Synopsis: Secrets are exposed and fates are sealed. Danny and Lexi’s lives will never be the same after Farouk’s master plan for revenge is put into action.
Review: On the night of their unveiling, Anthony and Cleopatra become the ultimate McGuffins in what Farouk hoped would be the final act in his family’s tragedy.
Driven by the hubris and ambition that make characters like him so wonderful, Jay decides to go ahead with unveiling Anthony and Cleopatra at his museum on the anniversary of her death. Back at Father Chuck’s apartment, our heroes connect the remaining dots, realizing just how much Jay has been responsible for the whole time.
After Danny and Lexi process the final pieces of trauma with one of the show’s brilliant location vistas behind them, Danny decides to confront Jay at the gala event. Once there, Danny, Lexi, and Father Chuck coordinate with Shaw and Gwen to bring Jay down. Meanwhile, shifty dark horse Simon Hardwick has one last card of his own to play.
The finale gives all the actors a chance to prove why they were cast in their respective roles. However, the episode belongs to James Callis, who cycles through every nuance and layer and then goes back and finds a few more. The writers put a lot of the narrative on his shoulders, knowing that they could count on him. If more writing teams showed that level of faith in their actors, the creative industry would be much healthier.
All the character arcs and themes are paid off. If Blood and Treasure hadn’t been renewed for a second season, these 13 episodes would’ve made a lovely limited series. The show has been renewed, though, and I can’t wait to see how Danny, Lexi, and their new CBS team show found family pick up the pieces and adventure on.
- Incidental Music9.5