Just once, I’d like to see a villainess/ misguided heroine who doesn’t have daddy issues.
Nina was certainly an interesting character prior to this episode. She had questionable ethics due to her ability. And really, who wouldn’t? When you can push anyone to do anything you want, that in itself will create instability, conflict, and drama.
Go ahead and give Nina a crappy family. Plenty of people have them. But, I’m annoyed that she
- had a dad intent on abandoning her
- got saddled with his suicide
However, seeing where Nina ended up was heartbreaking, and not just in that she was restrained and blindfolded in an institution. There was that moment when she looked at her reflection and pushed herself.
I’m already really enjoying Kat as a character and am looking forward to her becoming a real part of the team. She’s so sunny and thrilled with her ability, but I suppose it’s easy to be that way when you have no long term memory.
Rachel is making progress and gotten herself a date with the office’s token cute blonde guy. Truthfully, I was pulling for a Rachel-Cameron hook up. They have far more chemistry than either the Rachel-Blonde Guy or Nina-Cameron pairings.
Otherwise, this episode was all character development and little in the way of moving the season’s arc forward. The stakes have been raised though: Rosen is quickly losing leeway and autonomy and his team is still working through their issues related to his absence. Still a good episode, despite feeling like treading water.