The first half – consisting of mediocre character development and totally un-gripping Basil Exposition – is worthless, except as setup.
I believe Tom Cruise sums my feelings up, to this point of the episode:
“What’s the point?? What’s the FCKEN point…”
Things start getting a little creepy in the second half (“the game”), but I mean…it seems uninspired, generic, completely devoid of impact. Like they scraped together bits here and there and patched together the-episode-after-the-really-good-one.
I would say “I won’t spoil it for you”, but there’s nothing really to spoil.
I mean, it’s kinda creepy, it’s competent, it’s obligatorily “dark”.
But there’s nothing here.
I thought this show was supposed to make you think? And feel? And care?
Inspirational Quote (from a Star Trek episode): “Where the laws do not operate, there is no reality. All of this, is unreal.”