Bionic Woman

Season 1 Episode 6

The List

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 07, 2007 on NBC
8.4
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When a man plans to sell a list with names from both the Berkut Group and the CIA, the companies team up to catch him. Jaime and Tom are partnered for the mission in Paris, where they find themselves struggling to balance their flirting with the task at hand. Finally, Becca tries to impress a boy and gets arrested, prompting Jonas to bail her out of jail.

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  • A good outing

    8.3
    The basic plotline here is a recovery mission of a list of Berkut and CIA operatives and to get the man selling them. Having Jaime and Tom (the CIA op from the last mission) team up with their personal issues rated one notch above normal heart rate in the interest stakes. You can predict the romantic awkwardness they will feel in the mission. Yet both actors do pull it off without it being too cheesy.



    The interagency dislike from both groups is palatable enough, if a little obvious too. But each little thing adds to the overall conflict that you will experience as Jaime tries to fulfill her mission. Dialogue still needs a lot to be desired. I dont find it as enjoyable as say an episode of House or CSI. It just feels laboured.



    The setting is mainly in Paris, and Im afraid that the apparent use of picture boards and strategic locations is as bad as some of the fake french accents! Truly awful.



    Jaime's bionic powers are getting worse if anything or at least the onscreen representations of them are. For instance, the running and jumping are just poor. They really needed to use cgi and not wire tech to get the job done. More so I cant believe for a second that her bionic limbs wouldnt snap bones if you even used just 1% of their capabilities. Her encounters with the baddies just dont work for me.



    So the only real good thing in this episode is the drama behind the plotline, because the rest of the show is below par. The only reason this episode scores more than an 8 is because it was a times dramatic and a little exciting.



    No wonder the show was dropped, Im afraid to say.moreless
  • I liked it!

    8.5
    Jaime and Tom have an assignment in Paris. There is a guy with a list that the CIA and Jaime's company needs to get. It is hard for Jaime and Tom to balnce their mission and flirting. Becca gets arrested after throwing a party and then trying to drive without a license. Jonas must bail her out of jail. Nathan seems jealous of Tom and Jaime. Becca prepares a nice home welcoming for Jaime.



    This was a pretty good episode! It wasn't as good as others, but I still liked it! This episode gets an 8.5 out of 10 from me!moreless
  • Things continue to fall apart

    4.0
    This episode of "Bionic Woman" follows in the footsteps of the previous episode by re-directing Jaime's character even further from the supposed feminist roots of the original premise. Instead of taking charge of her life and challenging the Berkut Group in an intelligent, self-interest manner, Jaime spends most of her time mooning over a CIA agent. If the latest round of producers thought this romantic subplot would help the series, they were sorely mistaken.



    The usual problems remain in place: the poor Michael Bay-esque dialogue and directorial style, the choppy editing, and the paper-thin character development. I honestly have no idea why the characters are doing what they're doing most of the time. They just act according to plot requirements, and when the plot is sketchy and ill-conceived, that makes for a poor foundation.



    This series is just devolving into a disappointment. Sarah Corvus was a major part of the first few episodes, along with the issues of nanotechnology and its short-term viability. That could have been utilized in some creative ways, especially if the Berkut Group had been shown as mildly competent and organized. Or, for that matter, if Becca had remained a former hacker with the ability to do amazing things with operating systems. (Whatever happened to keeping her away from computers, by the way?)



    Now the series has shifted to push Jaime into a relationship within weeks of the death of her fiancé, a man who was apparently betraying her on every possible level. Her interaction with Tom is beyond painful (especially the ridiculous dialogue), and it makes her look even more unprofessional and naïve. Granted, Jaime is supposed to be young and inexperienced, but she was acting like a teenager, not a woman who was forced to grow up quickly to take care of her sister.



    This series was probably the best-positioned new series on the schedule before the season began. It certainly was given better odds than shows like "Moonlight", which had overhauled most of its cast. Right now, creatively speaking, "Moonlight" is taking "Bionic Woman" to school. It's shocking to consider that so many high profile producers and showrunners could take this series into such a downward spiral.moreless
  • An American Agent in Paris!

    8.0
    Jamime and tom are off to Paris to get some guy with the list of people of the CIA and Berkut Group. They had to or else the list of all the agent will be exposed. Sounds like an epiosde of "Alias?" You bet. It could've been written to look an episode of "Alias." Back home, Jamine little sister Becca gets drunk to impress a boy and get arrested. I like to say it again, but I think the relationship between Jamime and Becca is inproving and that is the key to survival of the show. Let's hope it last until the scripts run dry.moreless
  • This is one of the best episodes in this season up until now.

    8.5
    This episode was great as it is building the story a bit further now. This episode was very interesting when it comes to the relationships on the characters in this series.



    It looks like Jaime got herself a boyfriend..maybe not exactly a boyfriend as of yet as they are still going for another date.. Tom is cute as well and a great character in this series.



    Her sister got a bit depressed when that guy came to her party with another girl..that sucks! She got arrested when she left her house and went out with the car..she did not go far as the policeman immediately saw her..and then she got arrested for driving without a license. Jonas was really great in this episode.. we can see that he showed a bit of emotion when he went to bail Becca from jail. It was really nice to hear him say a lot of interesting things about Jaime and that made Becca appreciate her sister more and we can see that a bit further at the end of the episode.



    The part that bothered me the most was when the CIA left Tom behind after his cover got revealed... but it was nice how Jaime went to his rescue. A lot of mysterious things happened that Jaime found difficult to explain as she is Bionic!moreless

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: Jonas shows up in Paris shortly after bailing Jaime's sister out of jail in the USA.

    • Goof: When Jaime is talking to Victor on the phone, he is using an Apple iPhone, but he is holding it upside down, talking into the earpiece, with the microphone to his ear. Additionally, the screen is active, giving away it's not really making a call, as iPhone screens dim and deactivate when held to one's ear while making a call.

    • The name of the character "Victor Booth" is likely to have been inspired by real-life arms dealer Victor Boot, who made his fortune by selling black-market weaponry and delivering said weapons, not to mention other goods, to and from the most dangerous places in the world.

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