‘Missing,’ Season 1, Episode 4, ‘Tell Me No Lies’
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A series of flashbacks in this episode fills in some of the history of Becca Winstone, played by Ashley Judd. Becca is a former CIA operative who has spent the past 10 years raising her son in suburban America after her husband, also with the CIA, was killed when his car blew up in Vienna, where he had been vacationing with the boy.
Her son, Michael (Nick Eversman), now 18, was studying architecture in Italy when he was kidnapped in the first episode. At the end of the third episode, Becca was told that the man who killed her husband has taken Michael.
Now, Becca, assisted by Dax Miller (Cliff Curtis), chief of the CIA’s Paris office, discovers a man with a burn mark on his arm in a video of Michael right before the car exploded in Vienna. The CIA identifies the man as a former Israeli agent-turned-assassin for hire who would not have worked for the Russians because his parents died in the gulag.
That contradicts what Martin Newman (Keith Carradine), Becca’s mentor
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