Monday, October 21, 2019

What I’m Watching: Unbelievable

Unbelievable: Season 1, Episode 6 (B+)

The tone of this episode shifted considerably since we’re no longer hearing stories of what happened but instead now looking very definitively at suspects who both appear to be guilty and also represent a great threat because of their clear preparedness in executing their crimes. Grace gave it a shot early in the episode by going after one cop to get his DNA, but he was onto her immediately, going to the lengths of spitting in her face to express his disdain at her even trying to look into him. Elias was the hero of the hour when he came forward with the information he found, and I like that he insisted that they not cut him off since he had found much more than just a small and inconclusive teaser. It’s good to see Grace and Karen getting closer and appreciating each other’s methodology and worldview, even if most of that comes from Grace mocking Karen’s religious beliefs. I neglected to note the casting of Annaleigh Ashford in last week’s episode, and the “Masters of Sex” alumna made a formidable impression in the first scene when Lilly marched into the police station brandishing a knife, not thinking that they wouldn’t realize it was evidence. I also recognized Aaron Staton from “Mad Men” and “Narcos: Mexico” as the suspect whose coffee cup Karen rushed to confiscate after he got up from the table. Marie has admitted to lying in a court now, and there doesn’t seem to be much hope left for her since her confession is now very officially on the record.

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