CHASE “Narco Part 2” Review

Chase (NBC) Narco Part 2

CHASE “Narco Part 2” Season 1 Episode 13 – Chase creator Jennifer Johnson once described Annie and her team as a family, with Annie and Jimmy as either mom and dad or brother and sister, depending on the situation. Tonight we got to see how this family reacts when one of their own is taken away.

At the end of the episode, Jimmy claimed that he had no regrets for anything that he did. I believe that he meant that, even despite doing things like kidnapping one man and turning him over to the Satevo cartel so that they could beat information out of him, then basically doing the same thing himself with Cordova to find out where Annie was and finally accepting help from the Satevo cartel to arrest Cordova. What I have to wonder though is whether or not he will feel the same way down the line when this comes back to bite him in the ass because, well, doesn’t it always? Not that I’m sorry he did any of the things he did.

Meanwhile Annie was her usual badass self in this episode. I like how the tables were turned for a bit, making Annie into a fugitive herself for a little while, using knowledge gained from chasing many others to stay alive. Tossing Annie across the border was clever, too. If she’d been anywhere in the states, once she had knocked out the bad guy she would have been safe. By having her in Mexico, the danger was dialed up quite a few notches and made it that much more exciting.

My favorite bits…

Annie managing to break the nose of one of her kidnappers. Good girl!

The fact that Annie didn’t just meekly let herself be put into her cell, but fought and kicked the whole way.

Not being able to help the evil laugh that escaped me when Jimmy punched the little punk in the nose that Annie had already broke.

Feeling as nauseous as Annie looked when they threw the guy in with the tiger. Cruelty for both man and beast.

Annie finding out that O’Neill’s son had been kidnapped, explaining why he’d been giving away info to Cordova.

Appreciating the Reservoir Dogs-esque moment when Jimmy and Marco opened the trunk with the kidnapper in it.

Annie asking Tim if he had been walking around his cell to stretch his legs like she told him. I just love that they thought of a little detail like that.

Finding out that Marco never told the truth about his old partner to protect the guy’s family.

Jimmy and Marco holding Cordova captive in a bathroom.

Annie being forced to hold a gun on an innocent man.

Finding the conversation between the cops and the guy behind the counter a lot more nerve-wracking because I couldn’t understand a word they were saying. I’m sure that was done on purpose.

Annie’s relief when she saw that the phone was working. Gotta admit, I breathed a sigh of relief with her.

The look on Jimmy’s face when they told her Annie was on the phone.

Annie reminding Jimmy that the days she had been gone weren’t vacation days.

Annie having to tell the truth to Tim about his father.

Annie admitting to Jimmy that they nearly did lose her.

Jimmy claiming no regrets for anything he did to get Annie back.

What did you think of this episode of Chase? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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