Deception Review: One Alibi Found
"One, Two, Three...One, Two, Three" delved deeper into the deception of Deception - and things are really beginning to pick up pace.
Just as the last few episodes have shown throughout Deception Season 1, when one suspect in the family is pushed to the forefront, more information comes to light. But the difference this week was Julian actually gave a credible alibi. Plus, part of the fun is discussing who the suspect is every Monday, depending on the information put forward.
And this week I place my suspicions squarely upon Robert and Sofia.
The dancing scene and Robert’s prior visit with Haverstock really shined a light on the willingness of Robert and Sofia to protect the family. Robert isn’t at all afraid of Haverstock and the damage he could unleash upon the company and the family itself. Instead, Robert easily clocked Haverstock right in the nose for threatening his family.
In fact, Robert isn’t afraid to dish out threats nor is he afraid to dole them out to Rayburn; the only thing that makes me a bit weary of Robert being a suspect is because Vivian, no matter what her choices, is still his daughter. It’s difficult to stomach the idea that a father would kill his child even if his billion-dollar company is on the line.
Sofia, on the other hand, is someone that’s easy to envision having a hand in Vivian’s death. Sofia has had to fight for her place in the Bowers family and is fiercely protective of Mia – she didn’t miss an opportunity to threaten Kyle, after all – so going toe-to-toe with Vivian isn’t out of character if she knew about the potential threat of taking Mia away.
Edward is still an enigma and the only difference now is there’s doubt over whether he killed that girl all those years ago. The flashbacks are some of the best parts of Deception and Edward’s are particularly enticing because of what it told versus what is shown. They are almost in direct opposition. Edward is shown as a man who is willing to silence all that oppose him and his family, but flashbacks depict him as a man who is having a very hard time picking a side.
He’s still not sure if he’s a killer, and the subsequent cover-up seems to have pushed him along a path that he has to live up to. If he is not a killer, then his family all of sudden has far less guilt and leverage to hold over him – making Edward a ticking bomb.
Joanna and Julian are still fun to watch, and Will’s jealously between the growing bond between them offers a fun take on a love triangle. I’m glad Julian has an alibi because I don’t want to see Joanna compromise her integrity and her career for him; something that began looking more and more likely as tonight progressed.
Until the end, though, Joanna has largely been watching and waiting for something to fall into her lap for the investigation, so I’m happy to see she might finally have an active role in the investigation instead of being a conduit for information now that she’s revealed who she is to whistle blower Ben.
What did you think of tonight’s Deception TV Fanatics? Who is your prime suspect this week?
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Nick McHatton is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.