This is one of my favorite episodes so far because of the prevailing message of hope. I loved how Bryce and Keiko's FF dovetailed and how it gave them a hope for a better life than what they had before the FF. I still think that Bryce was an idiot to go out to a pier to commit suicide, especially since there were children on that pier. I could understand, after having through his father's ordeal, why he would just want to get it over with. Glad he chose not to.
I gave it an eight because I didn't have to suffer through too much Benford angst! I think Mark's boss sent the text no matter what he says. I think it would be out of character for a sponsor to betray. But then again I'm wrong a lot.
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I gave it an 8. I liked Bryce all along and though it was great to give the actor and character a full episode to show what they are capable of. Plus the suspect zero ring reveal, Demetri on the way to figuring out his murder (or moving towards it?) and a bunch of other stuff.
I liked the episode a lot overall and gave it an 8.
That said, onto the nitpicks:
Aaron was acting like a completely unlikable jerk. His daughter is also acting like a completely unlikable jerk. Those two are on the top of my "characters-I-hope-don't-appear-in-the-episode" list.
Bryce's whole story arc had me enthralled. Really liked how it went.
However: In therapy he said he wanted to commit suicide because he didn't think his family/friends could take it after everything else they had been through recently? Oxymoron much? Yea, yea, that whole pity thing. But that wasn't the main part that I heard. Sounded like some dumb reasons to kill yourself. "I gotta kill me before the cancer kills me!" pft.
That's all I can really think of. I think Mark handled his text message problem in a professional, adult manner. Aaron and Wedeck obviously had sticks in uncomfortable positions.