If you're a fan of the Dick Wolf series, mainly the Chicago series, this might be a show that you would enjoy. While the series premiere wasn't like the most celebrated pilot to watch, it's got some teeth and interest that makes me want to tune in.
When a bombing at an apartment building goes off twice and takes many even a child, the FBI team of Agents Maggie Bell and Omar Adom Zidan takes the case. But as their investigation begins, it leads to some twist and turns as their suspects either get killed in another bombing or jail. But not only does the attacks get connected but also the killings too as their investigation leads to a white supremacist leader, Robert Lawrence.
Just as Lawrence is on a talk show, the team searches for the last bomb that's about to go off any minute, which was at a prayer event. But with Agent Kristen Chazal's quick and expert on disabling the weapon, while Bell and Zidan awaited Lawrence to make a phone call to his 'lawyer" that was supposed to be a direct call to activate the bomb, but didn't
We learn through the episode more about Agent Bell, who's lost her husband a few years ago as an investigating reporter, as she deals with the after-effects of the bombing that a mother lost her child. But she gets the courage after capturing Lawrence to go to the funeral of the little boy.
It wasn't the best pilot of the year, but I very much enjoyed watching this pilot and enjoyed the cast as well. The cast plays so well with each other on screen. The story was exciting and kept me on the edge of my seats like other Wolf series like Chicago PD and SVU. Missy Peregrym is amazing as Agent Bell. And Dallas Roberts kills as the villain in this episode, but not as great when he guest stars on Chicago PD. Overall, I give this episode an 8.5/10.
Not to mention that it's kind of funny with this fact that it's been 30 years since Dick Wolf and CBS were working on Law & Order, but the network passed on it and went to NBC for the next twenty years.
What do you think of the pilot? Will you be tuning in? Leave a comment.
You can catch FBI Tuesdays at 9/8c on CBS.