This movie was not a classic spy-thriller by any means, but it was still fun to watch.
There were a variety of weak plot points that took away dramatically from the film. The worst of which was that in the film Bruce Willis' cellphone was totally unlocked (no password or encryption of any kind to access all features) --- this for an average phone owner would be rare, but for a long-time CIA operative would NEVER be the case. Given that accessing the phone was critical to progress of the story-line this should not have been overlooked.
This was a terribly written episode with many many weak plot elements. From the interrogation "test" where there was absolutely no chance of any bad consequence to resisting "interrogation", to the releasing of Cage with an expectation that within 30 minutes she would retrieve and deliver the "real VX gas" but she was released in leg & hand restraints. Much weaker quality episode than most of the rest of the series.
Intriguing plot, interesting characters, EXCELLENT entertainment
I love the mystery, the intrigue, and the twists. Politics, sex, personal conflict, and suspense it has all these dimensions. It truly leaves you hanging and wishing for more at the end of each episode. Writers know how to build suspense. Characters are intriguing and more than one-dimensional. It manages to have personal conflicts and character development without being "soapy". Certainly better than the average TV fair. I find that I really look forward to the next episode week after week. Just when you think that you have nailed down who is guilty the writers throw a curve at you and you need to hypothesize a whole new theory.