Thursday, August 27, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Brink (Season Finale)

The Brink: Season 1, Episode 10 “There Will Be Consequences” (B+)

All in all, this was a fun finale and a proper resolution to a wild first season that’s sure to be outdone by subsequent years of zaniness. The best scene was Walter videoconferencing with a number of different governments and then running around the room ending each conversation on an emphatic and definitive note, cutting off each foreign dignitary as they tried to protest. This was all a big win for Walter, even if he didn’t get any credit from Navarro or Pierce. He also managed to win his wife back completely, with more than one round of sex in the conference room and a pledge from her not to be sent into the underground bunker without him. Israel joking that it was too late to stop their missile was entertaining, and it’s a good thing that the only negative result of everything that happened was that a nuclear missile is now in Eritrea and may eventually find its way into the hands of someone powerful enough to do something with it. Walter’s realization about a second plane as mentioned by Zaman in his last words was brilliant, and Z-Pak did quite well in shooting backwards to take out the first plane and then ensuring that the fuel tanker managed to blow itself up. Who knows where those two will end up next, and something tells me that Alex’s new post, which may or may not end up being in Paris, is going to be where the next crisis begins as season two gets its start. What a weird, wacky show this is – I’m glad I stuck around and I look forward to season two next year.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Tim Robbins as Walter Larson

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