“Close to Home, Part 2”
January 29, 2018
And so, here we are. End of Season 1 of The Brave, arguably the best new show of this Fall Television Season, and while we are left with one, potentially soul crushing cliffhanger, most of our most pressing story lines are wrapped up. Which is a credit to show creator Dean Georgaris and his writers staff for not leaving us hanging in the wind … God forbid NBC does not grant a Season 2. But, let us not dwell on such negative thoughts for there is nothing we can do right now anyway.
No, dear The Brave family, let us instead relive the action and intensity, the highs and lows, the McG getting punched in the face and the Jaz in a leather vest, of last night’s explosive season finale, “Close To Home, Part 2.” First, Read Our Deep Dive Recap from Last Week’s Part 1 if you haven’t already … I’m going to assume in the recap below that you have!
Spoilers Ahead!! You’ve been warned. The recap … after the jump!
All eyes are on The Brave tonight as it hits its Season 1 finale in dramatic style (read our recap from last week’s episode, here). We live tweet this show every week and its a blast, you should follow us on Twitter @AdminPopCultRev. Tonight, at 11pm (ET), we’ll be joining the folks at So Many Shows to discuss the episode along with the show’s creator Dean Georgaris and several of the show’s stars!! Join us and listen in live!
Also on, a new episode of The Alienist (read our recap of Last Week’s series premiere here).
The Brave “Close to Home, Part 1”
January 22, 2018
I can’t believe we’re nearly at the end of the season; after tonight’s episode, there is only 1 hour left of The Brave …until Season 2 (renew the show already NBC dammit)!!
Tonight’s episode introduces a new villain that we’ll definitely see next week and I suspect will be a recurring creature in seasons to come (renew the show already NBC dammit). In addition, we got our first really in depth character backstory (via flashback and fantastic wigs) for Patricia for the new villain, you see, is a close figure from her past.
The Brave continues to deliver movie-quality episodes and remain predictably unpredictable; there was no real “mission of the week” this hour but rather we were given a revolving door of mind games and the kind of delicious exposition and backstory that serialization and continuity junkies crave!
On to the recap of “Close to Home, Part 1” … after the jump!
This is it The Brave fans, the final still shots for Season 1 have been published by NBC. Leather Bustiers aside (Sweet Lord, Jaz), it looks like there is some major plotting and planning going on with our favorite Special Operations Group. Please feel free to speculate wildly in the comments …
The season finale of The Brave will air on January 29, 2018 and this is the official episode description released by NBC: “SEASON FINALE With just four short weeks before Dalton (Mike Vogel) and his team finish their deployment, they continue to race the clock on a high-stakes mission. As they learn more about Hoffman (Guest Star James Tupper), Patricia (Anne Heche) and the group attempt to use his intel to save innocent lives, but the information comes at a cost. Also starring (Tate Ellington (Noah Morgenthau), Demetrius Grosse (Ezekiel “Preach” Carter), Natacha Karam (Jasmine “Jaz” Khan), Noah Mills (Joseph “McG” McGuire), Sofia Pernas (Hannah Rivera) and Hadi Tabbal (Amir Al-Raisani).” Also guest starring Chiara Aurelia (Verina Curtis) and Marc Crumpton (Victor).”
Pictures from “Close to Home, Part 2” (Episode 113) of The Brave … after the jump!
Tonight, The Brave begins its two part season finale (renew this show NBC!!). Elsewhere, plenty of new TV with the series premieres of The Alienist and The Resident. Also, new Supergirl, Scorpion and The Good Doctor. So much to watch!!!
This afternoon, NBC released the first handful of photos for Part 1 of the 2 part season finale of The Brave. If and when they release more, we will update this post but in the meantime, here is your First Look at “Close to Home, Part 1,” airing on January 22, 2018.
The pictures don’t reveal much but here is the episode description: “When an unlikely suspect is involved in hacking a U.S. submarine, Dalton (Mike Vogel) and his team stumble upon a piece of Patricia’s past. With national security and lives at stake, Patricia (Anne Heche) heads to Turkey to confront one of her most epic demons. Also starring Tate Ellington (Noah Morgenthau), Demetrius Grosse (Ezekiel “Preach” Carter), Noah Mills (Joseph “McG” McGuire), Sofia Pernas (Hannah Rivera) and Hadi Tabbal (Amir Al-Raisani). Guest Starring James Tupper (Alex Hoffman), Chiara Aurelia (Verina Curtis), Salena Qureshi (Esma Reis) and Marc Crumpton (Victor) .”
After the heart pounding rescue operation of Jaz in “Desperate Measures,” The Brave throws us right back into the thick of it tonight with “Grounded.” Jaz is forced into some introspection while Hannah gets to stretch her operational legs. And Noah? He gets to play big boss while Campbell remains out on suspension.
Another great episode featuring the crisp dialogue, unexpected humor, stellar action sequences, realistic military presence, and unbeatable character beats and interactions that rival the best things on TV.
If you’re prepared for spoilers, then grab your pork rinds and come with us as we revisit “Grounded,” episode 111 of The Brave. After the jump …
The Brave returns with another new episode tonight; prepare for some fallout from last week’s daring rescue of Jaz. Elsewhere, the epic Season 1 finale of The Gifted (2 hours worth!)’ the return of Supergirl from hiatus and new episodes of The Good Doctor and Scorpion.
The Brave returned tonight with an adrenaline filled episode that encapsulates all that is wonderful about this show. The acting, the action, the heart stopping moments, and the respect shown to our real world operators by depicting realistic missions with realistic complications.
BUT! Before we recap tonight’s episode of The Brave, lets review where we left off after episode 9 back in November. Tasked to Tehran, Iran, Special Operation Group 7, led by Captain Adam Dalton (Mike Vogel) , was tasked with the sanctioned termination of Fahim Jarif, the man responsible for the beach-side truck attack in Turkey which we saw at the end of the Pilot episode.
After Jarif was spooked inside a tea shop where the hit was scheduled to take place, intrepid team sniper Sgt Jasmine “Jaz” Khan (Natacha Karam) missed an improvised shot at the target outside the storefront. The person Jarif was scheduled to meet, Aida Hareb (whose brother is Nasser Hareb, known big shot terrorist mastermind), ends up killing herself via poison pill just as Dalton corners her in a garage. Always willing to call an audible to achieve his goal, Dalton decides to greenlight Jaz’s impersonation of the now dead Aida at a rescheduled meet with Jarif (who, though well acquainted with her brother, has never actually met Aida in person). At the rescheduled meet with Jarif inside his suite at the Palace Hotel, Jaz improvises her plan and successfully kills her target. Unfortunately, she was supposed to be well away from Jarif when he died under the original “let’s poison him” plan and so now, with the team’s help, she has to scramble to exfil without being apprehended by any of the numerous Quds forces keeping guard in the hotel.
In a “best of horrible options” type of deal, Jaz calmly walks towards a second story plate glass window which she plans to fling herself out of; the plan being that Dalton and Preach (Demetrius Grosse) would pick her up outside on the ground. Just as she begins to pick up speed, seconds from the window, she is flying tackled by one of Jarif’s guards. Cut to Jaz being hauled away, the team looking distraught, Dalton looking like he might vomit and Assistant Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) angrily sweeping everything off of the nearest desk to her. Cut to black.
And now, episode 110 – “Desperate Measures,” or “How We Try To Save Jaz From an Iranian Execution.” Read on for our detailed recap of Monday night’s episode, Desperate Measures, but beware of spoilers. Proceed at your unspoiled peril.
Some of our favorite Monday shows are still on hiatus but not our most favorite new show, The Brave. The Brave returns tonight to pick up right after the fall finale and Jaz’s abduction. Also new, The Good Doctor.