Thursday, February 1, 2024

The Irrational - Scorched Earth

While initially attempting to help a young woman scarred in a fire much like he was years before, Alec Mercer's (Jesse L. Martin) investigation actually leads to the discover of a serial arsonist who will take more lives before their eventual capture. "Scorched Earth" still has sequences with the FBI, including Marisa (Maahra Hill) helping with the investigation, but the long period off for the show does feel like the writers are pulling back at least a little on the FBI's direct involvement with another case starting with Alec. And, as we've seen in the past, this is a winning formula starting with a case that hits home with him given his own scars (physical and mental) form a similar situation.

Alec getting trapped in a burning trailer showcases a bit of PTSD which he shares with young Izzy (Megan Best) not sugarcoating the rough road ahead. Other notable moments involve Phoebe (Molly Kunz) and Owen (Arash DeMaxi) working to procure grants for their research, and some bruised feelings that come as a result, a possible breakthrough on the FBI case into the bombing that caused Alec's injuries, and multiple mentions of Rose (Karen David) suggesting we may see more of the character down the line.

  • Title: The Irrational - Scorched Earth
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