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Missing Review: Closer Than Ever

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It can only be a matter of weeks before people get super frustrated with Michael and Becca's separation on Missing. In "Measure of a Man," Michael finally took matters into his own hands.

Without the aid of the CIA, Becca was forced to recall some unpleasant memories she had with her husband. (Read my recent interview with Sean Bean for more on where his character's relationship with Becca is going.)

No Longer Missing

There was a lot of information at the cottage, but unfortunately Violet set off one of Paul's traps. Wasn't she listening when Becca said she was the only one who would be able to disarm them?

Violet frustrates me, as I feel she only gets in the way. In addition, she was bitter when Miller said he wanted to see his family. Does she not recall that they are having an affair?

The CIA seemed to be helping for a brief moment and then the woman in charge swooped in and screwed it all up. I understand there is such a thing as protocol but what about empathy? Why did they need to arrest Becca? It's one thing to refuse to continue to lend support, but it's another to get in the way of a mother looking for her child.

You have to love the code that Michael and Becca thought up. He is truly the child of two CIA agents with the level of intelligence that he possseses. Unfortunately, Becca was merely steps away when got Michael and Oksana finally escaped. Little did they know that one of the villains made it onto the train with them. At this point in time, I think Michael is running on adrenaline and will do whatever he has to do to get his freedom and find his mother. 

What was interesting this week was that both Paul and Becca were having the flashbacks. This was an indication to the audience that Paul has some semblance of emotion towards his family. Then again, why was there a picture of Michael after his capture at the cottage? Is Paul trying to save him or is he still just out for himself? I'm still confused about this. 

What did you all think of this episode? Are you frustrated with the CIA? What side do you think Paul is on? Don't forget to check out our Missing quotes before you hit the comments. Oh, and happy birthday Michael! 

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I absolutely love this show. Revenge was my favorite, but since episode 1 of Missing, I can't get enough! Ashley Judd is fantastic! The suspense in this show is like reading a Clive Cussler novel without putting it down till you finish it.

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(Oops. Got cut off.) @Leigh: "Little did they know that one of the villains made it onto the train with them." Little did Michael know that the bad guys WANTED him on the train. This, and the presence of Tall&bald on the train (rather than dead) suggests that Oksana is still working for the bad guys. @Leigh: "What side do you think Paul is on?" Paul is either on his own side or on Becca's. I will not be surprised when Paul protests to Becca, "I've been living in secret these past 10 years in order to keep you and Michael safe!" This might even be true.

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@kiki: "From this episode, I'm almost convinced that Paul didn't kidnap his son but the Russian did to get Paul to work with him." Everything points in this direction, and has for the past couple episodes. @Leigh: "Violet set off one of Paul's traps. Wasn't she listening when Becca said she was the only one who would be able to disarm them?" Violet's sloppiness suggests that she may be working with the bad guys. @Leigh: "[Violet] was bitter when Miller said he wanted to see his family. Does she not recall that they are having an affair?" Dax or Violet said something about seeing his kids and his "ex". Dax is not cheating on his wife with her. @Leigh: "Why did they need to arrest Becca?" Um, maybe because she's done all kinds of illegal crap that no real person would be able to get away with? That, and because they're (in the show) paranoid control freaks. @Leigh: "Little did they know that one of the villains made it onto the train with them." Little did Michael know that the bad guys WANTED him on the train. This, and the presence of Tall&bald on the train (rather than dead) suggests that Oksana is still working for the bad guys. @Leigh: "What side do you think Paul is on?" Paul is either on his own side or on Becca's. I will not be surprised when Paul protests to Becca, "I've been living in secret these past 10 years in order to keep you and Michael safe!" This might even be true.

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My husband and I and all of our friends love this show. It is the best new program and fastest hour of the night. There should be more programs like this. Love all the cast. Please keep it on.

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I want so badly to like this show, but it's really hard. The acting feels so staged and everyone involved is either trying too hard, or not hard enough. I haven't decided yet. The directing is not so good either. Example, if they wanted to make this believable, instead of showing the Russian guard laying inside a box car at the end, they should have shown him hanging off the top of the box car, desperately trying to hang on for dear life. It's little things like that which make or break a show b/c really, how would he haven found himself inside that box car if he was hobbling to get out of the safe house to begin with?

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From this episode, I'm almost convinced that Paul didn't kidnap his son but the Russian did to get Paul to work with him.

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This show is getting better and better. Very interesting and intense episode, holding us on the edge again. I can't understand Paul's game yet, but I'm sure he and Becca will work eventually together to get their son back.
You made a mistake- the episode is called "A busy solitude", "A measure of a Man" is the next ;)