We're beginning to see bits of humanity peeking through the cracks of the armor that Finch and Reese always wear. These are no longer just cold, detached supermen who happen to be fighting the good fight...these are actual human beings riddled with personal failures, regrets, and guilt that motivate their present-day ideas and actions. Despite their constant habits of suppressing emotions and evading relationships with others, they are slowly bonding as kindred spirits in need of some reconnection.
Episode 6 "The Fix" is strong-paced and suspenseful, with a cat-and-mouse plot and intriguing new characters. Of special note are TV/film veterans Dan Hedaya and Brian Murray...excellent actors who sadly are unlikely to play recurring roles. Paige Turcois is well-cast in the lead, and hopefully recurring, "fixer" role in what could be a nod to her similar work on The Agency (although I always associate her with American Gothic,and god-help-me the TMNT sequels). Her mercenary and businesslike performance is almost as good as Jodie Foster's in Inside Man...almost. And her onscreen chemistry with Jim Caviezel is undeniable, walking the line between trust and betrayal (Remington Steele, anyone?). All in all, well done. More of the same, please?