Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Take Three: The Catch

The Catch: Season 1, Episode 3 “The Trial” (B+)

This episode was a positive one for this show, upping the intrigue factor and presenting an unexpected communication between Alice and Ben that suggests that neither of them are fully invested in finding him and getting away from her, respectively. Having a separate case each week is a helpful distraction, and it’s good for Alice to dive into those so that she’s not constantly bogged down by the fact that she got conned. Introducing Valerie’s husband and his sister made things much more personal, especially since Christopher was apparently the one who got her a job. Things got pretty crazy after Alice went undercover to test the drug’s effects and then ended up nearly passing out when she couldn’t see straight in the restaurant after she tracked Ben there. Him calling her to tell her to leave was a surprise but an understandable one, and it was their end-of-episode conversation that was really intense. Ben finishing with the warning that she shouldn’t push so that she wouldn’t end up in the trunk of a car even though he wasn’t the one who would put her there was important, especially since we’ve seen that Margot is more than willing to use lethal force in an instant. Killing Qasim was a shock since I expected that he’d be a big part of the story for a while. Instead, Ben has now earned the princess’ full trust, but he’s also exposed himself considerably. I wasn’t sure if I’d get into this show, but now I feel like I’m itching to find out what’s going to happen.

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