It looks as if Erin and Curtis are working together to cover something up. We all know that can mean one of two things: utter disaster or someone else takes the fall.
Poor Edgar. Two weeks ago, he's a hero who disarms 98 power plants. Last week, he singlehandedly reveals the mole and stops Sarah's torture. Now, he's having no luck getting some help for his mother. Kudos to Audrey for trying, though. And I hate to badger an old, sick woman, but was it really necessary for her to tell her son, who was already beside himself with grief, that she was planning to kill herself before the fallout could get there? I mean, couldn't she just say, "Irma just pulled up and we are leaving town!" Erin looked like a bitch confronting Edgar as he tried to leave, but that was actually the most leadership she has shown since the season premier.
Ups to Jack for sticking up for Tony. It is hard to blame Castle for being pissed, though. If you were putting pressure on the gunshot wound of a terrorist possibly in control of nuclear power plants, and freakin' JACK BAUER of all people tells you you're going TOO FAR, wouldn't you expect him of all people to cut you some slack? Speaking of being pissed, President Keeler looked irked as he uttered the best line of the night, "Make sure that is non-binding." Behrooz is a quasi-sympathetic character, but it's hard to blame the Prez for not wanting him to slip through.
The Araz family has exploded, and looks to be headed towards a major confrontation with Jack involved. It was cool to actually see Nestor Serrano do something besides be quiet and menacing. I'm looking forward to next week, it should kick ass.
Btw, in the promos for next week...they show Curtis interrogating Marianne. She looks like she is in possession of all of her faculties. Wtf, they wait like 30 seconds to torture Sarah, and when they have the real mole (who is far more cagey) - and time is more critical, they don't bust out Joey McNeedles? Come on...
Oh, they are gonna torture the shit out of Marriane, possibly with Curtis doing it himself. But, I bet Marriane has a few more tricks up her sleeve about how she got all her security clearances so fast. Either Curtis or Erin is going down unless Curtis just tortures Marriane into oblivion.
I was upset they did the Edgar's mother angle. I was hoping for a Usual Suspects type swerve where Edgar's speech would suddenly change and we would find out he could've stopped all the power plants from melting down but let those six go.
It's gonna be fun watching Jack go all Mission Impossible on Father Araz next week. I just hope Berooz snaps one more time and takes out dad himself.
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I missed the first half of this week...
How did Mrs Araz end up with Jack and Tony??? She certainly wouldn't have wanted to go there on her own free will...
The President is going to end up doing something stupid during all this. I am convinced of that...
In terms fo Marianne, I certainly hope they don't end up playing up some sort of amnesia angle. When I saw her head hit the car when the explosion happened, that is the thought I suddenly had. Perhaps that explains the lighter interrogation??
Where the wild are strong, and the strong are the darkest ones, you're the Darkest One.
Actually, Teri did the amnesia bit in Season 1. Haz, I hope you are wrong...it was quasi-credible when a woman who had been kidnapped, raped, forced to kill someone, spilled her marital secrets to a guy who turned out to be a professional killer, and saw her daughter go over a hill in a fiery car dropped her memory for a few hours...for Marianne to do the same would be awful, as you said.
Also, haz, when Jack got Powell's cell phone, he checked the last 10 calls he made. He deduced that several were to Marianne (he should have acted surprised at this...didn't he still think that Sarah was the mole at this point...minor gripe), and about 4 or so were made to another number. Edgar pinged the cell, and it belonged to Dina Araz. They triangulated the location of the cell, and they got Dina. Behrooz had already gone to a local hospital where his ill-fated uncle worked for pain meds for Dina, so he wasn't there. Dina was unwilling to talk...she even had a gun to her head when they stormed the room...but Jack had leverage. Homeland Security had done random recordings of phone calls (of Arab Americans, perhaps?) and got the conversation between Behrooz and Dina after he killed Tariq. Erin got this information to Jack, and Dina struck a deal for immunity and safety for her son in return for information about the Dobson override. The President, of course, asked an advisor to make sure that the immunity deal was non-binding.
Another great scene I neglected to mention - when Erin and Heller were conversing via distorted video feed with the power plant workers. Just seeing the guy's disfigurement progressing as he worked in vain was really chilling.
The first segment was a great spoof of "The Office". Had they stuck with this for the whole episode (especially because they actually had a plot-related reason for having a documentary crew there), it would have been total greatness.