Thursday, July 28, 2016

Take Three: The Night Of

The Night Of: Season 1, Episode 3 “A Dark Crate” (B)

I’m determined to become invested in this show but I’m not sure that it’s going to happen if we’re already three episodes in and I’m not feeling it. We’re moving on past the detectives and uniforms present during the night itself, and now letting the law and order process begin. There were a few important developments in this hour as Naz spent some time in prison and those on the outside made moves to help ensure that he either stays there or has a fighting chance at getting off. We’ve seen so much of Stone that I was surprised to see him cast aside so quickly, especially after Naz said to his father that he liked him and wasn’t so sure about the idea of a new lawyer. Even though he’s been disconnected from the main plotline, he might not be out of the story entirely thanks to Salim’s bosses getting his card from a cop who gave them a clever idea to be able to get their cab bavck. Alison Crowe seems too good to be true in a lot of ways, and even though she has the resources to represent him for free, her style might be a bit too manipulative for him to seem naïve and innocent. The notable new addition of the hour is Michael Kenneth Williams as Freddy, playing his umpteenth role on an HBO drama as a bad guy with some surprising good in him. He’s definitely interesting, but I’m not sure I’m set on sticking around to see what role he plays in the show.

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