The gang meet the young Agent Christopher. A Rittenhouse sleeper is a Secret Service agent. Flynn thinks this is all hilarious. This isn’t even fitfully amusing. People talk about Christopher with condescending regret. Violence creates its own momentum and there is no effect on morality and sanity. Wyatt and Rufus rough up a captured sleeper agent. Lucy finally discusses the journal with Flynn. Lucy was at the Royal Wedding IRL BTW. Lucy set Flynn’s quest in motion. Jessica pins a baby on Wyatt to cover up her obvious Rittenhouse allegiance. This bored.
“I’m Cagney, this is Lacey.”
“Please do come in.”
“We work undercover a lot.”
Harry annoys. Where was the AIC during the events of season 1? The new POTUS (Marcia Cross) shows up and does a reveal. Owen talks about Venezuela’s expected collapse. Harry stirs the pot. The POTUS mumbles about Alternative Training. There are emotional responses, shows of pride and Harry is a mortal adversary with joyful anticipation of the crap he sets in motion.
The dire threat is on pause for some political ranting. The gang cause futility and despair by doing disreputable things. Ryan is unrepentant and self-dramatising. An undercover twin suffers beyond human enduring. There is neglectful disregard of sense. TPTB obfuscate the internal logic of the character’s choices. Emotional boundaries are violated. This ep was annoying banality. There is emotional deception and burning contempt and Harry engages in deviltry. Harry is predatory. There is a reveal about Owen and Leon surprises and Lydia prances.
“America elected a half as qualified man with next to no experience! A man who’s never stood for anything! Who’s never served this country!”
The trainees are insecure tag-along followers trying desperately to impress. Sebastian married the woman he was pimped out to. Will is a baddie, kind of. Leigh was apparently a baddie smuggling semtex in wedding china. Owen faces consequences. Accusations are flung. There is causal violence and ungovernable shame and more violence. People try to extricate themselves from suspicion.
“Why are 2 terrorists fighting?”
“Paid to notice.”
“Not safe in any country.”
“Sorry Alex, but for once this isn’t about you.”
“Took credit, like they always do.”
“How’s it supposed to end for me?”
Dayana gets Leon tossed out of CIA training. Harry makes a long, long, long, pointless speech that isn’t laceratingly honest. Get him off the damn show. Leon knows what Dayana did. Harry causes death and near death. Will vanishes. This ep was wretched. Harry rages. WTF is TPTB’s obsession with him? There is stark resentment and a dumb reveal. Sebastian gets violent with Harry. What is the weird room? There is bad VFX and Ryan’s an idiot. WTF is going on? Lydia causes drama.
“Of course you got away with it.”
“AIC, what a stupid nickname!”
There is connivance. This ep is unintentionally annoying. Owen’s NSA mission comes back to bite him. There is co-dependent violence and Alex harnesses all the rage. Owen went to jail for taking the fall for Lydia. Dayana and Will lurk. Where is Alex’s mother? Sebastian strikes back at Harry. This is not unforgettable, spellbinding or darkly suspenseful. This was not unsettling or unexpected or dark, harrowing or unpredictable.
Harry spews bile in ruinous fashion. This ep is a catastrophic failure. What is TPTB’s obsession with Harry? Russell Tovey is ruining season 2, he’s exacting. He talks on and on and on and on and on and on. Harry forgives Sebastian?!? Harry the lying creepy sexual harasser?!? Lydia throws Alex out of CIA training. So what is Alex’s job now?
Who was the body in the house? Miranda spews exposition. The murdered FLOTUS was AIC? The show undergoes a reboot. Lydia revels in her crapulence, she and Alex brawl. Dayana suddenly isn’t evil. WTF? Dayana, Miranda and the non evil twin skip free as the hostage situation is over. There is a time jump. Alex, Shelby, Ryan and Dayana are called to the White House to form a unit to fight the AIC. Is Sebastian dead? Where is Leon? WTF?
“Unable to serve anywhere but a desk.”
“I’ve worked with Lydia the past 6 months; she’s been trustworthy to me.”
“Suicide by paranoia.”
“Become what you’re hunting.”
“Who’s coming for us.”
“The AIC is the hand of a much larger body.”
“You can’t stop what’s coming.”
“They take credit for everything.”
Philip and Elizabeth have found a way to normalise their lives. Stan and Oleg continue their campaigns of intrusion. There is moral superiority and Stan talks about his paranoia. Obvious wigs are worn. This was okay, leaving aside the bad acting as the Nazi collaborator’s story is revealed. There is death, shooting and crying.
“What do you do in there?”
“Getting treatment for a venereal disease which she got from sleeping with too many Nazi officers.”
“Scream, you’ll die here.”
“The person you thought I was.”
“Failure of masculinity.”
“Did the pig people call you?”
“Our corrupt DA narrative.”
“Bought herself a prosecution.”