'Chase' 1.13 'Narco (Part 2)' Review

Last week, Annie Frost finally had a falliable moment - she was kidnapped. Yet we've seen Chase waste this opportunity before, when she was in the hospital following a bomb explosion in "Havoc."

Annie's kidnapping means that Jimmy and Marco are on a rampage, including confronting Pablo Cordova (Yancey Arias) at his wife's funeral. They move from that to tracking one of her kidnappers to a Houston nightclub and introducing his face to the hood of their SUV. Jimmy has a plan to turn the man over to a rival drug cartel (led by 24's Nestor Serrano) and play them against Cordova and his team. This part of the episode largely consists of Cole Hauser and Amaury Nolasco getting to glare, threaten and throw their weight around. Hauser, in particular, makes me wonder why he's not headlining a series himself. He conveys Jimmy's rage and turmoil in a very controlled performance. As a fan of his, I'm biased, but this is the first time that I've felt the writing has allowed him to perform at the level he's capable of. Read More...



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