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An assassin kills their mark and is revealed to be a woman, Mia. However she is a pre-op transsexual, who was born Andy and receives a message from ex-lover Wendy, who is dying of cancer and who is the mother of Andy's child, eleven year old Ryan. Wendy dies but makes Mia Ryan's legal guardian,along with his half-siblings, teen-aged Riley and the younger Levi and Leoni. Mia arrives at the farm-house where the kids live and is greeted with hostility, largely because of her sexual position. In the village she meets John, the kids' surly landlord and his affable younger friend Ben. Mia provides the rent from one of her hits, beating up John when he threatens her and gaining some affection from Ryan, by getting him to stand up to John's son, who has been bullying him at school. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Tightly written, beautifully shot, adept storytelling
24 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Easily among the best pilots I've ever seen. Though the episode is slightly exposition-heavy in the first ten minutes, overall the pacing is strong. Characters develop, tensions build, stakes rise, etc. Any misgivings I had about the premise vanished before the first act ended.

Throughout the cinematography is generally clean, and frequently gorgeous. The soundtrack was cohesive and never got in the way. Watching the protagonist acclimate to her new surroundings, and develop relationships with people who want to seduce her, exploit her, and get rid of her--it all met my modest expectations for a good story. Even better that the episode concluded with a satisfactory climax.

If the production value and story stay, at least, this good for the series' remainder, I'll be glad to have watched it. If not, then this episode stands strong on its own, even though it left me wanting more.


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