The last episode was much, much better than the first two and it was now time to see if the writers had hit their only home run of the series or were they going to manage to become regulars at hitting the ball out of the stadium?
My first thought is that neither of these are right for this episode. It is not as good as skulls but also nowhere near as bad as the original two.
If the last episode was reminiscent of the Tomb Raider/Indiana Jones movies then this one resembles Ocean’s Eleven/entrapment. This is all about a heist, pure and simple. It may be wrapped up in a bit of Archaeology and criminal art collectors but the heist is what everything is building up to.
This episode also injects a bit of wit into it. There is a great line from the bad guy when Juliet Goes in as an undercover reporter with an assumed name…
“Juliette Moore, hmmmm! That’s sounds promising”
There is also for the first time, a bit of intrigue involving Vincent. What is he actually up to is something you ponder throughout the episode, and that is good writing. It keeps you interested in what is going on behind the main story.
The heist though is what this is all about and the build up and planning of it is just as interesting as the actual heist itself.
It is cleverly planned and executed (though the escape is a bit too easy!) and much more importantly it is believable. How they do it is completely plausible, nothing that makes you have to suspend disbelief during any part of it.
After the first two diabolical episodes I can now say that I am really looking forward to the next one. Shame that the first two were so awful that it never got any further on American TV, at least over here we are getting the whole series.