It had some fun parts, but the plot was ridiculous. Nick "figuring out" that the composite sketch came from the in flight magazine was just plain stupid. I know the plots of Leverage are completely implausible, but is Nick supposed to now be clairvoyant? That really put a damper on this episode.
On the bright side, I liked this episode much more than National Treasure, which bored me silly (plus Nicholas Cage as an action hero is just ridiculous). I thought the Mozzie back-story was eye-rolling. The smooth villain was an idiot----we're to believe he is sociopath who thinks nothing of murder, only to let his hostages run away so he can shoot harmlessly at them? White collar is usually better than this, but there have been some real stinkers this season.
I agree with the review, muddy plot, lame payoff. However, the villain was better than the ridiculous cartoon villains we had in weeks past (Cary Elwes was way too over the top in that Spruce Goose episode---and that episode had an even lamer payoff). For all your criticisms, your star rating for this episode looks way too generous.
This was confusing and tedious at the same time. The twists and turns through the corridors were monotonous. At the end I wasn't sure whether the guy hearing his dead sister was the comatose one at the end, but I agree with evan that they were different people. What was the point of the comatose Alpha anyway? Was he being kept comatose for a specific reason, or did the hospital staff think they were "helping" him with the strobe light? He obviously wasn't comatose, because Rosen just "woke him up" with some magic medicine (unless it was a drug-induced coma?). Anyway that whole segment wasn't really clear, except that Stanton Parish had something to do with the strobe light.
I watch for the characters, and it was fun, but no way this merits a 4 star review, 2 stars tops. Of course on this site, virtually every episode of any show (at least the ones I watch) gets 4 stars, you guys should try to spread your ratings around a bit more!
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