For the latest Absentia teaser today, we bring you the latest short video with analysis from the official Twitter account of the show.
This one revolves very much around Nick Durand (Patrick Heusinger) as he does everything that he can in order to get answers on a case. With that in mind, he’s going to need a little bit of help … unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that he’s going to find people who are willing to help him. The discussion that you see here is between Nick and Detective Tommy Gibbs (Angel Bonanni), and this conversation shows further that the tensions remain very much there with different branches of law enforcement. They may all ultimately have the same goal in mind, but that doesn’t mean that they are willing to collaborate all that much along the way. Everyone has their own preferred manner of doing things, which of course is frustrating / problematic / anything and everything in between for the victims of crimes at times.
Ultimately, though, we do think that there is some realism to the conflict between federal and other forms of law enforcement. For one, there are egos involved — everyone wants to think that they are the best. Also, there’s a history of being burned that often exists, where one organization ends up making the other look ineffective at their job. There are some people out there who probably want the glory of “solving a case,” but we do like to think that the majority of people, whether they be fictional or real-life detectives / agents, just want justice and don’t care all that much about who ends up solving the case.
The question that you do have to ask yourself while watching this preview is simple: What does Nick need Tommy’s help for? It’s likely tied to Emily Byrne (Stana Katic) in some way, and the back-and-forth between the two guys hints at a history of discord. It’s likely something that the two have worked on together, and Tommy feels as though Nick and the FBI are never there when they are needed, and only when they need something in turn.
One way or another, we’re hoping to bring out some sort of answers when Absentia does premiere later this fall in some territories. Hopefully, we’ll have some answers in regards to a U.S. air date in the near future — we know that it’s a long wait, but we’re remaining confident and optimistic that this is Sony just finding the absolute best home. It’s better to have that than to rush into a decision.
What’s your take on this new Absentia teaser, and do you think that we’ll see these different organizations start to get along over the course of the season? Share in the comments!
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