Saturday, November 12, 2022

What I’m Watching: The Capture

The Capture: Season 2, Episode 2 “Made in China” (B+)

This show continues to one-up itself, and I don’t think I’ll soon get that scene with Rachel shifting back and forth from what she was watching being said right in front of her and what was being streamed on TV out of my head for a while. Reading Isaac in was a logical step (see the movie “Official Secrets” for a great explanation on why that all matters), and it’s natural that he just wanted to fix it all, especially since he had no good reason for completely changing his position other than political pressure. You’d think they could change the point of origin for the stream so that China wouldn’t be exposed, but that may have been done deliberately to lure Isaac back to be present so he couldn’t suggest he wasn’t there this time. I see now why Indira Varma was cast for this role, and I’m excited at the potential of Khadija working with Isaac and Rachel to covertly bring down correction all while she’s supposed to be running this operation. I’m also intrigued by Chloe, even if her tagging along to meet with Chinese representatives when she didn’t know any Mandarin wasn’t actually helpful. Gemma may be treating Rachel with a bit more respect but Frank had no patience for her, and his presence in the hospital was ominous. I had thought Patrick was dead when he got shot, but it looks like there’s still a possibility he might survive since his presence in the hospital makes him too high-profile and difficult to just digitally erase.

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