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Friday, February 25, 2022

Suspicion 1.5: Tara and Sean

Superb, delightful episode 1.5 of Suspicion up today on Apple TV+.   Yes, delightful.

[Spoilers follow ... ]

My favorite scene was Tara and Sean in undies at the door, pretending to be a couple when the pesky neighbor came calling with a shotgun or a rifle.   Perfectly staged and acted.  Tara actually enjoying it underneath the pretence.  Sean almost reminiscent of James Bond.

And my favorite line came a little earlier, when Sean remarked of Tara that she looks more like Lara Croft than a professor.  Can't argue with that.  The two have a chemistry that we see again, near the end of the episode, when Tara talks to Sean who is completely unclothed in the bathroom.  Again, well staged and acted.  Good work by Elizabeth Henstridge and Elyes Gabel.

The whole story was well plotted and paced in this episode.  It now looks like Martin Copeland, Katherine's second in command, was responsible for Leo's kidnapping.  Which in turn means that all of presumed kidnappers were set up to take the fall.  And that also means that the killers with American accents who showed up in episode 1.4 are working for Copeland.

But we still don't have the complete story.  There's clearly more to each of the suspects than we knew last week.  Aadesh has sophisticated computer skills, Natalie has more money, etc.  At this point, Suspicion is really shaping up as a first-rate stylish whodunnit, and I'm looking forward to more.

See you back here next week with my review of the next episode.

See also Suspicion 1.1-2: Excellent Start, But Is It Four or Five? ... Suspicion 1.3: The Fifth ... Suspicion 1.4: Surprises and Invincibility 


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