My Own Worst Enemy

Season 1 Episode 2

Hummingbird

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 20, 2008 on NBC
7.4
out of 10
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110 votes
5

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Edward and Raymond must kidnap a German software engineer with information about a possible terrorist attack. Henry tries to deal with the fact that all his childhood memories were made up. With the help of Mavis, Henry must pretend to be Edward when he accidently meets Edward's boss, Alistair Trumbull.moreless

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  • This episode of My Own Worst Enemy was a great episode for character development, and it had a lot of good moments. (Spoilers)

    9.0
    This episode of My Own Worst Enemy was superb. It loved how Edward and Henry talked about each other. Christian Slater is still doing a great job at playing two different characters and giving them their own personality. He is doing an excellent job, and I love that I get to watch him act every week. He's very good at playing a family man and a Government Agent at the same time. Though right now, I kind of like Henry more. Edward seems like he's going to become a bad guy. Overall I thought this episode was superb, and I look forward to seeing next week's episode. I give this episode a 9 out of 10.moreless
  • Anyone else curious how many hits Google had Monday/Tuesday for 'hummingbird'? ;o)

    10
    I felt this was an incredible episode. Henry is still struggling to facing he is the created half. He's smart and he's trying to piece together how it's possible. He's also trying to adjust to interacting in Edward's world and how he's expected to act. Edward on the other hand is finding Henry's life tiring, with the exception of sharing his wife. I absolutely loved Henry's cringing expression as he opened his hand. I really don't like Raymond--he seems so much darker than Edward. I really did like it when Edward was watching Henry's movies and when the little girl asks about his mother he says 'you have her eyes actually'--I liked that. I think Henry's life will bring out the humanity in Edward, and I think Henry will be taking up some defense classes of some sort. Can't wait until the next one!moreless
  • second episode. . .how's the show going to do

    9.0
    Okay, the pilot wasn't extremely painful. It was actually quite good, for a pilot anyway. The second episode reveals more promise for this new show. Henry is still reeling over the fact that yes, he's a created split-personality. That means all his memories, all his life beyond nineteen years when he was created, was created by the government. And if anybody else was in that position, they'd freak out too. Henry enlists his doctor friend of nineteen years to scan his brain and discovers there's a chip in his brain controlling the personality switch. The government still has no idea how the switch malfunction happened but they're pissed that Henry isn't the same hardboiled spy Edward is but unfortunately, Henry is checking in while Edward should be there and Henry has to do the assignments Edward does. Henry has to deal with the fact Edward is not an all-nice guy and the fact Edward's the one sleeping with his wife. That still creeps me out. Meanwhile, Edward finds out everything Henry's doing to get rid of the chip. Edward may have been the killer behind Henry's friend's death. The already testy relationship between the two personalities got worst. The show still continues to get it's strength on the Edward/Henry relationship, only this time, it's more Henry than Edward. Henry's family is starting to get a more active role in the show but they got to find something else for the wife. Henry's job is still kept in the background. And I still have no idea if this show will be any good or not. By what I've seen so far, it's not bad. It's not painful, and most of the time it's pretty enjoyable. However, besides the split-personality war, this show doesn't stand out much. It's supposed to be a spy adventure show but that's still kept mostly on the side. It's still developing into being the show and its timeslot has it in tough competition and it's challenge for viewers. Will it last beyond this season? I don't know. I think the show has potential but how far it goes will be decided shortly.moreless
  • Review

    10
    I thought this was a fantastic episode and a step up from the pilot episode, which doesn't happen often. I'm surprised at the low rating for it so far on this site, because the show certainly has a lot of points that I think would attract a lot of new people watch a show like this. Christain Slater is simply amazing and watching his "everyday normal life" character is actually more exciting then watching Edward just because he displays the emotion of not knowing what to believe anymore so well. What would happen to all of us if we learned our memeories were simply implanted and that we didn't experience any of them. I think the concept of what Henry is going through is simply fantastic. The ending was interesting because now you really start to see the predictament that Henry is in. Henry doesn't want to hurt people but the company that he now has to work for is killing people to protect this secret. So in a show where two men share a body and one is good and one is bad, what is the organization they work for. Good or Bad. Best NEW show of the fall season.moreless
  • Edward and Raymond's next mission is in Germany where they try to hunt down their next target. Meanwhile, Henry tries to split himself from Edward.

    9.0
    A continuation of the first episode. Henry now wants to split himself from Edward so he tries to get a Cat Scan. He finds the chip but the doctor seeing it does not dare to remove the chip from his head.



    Edward and Raymond have kidnapped a German programmer who may not the whereabouts of their next target. He doesn't want to talk so Henry as Edward must use "persuasive techniques" to get him talking.



    Raymond and Edward's target in Germany, however, pose a problem which they may or not be able to handle.



    So the episode was good. It wasn't really different from pilot but here got Henry going on his first mission as Edward. In the pilot Henry did what he was told to stay alive and here he does the same. He still can't accept that he is the implant and Edward is the one in control so it's funny to see the scenes where Edward is fooling around his wife and doing all these things to tick of Henry. There's not much he can do it about, if he removes the chip he risks killing himself and probably losing all of his memories (which are not even his to begin with). An interesting thing to point here is that isn't just Edward but Raymond who masquerades as Tom who also has a chip planted in him. The ending was good but obviously Henry will have to live in co-existence with Edward. How he will do it remains to be seen.moreless
James Cromwell

James Cromwell

Alistair Trumbull

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Ryan Adkisson

Ryan Adkisson

David's Son

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Jeanine Giovanni

Jeanine Giovanni

David's Wife

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Omid Abtahi

Omid Abtahi

Tony

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