There is no sustained intensity, no potboiler glee and somehow the captive duo don’t notice the other door. The woman is seething underneath with devastating anger. The captive duo are luridly awful. She has anxiety and fear and utters expressions of resentment. This was not emotionally present. Flashbacks reveal that 10 years ago Nathan was a holiday rep in Tenerife and got the drunken then 17 year old woman to do something nasty sexually to a group of men. The other dude was one of the crowd of men. The video went viral and she was a national disgrace and pariah. She has targeted just these 2 for revenge.
Why target only these 2 for revenge? It isn’t clear. The viral video brought disgrace upon her house and when they realise what she wants revenge for, there is fractiousness. Nobody has calm, thoughtful responses. Their current woes are all down to that night in 2007 where there was booze and a cheering crowd. This is their negative backlash for that event. She was disgraced and they forgot. She has aloneness. No empathy is unlocked.
Nathan was a sleaze back then and probably now and faces the loss of his woman. She puts their info online. Somehow they get tied up. Is nobody looking for them? This story takes place over days. Nobody calls the police on the live-stream of their captivity? The involvement of the brother seems to be just to render a physical challenge less likely. She faced denigration and now she wants them to face the same or something. It isn’t really obvious what they have to do to earn their freedom and then it becomes clearish. This was not satisfyingly conclusive. Her fixed tenacity leaves one void of any sympathy and there is no optimistic resolution.
“Shame on you.”
“She should be ashamed of herself.”
“Check out his Tinder.”
“What a slag.”
“All over the papers.”
“Get them out.”
“He didn’t recognise me.”
“The family of that girl.”
“I lost my job, my friends.”
“We were ruined.”
“Get sucking suckers.”
A More Perfect Union
“She is an axis.”
“An ecosystem that has long since moved on.”
Power, influence and interests are in play. There is remarkable cunning and Fusco is not recognised as a capable being worthy of trust. Shaw shoots Lambert. There is a motive rant and the ex con continues working for the evil AI. This was good. Elias the rubbish gangster has continuing disregard. A flu outbreak caused by the evil AI is shrugged off.
“Yet to render a positive outcome.”
“The next great filter.”
“Did she just say contagious?”
“The Patriot Act.”
“An elite controller.”
“You can’t stop what’s coming.”
You’re the darkest of us all. It’s always the quiet ones we need to be afraid of. I just hope I’m not around the day that pot finally boils over.”