We have one member of the Bowman clan, Maddie, doing everything she can to stay out of enemy crosshairs and another, Bram, doing everything he can to stay firmly inside them.
This week, Maddie had to make a choice between a life with Nolan, the Green Zone, status, and perceived safety -and- her sister Katie. She didn’t even think twice. From Maddie’s point of view, Katie put her in harm’s way when she stole the file from Nolan’s computer. It’s not like she -wants- Katie to burn… But it’s turned into one of those “it’s better her than me,” situations for her. Whether or not her conscience will rise up in her and cause her to change course is anyone’s guess, but I think things in the Green Zone would need to get a LOT worse before that happens.
The Big 3 (Will, Katie, and Broussard) all had an action-oriented misadventure where we got see Will mow down a couple Blackjack enforcers and a Blackjack Lieutenant use human technology to control a drone strike. Will wants to leave more than ever now, but Broussard, having just learned that Will appears on an international Wanted List, insists on laying low. Their difference in opinion is only getting started.
Bram is a headache. In flashbacks and early season one episodes we get the sense that he’s been a headache for a while. Now, after just returning home from a stint at the labor camp, he jets as soon as no one is looking. That’s the crap a headache of a person would pull. I don’t get the sense he’s planning on coming back at this point. He’s allowed himself to be sucked in by this season’s mastermind: The Cardinal (aka Karen, aka Frankie’s mom). Listen to the podcast as Caroline explains Bram’s headspace as a person with survivor’s guilt AND get Caroline’s review of the techniques abusers use to groom their victims. This is the same stuff the Cardinal does to Bram.