Forever Round Table: Is Adam Really Evil?

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We witnessed the return of Adam on Forever Season 1 Episode 14, along with a lot of back story for our key players. 

Read on as TV Fanatics Miranda Wicker, Kathleen Wiedel, Paul Dailly - along with reader/super fan Amy Perrin -discuss the thrilling developments of this episode and what it means for our characters.

Remember to post your observations in the comments...

Forever Round Table 1-27-15

What did you think of the case?

Miranda: I'm a sucker for WWII stories and really enjoy understanding more about the history of that era, so for me, this case was a win.

Kathleen: It's such a tragic history about the rampant art theft by the Nazis during that period - and when the Allied victory seemed likely, the Nazis hid and/or destroyed a lot of priceless art, too. Being able to tie in Henry and Adam and Abe to that terrible period really worked well for the episode.

Amy: It was good and interesting. I liked learning some historical things that I didn't know before, and there was a lot going on in this hour. Sometimes you can tell who the killer is straight away, but that wasn't the case here.

Paul: I liked the case. It was really twisted. The good thing about this show is it can effortlessly weave stories from many years ago into the present day cases through flashbacks.

Is Adam as evil as we've been led to believe, or was it all brought on by his experience with the nazi's?

Miranda: I've learned that when it comes to television, no character is as evil as we're led to believe in the beginning. All are capable of some sort of redemption along the way.

Kathleen: The way I see it, even a terrible, horrible person is capable of the occasional kindness. Hitler liked dogs, after all.

Amy: I don't think Adam is as evil as we were originally led to believe. He was treated like a science experiment by the Nazis, and tortured over and over, so obviously that would have a ginormous impact on him. I thought it was a kind gesture to give Abe that book with information on his parents.

Paul: I don't think he is. I think if anyone has been alive for 2000 years they have the right to be a little crazy. I agree with Miranda on this one. 

Who's back story did you like best, and why?

Miranda: ABE! Abe will forever and always be my favorite, partly because Judd Hirsch is just such a great guy to watch on screen. I love that he finally got to learn a little bit about his history, and it made his relationship with Henry even more nuanced. Henry is Abe's father, for all intents and purposes, but their relationship goes beyond that of father and son and settles somewhere into deep friendship.

Kathleen: It can be a little bit difficult to relate to Henry because he's so old, so knowledgeable, so different. That's fine, it's ultimately part of his character. But I agree with Miranda that Judd Hirsch just brings Abe to life with this brilliant energy, and you can't help but want to know more about Abe, even knowing how tragic his past is.

Amy: I liked Abe's back story the best. I was happy that he was finally able to learn his last name, his parent's names, see their wedding picture, and get to look at some more family souvenirs.

Paul: Henry's were my favorite, purely because we found out his family wasn't as perfect as we thought they'd be. 

Why does Adam want the dagger?

Miranda: I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the dagger holds the key to their being able to die. After 2,000 years on Earth, Adam's probably ready to head on out to whatever's next, and then there's an interesting proposition for Henry. Does he really want to die or will he choose to live forever?

Kathleen: Maybe it's the weapon that originally killed him back in the day. Perhaps the weapon that killed an immortal the first time will kill them permanently the second time? Either that, or he's just sentimental.

Amy: That is a very good question. Like you mentioned in your review, Paul, it could have something to do with his being immortal, or the one thing that could end his immorality. I hope that we learn the answer to that question soon.

Paul: I agree with Miranda. It's sort of like the white oak stake in The Originals. It possesses the power to end an immortal life. I like the idea that Henry will get the option to die, I don't see him taking it. 

Will Henry not coming to a conclusion to Jo and Hanson about Julian's death come back to haunt him?

Miranda: Absolutely.

Kathleen: Liar, liar, pants on fire, Henry. That's going to bite you in the backside, big time.

Amy: I have a feeling that it will. Both Jo and Hanson seemed almost in disbelief by Henry saying that he was stumped.

Paul: Yes. Henry is trouble!

Note: Forever Season 1 Episode 15 airs on Tuesday 10th of February at 10/9C on ABC. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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