'The Old Man' on FX Episode 7 finale: Can Dan Chase and Harold Harper trust each other?
It's hard to imagine these two men see eye-to-eye, especially with their differences over the years
'The Old Man' is all set for one humdinger of a finale. The FX crime drama starring Jeff Bridges based on Thomas Perry's best seller opened to positive acclaim and has had an impressive run so far. With a Season 2 confirmed and in development, the series that also stars some veteran names in Amy Brenneman and John Lithgow will air its finale on July 21.
The previous episode finely balances emotions and action. Chase is seen to be losing his edge and gets some much-needed support in the end from frenemy Harold Harper (John Lithgow). The former agent's mission to get close to Faraz Hamzad leads him to reunite with Harper and save his daughter Emily/Angela (Alia Shawkat). Ahead of the much-awaited finale, there are quite a few key questions that need answering and one of them is if the two CIA spooks can trust each other.
Can Dan Chase and Harold Harper trust each other?
While the season for far was pretty much cat-and-mouse between Chase and Harper. Given their complicated history, the latter was still someone who let Chase disappear, but with all the events that transpired in the last six episodes, they are now set to work together to stop Faraz Hamzad and also rescue Emily/Angela who was kidnapped by Julian Carson (Gbenga Akinnagbe) in the final minutes of Season 6.
It's hard to imagine these two men see eye-to-eye, especially with their differences over the years. But Emily has been the uniting factor and her life in peril forces them to work together. It isn't just Hamzad who they have to deal with as they have Bote to deal with. This could work two ways — one where Harper could use Chase as one of his safety nets by handing him over to the CIA when all of this is over, or he could actually help his old frenemy to rescue a person they both care deeply about. The same applies to Chase who sees everyone in his path as a risk. Will he put his faith in Harper who he knows inside out? Only time will tell.
'The Old Man' airs Thursdays at 10 pm ET on FX.