“Legends” Season 1 Episode 7 “Quicksand” aired on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on TNT. Gates convinced Martin to drop his personal investigation of Iraq and his identity. The DCO was given a new assignment in connection with the visit of the Saudi prince.
The episode opened with a guy testing a drone somewhere in Arizona. A kid saw what he was doing and approached him, remarking that the equipment was pretty cool. Big mistake! The guy controlling the drone tested it out on him. The drone exploded, killing the young man. Where will this be used and who was the guy?
Back at the FBI-DCO, Martin (Sean Bean) was being investigated by Internal Affairs, the U. S. Attorney’s department and the deputy of the FBI. They wanted to know about what Martin saw at Dobson’s compound (in the episode “Rogue” air date: Sept. 10, 2014). Were there really missiles and stolen military warfare? Martin believed Verax Corporation was behind this operation. But the company was a global security arm and the top contractor of the U.S. military. The deputy said they couldn’t support Martin’s claim as his investigation of it was not sanctioned.
Deputy: We are all grateful for your service, Martin. But we have to assess this situation honestly.
Martin: Sounds like a fancy way of calling me a liar, sir.
Martin’s job, however, is still secured. He’s still with FBI. But wait, there’s more! Agent Rice (Morris Chestnut), who has been investigating Martin’s case with Robert McCombs since the beginning, has been transferred to the DCO. Martin learned all of these from Gates (Steve Harris), who came by his house after the panel investigation.
Gates also showed him the same photo that a guy named Evans showed him in “Rogue.” It was the photo that tied him to Iraq, McCombs, Evans, Dobson and all these assumptions that the identity of “Martin Odum” is not real. Gates, however, said that it was the photo that was faked, according to a forensic analysis. Gates pounded on Martin that he was never in Iraq. But what about those that recognized him, like Dobson? Gates countered that Dobson was a paranoid who told him what he wanted to hear.
Gates: I’m speaking to you as a friend here. Do whatever it takes — poetry, flowers, I don’t give a shit. Just get back together with Sonya. You need her. She keeps you steady. Spend some time with your son, reconnect. Stop spinning, stop tearing yourself apart. Martin, remind yourself who you are.
Of course, Gates was just making sure Martin would drop this matter about looking into his real identity altogether because he and Sonya (Amber Valletta) were in on the secret that Martin Odum is also a legend.
It’s Rice’s first day at the DCO, and he came across Maggie (Tina Marjorino) dealing with a personal problem with her boyfriend on the phone. Maggie told him there will be briefing with the team in an hour.
Meanwhile, two suspicious people were talking about an assassination plot at a park. One of these men was apparently the most hated man in the world, according to the other guy, who was the one with the drone. In 48 hours, the prince will be dead.
The prince had to be Prince Abboud of Saudi, who’s also their oil minister, a very important job for the country. The DCO was told that Aaron Rawley, an advocate and writer, has leaked his itinerary.
Crystal (Ali Larter) worked her charm on Rawley to establish a connection. Meanwhile, Rice and Martin were tailing him, and they were lead to woman, Hani Jibril, the women’s rights activist who’s been with the Dalai Lama and a few political figures. Did Rawley tell her about the prince’s visit? Was Jibril part of the assassination plot?
Martin and Rice did a recon of Jibril’s apartment, while a tracker kept tabs of her whereabouts. While doing this, however, Martin saw that a photographer was watching them from outside. It was Hassan, the guy with the drone. Martin accosted him, and when he resisted, he was cuffed. The guy claimed he had diplomatic immunity and that they should contact the Saudi embassy. It turned out to be true, so they released Hassan. When Rice asked what he was doing watching Jibril’s place, Hassan said that Jibril was making provocative comments about the Prince’s political agenda, so they had to check her out.
Was Jibril really just about human rights? But why was the prince’s itinerary on her laptop? The DCO concluded they would need more information, so Gates ordered Martin to bring out his legend, Sebastian Egan, a journalist and professional contrarian. He’s also Martin’s favorite.
Martin's legend "Sebastian Egan" is based off a number of investigative journalists, especially Christopher Hitchens. pic.twitter.com/sVZYdUazx1
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Martin (as Egan) was in a lecture where Jibril was the speaker. Rice was tagging along as his “photographer.” Jibril met them after her lecture, where she told them that she had a special plan with the prince. She’s making a film, and she would like to draw a reaction from him. She invited Egan and his photographer to cover the moment.
Later, Hassan and Rawley were seen working together on the drone, with Hassan attaching the bomb. Rawley warned Jibril via mobile that the authorities already know that he’s the leak. He told Jibril to be careful and to lay low with making contact.
Back to Martin, Sonya came by to visit him at his house and she started talking about getting back together.
Martin: I’m crazy, remember? I have issues.
Sonya: I realize it’s not going to be easy. We have a lot stuff to work through; you have things to work through. But I wanna try, together. I don’t wanna give up on our family.
Martin: Thanks for giving me another chance.
Of course, like Gates, Sonya was just making sure Martin would drop his questioning of his real identity.
Meanwhile, it’s the day of the prince’s arrival, and the prince didn’t change his itinerary despite the leak. Jibril was on sight, organizing a protest in front of the prince’s destination. The DCO team was on the ground keeping eyes on everything and Rice and Martin (as Egan) were with Jibril.
The motorcade was closing in and Jibril was making her move. The prince alighted his car and met and shook hands with who else but the most hated man in the world. He was also an authority figure, who invited the prince over America. The delegates went inside the venue where the prince delivered a speech.
While this was going on, Jibril received a call from a burner phone Rawley gave her and told her to move to a different place as there had been a diversion. The prince was leaving the site at a different exit. The DCO tracked Rawley as the protesters with Jibril were closing in on the Prince’s car. Jibril came face to face with the Prince, who got out of his car and the moment became tensed. Martin and Rice diffused this by taking Jibril off the site, but the drone was closing in, setting off a bomb that killed the prince. The DCO was not able to save him. Meanwhile, Jibril was being taken away by the authorities.
And that’s what happened on “Legends” Season 1 Episode 7 “Quicksand,” which aired on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on TNT. We’ll find out more about Jibril’s involvement in next week’s episode, so keep checking back to Movie News Guide (MNG).
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