PERSONS UNKNOWN “The Truth” Episode 6 Review

“The Truth”, episode six of PERSONS UNKNOWN, revealed exactly that. Joe’s cover is blown; Erika is more ruthless than we thought, which is bad for everyone except Janet who she seems to have fallen for. Mr Cooper and his editor go to Rome to meet ambassador Fairchilds and end up fleeing bombs, gunmen and bishops. And the prisoners of the prison town are a little closer (or so it seems) to escaping than they were episode one.

Persons Unknown does not dillydally in drawing out storylines. Last week suspicions about Joe were raised , this week they were confirmed. He confessed, poisoned, that he was indeed working for those behind the cameras. When he recovered and Janet asked him again I wonder why she also did not ask where the hell they were. I wonder why nobody seemed to be guarding him; he’s the only clue they have to their liberty. You’d think they would keep tabs on their double crossing friend.

Erika’s fierceness is in no way impeded by her petite stature. Kandyse McClure brings a ruthless wildness to her character that is magnetic enough so in a crowded room, your eyes go straight to her dreadlocks and glower, though greeting Janet with a flirty “hello bright eyes” was a bit awkward.

Then again, watching Gerald Kyd (Mark Renbe/Cooper) and Lola Glaudini (Kat the editor) flirt with each other was about as erotic as incest. The chemistry between the two is at freezing temperature and their entire storyline was preposterous and contrived on so many levels. The invasion of a religious meeting, the keycard ice sculpture swipe, the weird Mexican standoff at Tori’s funeral. Everything was too convenient, which is fine. Burn Notice and Leverage practically live on coincidences. The difference is they have fun doing it, whereas Mr Kyd and Miss Glaudini look as excited as a kid in summer school.

This episode came apart at the seams a little. Everything slotted into place but nothing was cohesive, and it felt like one great big mess. There were few moments of actual tension. Even Joe’s unmasking was far too casual. Not Persons Unknown best episode, but not a complete failure. At least the plot moved along quickly and we’re one step closer to uncovering the mysteries. Hopefully next week Joe will have some delicious tidbits to share and Mark and Kat will stay in the taxi until the ticker stops.

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