Saturday, August 22, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Brink

The Brink: Season 1, Episode 9 “Just a Little Crazy Talk” (B-)

Walter getting fired didn’t do much to deter him from coming up with another hair-brained scheme, and this one also seemed like it worked, although unfortunately there were other factors that he failed to consider that transpired during the time that Zaman remained in power. I very much enjoy the absurd demands that all of these Pakistani leaders make and Walter’s reaction to all of them, and it’s also fun to see the whole thing play out with Rafiq translating for Alex. Walter managed to get exactly the proof he needed to convince even Pierce that he knew what he was doing, with his wife caught somewhere in the middle, seemingly out of a job simply for associating with Walter. The news that Zaman managed to launch an attack headed towards Tel Aviv that can’t be recalled is certainly devastating, and now all of Walter’s hard work will once again backfire as Alex has to make a deal to ensure that a third world war isn’t started and Israel isn’t annihilated. Luckily, Z-Pak and Glenn were grounded and now, for the umpteenth time, are the last hope of the American military to defend the world from certain doom. Being hopped up on alcohol, drugs, and chemicals didn’t serve them too well last time, but right now, they’re all that’s left, and I don’t think we could ask for two more reliably ridiculous pilots who somehow will probably manage to get the job done while doing something truly risky and lamentable along the way.

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