Wednesday, October 21, 2020

What I’m Watching: Manhunt: Deadly Games

Manhunt: Deadly Games: Season 2, Episode 4 “Run Rudolph Run” (B+)

It’s interesting to see how the FBI just got a major lead in their investigation into the perpetrator of several apparently linked bombings and, at the same time, Richard is working to prove his innocence. Only Earl seems interested in even trying to link the two, something that Jack wasn’t even willing to consider because he wanted to continue to claim that the FBI had done a great job. They certainly have an uphill (literally) battle ahead of them, thanks in part to the somewhat logical decision not to have Sheriff Thompson go in on his own to arrest Rudolph and the absolutely preposterous call not to have at least one agent waiting outside in case Rudolph decided, as he did, to make a run for it before they could arrest him. Murphy, North Carolina also seems to be the least inviting place for a federal government organization to show up and try to get community participation in, or at least acceptance of, a manhunt. I recognized Nick Searcy from “Justified” right away as the sheriff, and I’m not sure I would have had as easy a time realizing that it was Jack Huston from “Boardwalk Empire” and the concurrently-airing fourth season of “Fargo,” as Rudolph, who we really haven’t seen speak yet. Kathy being told that she was only suited for greatness within the confines of Atlanta was a real blow, and maybe she’ll be able to see the different possibilities surrounding Richard’s guilt that should be clearly evident by his attempt to recreate the police timeline that can’t possibly be right.

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