Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The Old Man - III

The biggest piece of the third episode of The Old Man is to confirm the identity of Dan Chase's (Jeff Bridges) daughter, not only as a living person (and not a hallucination like that of his ex-wife), but also reveal her larger role in the events that are occurring. It's an interesting choice to make to reveal her identity so early in the series, and I think there was still plenty of mileage to get out of her being more of a nebulous character. That said, her conversation with Zoe (Amy Brenneman), even though it ultimately doesn't convince her to hit the road with Dan, tells us everything we need to know about the Dan/Zoe relationship.

Other aspects of the episode include Harold Harper (John Lithgow) getting a feel for Raymond Waters (E.J. Bonilla), Dan showing some skills to avoid both an assassin (Gbenga Akinnagbe), with the help of Zoe and his dogs) and the federal agents on their way, and some more background in the flashbacks of younger Dan (Bill Heck) meeting the wife (Leem Lubany) of Faraz Hamzad (Pej Vahdat) and teasing a bit more context to the events which led us here decades later.

  • Title: The Old Man – III
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