Believe: Season 1, Episode 4

Defection (I) (30 Mar. 2014)

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As the dragnet closes, Tate puts his freedom at risk to help Bo find the writer of a long-lost love letter. Meanwhile, Winter makes preparations for an escape from Manhattan as Skouras and ... See full summary »

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Janice Channing
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Dr. Milton Winter
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Dr. Zoe Boyle
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FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Ferrel
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As the dragnet closes, Tate puts his freedom at risk to help Bo find the writer of a long-lost love letter. Meanwhile, Winter makes preparations for an escape from Manhattan as Skouras and Agent Ferrell ramp up the effort to bring Tate and Bo into custody. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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As Bo gets stronger, those wishing to capture get closer and closer to getting her to the point one simple trick may one day not be enough.
4 May 2014 | by (http://www.amari-sali.blogspot.com/) – See all my reviews

In this episode Bo pulls a Jake (Touch reference) and decides to wander on her own as Tate sleeps. With this, Bo pursues a story which gives her a lesson in love and, as most of the episodes thus far, a bit more of her naivety chipped away. But, even as Tate introduces her to how the world really is, she helps him learn about a more optimistic life, even as the both of them are hunted down and Winter is slowly losing his ability to pull escapes and safe houses out of thin air.

Topic 1: A Man on a Mission - Roman

Though Roman sometimes feels like a polarizing character, in this episodes he steers more toward villain territory than what we have thus far seen. This can be seen mostly in how he treats those with telekinetic abilities. As we know, Joshua is being trained to possibly capture Bo and with Roman overseeing his training we are given a taste of what Bo might go through if she is ever bought back.

In fact, the episode shows us just what happened when Roman was in control of Bo and trying to push her abilities to a new point. Luke, who abandoned Winter's team in the last episode, was one of the scientist trying to push Bo's abilities and because, I assume, Winter's methods weren't good enough, they decided to try to shock her since stress helps heighten telekinetic abilities. Thing is, Bo was being hurt, becoming scared, and when Winter saw her get shocked to the point of making a fissure in the ground, he snatched her out of there. Perhaps that may have been the moment, 6 months before the presents, in which Winter decided to bust Bo out of Roman's facility.

But, with a government contract based on Nina, Bo's mom, performance, and great expectations when it comes to Bo, Roman can't let her go. So, he creates a machine which can track telekinetic moments, and though it surely will be used to find others like Bo, its main use as of now is to find her, and dammit if it does.

Topic 2: Daddy's Little Girl – Tate & Bo

With us starting the episode with Winter, Bo, and Tate back together again, Winter quickly rushes everyone into a makeshift home where there maybe no heat, but they are temporarily safe. And with the gang all together, Tate naturally, in a passive way, continues to say things around Bo which no child probably wants to hear from their father. However, despite his ways, when Tate finds himself a corner and begins to drift away, Bo makes sure he is warm before she decides to go off, which will be talked about in "This Week's Story."

But, the key thing about Tate & Bo's interaction this episode is they are growing closer, and though Tate is still a bit of a butt head, I think Bo is adapting to this, just as much as Tate is slowly adapting to Bo's ways. And with this, Bo is finding the type of strength she needs to control and strengthen her powers for before she was challenged due to other people's expectations, but now she is challenged because she wants to protect and spend more time with her daddy. And be it the NYPD, the FBI, or whoever, she won't let anyone get in her way. What I wonder is, as Roman warns, will there be one day she doesn't simply dismantle a gun or exhibit her powers to scare off pursuers? Will she, either purposely or accidentally, kill someone?

Topic 3: This Week's Story – Love Never Ends, It Simply Just Pauses

With that thought aside, let's talk about this week's story which is a love story. Now, while Tate was sleeping Bo was exploring the backyard of the current safe house and the blue butterfly guided her to a wall and within the wall was a letter with a ring in it. So, being that Bo is young and naïve about love, she decides to play cupid and find the girl the letter was meant for. Thing is, the girl who the letter was meant for is now a grown woman, who seemingly has moved on because she is engaged.

This doesn't stop Bo though, and neither does Tate finding her and hinting at his own troubles with love. For, despite it all, Bo is optimistic. So, she decides to find the young man who loved this girl and find out why he decided to end things. The answer? While he was in the army he got attacked and lost his sight. And with her parents already against him because he didn't have money, he didn't want to add onto her burden by asking her to take care of a blind man. And, at first, it seems even when Bo reconnects the two it is in vain. However, the girl (whose name is Catherine by the way) learns her fiancé hid the boy's letter (the boy being Nat), and with this she seemingly breaks up with the fiancée and seeks out Nat. And the story ends happily ever after.

The cutest part though is perhaps that the love between Nat and Catherine isn't the only thing un-paused. Bo and Tate seemingly have something which is finally allowed to play now as well. For, both admit to learning through the other and, in a rather cute moment, they share a fist bump. And with this, Winter watches and feels vindicated in bringing the two together, no matter how often Channing protests.


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