Friday, October 25, 2019

What I’m Watching: Unbelievable (Penultimate Episode)

Unbelievable: Season 1, Episode 7 (B+)

I really didn’t know how it was that Marie was going to be validated and convinced that what she experienced did indeed happen, and this episode masterfully confirmed it both for her and for the important authorities with two smartly edited scenes. I hadn’t thought about how the rapist took photos of each of his victims and would have surely saved those, and, to his own detriment, also photographed the licenses of the victims so that he knew who they were and would be able to find them if they ever went to the police to talk about what happened. Presenting that incredible breakthrough of an unknown additional victim at the same time as Marie was finally being acknowledged by the warm therapist played by Brooke Smith was extremely effective, and I’m sure she’ll be surprised to hear from the police department. I’d hope that the detectives who demeaned her and convinced her that she was lying will at least be confronted about what they did, though that’s likely not going to happen. Grace and Karen playing gin which Karen distracted her opponent with a story was a nice moment, and Karen got the full glory of the arrest with Taggart there to support her since Grace apparently doesn’t do that part of it. Curtis seemed genuinely shocked about what his brother did, but Chris doesn’t seem to be denying much, and the evidence speaks for itself. I’m very intrigued to see how this all wraps up in the finale.

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