I could be totally wrong, but I had first thought that the final scene with Lillian and the kid, was suppose to reveal that Amelia set this whole thing up, and wasn't actually dead. She wanted Gabriel to believe she was gone for good, and the explosion we saw was something else. But I guess it would make more sense that she simply is dead, and the tag scene is Lillian not wanting Gabriel to know she wasn't a traitor. On one hand, I'm find with her being dead, because it's a different direction compared to just dragging this out like most shows would do. On the other hand, damnit! What does Zuleikha Robinson have to do to get a steady gig?!
So, I ended up watching this instead of The Blacklist, and I think I'll continue to do so, despite it's weaknesses. Better then the pilot, so that's a good sign, but interestingly, the two leads swapped with me this time around. This time, I found Gabriel annoying, cliched, and at times even stupid, while Riley was kind of awesome. Not perfect, but I like that she doesn't back down from Gabriel or Lillian, and doesn't doubt her gut reactions. And, again, comparing it to it's time-slot rival, Meghan Ory can at least match Josh Holloway, IMO, while The Blacklist is just James Spader walking all over Megan Boone, without even trying. But I do wonder how is Gabriel/Riley going to be like moving forward? It will be weird if they're already back to playfully bickering with each other, after what transpired in this episode.
I continue to love Dr. Cassidy, even though I still want to call him Dr. Phlox. But did they just hire his son back? They never really explained what he did in the pilot, Was he always working there, or did he quit with his dad, but now both of them returned?
The opening credits still are incredibly lame.