SPOILER ALERT: The next reveals main plot factors from tonight’s episode of CBS’ FBI titled “Prepared or Not.”
Missy Peregrym is again from maternity go away as Maggie Bell in tonight’s episode of the CBS collection FBI and followers can be elated to see the character returns largely unscathed. When viewers final noticed Maggie 7 months in the past, she was uncovered to sarin fuel poison however was saved simply within the nick of time by her associate OA Zidan (Zeeko Zaki).
Whereas she could also be largely in tip-top form bodily, her psychological well being has undoubtedly been affected as she is exhibiting indicators of post-traumatic stress dysfunction as she dives into a brand new case.
Maggie arrives on the workplace and earlier than she’s correctly greeted everybody and has put her bag down, there’s a taking pictures that requires consideration within the Bronx. She’s sincere with OA throughout a quick convo revealing she’s “received some nerves” about getting again to work. OA replies, “Yeah, I used to be stunned they cleared you so quick. The fuel publicity was fairly unhealthy.” However when Maggie admits she was given the choice of taking a couple of extra weeks off however determined it was higher to get again to the grind, her associate is nothing however supportive and cautiously optimistic.
The case is concentrated on a deceased female and male, the latter of who was Marisol Lugo, an FBI hopeful attending Quantico. The group is sizzling on the path of a gang chief with potential connections to the Bronx murders when OA discovers Maggie has anxiousness capsules in her trunk. She denies she’s taking any however opens up about assembly with a psychiatrist who prescribed them to take as wanted.
OA is nervous concerning the capsules as a result of Maggie might lose her job if she takes them however she assures him she is ok. Simply moments later whereas looking for a suspect named Matteo, she will get a vivid flashback from the traumatic accident, which resulted in her hesitating in entrance of OA.
Matteo agrees to assist Maggie get entry to the gang boss on her radar in alternate for cover; he needs to be a part of the witness safety program and get a recent begin. However when the operation is botched leaving the gang boss useless, Maggie is questioned about what transpired. What might she have achieved otherwise?
Ultimately, the group will get their man however the snags they hit alongside the way in which might’ve value the FBI loads of issues—perhaps even lives. It’s apparent OA might want to work by the trauma he’s skilled too, in addition to work with Maggie to rebuild the belief between them on the job. His worries are legitimate, Maggie is struggling and solely time will inform if she made the correct resolution coming again when she did. Within the meantime, she will be able to not less than rely on OA as a good friend who’s dedicated to seeing her survive and thrive.
Peregrym spoke to Deadline through electronic mail about Maggie’s difficult future and what viewers can count on from her and OA.
DEADLINE: Welcome again! In tonight’s episode, Maggie just isn’t in a terrific place. How has life modified for her since final we noticed her, each personally and professionally?
MISSY PEREGRYM: Thanks, it feels good to be with the group once more. Maggie has been off the job for 7 months and has been coping with the results of the sarin fuel, bodily and emotionally. Her world is working for the FBI and he or she’s been desirous to get again however she struggles with doubt.
DEADLINE: Maggie is unquestionably coping with PTSD and it’s affecting her work. What can we count on from her shifting ahead?
PEREGRYM: I feel it might be unattainable to not be triggered in some capability, returning to work, the place she was harm. As a lot as you’ll be able to take care of the trauma by remedy, nothing can put together you for a way you’ll really feel strolling again into a brand new case the place there’s at all times a threat of it going sideways. She was given Xanax by her outdoors therapist which might put her job in jeopardy… but it surely appears to be the most suitable choice for her in the meanwhile. A little bit of a security blanket within the instant second, however undoubtedly not the answer. I feel PTSD is a long-standing subject that sneaks up unexpectedly, and I suppose we’ll see how this performs out for her and OA.
DEADLINE: How will Maggie’s struggles have an effect on her group, particularly OA who seems to even be coping with trauma?
PEREGRYM: Whereas Maggie was beneath scrutiny for her well being earlier than returning, OA didn’t take care of the way it affected him as a lot and this places plenty of pressure on their partnership. They should discover a strategy to settle for what occurred and be taught to belief one another once more in order that they will do their jobs effectively collectively.
DEADLINE: How lengthy will he should preserve this secret?
PEREGRYM: I feel the deeper subject is that they each suppose they’re doing the correct factor by each other. Maggie has been sincere with OA, and he believes that he’s being a great associate by defending her, however they aren’t really on the identical web page. There’s plenty of grief and concern beneath the conduct, and it must be addressed.
DEADLINE: Would you say issues must get more durable earlier than they get higher?
Peregrym: I suppose we’ll see… I feel it’s already tough to come back to work and need to have your associate consider in you, and as an alternative, your talents are continuously being questioned. Which once more, creates a harmful scenario.