Life on the run is tough. You have CIA minions on your way, and you have already killed many of them. Your oldest friend at work hires killers to take you down. On the plus side, she meets almost immediately and begins a romantic relationship with Amy Brenneman. As a wise man once said, hills and gutters, up and down!
As was the case with the first part of the series, this episode of old man He keeps the plot to a minimum, preferring a more atmospheric-based approach. For Dan Chase, whose real name is (?) Johnny, it comes down to settling into a safe house he had previously arranged, much to the astonishment of the property’s current inhabitant, divorcee Zoe MacDonald (Amy Brenneman). When Chase overcame his reluctance to himself—it was her ex-husband who rented the guesthouse without checking with her first—and his dogs while she was cooking dinner, she invited him the following evening.
The couple met despite or because of an intense conversation about his late wife and the breakdown of his marriage. They spend the night together, but a series of unpleasant dreams and daydreams prompt Chase to pack his bags and prepare to leave. interrupted by the sound of broken glass; When he investigates, he finds out from Zoe that she has defaulted on her son’s school fees because her ex-husband has denied her child support just to show her who the principal is. She lays her head on his shoulder for comfort, however, all hope seems to be separating from him before the problems go away.
The problem is definitely on the way. On the other side of the episode’s ledger, FBI Deputy Director Harper continues his two-sided investigation of Chase’s whereabouts with the help of workaholic trainer Angela Adams (Alia Shawkat). Like his mentor, Adams spits out (perfectly justified!) fears of a CIA liaison officer, Agent Waters, who resonates in his ear with stories about Chase as a sinister group of Rambo and Colonel Kurtz—a young American (played by Bill Heck) ready, willing and able to kill Soviet soldiers personally at the height of the Cold War.
What neither Waters nor Adams knows is that Harper has called his mentor and mentor Chase, Morgan Butt (Joel Gray). This friend gives (sorry) Harper the phone number of an invisible person who looks like a killer; Harper tasks him with removing Chase and gives him Zoe’s address. I think violence will follow.
And oh yeah: The girl Chase talked to on the phone and texted allegedly committed suicide years ago. I really don’t know what to do with this!
I will say it for old manEpisode Two of FX: It would have been wise for FX to schedule it after this first episode of Courage. De nombreux points forts du pilote – les jeux du chat et de la souris, les combats à couper le souffle, le déluge de surprises – sont remplacés par la dynamique relationnelle (certes charmante) entre Chase et Zoe d’une part et Harper et Adams On the other hand. Despite all that, the episode includes a brief monologue by Chase about a wise man who believes that “truth lives only in silence” – an echo of Harper’s Frank Lloyd Wright quote about space being the “same art” of the first episode – not shown The dazzling long clips and silences of the first episode are here. Aside from the cute extended shot of Chase and Zoe holding hands and holding hands, it’s a much more standard TV episode, for what it’s worth.
However, I think it would be ridiculous to write what Bridges, Lithgow, and Brenneman present here: thoughtful portraits of old people by highly intelligent actors. I mean, I would have watched a love story about Chase and Zoe even without the CIA killing machine case. And I have some confidence, deservedly or not, that the show could revert back to its scathing action-thriller sequences in its early days if and when he wanted to, especially with Harper’s killer in play.
What I wonder, after hoping for the return of the first suspense, is if old man We will delve into the wisdom, or lack thereof, of the US imperialist counter-attack in Afghanistan in the 1980s. When you look at the past 20 years of life on this planet, it seems very important to correct this history, right? As a frenzied anti-communist who helped the mujahideen (until he stopped suddenly, for unknown reasons), Chase is a hard-to-appreciate figure. Will he attempt the show or is the futility of what he did part of the narrative? Whatever my reservations about this episode may be, I’ll stay aware of it.
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