Graceland 3×01 “B-Positive” Recap

Spoilers Ahead

“B-Positive” featured some of our favorite characters battling the repercussions of “Faith 7.”

Episode Summary: The team has faked Mike’s death. Surprise surprise. Briggs is undercover with a notorious family. Paige is having a difficult time letting things go. Jakes cares deeply about the cleaning the house. Johnny’s secretly meeting with Solano and Sid.

Review | Analysis: As all season premieres go, a lot of build up to a cliffhanger that sets up what the rest of the season will look like. While tonight’s episode wasn’t exactly my favorite, I’m immensely thrilled to see that the agents are not only on the road to redemption, but on the road to hopefully becoming a stronger team. Since the end of season one, their primary issue has always been the fact that they’ve accepted the fact that their lies are their lives. It shouldn’t be that way. In order to form strong bonds and work together to bring the bad guys down, they need to be honest with one another. Plus, they’re the only ones who can know the whole truth anyway.

I wasn’t exactly excited for the series after the finale; however, with full confidence I can say that I feel this season will most definitely be better than the last. As always, I’m not going to waste too much time discussing the cases because I feel character development is far more significant and also, it appears as though this season will deal with even more brutal story lines and to be frank, I’m more of a fairytales gal.

Collectively we can all agree that Ari’s disgustingly horrible and hopefully he’s stopped quickly before he continues his terrifying daily activities. That said, I hope Briggs brings them down quickly.

It’s not exactly clear what Johnny’s doing, but I trust his character enough to know that it’ll benefit the team. He needs to fill them in sooner rather than later though. And hopefully this doesn’t turn into a Briggs/Odin storyline.

I wasn’t entirely sure if I could root for Paige and Mike after everything that occurred last season, but this episode’s set up their arc very well. Mike fully understands that Paige’s intentions were out of anger and heartbreak. He understands that the two of them have made them terrible mistakes and the only way to move forward is to forgive each other and themselves. Additionally, it’s clear that his near-death experience has given him a lot more wisdom than he’s ever had which will hopefully work for his benefit. However, Paige doesn’t see things the same way. She hasn’t forgiven herself. She hasn’t accepted either of their mistakes and she’s battling the pangs of guilt that are undoubtedly consuming her. At the end of the day, there are a lot of emotions that need to be worked through and I couldn’t be more excited if I tried. Aaron Tveit and Serinda Swan brought their A game last season, and I have no doubt in me that the two of them will bring raw emotions to life masterfully. I’m already thoroughly impressed with Swan’s ability to manifest profound remorse in the form of anger while Tveit delivers a type of sadness we’ve yet to see from Mike. It’s evident he cares for Paige and the fact that she won’t forgive herself pains him tremendously. Paige obviously won’t leave Graceland but her desire alone will really give the team the opportunity to evaluate just how much the other means to them.

As always, Charlie’s character brings such peace to the series and Vanessa Ferlito plays her with incomparable compassion. It was nice to see her bond with Paige again – the series lacks in lady friendships; however, since we know how giving she is, we know she won’t give up trying to help in every way that she can.

I’m so happy Jakes continues to bring light to the series. That final scene with them cleaning followed by Briggs telling the truth by the fire is essentially what promises restoration for the house. If they started out the season cleaning the house together in silence, I’m hoping they end it cleaning and laughing together. It’s only fitting right?!

What are your thoughts on this week’s episode?

Writer’s Note: due to the fact that I’m currently recovering from surgery, reviews will be a bit shorter than they usually are. I apologize and will be back with full length analysis shortly. Also, special thank you to my best friend who’s uploading and setting all these up in order for you guys to read them. It’s not exactly fun to write a review with my phone. I hope you’ve enjoyed the episode and this review xx

@GissaneSophia

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