When the team is on the ground in Spain, McG makes a connection that leads the group to discover a potential threat stateside. Meanwhile, Noah and Hannah venture out of the office to get some intel of their own.
I love first seasons of new shows when the writers are trying so hard to impress and keep their baby on air that they deliver enjoyable storylines episode after episode.
This episode was another strong one opening with the team enjoying some downtime in a Spanish bar. McG ends up flirting and going home with a Spanish girl who the next morning wants his help getting her Russian spy father to defect. There was non-stop action and twists and turns in the plot and you’re never sure who to trust. I was rooting for a happy ending and had faith that even when official defection was off the table, Dalton and his team would find a way to save Paloma’s father from ending up as Russian mincemeat. In only 40 minutes I managed to be convinced by McG and Paloma’s connection and I liked their moment at the end, no matter how syrupy sweet it was.
An added bonus to this show is that it takes place simultaneously in two locations and back State-side, Tate Ellington’s Noah, easily my favourite America-based character on the show, gets into the action to catch an NSA spy having to go undercover, flirt and then ultimately get stabbed and instigate a car crash to regain control of the situation. Go Noah!
This episode is also the one that planted shipping ideas firmly in my head. In the pilot episode I thought that there was going to be a shipping drought in this show with the only thing coming close was when I read an interview about Dalton and Campbell’s “connection” which made me squirm and bleach from my mind but then all of a sudden this episode introduces the wonderful possibility of Adam/Jaz. He’s her CO, she’s the only girl on the team, she’s sassy and confident and a tomboy and there is something there right? The thing that solidified it for me was that it seemed that Preach picked up on their connection as well and dropped that heavy hint to Jaz that she seemed to deliberately dismiss.
Anyway, that’s just one more reason for me to love this show. I don’t have any idea how it’s doing ratings-wise so I only hope that the network have enough faith to give it a full season order.