custody. Nina was outraged, tries to circumvent. Neither she nor Simon knew of Curtis' history with Martin's Dmitry. Curtis made sure he told Martin what their history was, when Martin asked about it. Martin said again that he didn't kill the FBI Director, but Curtis doesn't care. This justice is for all of his own pain suffered. Suddenly the CIA show up with papers to regain Martin to their custody. It's too much for Curtis to handle. He calls Gabi, then ends it.

In 2001, Dmitry is instructed to give Ilyana her first task as an MI6 operative: find out who is passing messages to her husband Doku about war criminal General Arasanov, whom MI6 wants to capture.
The Czech police, Gabi, and Curtis search Dmitry's office & discover the gun that Tamir hid to frame him. They tried to offer Dmitry a deal but of course, he refused, in keeping to his own agenda. Alex, the state attorney, is told to release Dmitry. He informs Doku, who then suspects Tamir, but Alex also tells Doku that he wants money to release Dmitry. Doku is upset with Tamir. Curtis is furious to learn of Dmitry's release, suspects a payoff. Ilyana goes through with her task. Dmitry confronts the Zakayevs.

The reveal from Terrence's life in 1976 is that he was secretly homosexual, which at that time in the UK had only recently become legal and still frowned upon in general society. He was being blackmailed for it because he was married to a woman & had children. He goes to deal with the blackmailer in order to keep his freedom, family life, and career intact. Then he discovers Russians behind it, and agrees to their terms. He nearly suicides but can't because of his kids. The Russians outline his new agenda, which persists into 2001.


Martin wants to regain control. He demands to handle Kate alone in the CIA operation, as well as receive all the files with info about his legends as he's done wondering about it. But Kate is scared.


Patience brings roses? Well, Curtis Ballard's end in the present was blooming abrupt! Plus new info about Doku. But there's still more of Ballard's story to be told, so we aren't done seeing him yet. What about his missing leg? Dmitry is as canny as ever in his time, and Martin seems to have a plan for Kate after the present day tangle with agencies. What's next? I'll be watching!

#DONTKILLSEANBEAN off of TV!!
Written by Donna DeBoer (@DRLDeBoer on Twitter)