The Finder hit a high note this week as Walter and company ventured their way into the music industry to find the source of illegally released, lost tracks of a late rapper.
If there's one thing we learned this hour, it's that there's "Life After Death" in the music industry, as if we didn't already know that after the losses of Whitney Houston and many others in the past few years.
Lucky for The Finder, this week's music theme lent itself to a pretty sweet soundtrack for the show. I think this is the most non-instrumental ambiance we've ever had, and it really added another layer to the episode.
So did the guest appearance of 50 Cent. That's certainly not one I would have expected, but he certainly fit the role of music mogul like no other rapper probably could. His acting skills aren't too shabby either.
I was very much intrigued by the part of the plot that included Athena, allegedly a former love interest of Leo's. I never tire of learning a little bit more about these characters each episode, and it's even more fun to watch Walter attempt to look out for Leo. He pretty much got Leo caught up with a killer this time!
It was quite the surprise that Athena was sort of the mastermind behind the death of J-Stryke. Then again, who in their right mind would really consider getting shot to be a good way to accumulate money? It just doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
Then again, neither does asking your younger brother to be the one to pull the trigger. Poor Tray, that's quite a burden to carry, especially for something that should have never happened in the first place.It's clear the burden really was weighing on him, especially since it lead to his drinking problem. I hope he take the opportunity to work with the record label and gets his life back on track.
Other highlights from the episode:
- Walter attempting to speak in the hip-hop vernacular.
- Everyone strongly encouraging him not to do so.
- Walter and Willa's outdoor lights and sounds experiment. It was a very cool addition to the episode.
- More props to the sounds behind the sights. Wish we could get a discography for this hour.
Happy to have The Finder back? I know I am!
C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.