Best TV Show of the Week
Who is Simon Miller?
By catherine nailog
NBC provided viewers with an action-packed family-friendly movie on Saturday,
August 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Who is Simon Miller? the latest of Walmart and
Procter & Gambleís ďFamily Movie NightĒ productions, receives the title of
Best TV Show of the Week.
Simon Miller is an agent who worked for the CAD, Clandestine Activities
Division, but to his family, he is known as a geologist who was often away on
business trips. Simonís wife, Meredith, was informed that their daughter, Sara,
cheated on a math exam. Sara denied that she cheated and wished her mother
would just believe her. A school meeting was planned for Sara, Meredith and
Simon to further investigate the matter. One night, Simon had just returned
from a business trip. While he and his family were fixing dinner, he received a
phone call indicating that he must leave for another business trip.
While Simon was on this business trip/mission in Geneva, a fellow agent,
Jasmine, believed Simon to be a traitor, drugged him and kidnapped him.
Meredith was worried when Simon wasnít at the train station when she arrived to
pick him up. She becomes even more suspicious when Pamela, a division worker
called to inform Meredith of Simonís whereabouts with a cover story. Meredith
searched Simonís office for clues. Simonís son, Kevin, was able to unlock a
drawer that contained a key to a rental property. At the rental property, the
Millers found a loft space that had a motorcycle, an automobile, computers and a
desk. A desk drawer was filled with passports that contained different names
and pictures of Simon. As Simon was being held captive by Jasmine, he called
Meredith to tell them to stay together and to not trust anyone. With Kevinís
advanced computer skills, they discovered that Simon was in Geneva.
Meredith, Sara and Kevin traveled to Geneva. As they were about to enter his
apartment, a man was seen retrieving files from Simonís laptop. The man escaped
through an open window and was undetected by Meredith, Sara and Kevin.
Meredith, Sara and Kevin searched for clues left in the Geneva apartment. They
discovered a map of a location point and a red shirt that indicated a meeting
for Simon. They decided to go to the meeting themselves. While at the meeting
place, Kevin held up the red shirt. A man named Luka approached them and spoke
to them briefly. Luka sensed something was wrong and tried to hold on to
Kevin. Meredith pushed him away and they ran.
Amanda and Jeffrey, colleagues of Simon, picked them up and took them to a safe
house. While there, Amanda revealed to them Simonís true occupation. She
further explained to them that Simon was on a mission to assist a Chechnyan
scientist, Dr. Roman Malinkov, escape to the United States. However, corrupt
Chechnyans wanted the doctor to do his research for them and would hold his
daughter, Anya, hostage to make him do so. The Malinkovs were supposed to be at
the meeting where Luka was, but they werenít. Amanda and Jeffrey hadnít heard
news from either Simon or the Malinkovs.
Simon had to prove to Jasmine that he wasnít the traitor. Kevin cracked the
code on Simonís computer and found that his father was in Paris. Meredith,
Sara, Kevin, Jeffrey and Amanda traveled to Simonís Paris apartment. They found
an unconscious man in the apartment, who also was the same man who retrieved
files from Simonís laptop in Geneva. Jeffrey tied the man up and started to
question him, but the man spoke Spanish. Sara translated what the man said.
The manís name was Andres and that he was supposed to meet Jasmine at the
apartment but was attacked. Whoever attacked him also took the thumbdrive that
he used to retrieve files from Simonís laptop.
Amanda took Meredith aside and told her that Jasmine was a traitor and that
Simon was supposed to find her. Meanwhile, Andres told Sara that a missing
agent must check in and that there was a traitor in the CAD. Sara signaled to
Kevin, who retrieved Amandaís phone and dialed a number. A male with a Russian
accent answered. Kevin returned the phone and feigns an illness. He had Sara
and his mother meet him in the bathroom. Kevin and Sara told their mother what
they discovered. Amanda and Jeffrey realized that the Millers know that they
were the traitors and that they must kill them. As Jeffrey released Andres to
kill him first, Meredith pushed Amanda, which gave them a chance to escape. As
they ran, Andres held off Jeffrey as the Millers looked for shelter.
Andres informed Jasmine that Amanda was the traitor. Simon contacted Pamela at
headquarters. Pamela informed Simon that Amanda was with his family. Simon
became worried. He called Meredith to make sure that everyone was okay and
that they should go home. Meredith, Sara and Kevin decided to go to the
American Embassy, but Luka kidnapped Meredith just as she was about to enter the
cab. As Sara and Kevin attempted to get their mom back, Simon and Jasmine
joined them in getting Meredith back.
Meredith was being held in Lukaís hotel room. She made the fire alarm go off
and Simon, Jasmine, Sara and Kevin headed toward Lukaís room. Jasmine fought
Luka as the Millers escaped. Luka followed the group into the stairwell. Luka
pounced on Simon and Jasmine, causing her to break her leg. Luka left when the
fire authorities entered the stairwell.
Simon wanted to complete the mission and have his family go back home, but they
wouldnít leave without him. The Millers were at a train station and headed for
Prague. Simon explained to his family how he got into the CAD. Sara confessed
that she was tempted to cheat, but decided not to and paid for a tutor. Jeffrey
found the Millers at the train station and was about to assassinate them until a
tourist distracted him. While in Prague, the Millers found a bakery that the
Malinkovs frequented. The Malinkovs arrived at the bakery as the Millers
waited. The Malinkovs were relieved to find that the Millers were there to help
them. As the Millers and the Malinkovs were leaving a hotel, Amanda and Jeffrey
arrived and held them all hostage. Meredith pushed Jeffrey, and the Millers and
the Malinkovs were able to escape. The Millers successfully brought the
Malinkovs to America.
Who is Simon Miller? was an exciting and wonderful story about a strong
family bond. The Millers epitomized what can be accomplished when a family
works together. Meredith, Sara and Kevin would not quit until they found
Simon. Though initially they doubted who Simon was and what he did, they
realized that it was for their own protection. And like a good husband and
father, protecting oneís family was top priority. As for Sara, she was tempted
to cheat on a test, but changed her mind and chose to put in the extra effort
into tutoring and studying. The Millers have shown that through a familyís
love and support many things can be achieved. Mission completed.
Best TV Show
of the Week
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