Natalie Morales, aka FBI agent Lauren Cruz, is gone. For now, anyway. While I think diversity comes across better with a mix of folks, chemistry has to be taken into account.
Kate and OPR agent Garrett Fowler (Noah Emmerich) appear only in flashbacks, but I would not be surprised to see these two back in some form or another down the road. Fowler might be back before the end of the first half of this season, if the meeting he has in three days is any indication. Note: television time is different from real time. Episode four should not be cemented in viewers' minds as the only option.
I have only one small nit. While the opening credits are sharp as ever, couldn't the actors' names be put with their characters? It makes more sense than to have people trying to guess who's who.
One more mystery is still on ongoing. The music box which Fowler seems to want so badly, and Neal obtains by extreme measures has yet to reveal its secrets. The key is knowing the box itself is not valuable, but what's inside is. It's not real big, so easy enough to make guesses. The final scene of "Withdrawal" sheds new light on a perhaps unexpected avenue. Or maybe not, if one pays attention to the scene between Neal and Mozzie (Willie Garson).
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