My Own Worst Enemy

Season 1 Episode 7

Down Rio Way

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Dec 01, 2008 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Edward commits treason, when asking about his parent's death. Raymond tries to reason with Tom and Mary to avoid any potential accidents.

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  • Yet another very strong, superb episode from this great series. (Spoilers)

    This episode of My Own Worst Enemy was suspenseful and entertaining. I enjoyed the whole episode, and liked the amount of action that was in it. The whole revenge story with Edward is very entertaining and well thought out. I enjoyed the acting from the entire cast, and I think that they are doing a fantastic job. I liked the moments with Henry spending time with his family, and how he criticized Edward's decision on letting Jack by a car. This show just keeps getting better and better, and I still don't see why it was canceled. Overall, I give this episode, Down Rio Way, a 9.5 out of 10.moreless
  • Not bad but could do better.

    Down Rio Way was not a bad episode. I realise that the show is about to be cancelled so there was probably a bit of a rush to tie up as many loose ends as possible before the curtain finally falls in a couple of weeks time. However, it was not totally satisfactory. The killer of Edward's parents is probably still at large as the man in Rio was set up by Turnbull so maybe that will really get sorted out in the final 2 episodes. The contrasting lighter side of Henry's home life was nicely done with the whole first car scenario. Basically I liked the episode but would like more satisfying storylines for the remaining episodes.moreless
  • Edward plans to kill the guy who murdered his parents but is it the right man or has he been played?

    A conclusion to the last episode. Yuri as it turns out does double-cross Edward for the intent of selling The Falcon.

    However, if you remember Edward threatened to Yuri if he did that but still Yuri decided to roll the dice.

    Edward goes after the man that killed his parents after roughing up his own boss (in hilarious detail).

    When Edward finally is about to do the kill, the man tells him that he isn't the murderer of his parents but actually the murderer of Yuri's parents. There's a really funny scene that has to been to be believed where Yuri and his buddies are coming home with a bag of goodies only to be gunned down by Edward. It's just funny how it's done how the guys are so carefree and nonchalant not suspecting what's going to happen to them. Not too mention the funny part where Edward neglects to shoot the blonde bimbo letting her run off with the goods.

    Yuri tells him what he did but Edward kills him anyway. You don't double-cross Ed.

    Meanwhile them Edward does eventually learn the real identity of his parent's killer. Only trouble as we see in the beginning of the episode Edward has changed into Henry so can he still pull it off?

    It was a decent episode. I thought for a minute there they might stretch this storyline more but this end was still satisfying. I'd rather have them end as many story lines as they can before the last episode airs.

    The side story with Raymond was decent. Obviously he also can take of himself like we saw at the end.

    Another great episode.moreless
  • a supenseful episode

    Since the show is going to be cancelled, this episode wastes no time getting to the point. The story is the leanest the show has ever done and it's built on suspense. Edward finally knows who killed his parents and he's out for blood. He confronts boss Alastair about it. Alastair at first denies any deception but then admits that he only decieved Edward because they couldn't find the real killer. A flashback shows Edward swearing his life to Janis and it reveals a subtle but key detail: Henry is Edward. Henry is Edward from nineteen years ago. Henry is Edward's innocent self, the uncorrupted self, his personality before Edward became cold and distant. And that's probably why Edward can't stand Henry, because Henry is who he was before he became a spy, who is the vulnerable him, who has the life Edward secretly wants but can never have. He joined to Janis to find his parents' killer, now he can't escape. Edward confronts a murder suspect, only to find his foreign informant sent Edward to the guy to avenge his own personal vendettas. Edward walks away from the suspect and kills the informant. Meanwhile, Raymond has to deal with "Tom's" wife, who is a victim of a car robbery gone bad and accidently killed one of her robbers. She doesn't remember due to post-traumatic stress. Raymond is asked to deal with the matter himself without his other self. Raymond sucks with comfort and he's not as good at Edward at hiding it. Henry awakens at a bad moment and Alastair gives him the way to kill Edward's family murderer. He'll do it or Alastair will know something is up. At home, Henry has to deal with his son getting his own car and the talk about responsibility. Henry is the one asked to kill the murderer at the time he sees his grandson being born but Henry can't do it. He hestitates. It's not in his nature to kill. Fortunately for Edward, the murderer tries to kill him but Edward kills him back. It's done. The murderer is dead. Henry/Edward relents and gives his son a gift for the car. Edward can move on from the past, right? Not quite. It's revealed that it was all a set-up from Alastair, looking to tie up some loose ends for his schemes? Did Edward really kill his parents' murderer? Most likely no. Unfortunately, this little plot point is never going to go anywhere. It was a nice episode and it's an enjoyable show. There are two more episodes to go. NBC is speculated to try and tie most of the loose ends but that probably won't happen. Too bad. The show was good while it lasted.moreless
Christian Slater

Christian Slater

Henry Spivey/Edward Albright

Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner

Jack Spivey

Mike O'Malley

Mike O'Malley

Tom Grady/Raymond

Saffron Burrows

Saffron Burrows

Dr. Norah Skinner

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

Ruthy Spivey

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard

Mavis Heller

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Nora explains to Henry how to operate a hand gun, we can see that Henry doesn't know anything about guns. When she told him to look at the top of the magazine to check if there's a bullet there it only gave her knowledge that the magazine has only one bullet and not whether it's full or not. Then, when Nora explained that Henry needs to take the safety off, she didn't tell him that this is a semi-automatic gun and the first bullet has to be loaded manually into the chamber otherwise it won't shoot anyway.

    • In the flashback of Edward's funeral in 1989, on his tombstone was written that he was a SGT – sergeant but in an earlier flashback when Edward was talking to Alistair Trumbull about enlistment in to the Janus program he was wearing his class A uniform with lieutenant's bars on them. In the first episode of the season, "Breakdown", Mavis Heller said to Henry that Edward was born on March 15th, 1969. In the flashback of his funeral on the tombstone was written that he was born on July 21st, 1970.

    • When Edward shot the second guard on the yacht, we could see through the night vision scope that the guard was not facing Edward directly but with a left angel. The bullet penetrated the body through the middle of guard's right chest and the exit wound should be somewhere under his right armpit on near the ribs on the right side of the body. However, when the guard was falling we clearly saw that he had a huge exit wound in the middle of his back, such wound he could have receive only if he was shot by someone facing directly in front of him.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Henry (talking about Jack's car): Do you seriously think this is such a hot idea, getting a muscle-car for a new driver?
      Angie: Like you said, if he puts all that time and effort into fixing it, he'll drive more carefully. Plus, it's a chick magnet.

    • Tony: This is security footage from cameras in an ATM in the parking structure at the intersection where Mary says she had her accident.
      Raymond: Oh she even got that right. What a lush.

    • Mavis (to Henry): Edward was due five minutes ago for a debriefing with Trumbull, but suffice it to say, the last time you two chatted, Edward pistol-whipped him. So he might be a little testy.

    • Edward (talking about his parents' murderer): Uri Volkolov told me that the man who killed them is still alive.
      Trumball: You just want him to be alive so you can kill him.

  • NOTES (1)