Off the Map Review: "Es Un Milagro"

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Miracles happen, but “Es Un Milagro” showed us there are no guarantees.

The chopper carrying several patients crashed in the jungle. When the doctors arrived at the scene I was shocked that no one was already dead. That was the first miracle.

I loved Ryan’s conversation with God as she searched the jungle for the lost girl.

She chastised him for his twisted sense of humor. Keaton had finally chosen her just as her body decided to give in to heart failure. Timing is everything.

I was so happy she told Ben about her condition.

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She could have hidden it for weeks but that would have made for a dull, cliched story. Instead we’ll get to see how she and Keaton move forward together.

Otis has turned out to be one of my favorite characters. The show left us guessing throughout the episode about whether he had taken the heroin.

Thankfully he hadn’t and he turned it over to Keaton. It had been in his pocket all day, taunting him. Otis won this round and it was a difficult battle.

Then he managed to be their for Mina when she fell apart.

We had very few of Mina’s wise cracks this week and I missed them but they would have been out of place in this story. Lynn’s death was tragic yet Mina blamed herself. 

Otis could see the effect it had on her. I enjoyed Otis and Mina’s scenes together. They’re two damaged souls who have found a unique friendship.

The moment Tommy sent Charlie away I assumed he had some horrible home life. Although Keaton confirmed that Charlie’s an orphan, this story had a great twist.

Charlie wasn’t living in the hostel as Keaton believed. He’s housesitting for tourists who own timeshares. I think Tommy’s going to be crashing at Charlie’s from now on. Hopefully he’ll remember to use a coaster next time.

Lily had the least interesting story this week, until the end.

She continued to waffle about whether she should push ahead for a second date with bad boy Mateo. Did the makeout session under the waterfall really count as a first date?

When she surprised Mateo at his home it was instantly clear that he was hiding something. I kept expecting a wife and five children to come out the door. That scenario would have been simpler than the truth. Mateo farms the cocoa plant, for cocaine. 

Lily’s new love interest was more of a bad boy than she thought. You’d think such a smart woman would know that a wanted criminal with a bullet wound meant trouble.

Maybe she knows now.

Review

Editor Rating: 4.2 / 5.0
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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Off the Map Season 1 Episode 7 Quotes

I'm glad you didn't blow up.

Ryan

Yeah, he's smooth, he's hot. He's also a wanted criminal. It makes something as simple as organizing a second date so complicated.

Lily