Crossing Lines Season 1 Review “The Animals”

There are several words that could be used to describe “The Animals,” this week’s episode of Crossing Lines, such as “cliché,” or “nothing new.” After all, every procedural that’s ever aired has likely offered a take on the bank robbery episode. However, it’s a popular plot for a reason, and thanks to a strong villain and some solid story beats, this ended up as a well-executed take on the plot.

The absolute star of this episode was Wolf, the leader of the gang of “animals” that held up the bankCarl conveniently happened to be visiting. Of course, episodes like this always come down to the leader, so it was good to have a villain like Wolf running the show. The fact that he actually blew up a hostage was a great way to elevate the threat level, making it clear nobody was safe. This led to a great scene later in the episode where Wolf threatened to kill the unknown cop among the crowd, only to instead choose Anika, the girl who ratted on Carl, because he hates snitches. Wolf was a manic and unpredictable threat, which made for a tense episode.



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