'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel' Season 4 Episode 3: Why is the FBI interested in Abe?
Abe's scathing review not only caught the attention of his fellow Jews but also the FBI for different reasons
Ever since Abraham "Abe" Weissman (Tony Shalhoub) decided to quit his position as a professor at Columbia University, life has been nothing but a series of adventures for the formerly absent-minded professor. After struggling briefly with finding a job, Abe managed to bag the position of a reporter with a publication named The Village Voice. Despite the significantly lower pay than what he was used to, Abe was still pretty happy with his new job as he not only enjoyed working at the newspaper outlet but also was convinced that his co-worked actually liked him.
Just as things were beginning to look up for Abe professionally, his personal life went downhill when he ended up not only being ostracized by his Jewish community but also becoming a person of interest for the FBI. It all began when Abe was assigned the task of reviewing a musical play called 'They Came, They Danced'. Abe was very excited about his new assignment as the person behind the play- Buzz was somebody who Abe knew since he was a little boy. He excitedly invited his whole family to attend the broadway play with him and share the experience. Unfortunately, the musical failed to impress Abe.
On the insistence of his editor, Abe put out a very critical review of the play, where he described the musical as "hell". To make his review more personable and interesting, Abe concluded the copy by recounting an incident from his younger days, when his friend Asher Friedman (Jason Alexander) and he snuck into a federal building and set fire to it. Abe's scathing review not only caught the attention of his fellow Jews but also the FBI for different reasons.
While his fellow community members felt that Abe's harsh review of the musical was a disloyal act on his part towards his community and called him out for not being supportive of one of them, the FBI was however interested in the arson committed by Asher and him. Abe finds out about the FBI looking for him when his friend Asher calls him and confronts him for putting both their lives at stake by openly stating the offense committed by them.
Even though Abe was shaken by the whole ordeal, thankfully everything was cleared when Abe's lawyer friend pointed out that the FBI had nothing on them and that the matter would be closed for good. While the FBI issue may have been resolved, Abe will still have to figure out a way to calm his disgruntled community members and earn their trust back.
'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel' Season 4 is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.