...the one thing that did surprise me is that they didn't reveal that Spader's character is the father of the young FBI agent he insists on working with exclusively. It just seemed so obvious to me that I was sure by the end of the hour they were going to reveal that, but maybe they want to see how long they can get away with dragging out that little secret...
Since your post I have seen a number of folks speculating this same thing.
This makes Red's offhand comment in last night's terrific ep 2 even more interesting (paraphrasing) "OK, we'll tell them you're my daughter".
What I found really interesting is the use of Sympathy For The Devil in the opening scene. It seems obvious that the Stones have lowered their sellout price...even America's Got Talent used it last year. But what is unusual is that they remixed it significantly, something the artist rarely agrees to, intellectual content and all.
The original has two shakers, one panned right and one panned left, and congas, panned right. The remix from BL was obviously the same vocal track, but they had frequency-notched out both shakers and congas, and added some electronic rap percussion effect. It was a good remix and probably updated pretty well from 1975 or whenever this song debuted, but that is not something that happens very often on a network show.
But I consider ep 2 a step up from ep 1.
A couple of things did not make sense, tho, and maybe I was just distracted.
Those are not spoilers, but if you have the answer you should probably respond in spoiler formatting.
Edited by TomCat, 02 October 2013 - 01:53 PM.