Monday, April 26, 2010
FBI on 'Sight'
Telling your partner that you and your fiance broke up isn't on the list of the easiest topics of conversation, but I don't think that Mary thought the news would stun Marshall into silence. It was already an awkward moment, but Marshall's inability to think of anything to change the subject to made it even more so. All Mary wanted was some sort of distraction from this latest chapter in her dysfunctional personal life, but Marshall couldn't think of anything else to ramble on about leaving the two in a very uncomfortable state of silence as they drove to their next location. Knowing how Marshall feels about Mary, I think his vocal impotence had to do with him being unsure how to take the news. He had to be excited to learn that he has a second chance with Mary, but also sad for her because it was obvious that she was hurting from the decision. Of course, the entire scene was symbolic of his inability to tell her how he feels. Again, I'm not necessarily advocating for these two to get together, but I do find their relationship interesting because of Marshall's more personal stake in it.
The witness this week had Mary and Marshall taking a field trip to Denver where they promptly learned that they were going to be the ones to break the bad news about entering the WITSEC program. The FBI, whom the witness had been helping for three years, neglected to tell him that his involvement in catching and prosecuting his company for laundering money to terrorist organizations would mean that he and his family would no longer be safe, and thus, would need to enter WITSEC. As you can imagine, this did not go over well with Mary and she and Agent Faber (guest star Steven Weber) clashed from the moment they met. Things didn't improve between them when the witness refused the program and wound up kidnapped by the very people Mary wanted to protect him from. In the end, they got the witness back safely and he and his family entered the program so no harm, no foul. Perhaps, this was why Faber thought it the perfect moment to ask Mary out. As she put it, he has terrible timing. Looks like Marshall will have to wait a while to make his move as well. But hey, at least he has his rambling ability back!
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