Friday, August 14, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Brink

The Brink: Season 1, Episode 8 “Who’s Grover Cleveland” (B)

Things are really happening on this show in the wake of Walter’s successful coup being cut immensely short by the immediate bombing of the presidential palace with the wrong ruler inside. The ensuing chaos was far from positive, and back in Washington, Walter has managed to get others angry enough at him to prompt the president to demand his letter of resignation, hardly a positive sign for his political future. Thanks to a pep talk from the impossibly loyal Kendra, Walter is actually using what little time he has left to try to effect something productive and save the world from imploding thanks to the imperialistic blindness of the government around him. Luckily, Zaman’s eagerness to launch a nuclear missile at Israel in the wake of the United States’ militaristic action was met with definitive impotence on the part of the rockets, and now it seems like they’re just going to have to deal with the likes of Alex and Rafiq as bargaining chips. Alex’s selflessness and desire to be forgiven by Rafiq was out of character and kindhearted, and maybe he’ll manage to save the world as a result of his getting left behind. Z-Pak’s return home was far from a celebratory one as he was greeted by two furious women, and I think he managed to talk his way out of that one as best as he could, and now he’s just going to have to brace for the wrath of having given a good deal of product away for free.

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