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FBI: Most Wanted recap: a kidnapping leads to a complex web of intrigue

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The FBI: Most Wanted team hunt a fugitive in Season 3. Pic credit: CBS

Fatherly issues were a theme on FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 4.

As challenging as tracking down a kidnapped victim was, Jess found an even greater challenge trying to handle his now rebellious teenage daughter. The distraction proved almost disastrous on an already complex case.

A kidnapping reveals a larger plot

Inherited opened with a group of Asian-American women leaving a bar. As Carrie Chen (Ashley Chiu) walked off, a man (Jonathan Holzman) in a van ran out to grab her, shooting two people trying to help and snapping, “go back to your own country!”

At the farm, Jess was outraged to find Tali vaping pot in the barn before school. Tali snapped that Sarah had no right to tell her what to do. Jess was called in for the kidnapping while grounding Tali. 

The team figured this was a hate crime with Carrie’s husband, Stephen Beck (Tim Martin Gleason), a noted local college professor who had been in Boston at the time, although he couldn’t be ruled out as a suspect yet. Barnes and Ortiz both mused on their own experiences with bigotry.

Gaines and Barnes talked to Carrie’s boss at a local online review company who relayed Carrie had angered many with her posts about China’s actions against Hong Kong. A member of the FBI Hate Crimes Unit shared the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in the last year and feared Carrie was the “worst-case scenario” they’d worried about.

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