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CITADEL: Episode 1.3: “Infinite Shadows”

"Whom Can You Trust?"

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What You Need To Know:

Episode 3 of CITADEL goes 10 years into the past where Mason and Nadia first worked together by stealing an enriched Ebola virus from the bad guys. It opens with an exciting, spectacular chase scene and gunfight. Later, Mason and Nadia become lovers. In the present day, Nadia takes Mason to a Citadel safe house where the two decide that their only option is to work together. Meanwhile, their boss makes a deal with a former Citadel agent to escape his evil captors and help Nadia and Mason.

CITADEL remains an adrenaline fueled spy thriller. Episode 3 has an exciting, spectacular chase scene down a snowy mountain. The music in the episode is great, including the program’s haunting theme. The hero and heroine are trying to save the world from an evil group of international villains. However, Episode 3 of CITADEL is marred by intense action violence with people being shot and killed. The episode also has strong foul language, a bedroom scene and a feminist subtext where the heroine must save the hero from his mistakes. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.

Content:

(BB, Fe, LL, VV, S, N, D, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview with some feminist elements of women in powerful positions and as tough spies who can take care of themselves

Foul Language:
23 obscenities (including 10 “f” words) and one Jesus profanity

Violence:
A man strangles a gagged man until he releases him gasping for breath; a woman cuts a bullet out of a man’s shoulder, a man runs out of a door that was blasted open by a rocket a few seconds before to be shot at by paratroopers, man returns fire and after shooting several soldiers leaps off cliff and onto another man hung up by his parachute, man has skis attached to his boot and he skis down a mountain as soldiers follow him, and they exchange gunfire, two agents fight multiple assailants with guns and hand to hand combat, other implied torture, an interrogator dumps the second of torture victim’s tooth into a tray, a man prepares to drill into a man’s head but stops after receiving a revelation from his would-be victim about his girlfriend or wife who went missing and married the man’s rival agent, people point guns at one another in a tense scene

Sex:
Scene of implied fornication when a man and woman are kissing on a bed as she takes off her shirt and reveals her bra, camera then cuts to them in bed afterwards with the woman’s bare back exposed and the man’s chest partially exposed

Nudity:
Partial upper male nudity and a woman’s bare back is shown, but no explicit sexual nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
A young man with a cigarette blows smoke in another man’s face, but there are no drugs;

Miscellaneous Immorality:
A man lies to his wife about his past relationship with another woman, and couples have had their memories wiped, and secrets are kept such as a man lies to his wife about his murky past relationship with another woman (were they steady lovers or just one-time lovers?).

More Detail:

Episode 3 of CITADEL shows how Nadia and Mason first met on an assignment to stop the bad guys from unleashing a virus and deciding to work together in the present day, even though Mason has lost his memory while their boss figures out a way to escape his captors. Episode 3 of CITADEL remains an adrenaline fueled spy thriller, with great music, more secrets revealed and a really exciting chase scene down a mountain slope, but the episode has intense action violence with people being shot and killed, strong foul language, a bedroom scene, and a feminist subtext where the heroine must save the hero from his mistakes and inadequacies.

The episode opens with Nadia taking Mason to a Citadel safe house. Mason asks Nadia who he was and why the only things he could remember was after the bad guys Manticore destroyed Citadel.

The story rewinds 10 years, to a mission where Mason first met Nadia. Introduced as a rookie, she single-handedly saves his life and his mission. They then begin to work together with work leading to play.

Back in the present as Mason recovers at the safe house, he finds himself lying to his wife about his former relationship with Nadia. Nadia then tries to send him home to his family, saying he’s a liability to her unless he can become the master spy he once was. He says he can and will.

All this time, Bernard Orlick is being tortured for information until he finds an unlikely way to extricate himself and get back to helping Mason and Nadia. Meanwhile, Orlick’s ex-wife, her girlfriend and Mason’s wife and daughter are hiding out in Wyoming, but the bad guys are closing in on their location.

CITADEL remains an adrenaline fueled spy thriller. Episode 3 has an exciting, spectacular chase scene and gunfight down a snowy mountain. There’s also an intense stalemate between Mason and an old friend who though Mason was dead. The music in the episode is great, including the program’s haunting theme.

In the flashback scene, the hero and heroine are trying to keep a deadly enriched Ebola virus away from the bad guys. In the present, they’re trying to regroup and stop the bad guys who’ve now become even more powerful. So, Episode 3 of CITADEL has a strong moral worldview overall. However, it’s marred by intense action violence with people being shot and killed. Episode 3 of CITADEL also has strong foul language, a bedroom scene, and a feminist subtext where the heroine must save the hero from his mistakes and inadequacies. There are also some story elements about murky relationships. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.

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