January 31st, 2012
11:15 AM ET
Thanks to Monday night's episode of "Alcatraz," we now have a few more hints as to what's going on in the overall story.
This week's focus was on murderer/thief Cal Sweeney, but thankfully it wasn't an hour-long bank robbery episode. Instead, the bank robbery scene served the plot, with Rebecca in the unusual position of helping former Alcatraz inmate Cal escape the authorities.
While there wasn't too much of Hauser or "Doc" Soto this week, I did enjoy their scenes together. (And it looks like Rebecca takes center stage next week, as well. I am looking forward to Robert Forster's return as her uncle, the Alcatraz guard.)
My personal fave scene was the dinner party in the flashback. That one included the same-age-as-they-are-now Lucy (who's still in a coma in the present day, I'm assuming) and Dr. Beauregard, who has quickly become my favorite minor character.
As I suspected, it is becoming more apparent that Tiller, the warden, knows a lot more about Alcatraz than meets the eye.
The most important part of the episode, as is quickly becoming a tradition, took place in the final two scenes. It seems that Rebecca got a key from Cal - something he was looking for in a safety deposit box - but once she handed it over to Hauser, he promised to tell them what it opened... someday.
He quickly took the key to another room where several computer analysts tried to see what they could discern from it, as well as a previous key that was found.
Helpfully, a flashback showed that Cal's accomplice when he was an inmate did get a chance to see what the keys open: A room where... something or someone lives.
It could be a while before we find out what is inside that room, but I'm on board for the ride.
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