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FBI Season 6 Episode 4 Assessment: Making a Monster


OA had himself one awful day, did not he?

First, it was his new girlfriend, Gemma, on FBI Season 6 Episode 4.

Then, it was a wild card of a Muslim FBI agent who served as a funhouse mirror for Omar.

Let’s begin with the latter first, because it was the extra intriguing of the 2 storylines.

We will all agree that Gemma is a mistake that OA hasn’t acknowledged but.

Hassan, performed by English actor Elyes Gabel (Scorpion), had a chip on his shoulder. He felt that he needed to do extra simply to be accepted by the WASPS within the FBI.

As OA defined to Hassan, he noticed himself as an FBI agent, not a Muslim FBI agent.

They’re each doubtless fooling themselves.

OA cannot ever escape the truth that others will view him as Muslim. However there’s all the time going to be a spot for somebody reminiscent of Hassan who can go undercover as a Muslim at a second’s discover (though possibly he should not have been utilizing his precise title.)

Neither of those Muslim FBI brokers was at their finest on this case.

Because of Gemma, OA was in a temper from the beginning. It did not assist when the witness to the taking pictures described the shooter as having an accent like a terrorist when he meant Arabic.

Omar was right when he identified that, even the rising home pressure.

Sure, having a Muslim terrorist has change into a TV trope over the previous twenty years. Nevertheless it was crucial for this storyline involving OA and Hassan.

Nonetheless, OA did not should be so intense to Hassan’s companion Jessica, who occurred to be Maggie‘s outdated pal from Quantico, who sadly was launched and largely ignored for the remainder of the episode. Why trouble with that storyline?

Oh, effectively. It wasn’t an episode that includes up-and-coming white feminine brokers. So, into the background they went.

It may have been worse. They might have been Scola, Tiffany, Jubal, Isobel, or anybody within the JOC who solely had a scene or two.

That is the draw back of highlight episodes. They deal with one character to the detriment of everybody else.

Hassan may function a cautionary story for OA. If every little thing hadn’t damaged proper for him, he too may have been that cliche of a Muslim spy attempting to infiltrate a terrorist cell.

Sure. Hassan was an object lesson of what to not do. For example, do not draw consideration to your self by staring on the visiting FBI brokers after which working away as a substitute of fading into the background as a custodian ought to. May he have acted any extra suspiciously?

Then, somewhat than sharing all of the intel he had, he held again info, pretending to not know who Adil was after it turned clear that the teenager had killed the choose.

Hassan had good cause to be elusive as a result of he radicalized a shy, awkward child and transformed him right into a zealot and a assassin. 

Then, he tried to play the Muslim brother card and make Omar his companion in misadventure. OA allowed Hassan to redeem himself, however he stored making dangerous decisions.

Like placing that gun to his chin and pulling the set off to show himself to the cell mastermind. Certain, he may say he knew it wasn’t loaded the entire time, however that was nonetheless reckless, even when it did get him the location of the next assassination.

How did Asghar change into a terrorist chief when some man off the road tricked him into revealing his plans?

And the way may Hassan probably suppose that Adil would give up to him? Hassan made him a real believer and he obtained winged for his efforts.

Then, to search out out that Hassan put the homicide weapon in Adil’s hand. That was the ultimate straw.

As OA identified, Hassan could not use his Muslim heritage to excuse his failure to rise inside the bureau. He simply needed to work smarter. Nevertheless it’s doubtless too late for that now.

Now, again to Gemma. Everybody likes vivid, shiny issues. However Gemma is somebody OA is woefully outfitted with whom to deal. 

Yeah, opposites appeal to, however these two are too reverse. She’s uptown glitz and glam, and as a lot because the Egyptian boy from the borough needs to maintain up along with her, he is not outfitted to. He is out of his depth.

Omar poorly dealt with Cate being killed on FBI Season 6 Episode 3. He wanted to provide Gemma a heads-up as quickly as she got here to the membership that they had below surveillance so she may make an excuse and depart.

Then, as quickly as attainable, he wanted to be the one who advised Gemma about Cate’s loss of life somewhat than letting social media maintain that. That is no means for her to search out out about her pal’s passing.

Now that she was already upset with him, he selected that minute to badger her about whether or not she makes use of medicine. He could not maintain that powerful discuss for one more day?

It might be superb if this relationship had been one way or the other repaired. OA must attempt more durable to search out somebody he is extra simpatico with.

What do you consider philosophical OA?

Did Hassan have any good factors, or was he making excuses for his conduct?

Ought to OA try to patch issues up with Gemma, or ought to he transfer on?

Remark beneath.

Dale McGarrigle is a workers author for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on X.




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