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Legends - Quicksand - Review

Legends took a break this week from the Verax storyline to explore a new case of the week – or more likely two or more weeks, as the bad guys succeeded in their assassination plot of the Saudi oil minister and still remain at large.

Although this episode didn’t have as much movement as the past three shows, I liked it well enough. The most noteworthy development was a change in Agent Tony Rice’s role. He was transferred against Gates’ wishes to DCO, where we saw him work alongside of Martin, rather than against him for a change. The two characters had an entertaining dynamic with a subtle back-and-forth power struggle as they tried to one-up each other and take charge over the case. They may be on the same team now, but all’s not forgotten yet.

We also saw Crystal and Maggie work closely together. The highlight of their scenes was watching Maggie’s excitement over her toys and the coolness of getting to impersonate her hero, women’s rights activist Hani Jibril, with technology that made her voice sound like Jibril’s.

Meanwhile, Martin got closer to Sonya after she made a case for reuniting. We were also introduced to Martin’s favorite legend – a writer, drinker, and disillusioned socialist by the name of Sebastian Egan.

The episode was a step back from the forward movement in recent weeks of learning more about Verax and Martin’s time in Iraq. In fact, it literally moved things backward as Gates planted doubt in Martin’s mind that what Dobson told him was true. Gates supplied the group picture of Martin, Evans, and McCombs and told Martin that it was analyzed and determined to be a fake.

I didn’t mind the step back from the Verax storyline so much, though, as I’ve been satisfied with the pace so far. My one nitpick was the use of flashbacks to remind us of Jibril picking up information dropped by her informant Aaron Rawley – an event that had happened in the show probably not even five minutes earlier. I like the flashblacks to illustration Martin’s confusion over this lost memories, but my memory is fine. This technique could become annoying if overused for recapping.

We’re up to episode 7 in a 10-episode season, meaning we have 3 more to wrap things up for the first season. Any predictions for the finale? How do you think this show will end?

About the Author - Chris684
Chris684
Chris is a New Englander with a background in print and digital media, who currently earns a living by making web and technology products easier to use. She has a weakness for TV characters who are 'dark and twisty' (to quote Meredith Grey) and reviews The Walking Dead, Legends, Halt and Catch Fire, and Dig for SpoilerTV.
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