Minority Report "Everybody Runs" (REVIEW)
written by Omar Castillon (omar_castillon)
Oh Memento Mori, we hardly knew ye. Seriously, we hardly knew anything else aside from the previous episode when Dr. Gray talked about Memento Mori’s intentions. You can tell that there was something more ambitious dealing with the terrorist group and yet it fell flat as a potential threat. This is the feeling you get watching the season or rather series finale of Minority Report.
We continue to witness the interrogation of Dr. Gray as Vega and other authorities try to piece together Memento Mori’s intentions. Nothing too special happens except that Agatha finally makes her way to D.C. with Arthur and Dash. It turns out Blomfeld was hunting for Agatha after some leads connected to the island. She of course runs but the siblings aren’t out of the woods yet. Vega continues to hide the PreCogs existence from higher authorities except for her trusted allies. This leads to the speculation that the attack could be against Congress. This comes after Dr. Gray hinted at some clues while he was knocked out from a pill he contained in his mouth. The number 99 came to mind.
The PreCogs shared a vision of the potential attack by the Memento Mori terrorist group. Arthur of course gets names, Agatha gets the big picture and Dash gets a swing set. This is confusing at first but still relevant to the investigation. It is also hinted by Agatha as she speaks with Arthur that Dash is the strongest of the PreCogs because of unknown reasons. Literally it’s one of those things that we have to piece together on how Dash is the strongest sibling with the murdervision powers. It’s not the best way to demonstrate it but we’ll go with it.
Later on, Dash goes back to look for Wally as he sits in his tech-less apartment after Blomfeld’s attack. Dash finds Wally and tries to make sense of his vision and hoping that it is not a Minority Report that can branch off an alternate future. Thankfully the swing set does get some clarification as the PreCogs overpower Blomfeld and voluntarily go into a milk bath similar to the one they were in all those years ago. It is here where Agatha’s vision comes true.
The number 99, the swing set and the vision of all of Congress being poisoned all come together and show where the hidden bunker is located full of Congress employees. The only reason the Congress was in hiding is because Dr. Gray convinced Vega that they would be the targets but to Vega’s shortsighted actions, she essentially leads Congress right where Memento Mori wanted them. Some rushing around and action scenes involving Vega, Blake and the terrorists later, they stop the deaths of all of the Congress employees. It turns out the 99 was the temperature inside the bunker. The swing set was the park next to the bunker and of course the potential virus that was going to spread is prevented. Blomfeld is satisfied by the results but of course outs himself for wanting the PreCogs together just so he could sell them to a third party. The third party is unknown. In the end Blomfeld and his men are taken care of and Wally insists the PreCogs escape the city and then it cuts to black.
With that being said, this series had some potential episodes but failed to deliver them early enough. The Memento Mori plot line like I said a few reviews ago should have been the key antagonist that was going to wreak havoc in D.C. and it was up to Vega and Dash to solve the bigger problem. Too bad it had the police procedural approach and that hurt the quality Minority Report strived for. I’m not saying it was a terrible series overall, far from it, this series tried. If only it tried a little sooner, then it would have a shot at a full season and potentially a second season. Rumor has it that the series is over and never coming back. With that being said, this series got the Firefly treatment, but I’m sure there won’t be many people fighting to bring it back on the air like Firefly did.