The Brave Season 1 Episode 3 Review: The Greater Good

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The Brave continues to impress.

Three episodes in and The Brave hasn't lost its edge. Even though we know that #TeamDalton will win the end, how they get to that point is always an intense ride.

I know I hold my breath through the twists and turns of the hour only letting it out once the team is safe.

I've said it before, but there's no shame in the team always winning. We live in the greatest country in the world and have the world's greatest military. We should always win.

Looking For the Weak Link - The Brave

The Brave Season 1 Episode 3 took us on a different journey as the goal wasn't a rescue operation but an infiltration. It wasn't as action-packed as previous installments, but the danger was still real.

We also looked into Hannah's backstory. The team's history is diverse. As we learn more about each member, it becomes easier to understand why they fit together so perfectly.

Noah might have stepped over the line by questioning whether or not Hannah was able to do her job because of her previous undercover work with the cartel, but he was doing it out of concern not just for the team but also because he cares about her. 

Hannah went through something gruesome, and the scars are deep literally and figuratively, but she's a survivor. She's fully capable of handling her past, but there was a moment when I thought she might have put the team at risk when she decided to contact Dalton without Patricia's approval.

The Home Team Gets the Job Done - The Brave Season 1 Episode 3

But sometimes in those situations, you have to make a decision, and she did what she thought was right. Patricia was very professional when she explained the difference between what Hannah did in the field and what Dalton and team were doing. It was like apples and oranges. 

Hannah understood, but I bet if she had to do it again, she'd have made the same decision.

The whole point of planting the bug on Booth was to gather intel about his operation. Like Patricia said, why just get the spider when you can get the whole web?

While both teams are all business, there's a human aspect, as well. They're not robots or human killing machines.

It would have served no purpose to let Sofia get killed after she helped them get what they needed to bring down Booth and his operation. And it was an added bonus when the team manipulated the situation so that the man who tortured Hannah was killed.

What I love about #TeamDalton is how calm and collected they are at all times. No matter the danger, they keep it together and don't panic, which is why they're on the team in the first place.

Preach Does the Job - The Brave Season 1 Episode 3

I'm not sure if Dalton handpicks who's on his team and who isn't, but he can count on his group. 

It always fascinates me how people choose their careers. What compels someone to want to be involved with the special ops area of the military? It's something to be admired. People who put their lives at risk on a regular basis for the greater good deserve our utmost respect.

I want to know more about everyone and how they got to where they're at now. 

Why did Jaz want to be a sniper? Preach has a family, yet he risks his life every time he goes on a mission. Why? 

Why is Dalton so damn good at what he does? Nothing seems to faze the guy, and his mind is always working, figuring out how to maneuver through the most difficult situations. He has to have a fascinating backstory.

Amir Plays a Game - The Brave Season 1 Episode 3

What's McG's story? How did Amir end up on Dalton's team? What happened to the guy he replaced?

I know we're going to learn more about Patricia on The Brave Season 1 Episode 4, and I'm looking forward to it. And I hope as the season progresses, we'll learn more about every member of the team.

How The Brave handled Hannah's backstory is exactly how I hope they handle everyone else's backstories. Just enough information to know how they tick.

One of my favorite parts of this hour was when everyone was ribbing Amir. His relationship with the rest of the team has grown, especially between him and Jaz.

Remember in the beginning when Jaz could barely even look at him? And McG seemed to have respect for Amir that didn't exist on The Brave Season 1 Episode 1.

It's been great watching those relationships grow. Don't you guys think so?

What did you think about "The Greater Good"? Were you worried Hannah might have put the team in danger? Did Noah cross the line?

Do you want to know more about each of the team members and what makes them tick? Who's your favorite so far?

How incredible are Dalton and his team?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

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The Greater Good Review

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The Brave Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

Kill a spider all you get is a spider. Put a listening device on him, you get the whole web.

Patricia

Sometimes with us it's better you don't know what's about to happen.

Preach