Sunday, February 04, 2018
NBC "Taken" episode involving "nuclear football" seems particularly timely now
“Taken” is a series on NBC based on the film trilogy, with a complicated plot setup. Bryan Mills, played by Clive Standen. The series starts with Mill’s sister being killed in a train shootout, with enemies that include a drug lord Mejia. Other characters include a Director of National Intelligence Hart (Jennifer Beals) and a DEA undercover agent Mike Hall.
I first checked into the series Friday night Feb. 2, “OPSEC”. A man carrying the nuclear “football” (briefcase) is kidnapped, and a child is bargained for. The episode seems timely because there is a lot of concern now about president Donald Trump’s access to the “football” especially given the situation he has gotten himself into with respect to North Korea.
NBC’s own link for the show is here.