FBI episode 20 return date: OA’s story in ‘What Lies Beneath’

FBIInterested in getting some details on FBI episode 20? As is often the case with this show (and many others this time of the year), it starts with the return date.

While we are getting a new episode of NCIS: New Orleans next week, the unfortunate news is that we’re going to be moving away from FBI for another week. It’s such a weird pattern that we’re getting at this point with this show — a new episode, then a repeat followed by a new episode and then another repeat. What gives with all of this? Well, a lot of it seems to stem from the 22 episodes that FBI has, as opposed to the 24 that both NCIS shows on Tuesday night have. We knew that this was going to happen eventually unless FBI just decided to end their season a little earlier than the other shows, and clearly, CBS doesn’t want that. They want to milk this for just about everything that they can in the May sweeps.

At least the hiatus here for new episodes isn’t excruciatingly long. You’re going to see new episodes come back on the air on Tuesday, April 30, starting with “What Lies Beneath” — a title that feels like it’s been used for about 3,000 shows over the past few years alone. (For one reason or another, we’re constantly seeing this title enter the conversation.)

So what makes it special, and so important that CBS wanted to have this on the air at the end of the season? Below, CarterMatt has the official FBI episode 20 return date with some more news on what’s coming up:

“What Lies Beneath” – When a controversial senior leader from Egypt comes to New York for a heart transplant, OA struggles to balance his personal opinion with his professional duty when he is assigned to the security detail, on FBI, Tuesday, April 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

This does feel like a perfect episode to put on the air around the end of a first season, mostly because at this point, you know enough about a character like OA to understand who he feels and what makes him tick. It allows you to relate to his plight within this episode more than you would have in the event this was episode 6.

Yet, because this is only episode 20, it is still early enough in the show’s run that some of OA’s personal opinions may not be altogether predictable. There is still an element-of-surprise factor that maybe you would not get to the same degree in other circumstances. The timing for a story like this is therefore perfect, and it really comes down to whether or not the writing will deliver a perfect look inside who this guy is and some of what he believes in.

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