Thursday, March 17, 2022

The Endgame - #1 with a Bullet

The games of Elena Federova (Morena Baccarin) continue as the latest puts Doak (Noah Bean) in danger and in prison Owen Turner (Kamal Angelo Bolden) and Sergey (Costa Ronin) deal with an unforeseen problem. Val (Ryan Michelle Bathe) tracks down one of Federova's lieutenants, giving her a small win (and also ending the Doak stalemate without any big takedown by Federova). That isn't the only win, as Val discovers how someone is communicating with Federova inside the black site. Now, can the FBI find a way to use this knowledge to their advantage?

The giant machinations of the show, and its reluctance to share secrets except in pieces continues to be The Endgame's attempt to hide various logic problems and flaws. "#1 with a Bullet" does this better than most episodes so far. However, the most important thread of the fourth episode includes the evolving dynamic between Val and Federova as Val chases down a memory from her past and learns a bit more about the mysterious mastermind who continues to offer friendship despite the circumstances they find themselves in. Was getting to Val, even more than to Sergey, the true outcome of Federova arranging her own arrest? And, if so, what does Federova need from her?

  • Title: The Endgame - #1 with a Bullet
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