Admittedly those were poor judgement errors on the part of the characters, and I called them out as I was watching. For someone in so deep, Loeb sure should shine his shoes before he heads off to the 'day job'.* Is everyone in the show stupid or what? Loeb manages to clear out the entire warehouse where Olivia was captured not leaving a trace, but wears the same clothes to work! And Olivia's captors allow her to raise up and become unlatched to give her a drink of water! And that whole scene where Olivia is searching Loeb's house while "in the bathroom" and Loeb's wife calls him at work --------- are you serious? Are we to actually believe that both of them would have gotten away with their secretive behavior in a real world scenario? And Sandord Harris has such a huge vendetta against Olivia, yet he shows how weak he really is when he gives into her "plea for his ethics" and allows her to protect that other doctor? Come on. The character situations were weak and completely unrealistic. And that whole scene in the beginning with Harris and Olivia in the hospital bed, staged so we could get a quick recap of some events. It was like watching the villian give the token monologue! I just thought several setups were awful and once again B Movie drama, just like Dreamscape.
Although it was predictable, I still enjoyed her escape and the way that she 'connected the dots'. As for her captors giving her a drink of water, as someone mentioned, these people seem to be 'on her side', so to speak. The game has become a whole lot more murkey with Loeb's revelation. No doubt it was a poor decision on the part of the stooge, but even I felt like reaching through my screen and giving poor Liv a glass of water. Also, one thiing that strikes me about Olivia is that she's a lot stronger than she looks - she should it when she leapt across that rooftop - without looking, mind - when chasing Steig, and she's shown it on numerous occasions, chasing strange men and women into dark avenues..alone. I think that people underestimate her, and that is her greatest strength..well, one of them. Of course we'll have to discount her capture in "Safe", where she ran like a baby.
I loved the Charlotte Loeb character (good actress, btw), it's such a shame she's dead. I agree that it was stupid of her to call Mitch at the office, I couldn't believe it myself. I can't defend the writers over that one, lol. Still, that fight scene..wow!
As for the Harris stuff, yeah it was a bit lacking, but I can understand the creators wanting to use him to facilitate a 'recap' for new viewers. I didn enjoy the way that she talked him around though - yet another one of her 'abilities'.
I think he was referring to the next 3 or 4 episodes as a whole.I certainly hope this wasn't one of the episodes JJ ABrams was saying were "one of the best to come".