Episode: Noble Causes (Season 3, Episode 12)

Synopsis: Michael finds himself stuck juggling two dangerous situations.  On one hand, he finds himself helping out his former neighbor, the drug dealing Sugar, who’s mentally challenged cousin has found himself wrapped up in a heist attempt.  On the other hand, the mysterious Gilroy has paired Weston with an expert thief to steal documents from a secure building.

Review: A pretty good episode here.  Sam (Bruce Campbell) gets to go undercover a bit and you see the ol’ charming Campbell on full effect.  On the one and done side of the story, we’ve got the long forgotten Sugar returning and presenting us with a decent case.  It was nice to see the team off guard a little bit, though they recovered almost instantaneously.  I was happy there was some more ski masks and automatic weapons fire – I say bring it on every episode.  I liked Spencer Garrett as bad guy Lynch, his character was just the right amounts of asshole and cold criminal.

In the continuing arc, Gilroy gets some limited screen time but manages to definitely gay it up some more with a few lines about synchronizing watches and heartbeats.  In his most clever spy moment of this episode, Weston uses fishing line, a lead weight, and some silicon based lubricant to mess up a thief who takes the unusual route of climbing up the sides of buildings.  Hopefully next week Michael will cripple a free-runner or parkour practitioner and we can put an end to these “freestyle street sports” or whatever.

All in all, the episode had a decent amount of action, a little bit of espionage, and plenty of character to get us through.  Not as good as last weeks episode, but better than the first episode of this half of the season.

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