Speak about a modern entrance. NBC’s The Endgame collection premiere begins with felony mastermind Elena Federova (performed by Gotham‘s Morena Baccarin) being detained in a large field, out of which she exits carrying a wonderful blue robe.
The American authorities have introduced Elena in — or kidnapped her, as she calls it — on 105 federal fees stemming from her mercenary operations, dubbed Snow White. On the identical time, a financial institution is robbed, throughout which a observe is discovered: “Bow to the queen.” Elena palms the lawyer common a bit of paper, instructing him to examine his pocket, which incorporates one other observe: “I’m the queen.”
Elena warns the fits that they’ll all be passed by the top of the day. “You’ve messed with the improper lady,” she declares.
In the meantime, Federal Agent Val Turner (All Rise‘s Ryan Michelle Bathé) is visiting her fed husband Owen (Rosewood‘s Kamal Angelo Bolden) in jail, the place he’s serving a 10-year sentence for taking drug cash. He palms her divorce papers, realizing that her bosses gained’t consider she wasn’t concerned so long as they’re married, however Val is reluctant to surrender on him. Certain, she’s an trustworthy agent who turned in her personal husband, however she additionally is aware of he turned away from a lifetime of crime till this slip-up.
Within the meantime, Val is paying the value for Owen’s crimes, along with her boss (Nikita‘s Noah Bean) continuously brushing her off, even after Val means that Elena is behind the day’s string of financial institution robberies. Val is aware of how Elena operates — the 2 ladies go method again to when Elena tried to kill Val — and he or she accurately deduces Elena’s subsequent financial institution goal, which lastly earns her a face-to-face with Elena.
Elena questions Val’s blind religion in her job establishment, whilst her superiors suspect she’s a unclean agent. For what it’s value, Elena says she by no means discovered any proof even near what Val was accused of, and Val responds that she by no means discovered any proof that Elena poisoned her husband Sergey (The People‘ Costa Ronin). “A false rumor. He was the love of my life,” Elena quietly says, fingering a chook tattoo on her wrist.
Elena then recounts a childhood story, and we study in regards to the day she was compelled to develop up — and kill her attacker. As Elena unwraps her gown and exhibits off the ensuing scar, Val notices one thing else: being pregnant stretchmarks. Elena doesn’t say a lot in regards to the revelation that she’s a mom, besides that her and Sergey’s little one is protected.
When the opposite feds assume that Elena goes after the cash that they took from her, Val argues that’s small potatoes for somebody as calculating and elaborate as Elena. And she or he’s proper, as a result of Elena is definitely breaking into the Federal Reserve. In the meantime, the financial institution heist crew goes by a crawl house from Financial institution 1 to Financial institution 7 and opens a protected deposit field containing blackmail on the lawyer common.
Elena explains that she took over seven banks — Snow White and the seven banks, get it? — “for energy, for revenge, for one thing so simple as love.” Talking of affection, Sergey’s not lifeless, as believed! He’s in jail with Owen, who tells him, “It’s underway. Good luck, Sergey.”
“I gained’t want it. Elena is in cost now. I’ll be out quickly,” Sergey replies, grazing the identical wrist tattoo as Elena.
Including to the thriller is the reveal that Owen’s lawyer’s agency additionally represents Elena. The lawyer informs Val that Elena has proof that may show Owen’s innocence in change for Val’s assist with a sure matter. And the way did Elena get this proof? She’s the one who framed Owen, in fact!
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