1-2: "Special Delivery" 2006.09.27 (recap)
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 7:14 PM
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:03 PM
The casting on Aubrey was fantastic. She looks just like the younger sister.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:04 PM
In a lot of ways the show is more about the people who find missing people than it is about the people who are missing. I did like the scene at the end. Mexico ? interesting
Edited by Unclebuck, Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:05 PM.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:07 PM
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:09 PM
I was confused about the guy who kidnapped Aubrey knowing her grandfather. Would her grandfather really hire a violent criminal to kidnap his granddaughter? That just seems a little off to me.
I was so excited to see Anthony Rapp playing the creepy prisoner at the beginning! Hope he's a recurring character.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:10 PM
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:01 PM
For example, Tooms has had The Accountant killing off his minions as soon as they've outlived their usefulness. So as soon as this week's Bad Boy lets Tooms know he's in trouble, what happens? The FBI shows up and the most boyish, naive looking guy on the team shoots him dead. Now he can't tell anyone what else he knows about Connie's father and the old neighborhood. Too convenient if you ask me.
Yes, yes, I know I labeled boyish naive FBI boy as a cliche last week. I would be thrilled to be wrong.
Anyway, Jeremy Sisto's mysterious phone call dragged me right in to this week's episode. Did I catch what was going on -- an old nemesis; someone who kidnapped a girl and Knapp never found her? And he somehow knows about this kidnapping?
Love Jimbo. Nice bit of comic relief, but still in tune with the show.
Little bits of business showed quality -- like Knapp smoothly handing Little Cain her spoon at breakfast. I appreciate stuff in the background like that.
And -- a great ending. I'm definitely hooked.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:22 PM
I was flicking between 20/20 and Project Runway, so I need to watch it again.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:30 PM
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:37 PM
Loved how Leo tried to distract the kidnapper when he came in for the food tray, so he wouldn't notice the knife was missing.
Don't know why, but I was shocked when they showed Cantrell was working for Bouncing Ball Guy. Loved when BBG said we have a contingency for when Cantrell was made, and I said, "Yeah! A bullet!"
My husband questioned why Leo would run up to those guys, and I said, he's still a kid; they're taught to go to adults when they're in trouble. Was he limping at the end, though? Walking across that bridge? Where did the bridge come from? He was running on rooftops.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:44 PM
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:59 PM
The casting on Aubrey was fantastic. She looks just like the younger sister.
And the brother "matches" too -- nice job. They're either paying attention to details or they got lucky.
I'm suspicious of the new FBI guy too. But isn't it stretching credibility that he's assigned to the unit that ends up tracking that particular case? The kidnapper had to trust that the Cains would call in the FBI, even though they were told not to. So maybe it's not about the money?
If Knapp and King were suspicious, they sure didn't show it.
Leo in Mexico? The kidnapper has his own plane?
I love this show. I hope all the twists and turns hold together.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 11:07 PM
Have they said what type of medication Leopold takes? Since he is not actually taken it, life should get interesting for him soon. Unless he has not been taken it for quite some time. I would like to know if it is an anti-depressant, something for ADD (I don't think that is it), or something for a bad heart.
I like how they are slowly working in the other pieces of the story. The shady past was a nice, even if slightly predictable, touch. So we have the poor kid meets rich women and they get married dynamic. I don't think that the Grandfather is actually involved. I think that the kidnapper knows about Mr. Cain's past and is pulling those strings in order to divert attention away from the real reason for the kidnapping. Next week we should see the FBI looking into Mr. Cain's past and tossing that neighborhood. That should do a nice job of diverting attention away from Mexico.
It looks like they have plotted this out nicely and that things are going to unfold in a fun way. Good stuff. And it is reairing on Bravo and at least one other NBC affiliate, not to mention the website. So it should be easy enough to keep up with the series.
I wonder how long they can keep the little girl out of the loop?
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 11:46 PM
But the Cains didn't call in the FBI, did they? They called in Knapp, who's a "freelancer." The FBI got involved because Virgil went missing, and the friend/relative came to Lindo because she was instructed by Virgil to go to Lindo if anything ever happened to him. The FBI got involved because they were looking for Virgil, and happened to find out his disappearance was tied to a kidnapping.
The kidnapper had to trust that the Cains would call in the FBI, even though they were told not to.
I'm embarassed to admit that when Lindo was telling the rookie about the day he had a gun pressed to his head and was saved by a rookie, I did not guess it was Sisto until Sisto told the rookie his story. Just didn't see that one coming. Nice one.
Edited by OLucy, Sep 27, 2006 @ 11:48 PM.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 11:49 PM
Unless it's a given that the FBI would get involved, because of Virgil getting shot, and being a friend of King's. But that's way too convoluted.
Better to just trust the new kid.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 12:07 AM
I am really, really liking this show so far. I like that Knapp and King help each other out a bit. It would get really old if they were constantly antagonizing each other in every episode. Makes sense to play on both their strengths.
Where have I seen The Accountant before? He looks really familiar. Off to IMDb...
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 12:17 AM
Edited by godforbid, Sep 28, 2006 @ 12:19 AM.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 12:21 AM
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 12:28 AM
[The X-Files geek in me is very happy to see another XF alumnus in this ep = Anthony Rapp]
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 1:02 AM
I'm not too sure what to think of the convenient killing of the kidnapper, either. We'll just have to keep an eye on Rookie McSureshot and see if he does anything else suspicious-like.
As for the whole Mexico thing, I was surprised, but now I wonder if they're in Mexico at all. It just seemed like it was too clunky just to let us know where they are (why not show us a sign instead of throwing in bad dialogue?). Part of me hopes the guy was just saying that to scare the kid into submission.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 1:11 AM
The rest of the show was pretty great. Still love Sisto's character, and the reappearance of the Accountant was cool. I'm looking forward to seeing if Leo and his captor develop some kind of bond now that he saved Leo from a bunch of Mexican street toughs. Can you say Stockholm Syndrome?
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 1:15 AM
The roommate kind of looked like a younger Rosie Perez with better diction. I know I've seen her in something before, but once again, IMDB is lacking.
Thank GOD this older sister isn't as lame as the older sister was on Vanished. Yeah, she picked up the wrong guy, but she got out of there as soon as she figured stuff out. As a normal person should, especially when stalking and the kidnapping and potential murder of friends and family is involved.
I never considered that the rookie FBI agent could be in on it. I just thought it was the Feds fucking things up again like last week. It does make sense. I also didn't pick up on the fact that Knapp was the rookie that shot the guy holding a gun to King's head until someone mentioned it here, but someone came into the room at this point, so I couldn't really hear.
How the hell did they have time to get Leopold all the way down to Mexico set him up in the house AND give him enough time to dig a tunnel if it's only been a few days? That is, unless the Leopold scenes don't necessarily synch-up with the scenes back in New York they're interspersed with, I guess that's not necessarily guaranteed in this show.
The 1337 thing was cute to see Jeremy Sisto explain, but highly unrealistic. I think people stopped actually using that somewhere around the AOL monopoly, and no college student- especially the girls that do coke and hook up with gang members at bars- would still use that these days.
Edited by skittl3862, Sep 28, 2006 @ 1:19 AM.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 1:16 AM
Better to just trust the new kid.
Has XF not taught you anything?!?!
TRUST NO ONE! ;)
Sorry, with all the XF alumnus in this ep, I just had to say it. :)
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 1:22 AM
I'm really curious to know how Connie's past will tie in to the kidnapping, but I agree with the person who said they didn't think the dad was in on it. Obviously, the kidnappers know who to go to if they want someone working against Cain. It's a good move to have the family wrapped up in so many secrets. Lot of layers to peel back here.
Man, I am really loving Sisto in this. I find the chemistry between him and Lindo really works. In that bar scene with the rookie cop, I had to give my head a slap when Knapp told him he'd shot someone his first day. Of course he was the one to save Delroy! How could I not see that coming? They had me thinking about that one for a minute and the beat was perfect.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 1:30 AM
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 1:42 AM
Can someone explian the 1337 thing? I wasn't able to catch all of it.
Basically it is internet jargon where you replace letters with numbers/punctuation that resembles the letters replaced. 1337 is LEET, short for "elite". In my experience, it is used mainly in either an ironic sense or by people who think it is cool to mangle the English language.
Here's a good website about it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A787917
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 1:55 AM
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 2:18 AM
Whoever is behind this seems to have lots of money so I see no problem in having a private jet to take the kid to Mexico.
I suspected the rookie agent too until the speech about how another rookie was the only one didn't hesitate to take the shot.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 2:31 AM
Perhaps a slight nod to Mykelti's presence in the show? Maybe we can start up a game of "Spot the TV Show/Movie Reference" in all the panning around shots of Sisto?
Overall, liked this episode quite a bit... but I worry that the audience for this show is diminishing quickly. Hope it sticks around.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 7:13 AM
Plus they spotlighted Slake's Limbo in the scene between the daughter and the bodyguard. That is an excellent kids book, the type which is written so a 6th grader can understand it, but it works easily well as an adult novella with a minimalist style. It's about a resourceful kid who lives in a subway tunnel after being abandoned...but told in a fascinating style. I recommend it.
It has become a popular book amongst a certain type of well read kid, i.e. like our kidnap victim, since it came out in the 80s and early 90s. For this alone I have an affection for the show. Someone who knows that book knows kid who read, even if the reference might be a tad out of date - although books often have a longer cultural life than other media and if it gets a boost from Kidnapped, awesome.