Monday, August 10, 2020

What I’m Watching: The Capture

The Capture: Season 1, Episode 5 “A Pilgrim of Justice” (B+)

It’s extraordinarily helpful to have an episode like this on a show full of questions that completely and unambiguously answers all of them. The truth actually makes a lot of sense, though it’s full of disturbing moments that suggest that the victims we do know about whose relatives and friends have formed this collective to fight back are just a few of the many people who have been framed by this “correction” technique. It was also stark to see three people we’ve encountered – Gemma, Frank, and Hart – come together in a cemetery that wasn’t monitored by cameras to discuss the specific events that had occurred and what to do about them, making it so that this shadowy operation is run fully by characters we know well. Shaun was right to be upset that he had been used like this, and he was most concerned with whether Charlie and Hannah had really believed that he was guilty of the crime for which they served as his defense attorneys. Hannah getting killed was an unfortunate development, and a sign that Frank and his coconspirators were completely on to their operation right away. Eli was in a very helpful position to be able to provide them with the technology they needed and stay under the radar, but that didn’t work out so well for him in the end. It was fascinating to watch the many takes and rehearsals they staged, and how Hannah improvised to make sure his collar wasn’t turned up during the real thing. It was affirming to see the episode end with Rachel and Shaun finally teaming up to take this whole thing down, and I’m eager to see what happens in the finale.

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