Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fear Itself Episode 2: Spooked

I found this episode to be a bit hard to follow.  Harry Siegal (Eric Roberts) is a cop who has questionable interrogation tactics.  He believes that his methods of beating a confession out of a suspect is for the greater good, since the case often gets solved.

In this particular case, Harry relentlessly abuses Rory over the case of a missing child.  Finally, the man confesses, and the child is found in a hidden room upstairs.  Rory eventually dies, but not without first promising Harry that he will never let him forget this infraction.  Because the rescued child is the son of a senator, Harry gets off relatively easily -- 100 hours of community service, and the loss of his badge.

Fast forward 15 years and Harry is now working as a private detective.  He mostly catches cheating spouses, so it's no surprise when Meredith requests his services to catch her philandering husband.  Harry uses the abandoned house across the street as a stakeout spot, but doesn't seem to find any real action.  Instead, he sees ghosts and aberrations and just all kinds of freaky stuff.

He tries to get out of the job, but to no avail.  It seems that the skeletons in Harry's closet have come back to haunt him, and this new job just might have a hand in it.  There was lots of crazy imagery and overlapping stories, and I sort of got confused and lost a few times.  I would rate this episode as just okay.

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