IN REVIEW: PROJECT BLUE BOOK: SEASON 2 – What Lies Beneath

Hynek and Quinn investigate the theft of sensitive material taken from Gens. Harding and Valentine...

Synopsis: Hynek and Quinn investigate the theft of sensitive material taken from Gens. Harding and Valentine, but they soon discover that their potential culprit resides closer than they imagined in addition to conclusive evidence of an alien conspiracy.

The Story

When a classified file goes missing from the offices of  Generals Harding and Valintine. Hynek and Quinn find themselves investigating the theft only to find out that it was Mimi that stole the files, which creates a bit of a dilemma for them. When they get a look at the files they learn that they reveal plans for various flying saucers, which have been kept in Hanger 18, which is a top-secret Airforce Hanger that isn’t supposed to exist. At least not officially. Hynek is wanting to use this file as evidence, but Quinn is more cautious even though they have the support of a future president as well as a senator on capital hill.

Elsewhere, The Generals have found out that Quinn and Hynek took a meeting with Senator Andrew Garner and have arranged to have him drugged via the means of a brothel in an effort to find out what he may or may not have revealed to their two Blue Book investigators.

Meanwhile, Susie Miller has been forced to reveal herself and Quinn has had her arrested and is getting her to take the fall for the stolen files so as to clear Mimi’s name.

The Acting

Aidan Gillen and Michael Malarkey are both superb in this episode, which sees the friendship and trust that has built up between Hynek and Quinn tested yet again as the two struggle to figure out their best cause of action having learned what they have about an Airforce Cover-Up. I really enjoyed the brief flashback scene where they have just returned home from the Robertson Panel and meet up with John (Daryl Sabara), who arranges to meet them with evidence that Hanger 18 actually exists. This also links up with a meeting they have later on with Andrew Garner, which also connects to a great scene that brings in Senator John F. Kennedy (Caspar Phillipson). With just two episodes left. Project Blue Book is firing on all cylinders and has delivered some fantastic acting performances in the process.

Overall

This has to be the episode of the seasons thus far and we even got a return for CIA Agent Banks, who is getting rather cozy with the Generals.

The episode ends on a bit of a cliffhanger as Hynek and Quinn get evidence sent them from John who mysteriously disappeared on the same night that they met him six months prior to hearing from him again, which is something I find to be rather sketchy. Overall. I’m loving this show and I am amazed by the amount of plot and subplot that the writers are juggling. I am looking forward to learning more next week. Especially given the mysterious phone call from a certain Senator Kennedy.

9.6
PROJECT BLUE BOOK: SEASON 2 – What Lies Beneath
  • Story
    9.7
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.5
  • Incidental Music
    9.3

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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