FBI: Most Wanted‘s fall finale will not be different from the one aired an hour earlier but it represents a huge departure.
But just as they run into FBI colleague Sheryll Barnes (Roxy Sternberg) and her expectant wife Charlotte (Fedna Jacquet), gunshots ring out across the mall, as three masked and armored shooters terrorize the shoppers.
LaCroix and Barnes swiftly swing into action, doing their best to ensure the safety of their loved ones while also trying to neutralize the threat; along the way, they get an assist from a former Texas lawman, played by K. Todd Freeman (A Series of Unfortunate Events). Meanwhile, Special Agents Gibson, Ortiz and Gaines (played by Keisha Castle-Hughes, Miguel Gomez and Alexa Davalos) work the case from outside.
What follows is “huge departure” for FBI: MW “in regards to the format” McMahon tells TVLine.
We usually start with a Muster Room thing where we get the information about what happened, and then we go into an interrogation process and end up catching the bad guy in the end.
starts out as our Christmas episode, and then all Hell breaks loose, so to speak, and it becomes a format unto itself — something we haven’t done on this show.
Jess’ father gets pulled into the derring-do at one point
It was so cool, the moment where he steps up and says it’s that time in his life where he has to do something,
The Sarah/Tali thing was really quite beautiful,
It’s an interesting thing to be under so much pressure, and what comes out of that.
Sheryll, meanwhile, is aghast to realize that Charlotte never made it outside to safety.
Emotionally, the connective tissue of this episode is different, You’ve got all of your family members pretty much in the mall, and an emotional through-line connects of all of them as this tragic moment touches everybody’s lives in a way you can’t do without an extreme reality. Usually you go to Jess’ house, or you go to Barnes’ house… but this is everybody. They’re all connected and they have a common goal.McMahon says.