The team responds to a bank robbery that is not what it appears to be, Weller introduces Jane to his sister, Bethany acts oddly, and Zapata and Reade have another tiff.
Weller’s decision to take Jane to dinner, while undoubtedly well-intentioned, was not the smartest move. He is definitely letting his emotions rule the day where Jane is concerned. You have two tests directly contradicting each other (or apparently so at any rate) and he is refusing to even consider the possibility that the DNA evidence is wrong or has been somehow manipulated. He so desperately wants Jane to be Taylor Shaw that he is closing his eyes to any other evidence and doesn’t seem to get that he is putting too much pressure on her, well until she cracks anyway. I totally get why he is acting the way he is, but he needs to start using his head more and thinking through what he does.
Should he tell Jane about the conflicting tests? Given the pressure she is already under, it may be a good thing to keep her out of that loop. She really doesn’t need more doubt right now. Then again, if she knows that she may not be Taylor Shaw, it might actually ease the pressure on her. After all, if she doesn’t have to live up to the expectations that Weller is putting in place, it may make her life easier. And given her breakdown tonight, I think that she needs the break.
Who was the man who was leading Jane down the stairs that she saw in the flashes? Was it a real event or is it more of a symbolic image? To add another question, was the flash pre or post disappearance? So many questions there.
I was shocked at how protective of Jane Bethany is being. I suspect that part of it was for the benefit of the team, but it did seem very sincere. It may be that she despises Carter, but that doesn’t seem to cover everything. I had thought that she just wanted Jane on the team in order to keep an eye on her, but now I have to wonder if there is more to the situation than the obvious. Could it be that Bethany knows something about Jane or that she actually wants Operation Daylight to be exposed regardless of the personal consequences?
I can’t blame her for despising Carter because the guy gives me a serious case of the heebie-jeebies. He is creepy and then some. He is operating on US soil with impunity, which is completely against the CIAs charter, and he is more than willing to kill Jane in order to keep what she knows away from other people. He is also trying to use Zapata to worm his way into the team which is not a good thing.
Remember I said that owing the wrong people money is dangerous for an FBI agent? Witness what I mean in Zapata. She appears to be falling into Carter’s orbit, which is bad. Granted, it is possible that she is playing him, but I sort of doubt it. Bad, bad, bad….
Until next week!