Synopsis: Vic and Rita face a dangerous man called The Beard Hunter, who’s been activated by the Bureau to find Niles Caulder.
Review: This episode introduces us to The Beard Hunter while also showing us one of Niles Caulder’s early adventures.
The Bureau of Normalcy activates one of their agents in order to track down Nile Caulder. The agent who is known as The Beard Hunter has a very weird power in that when he ingests someones facial hair. He can use it to track them down.
Also within this episode. Is a memory from Niles Calder, which dates back to the early 1900s. In this memory, he meets and stays with a prehistoric cavewoman for several years and learns about her ways. Upon being rescued he chooses to keep her a secret. But nothing is secret from Mr. Nobody who is still rummaging in among Caulders many memories.
Tommy Snider manages a truly comedic performance as The Beard Hunter and is responsible for the episodes biggest gross-out moment when he picks some of Caulder’s beard hair out of the sink and eats it.
A fun episode, which reveals that it is not just our gang of misfits that are trying to find Niles, but the Bureau is as well, but why are they so interested in finding him?
I loved the flashback sequences with Caulder and Oyewah and would have been able to quite happily just watch them both over the more silly side of this episode.
That said. Vic and Rita will now be able to follow Beard Hunter if their tracker worked, but it remains to be seen whether they will be successful or not.
Truth be told. This episode felt like it was filler material.
- Incidental Music9.6