Whiskey Cavalier season 1 premiere: An old story told a different way

Whiskey CavalierLast night ABC premiered its newest procedural Whiskey Cavalier, at least in its normal timeslot. The series stars Scandal alum Scott Foley and The Walking Dead alum Lauren Cohan as FBI Special Agent Will Chase and CIA Agent Frankie Trowbridge, respectively. The concept isn’t a new one; in fact, the series is a combination of shows that have been on television over time. This isn’t to say it’s a copy off of these great shows, but rather another show to watch if you enjoyed shows like Castle, Bones, and Take Two. Whiskey Cavalier is in the same ballpark and will appeal to this type of audience.

While similar to the shows mentioned above, Whiskey didn’t premiere like we thought it would. In our mind, we guessed that it would immediately start out with Chase getting a mission that involved working with Frankie. However, this wasn’t the case and, in all honest, we were happy with that.

In the opening scene of the series, Chase is listening to some classic girl break-up music because his fiancé just ended their engagement and clearly he is taking it to heart. In order to cheer him up, Alex Ollerman gives him a case in which he is to track down NSA analyst in Edgar Standish, who has fallen into the hands of the Russians and he possesses some classified information that can’t get out. Chase makes his way to Moscow where he encounter Frankie, who he believes is just another woman at the bar. Turns out she’s CIA and they want Edgar as well. From here, it’s a back and forth game of who is going to bring Edgar in.

The interesting part of the series is that Chase is coming off of a heartbreak and any woman who steps in from of him in turns on the charm, including Frankie. He tries his hardest to impress her and get on her good side. Frankie, on the other hand, is not having it. Unlike other similar shows where you can tell they are both attracted to one another, Frankie down right dislikes Chase. If she does have any underlying feelings for Chase, Cohan’s Frankie does a great job of hiding it deep down. As the series continues it will be interesting to see how these two characters will eventually fall for each other. This isn’t a spoiler alert (there’s no guarantee it happens), but it’s in the show’s DNA. Frankie and Chase are destined to be together; the fun part will be seeing how they get there.

The premiere episode ended with the Chase and Frankie joining forces to form a new tactical team along with Edgar, FBI profiler Susan Sampson, CIA agent Jai Datta, and FBI Special Agent Ray Prince who every week, will save the world from an attack or some other threat. This is the foundation for what lies ahead.

Overall, we enjoyed the series and look forward to seeing what else this series has to offer.

Whiskey Cavalier airs Wednesday at 10pm on ABC. For more news related to Whiskey Cavalier, be sure to visit this link.

This article was written by Samantha D’Amico; be sure to follow her on Twitter at SAM_iamXO! (Photo: ABC.)

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