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The FBI Cast Teases the ‘Twists and Turns’ of ‘Trigger Effect,’ Plus Trouble for One of Their Own

May 18, 2021 by  

FBI Trigger Effect spoilers

“Trigger Effect” – While investigating a mass casualty incident at a New York City restaurant, the team scrambles to determine if it was racially motivated and if there was more than one gunman. Also, Maggie begins to notice troubling behavior from her co-worker, Elise (Vedette Lim), on FBI, Tuesday, May 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network..
Pictured (l-r) Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan and Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell
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When the FBI team investigates a shooting at a restaurant on the Tuesday, May 18 episode, “Trigger Effect,” they quickly realize things are more complex than they expected.

“There’s a lot of different twists and turns,” Jeremy Sisto (who plays Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine) previews in the video below. “There’s a regular citizen who’s armed and tries to help out a situation, [and] it doesn’t go as planned. So that’s an interesting situation going on in the world now: do we want random citizens armed, just in case a bad thing happens? Or does that cause more problems?”


“It is really exciting, because we get to play with some issues that are really current, with cancel culture and the power of social media,”  Zeeko Zaki (who plays FBI agent Omar Adom Zidan, AKA OA) adds. “And it’s kind of our little last hurrah of the classic dynamic of our cast until we move into the finale, and we try to expand our world a little bit as we move into season 4.”

As the show tackles social media, it also dives into the complex rights of online vigilante groups who can name alleged predators—sans proof. “There’s a protection of…site owners’ rights, [and] that is important for the internet, but it actually allows this kind of horrible thing to go on,” Sisto notes.

The team also has their hands full as Elise (Vedette Lim) starts to concern her colleagues in the aftermath of her near-death encounter with Vargas (David Zayas).

“OA only cares about the work, and when things start to slip up, there’s really no excuses for not performing at the highest level which the FBI should,” Zaki notes. “[Maggie] gets to tap into the emotional side, which of course exists in the real world. So it’s exciting to kind of show that, no matter how strong you know these superheroes are, and the real FBI agents are, there are weaknesses that can be shown. And it’s great to show that we have each other’s back and the family is strong, and we’re always there for each other.”

And Maggie isn’t the only one who is concerned. Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille (Alana De La Garza), who went toe-to-toe with Vargas and let him go free to save Elise’s life, is also keeping a wary eye on her colleague. “I’d say they’re pretty worried about her, especially when you see the journey she’s going to go on,” De La Garza says. “You’ll see how she’s dealing with things.”

Want to know what else is in store? Sisto also shared a tease about how Jubal’s son’s illness is impacting the agent…

FBI, Tuesdays, 9/8c, CBS


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