Sunday, November 1, 2020

What I’m Watching: Manhunt: Deadly Games

Manhunt: Deadly Games: Season 2, Episode 8 “Join or Die” (B+)

Brennan has finally come full-circle and realized that he’s been wrong the whole time, and now the FBI isn’t prepared to back him up after he’s come to the truth. I wasn’t sure if Brennan was a real person or a construct of characters like in “Richard Jewell,” but it seems that he did exist. It’s possible that the conscience he’s developed isn’t actually something that happened, though it does make for good drama. Knox is ready to move on and do what’s necessary as a result of all that they did before, and Freeh wants to cut him loose if he dares to speak against the bureau. Fortunately, he decided to trust Earl, who’s always been advocating for Eric as the true Atlanta bomber, and now they’ve gotten themselves into a very precarious situation as prisoners of the militia. Let’s hope that they’re open to reading the materials Brennan was kind enough to bring with him before they do something irreversible. Eric had them exactly where he wanted them, pretending to be injured so that they would start their own siege against the FBI, and them turning on him won’t make it easy to apprehend him even if that is one major hurdle. The focus on Kathy back in Atlanta showed just how much her life had been affected similarly to how her reporting changed Richard’s, and she seems so intent on standing her ground that she isn’t allowing herself to see the parallels that, as Richard so acutely described, will continue to follow him his entire life, even after he’s been proven innocent.

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