Friday, November 23, 2018

What I’m Watching: Bodyguard (Penultimate Episode)

Bodyguard: Season 1, Episode 5 (B+)

The walls are closing in on David as he realizes that he’s right in the middle of a conspiracy from within the security service to silence anything he’s trying to get across to everyone else. Showing Nadia the sketch of Longcross and having her positively identify it was a sign that he’s not crazy but that he has a tremendous uphill battle ahead of him to prove it. I like that he’s a straight shooter who, as soon as he found out that his affair with Julia might be public knowledge, went straight to Vicky to tell her about it, only to find out that she already knew as a result of a visit from a security officer who, unsurprisingly, was none other than Longcross himself. Just as he was starting to gain credibility, getting benched because of his attempted suicide means that he’s now a lone wolf who’s going to do everything possible to expose the truth. I thought that he was going to find out that his family was in trouble, which would really have sent him over the edge, but fortunately that wasn’t the case. The season finale, which I assume is the series finale but don’t want to research since I want to avoid any spoilers as I’ve successfully done thus far, is an hour and fifteen minutes long, so I’m looking forward to an expanded dose of this great thriller that’s been my favorite surprise so far this year and is sure to end with the same intensity it’s delivered for five hours.

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