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What If… Deception had Killed Cameron Black?

by Alan Rapp on October 5, 2018

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What If Uncle Ben Had Lived? What If Spider-Man Had Rescued Gwen Stacy? Honoring the Marvel Comics series which over the years has taken a look at how a small change can create ripples across the Marvel Universe, this new feature will examine the same idea across movies, television, and more. We begin with ABC’s Deception, a procedural featuring Jack Cutmore-Scott playing the dual roles of twin magicians Cameron and Jonathan Black. The arc of its single season featured Johnathan framed for murder and Cameron going to work for the FBI as a consultant in hopes of finding evidence to prove his brother’s innocence by tracking down the woman (Stephanie Corneliussen) responsible.

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Deception – Transposition

by Alan Rapp on June 4, 2018

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Deception - Transposition television review

The First Season finale of Deception offers a swerve and reset to the show, offering several different ways the plot could go next year. With the Mystery Woman (Stephanie Corneliussen) in FBI custody and Jonathan’s (Jack Cutmore-Scott) freedom closer than it has ever been, things begin to go wrong. First, their evil genius lets them in on an attempted kidnapping of a foreign official who is being pressured to step away from his country’s first democratic elections. As events spiral out of control, the FBI release Jonathan to help with an elaborate ruse to save the official and his wife, and the Mystery Woman continues to plant poison Jonathan’s ears. Having proved her worth, the Mystery Woman is whisked away by the FBI leaving the brothers with nothing to show for a year of work.

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Deception – Code Act

by Alan Rapp on May 30, 2018

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Deception - Code Act television review

The Mystery Woman’s (Stephanie Corneliussen) quest, and her connection to the Black family is revealed in “Code Act” as she successfully pulls a bank heist under the nose of the Amazing Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) and the FBI searching for the final piece of her puzzle. It appears, along with being a horrible father and renown magician, Cameron and Jonathan’s father (Jack Davenport) was also a thief who used the cover of the stage shows to help steal millions all over the globe. And, for decades, those millions have been hidden away behind an elaborate set-up that requires a very specific set of artifacts to open.

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Deception – Loading Up

by Alan Rapp on May 22, 2018

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Deception - Loading Up television review

The FBI and their magician consultants go after an Venezuelan spy (Victoria Cartagena) who takes her sweet time in setting up a revenge against every CIA agent involved in a classified operation that got her team killed. The theft of a top-secret piece of technology and luring the FBI in to arrest her provide the spy with the names of the agents involved in the mission. It just so happens that one of those agents is the ex (Brett Dalton) of FBI Agent Kay Daniels (Ilfenesh Hadera). Watching the awkwardness between the pair makes the Amazing Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) realize he has been deceiving himself about his feelings for Kay (although the show still has work to do to sell me on chemistry between the two).

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Deception – The Unseen Hand

by Alan Rapp on May 14, 2018

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Deception - The Unseen Hand television review

The death of an Internet conspiracy theorist (Danny Mastrogiorgio) leads the FBI to uncover the true existence of a secret society. While the car bombing itself doesn’t hold any mysteries for the Deception team, the Amazing Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) discovers that the society is connected to his grandfather’s past, and the team’s unorthodox methods do come in handy when nabbing the killer. Over the course of the investigation, Cameron also encounters a kindred spirit in the dead man’s daughter (Meghann Fahy) who he bonds with over growing up with difficult father figures.

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