Traveler: The Reunion
(S01E07) I guess George Costanza was right about fugitive sex. This week, both Jay and Tyler took advantage of their fugitive status to get some action. I would have thought that the guys had better things to do in New York--clearing their names, finding the terrorists, etc. Then again, who am I to complain about scenes that feature a shirtless Matthew Bomer?
The scenes between Tyler and the bartender made me laugh. You know we're living in a changed world when "you look like that bomber guy" is a pick-up line. After making that strange observation, I couldn't believe that the bartender still took Tyler home with her. Considering that Tyler was dumb enough to drunkenly walk around New York, those two might be perfect for each other.
To his credit, Tyler found time after his drunken hook-up to learn the identity of the mysterious Homeland Security Guy. We already knew that Jack Freed had ties to Carlton Fog, but now it appears that he may be getting some help from the FBI. I liked this twist, because it made me curious about the FBI agents in their own right as more than just standard law enforcement characters.
Who is working with Jack Freed? Chambers and Marlow have been questioning one another's decisions since the first episode, so it could be either one of them. Marlow was definitely playing by her own rules in this episode, ditching her partner and running off on her own. At the very least, Jay will have to stop trusting her now that she's pulled a gun on him.
How about that standoff at the end of the episode? Tyler has, for the most part, stopped being the clueless rich kid that we saw in the party flashback. He managed to figure out Freed's identity and his possible connection to the FBI, and he took a cop hostage to help Jay. The guys were lucky that Will showed up at that moment with some extra firepower, because Marlow wasn't messing around.
Will's violent pursuit of revenge was one of the most entertaining parts of this episode. Leaving the guy balancing on the hood of the car--while dangling from a noose, no less--was hilarious. I also loved that Will decided to shoot Maya's killer after he called her the wrong name. I'm bad with names, too, but you'd think that assassins would bother to learn the names of the people they kill in the event that someone like Will comes looking for them.
With only one episode left in the series, I'm hoping (against all past experiences with cancelled shows) that the finale is satisfying and answers most, if not all, of the show's major questions. Who is Joseph? What happened to the Porter, and who is he working for? If the Drexler bombing was part of a larger plan, what is the rest of it? It's unfortunate that the show won't have a second season, but if the finale is done well the show could be a solid DVD hit.
|Agent Chambers||82 (59.9%)|
|Agent Marlow||18 (13.1%)|
|Agent Borjes||24 (17.5%)|
|None of them||13 (9.5%)|