Chase episode 1 – entitled Pilot – starts out with adrenaline and ends with heart and ends with heart and predictability. The opening chase scene was good, Annie Frost (Kelli Giddish) throwing caution to the wind and barreling through obstacle after obstacle to chase her mark. How she fought and roped the drug pusher was actually believable. They picked the right actress to play Frost. She looks as though she can actually handle herself in a fight with a man.
Why jump off the bridge and not swim to the Mexico side of river? What was the purpose of the jump then? To get away from Annie Frost? And let me get this straight: Mason Boyle (Travis Fimmel) is smart enough to lead the marshalls on a wild goose chase with a fake phone yet is asinine enough to try and walk across a guarded bridge into Mexico? That made no sense. Why not sneak across the boarder at night like the myriad of ninja-like Mexicans that do the opposite and sneak into America? This is one of those logic plot holes that I really hate to see.
The best acting in the series came at the end of the episode between a father and his daughter. Mason Boyle turns out to have a heart as well. Sissy Peele (Emma Fuhrmann) feels the love her father has for her, the need to be with him, and the effect of losing him so soon after just meeting him for the first time. Too bad this will be her only episode on the series.
Chase‘s first episode was good but it will need a certain x-factor that has not been exhibited yet if it is going to survive.