This was probably one of the more sub-par episodes for the show this year.
We catch up with Ryan pretty quickly in what happened last week after he fell off the wagon. Turns out he got really drunk, and cheated on Gwen with some random blonde. Yup, Ryan you dog.
Once arriving home to a scared to death Gwen, Ryan reveals what happened and Gwen finally decides no more. She leaves the apartment and tells Ryan she's done.
We catch up with our boy Theo who is still on the hunt to find one of the Straus' students who can assure him a clean slate. This whole storyline is getting a bit ridiculous and hard to follow as we end up with Theo and his sister in almost a Eye Wide Shut-type setting where we finally meet Eliza. She's the one who can help Theo and he assures her he can and will kill Ryan Hardy before he catch either of them. That's his gift to her in order to get his clean slate.
Meanwhile, Ryan is way off the wagon and starting to lose it but needs to focus on the job. We learn a lot about Theo's past in this episode including the fact that his whole family was killed by request from HIM to a serial killer. Ryan goes on the hunt for this Oleg character who is nothing more than a complete nutjob that's afraid of mirrors (Tooth Fairy anyone?). Once in custody, are said nutjob reveals that he killed Theo's family because he could tell the boy had the same darkness and thirst as he did. He made sure to leave his foster sister alone though (Penny) so that the two could survive together.
We also catch up with Mark and Daisy who look to be getting pretty close. They're still on the hunt for that laptop - you know the one Tom, Max's boyfriend, stole - and track down the fact that it's located in the FBI headquarters. Daisy knows they need help and reaches out to Theo for assistance. Looks like everyone is going to become one big happy family next week.
Finally, in a rather cliche and sudden turn of events, that female FBI agent (other than Max) who's been hanging around all season? Well, she gets shot and killed in Tom's apartment because she's investigating the raid he did on Mark's house the day that laptop was stolen. She realizes Tom's the one who's been lying and...well, stuff happens.
Overall, I'd say this was a pretty so-so episode as Ryan is now having visions of Joe which whenever a show takes that route with a prominent character it doesn't end up well. Also, Theo's motivations are starting to feel a bit thin and I hope the writing team starts to tighten things up next week as I can threads of this thing starting to fall apart.
- Theo's sister, Penny, is really annoying. She seems like nothing but a mooch that lives off her brother's genius.
- Mike and Max once again growing closer. I wonder how long Tom's going to stick around now that he just killed a fellow co-worker by mistake.
- Why did that said female FBI agent pull her gun on Tom anyway? Did she really think he was going to hurt her?
- So Gwen is out of the picture...but she's still pregnant with Ryan's baby. Uh oh.