Wednesday, June 30, 2021

What I’m Watching: Intelligence

Intelligence: Season 2, Episode 2 (B+)

It did seem like Jerry’s latest harebrained idea spiraled very quickly and disconcertingly into Mary being waterboarded, but she didn’t seem to mind too much and apparently Christine knew all along that she was a mole. I think this team is not at all clear on what the layers of duplicity represent, as Mary is indeed a triple agent working for GCHQ while making the Russians believe that she’s working for them and deceiving GCHQ, her actual job. Jerry doesn’t really know much, of course, though he’s much more with it than Joseph, who, even while receiving a warning about his employment status from Christine that she deemed final, didn’t seem to grasp any sense of its seriousness or potential implications. Knowing that Nick Mohammed is the creator of this show assures that Joseph isn’t going anywhere, but I do wish he was a bit nicer to his own onscreen persona. I was thrilled to find out that Evelyn is actually Christine’s daughter, which helps to explain why her boss keeps her around and why she continues to be so absolutely incompetent and uninterested in a job that she evidently never wanted and is being made to work. What I enjoyed most about this episode was seeing Colin again and just how interested he was in the office dramatics with the handwriting analysis and the mysterious identity of the Valentine’s Day card sender. I understood that he wanted to have dinner with Joseph, but that seemed lost on everyone. I was also pretty sure that Jerry got the flowers for himself, but apparently his mother is the one person who loves him more than he does.

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