Really fantastic episode here. The case of the week involves wikileaks type character who’s found some information about a secret government program and he’s planning to release it. The issue is that this program, B613, is a program that Huck was involved in and so we find out a little more about the nasty, nasty stuff Huck was into back before he met Olivia. Anyway, this delves into that and there’s a kind of gathering of old B613 agents that’s really entertaining and wonderful and it’s great to see George Newbern back as Charlie, a character we haven’t seen since Season One ended. It was awesome actually as I did not expect him to return. Anyway, this one is also a bit politically problematic for me as it ends up sort of demonizing the wikileaks guy and the whole goal is to stop the truth about B613, a really gnarly program that really should be revealed, from coming out. But unlike the episode about the NSA, this one is just so entertaining and engaging that I can’t find it in my heart to be upset with it. The show also finally references the absence of Stephen, a first season character played by Henry Ian Cusick who didn’t return for the second season. The show had kind of just moved on and never discussed his absence, but we finally get some story here on what happened to him and I thought that was cool. And then there’s a really interesting subplot involving Columbus Short and the fall-out over a job that Olivia gives him, a job that rather compromises his ethics. The ripples from the action he takes spread out through the episode and lead to a great cliffhanger. I love the way the show makes the things people do actually count for something. Anyway, great, great episode. Highly recommended. 4 stars.
tl;dr – great character work, surprising revelations, welcome returns and pure entertainment abound in this great episode. 4 stars.