Read on for our recap of season 3 episode 15: “Last Call“.
Upon receiving the number of a 911 operator named Sandra, Finch (Michael Emerson) is sent undercover at an emergency call center to protect her. It becomes very clear, very fast that she is the one who needs protecting and not the other way around. A young boy calls her when masked men break into his apartment and take him hostage. From there, it morphs into some weird suspense movie hybrid that’s somewhere in between Scream and Phone Booth.
Sandra, this week’s number, is singled out by a creepy, mysterious voice on the phone. He’s almost smarter than Finch and he sure knows what he’s doing. He uses leverage about Sandra’s past to get her to do his bidding. He wants the call center disabled and for Sandra to delete 30,000 emergency calls from a few days before. Finch struggles to help her when he realizes the mystery man can see everything they’re doing.
With Fusco’s help, who, by the way, is a big shot copper now, they try to single out the one emergency call that’s important to this guy. Fusco (Kevin Chapman) realizes that it matches up with an unsolved homicide he’s working on with a rookie.
When our mystery man realizes that Finch is helping Sandra, he sets a bomb off in a parking garage across town and straps another bomb to the child. Lionel is able to piece together that his homicide victim’s bosses were behind her murder and behind hiring this guy to delete the evidence. Turns out, our guy doesn’t really care if he follows through on deleting the calls. He doesn’t even really care about the people who hired him. He does, however, want to follow through on killing both Sandra and the boy. Why? He’s deranged. And this seems fun for him.
Following a shootout with Badass Shaw (Sarah Shahi), Reese (Jim Caviezel), who was barely in this episode by the way, is able to diffuse the bomb and saves the boy. Unfortunately, while one case was solved, another remains.
The mystery creeper from the phone is still out there. And he says Finch is next.
I’m enjoying this new plot more than the Vigilance plot that’s been going on throughout the season. I’m actually looking forward to this guy showing up again. But he can’t harm Finch. I just want to play a game of Scrabble with him!
What do you guys think of the new rookie cop? Do you want him to stick around? Did you want Sandra to tell the mystery man her favorite scary movie?
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