A company creates what could be PreCrimes 2.0, Agatha takes steps to protect herself and her siblings from the police, and Dash gets a job…
Before I get into the review, I have to say that I am seriously worried about this show. While it is not awful, it is missing that special something which will make it special. Right now it is pretty much a cut and dry procedural with a slight sci-fi twist. I am interested in the storyline involving Agatha’s visions and that is the main thing keeping me around right now. I just hope that they get enough episodes to get that storyline really going.
Having Dash work as the analyst for the Hawk Eye program may not be the best idea in the world. While it does give him an excuse to hang around Vega, it also puts him front and center of everything that is happening. Also, what happens if his visions have nothing to do with what the program exposes? How exactly are they going to explain that? That said, Hawk Eye is a tremendously scary program. While the creators were very careful to note that it is not the same thing as PreCrimes, it could *VERY* easily turn into PreCrimes which could ultimately be what brings Agatha’s visions to fruition.
Was it smart for Arthur to tell Dash about Agatha’s visions? Probably. While it obviously isn’t going to change Dash’s immediate plans, it will hopefully put him on the alert for anything hinky that is going on. I was highly amused when Dash used his visions to be able to avoid the woman on the path.
In a slightly surprising twist, Vega brought Akeela in on Dash’s secret in order to get her help so that Dash will get the analyst job. While it is probably a good idea to have someone else covering your back, it may not have been the best idea to do it so quickly. Then again, circumstances did dictate that they get Akeela’s help, so you have that.
Agatha is pretty ruthless when it comes to protecting herself and her brothers. Granted, she has good reasons for doing so, but blackmailing someone into doing what you want by telling them that they will die otherwise is pretty damn cold. So basically she is doing bad things for a good reason. I am just curious about how far she’ll actually go to protect herself and her siblings.
I was a little freaked out at what passed for “therapy” in the future. Rewiring someone’s brain to produce a desired behavior is such a bad idea and so going down a slippery slope as was illustrated by this episode. No one should ever have that much power over another person because even the best person can make a mistake and cause undesirable side effects in the process.
Until next week!