Fans of CBS‘ well-watched FBI are on edge.
This Tuesday’s episode, titled “Fear Nothing,” first raised eyebrows withits logline, which said that OA (played by Zeeko Zaki) will be forced to “confront one of his biggest fears” when it’s discovered that deadly sarin gas may have been sold to terrorists.
Then came a white-knuckle promo (below) which reveals that OA’s partner, Maggie (Missy Peregrym), winds up exposed to said gas — and has no means to flee to fresh air.
Add in 1) stills of almost everyone on the team seemingly standing vigil at a hospital… 2) the fact that Peregrym is about due for maternity leave (having previously done so in spring of 2020)…. and 3) the general trend of “shocking exits” by TV series’ original cast members, and, well, FBI viewers have good cause to be glued to this Tuesday’s episode.
As suggested by the promo, “It’s really that intense,” showrunner Rick Eid assures TVLine. And that’s not just because no less than Jon Cassar, onetime 24 executive producer (and that real-time drama’s go-to director) helmed this week’s episode.
Because directors are booked well in advance of scripts being locked, “We got lucky that [Jon] came up in that slot,” Eid notes. “It was good that a really action-driven episode happened to fall on his episode. Serendipity, we’ll take it!”
If we can ease your tensions if only for a moment, know that Tuesday’s episode (the 18th of this season’s 22), actually features, early on, a very light-hearted breakfast convo between OA and Maggie, about surfing lessons and dating apps. (“Be wary when everyone’s happy! It’s not bound to last,” Eid jokes.) Watch a sneak peek below:
But once the sarin gas (as well as a variety of sinister booby traps) come into play, “There are a lot of emotional moments” to be had, Eid previews. “It’s very suspenseful, and [with Maggie and OA] you get to see and feel how important their partnership is, to each other.”
As for what viewers will be seeing and feeling during the nailbiter’s final minutes, Eid suspects that “hearts will be racing very fast… and there may be a few tears shed.”
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Dang, I wouldn’t care if they got rid of OA, but they can’t lose Maggie!!
I feel the opposite, I find OA to be far more interesting than Maggie and prefer episodes where she isn’t front and center, which honestly there aren’t many.
Same! I feel like they introduced us to Shantel’s character so maybe she will replace her in the future? Even if it’s for a short period of time.
I’d like to see Upton come back.
Just the opposite. OA has a more interesting back story. Missy simply does not have the gravitas for the role she is playing.
Knowing her maternity leave was coming soon, this plot development didn’t surprise me at all. Will still look forward to its resolution tonight and in coming episodes.
They better not be killing off Maggie!!!!! I can understand them writing in something where she has to be away for a while due to the exposure, but don’t kill her off. I love the connection between Maggie and OA
Quisiera saber porque no tenemos mas la serie del FBI en rosario Argentina que la pasaban por el canal universal y las otras serie de,Dick wolf
I first tuned into FBI because of Missy Peregrym. Please don’t kill off Maggie. I’ve actually grown to love all of the characters on the show except OA, who tends to come off as self-righteous and annoying. But I’d love it if Tiffany and Scola got more air time.
Last week or two weeks ago the episode was virtually all Tiffany and Scola.
I would like to see them together as partners and as a couple. I hope no one leaves.
I’m with Paula and the others who like the both of them (Maggie & OA). I’m a big fan of the FBI but I can’t seem to warm up to either the “most wanted” one on “the international ” one
I do like Most Wanted but the International is my least favorite.
Same here! I try to hang in there, at least for FBI: Most Wanted, but even that’s getting harder to stay awake for!
I love the connection between OA and Maggie. I hope they show them have a little bit of feeling for one another not a whole lot that would be the end the show if they did.
I’m so upset…I love Maggie. Please save her. FBI is my favorite program…
I think that OA is in love with Maggie. Cuz you can tell by the way he acted
This is my “go-to” Tuesday night favorite! I am so glad that I didn’t see any previews; this way I was pretty much on the edge of my seat, throughout! Great episode, wonderful weekly partnerships, well written and, thankfully, with a real feel to it (no soap opera drama!) I’m a huge fan, of all involved! Thank you!
FBI ,The Show about Gas killer revenge ,I wish they
show us Why the people who becomes enemy !🚧!!
When USA killing civilian to help Jewish do you know
they are hurting USA & Jewish for long run!
We Should give them to have peace life👮!!
Also why is the two not get help ?why they have to almost dead?
That won’t attract our family to be 👮!!
The Drama about Maggie partner try to open door ,She did faint ,The door open ,He carried her our !
But She was faint ,both end Hospital!
That Drama was best ,to know what FbI ,Most do save life & save their partner!
I do hope they Show us real story & We will learn & we will respect the Gover who serve to people!