Believe: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (I) (10 Mar. 2014)

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Tate is on death row and has only 30 minutes until his execution. He's visited by a priest who tells him he's there to help him break out - as long as Tate agrees to do a job for him. Tate ... See full summary »

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Tate is on death row and has only 30 minutes until his execution. He's visited by a priest who tells him he's there to help him break out - as long as Tate agrees to do a job for him. Tate agrees and soon finds himself employed by Milton Winter - who impersonated the priest - to care for a young girl, Bo. She has extraordinary powers - to sense the feelings of others and the ability to influence those around her, among others. There are powerful forces who want to get control of her and her abilities and Tate's first job is to get her out of the hospital after her foster parents were killed by a highly skilled assassin. Written by garykmcd

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Think Touch with less mystery, more likable characters, and a kid which can actually communicate.
3 May 2014 | by (http://www.amari-sali.blogspot.com/) – See all my reviews

A part of me misses Touch, the first season anyway, when Jake was a likable little mute. But as time went on it went haywire and Keifer Sutherland was unable to save it from itself. But now we have Believe, in which now they have gender swapped Jake, paired her with an ex-con, and have some type of backing rather than a us vs. some multi-billion dollar company which seems unable to catch a boy and his father. The comparison doesn't end there though for if the pilot is a sign of things to come, we may also have what made Touch a good show at first: showing how the child's abilities have a ripple effect in society.

Topic 1: Who, or What, is Bo?

Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) is a girl with various powers. She has the Disney princess ability to have animals do her bidding, she can see the future, and can read minds. Apparently though, this is just the tip of the iceberg in Winter's (Delroy Lindo) mind. But, being this talented comes at a price. For one, any parental figure she has ever had, sans Winter and Channing (Jamie Chung) has end up dead. The count is somewhere around 20 with the latest lasting only two weeks before they are killed by a woman (Sienna Guillory) who, according to The Hollywood Reporter, isn't coming back to the show.

Topic 2: Big Man Tate

Leading us to meet her newest caretaker Tate, who is up to be the next death on little Bo's conscience. However, seemingly unlike, Bo's last foster parents, this one has some bite. For one, he has been in and out of prison since 14, mostly on felonies, and we meet him while on death row in Georgia. But, with Winter disguising himself as a priest and presenting the option to help him escape, Tate comes into the fold of the currently unnamed organization, which, seemingly are the good guys. But, with no guns, lots of cash, and an Underground Railroad approach to their operation, it is hard to say how developed Winter's organization is, especially when you look at his adversary, and former partner, Roman Skouras. This man, a humanitarian to the public, and something wicked behind the scenes, in Winter's words, wants to use Bo to possibly rule the world. But, considering how he has perhaps traumatized the girl more than anything, by ordering the hits on every parent she has ever had, I guess sooner or later he'll get her and either threaten Tate, Winter, or Channing's life so that she does what he wants. Or hey, maybe she may end up like Jodie in Beyond: Two Souls?

Topic 3: This Week's Story

Based on the assumption that, with the change of villains, there will also be a continuous change of scenery, and Winter noting that during these travels we will meet new people, the show opens with a rather touching story, which admittedly made me cry. It focuses on a young resident named Adam Terry (Rami Malek) who just lost his first patient, and Bo sees this. Thus leading her to try to convince Terry to stick to his craft, and employing Jake type movements to do so. Thankfully though, with Bo being a talker, and Tate being able to keep up with her, there isn't incessant screaming of her name. Instead, I felt reminded why I liked Touch and with Bo being sweet, though a bit sassy and sarcastic at times, it makes it so she seems more than a guide, as Jake was, but an actual participant. This makes Terry's story all the better as this mysterious child tries to give him faith in himself, and helps with his issues with his father, which is where the tears come in. But, perhaps the big thing which really gets you in the gut, is her and Tate's relationship. For while their bickering is very much like brother and sister, it is because they do share blood. But, rather than them be siblings, Winter reveals, thankfully in the pilot and not somewhere down the road, that Bo is his daughter. Which though predictable, made me feel something. If only because Bo really does seem like a sweetheart who has been through so much and though she lost her mom, and many foster parents, at least now she has her dad with her.


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