The conspiracy is on. Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Philippe) has been framed for assassinating the President of the United States. We know he didn’t do it because we were with him when the real shooter took the shot. With Shooter just getting started, we have nine more episodes left to figure out who set Swagger up.
Here are five questions we have after the premiere.
1. Who broke into his shed?
This was the first sign something was amiss. Swagger thought he may have left the light on in his gun shed, but Swagger’s not the type to forget something like that. Something tells us that whoever was there either took something or planted something that will be very bad for Swagger.
2. Why'd they pull the red pin?
This seems like an odd, innocuous clue. Swagger picks up a red thumbtack off the floor, that seems to have fallen out of a family photo on his bulletin board. Maybe this is a red herring. It is red after all. But it also seems like the careless mistake of someone who doesn’t know how meticulous Bob Lee Swagger is.
3. How did they know Swagger would go to Location A?
It seems like a key factor in laying the blame on Swagger is having the police find him with a gun planted in an apartment in firing range from the President. But how did they know he would go there? What if Swagger had made a run for the motorcade instead to try to stop them from driving into the line of fire? Something tells us we will find out a little more about Swagger and his powers of deduction that show someone who knew him well could count on his course of action.
4. Does the Chechen sniper, Solitov, even have anything to do with this?
Swagger was initially recruited for this mission with the promise that he could finally nail the sniper who killed Donnie in the war. All of Swagger’s planning was based on the assumption that the same Chechen sniper was gunning for the President. Now that it looks like a conspiracy to set Swagger up, was Solitov even involved?
5. Where does he get his pumpkins?
In one of the coolest scenes of the premiere, Swagger takes test shots on a slew of pumpkins doubling for human heads. Even if this takes place in October, we want to know where Swagger got all his pumpkins. Please, show a flashback to Swagger carting out a truckload of pumpkins for target practice with a happy farmer waving a wad of cash around!
Are you ready for episode two of Shooter? Here's a preview of next week, when Shooter airs Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 10/9c.