The Brave Season 1 Episode 11 Review: Grounded

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Who wouldn't want to be successful in everything they do?

Jaz and Patricia may have been on the sidelines on The Brave Season 1 Episode 11, but the rest of team still completed the mission in Columbia without a hitch. It's a well-oiled machine even if a couple of parts are missing. 

While the team's weekly missions are always intense, there is a predictability factor at play here. Don't get me wrong, I like that the good guys always win but it also presents a big problem. 

The Team Waits - The Brave Season 1 Episode 11

I don't have to watch the entire hour to know how it's going to end. No matter how crazy and breathtaking a mission is, it always ends the same way. 

A lot of the fun is how the team gets from Point A to Point B, but sometimes there needs to be more at stake. The team can't always win every part of a mission. Everything can't go their way every single time.

Maybe someone needs to die, like the super sweet flight attendant, for example, or some other key player at the core of the story. It would raise the stakes and make it more personal for the team.

I don't want every part of every mission to be successful anymore. Or at least if that's how it's going to be then at least give us more moments like those between Jaz and the psychiatrist and Jaz and Dalton because those were the strongest and most intense parts of this entire installment. 

I want to see more moments like the ones Dalton talked about with Jaz. I want to see Jaz open up more about her past. We're digging deep here, and I want more. 

I want to see these characters experience moments that haunt them and make them stronger. You can't have nightmares if there's nothing haunting your dreams, and these guys go to bed happy every night because they are so damn good at what they do.

I don't know if we have to have a dark side to do what we do, Jaz, but I know that I met mine and no matter what I do, that guy never goes away.

Dalton

Video Games - The Brave Season 1 Episode 11

Hannah finally got her turn in the spotlight when Noah sent her to Columbia to help with the hostage situation. She handled it like a pro. I didn't quite understand how she figured out the one guy was the traitor, but kudos to her for bringing him down.

She's not as tough as Jaz or Patricia, but she held her own especially when she shot back at the younger guy for dissing her when he thought she didn't understand what he was saying.

If there is one thing that The Brave deserves a round of applause for (and there are many others, too) it is for its portrayal women. Jaz, Patricia and Hannah are smart and strong women who aren't afraid to stand up for themselves and do whatever it takes to get the job done. They are all badasses in their own right. 

Patricia still had four hours of suspension left before she could officially be back at work so she stayed hidden in the shadows for the most part. I liked that she let Hannah handle the situation her way. It would have been easy for Patricia to micromanage the situation, but she was hands-off.

It showed how much confidence and trust she had in her team. If she didn't, she would have taken over, consequences be damned. But she was watching, and if there was an issue, she would have stepped. 

Hannah Returns - The Brave

Patricia is very protective of her team over all, but they don't understand Dalton the way she does. There's a special understanding between the two of them and they've worked together long enough to know how each other thinks.

Hannah and Noah don't have that experience so if Patricia had to step in it would have made sense. Being as it was, Dalton didn't have to make any tough decisions about the situation. His only task was to disable the bomb which he did flawlessly. As usual.

It's hard to believe, but there are only two episodes left of The Brave. Are you prepared for the end? How would you like to see the season conclude?

Tell us what you thought of "Grounded"? Did you catch yourself holding your breath even though you knew the team was going to be successful?

Was anyone else thinking a kiss would happen between Jaz and Dalton? 

And did you catch the look she gave when shirtless Dalton came into the common area?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts!

If you need to catch up, you can watch The Brave online right here via TV Fanatic!

Grounded Review

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The Brave Season 1 Episode 11 Quotes

For the record. This blows.

Jaz

Unfortunately, this is not a social call. We have a problem.

Noah