And when that guy we've not seen for several episodes blew himself up because the Family had his family all I could think was how much more powerfully portrayed the morally compromised bureaucrats in Children of Earth were.
Do you mean Newman? I wasn't quite clear on why that happened. But now that you mention it, I do remember him being in league with the triangle brigade a ways back. Wow, that feels like it was a really long time ago.
That's the guy. It was all very jumbled, but he blurted out something about how many times he had stopped the Family, but he couldn't this time because they had his. Then he detonated his...wristwatch? It seemed very perfunctory to me.
It does seem like a long time ago; in fact, it seems like most of the interesting stuff (barring the previous episode--which felt like an whole other series) happened in the first couple of episodes, and then everything spiraled out of control. Back at the start everything felt a lot tighter to me. Now it's a baggy monster of a show.