Whoa, WHAT!? Agent Dao and Ben in the same room and not trying to kill each other? The lines of battle are getting murkier and murkier on The Catch as allegiances keep flipping, and with a second season pick-up now secured, it looks like we’re just going to have to keep guessing about whom is really loyal to whom for some time to come. But let’s focus on the episode at hand: “My Big Fat Greek Kidnapping”… er, sorry — it’s actually called “The Package.”
Anyway, we pick up with our Lannister siblings, Margot and Rhys, filling each other in on all the latest hot gossip. Remember that Margot is is now posing as Alice’s therapist, so she’s able to let Rhys know that Alice is a problem that they need to take care of. In her therapy session, Alice reveals to Margot that she’s still sleeping with Ben and that Ben asked her to run away with him. You can practically see steam shooting out of Margot’s ears as she forces a polite smile to keep her cover.
Later Ben, trying to regain some control and put an end to this whole mess, comes to Rhys with a plan for the crime boss to return to London while he takes over the firm’s operations in L.A. and Margot moves to New York. Of course, Rhys is happy to hear his bestie is coming back to the Kensington Firm, but Margot isn’t happy to hear the plan. She feels betrayed that Ben would side with Rhys and offer them up to return to the firm, and lashes out, but Ben still decides to side with Rhys and brings Reggie with him after filling his partner in on the Alice-specific reasons of why he’s really staying.
With Margot out for the con, Rhys tells Ben and Reggie (whose name he still doesn’t bother to learn) about the plan for this week — to get master counterfeiter Leah Wells (Nia Vardalos shedding her My Big Fat Greek Wedding goofy charm for some real menace) to sign on to work with the Kensington Firm. But when Ben goes to talk to her in his signature disguise of suit and thick-rimmed glasses, she flips the script and makes demands of him, including the death of her former mob boss employer that sold her out named Jordan Hamlin, and the return of her impounded dog Paul McCartney. With Ben refusing to be a part of more murder, Rhys turns to Margot for advice on how to bring Leah in, and she tells her bro that the best move is to kidnap and threaten Leah’s dog. *Cue the Sarah McLachlan music*
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Over on the good guys’ side, Alice and friends have agreed to help Kelsey, an old friend and bandmate of Sophie’s, out of a bad recording contract (apparently, along with being a talented hacker, Sophie is also a talented singer… I feel like she was that kid in high school who was the star athlete, had a band, made straight A’s, and somehow was still well-liked). Anyway, the team finds out that the head of Kelsey’s label, Nathan, has been filming his artists having sex in order to release the tapes and garner media attention, which he’s planning to do to Kelsey. Hmmm, a record producer sexually exploiting one of his young female artists; sound familiar? Luckily, Alice realizes that the boy Kelsey was sleeping with is another of Nathan’s artists, and that his age and length of contract mean that the producer’s been filming him since he was under 18. They slap an underage pornography lawsuit on Nathan and Kelsey’s free to go. (Oh, and at the end of the episode Danny gets a peek at Sophie’s ukelele-playing past, and he’s super smitten).
NEXT: Rhys has a bone to pick with Margot, and Ben chooses a side…