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National Treasure: Edge of History

National Treasure: Edge of History
National Treasure: Edge of History

Jess and Tasha are very suspicious that Liam is Billie’s mole, so they begin investigating him while also trying to track down the treasure in the latest episode of the Disney+ Original Series, “National Treasure: Edge of History.” Tasha hacks into Liam’s bank account to find a hefty deposit. The gang, plus Ethan’s girlfriend, end up at the governor’s ball trying to find the diary of Meriwether Lewis. And Billie becomes Jess’s unsuspecting hero when Jess must try to escape from the safety of the governor’s mansion.

Where do I even begin with what is wrong with this episode. Tasha commits fraud and it is played out that Liam is gullible. It makes me want to see the group break apart and Liam find the treasure. Tasha is distinctly Machiavellian here, and while that may serve her well as a treasure hunter, it presents a moral dilemma where she, and those on her side, are not equal. At this point, Tasha is more of a badass to me than Billie because Billie is okay with what she wants and so far she doesn’t want to hurt Jess and her friends but will if they get in her way. Obviously she’s not good, but she’s not evil either.

I also struggle with the tone of this series. The creators seem to forget the main reason of the story for long periods in each episode. There is a lot of drama and angst between the main characters and their love lives. For example, the dance scene in the governor’s mansion served no purpose to the overall plot. It created unnecessary drama between Jess and Liam and Ethan and his girlfriend. Character development and relationships can make or break a show, but this is poor character development at best.

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Can this show get better over the course of its run? It’s a question that I hope will be answered with a “yes”, but I won’t hold my breath. This series has been disappointing at best and downright bad at worst. There is a lot of potential in this show, but it feels like the creators are wasting it on unnecessary drama and not enough plot or character development. But if you’re in the mood for content like “National Treasure,” it might be a better idea to stick to the movies.

Rating: 2 stars

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Jeremy Brown

Jeremy has been a huge Disney fan since he was little growing up during the Disney Renaissance. One day he hopes to go to all the Disney parks in the world.