Watch “Taken” Tonight

TAKEN -- "I Surrender" Episode 110 -- Pictured: Clive Standen as Bryan Mills -- (Photo by: Panagiotis Pantazidis/NBC)

NBC airs the season finale of “Taken” tonight at 10PM and we really wanted to urge you all to watch! If you haven’t tuned in so far, the show is an origin story that finds the protagonist of the “Taken” film Bryan Mills in his days as a young secret agent acquiring essential experience to add to his very lethal special set of skills.

There’s a lot to love about the show. It’s fast paced with plenty of fight scenes, a body count that has continued to climb each episode and a cast that’s diverse without being extra or obvious about it. Standouts are Jennifer Beals — who is head chick in charge Christina Hart, Asha Flynn (Brooklyn Sudano) — Mills’ love interest (who happens to be black) and fellow agent John, played by Gaius Charles.

TAKEN -- "Gone" Episode 109 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Beals as Christina Hart, Lanette Ware as Theresa Redcliffe -- (Photo by: Panagiotis Pantazidis/NBC)

Since the series’ start earlier this winter Charles has made himself available for weekly recap calls that include a little foreshadowing into the next week’s episode. When BOSSIP joined Charles on a recap call last week, he praised the episode for it’s strong female characters. Another aspect of the show that we love. Specifically the Black Girl Magic that’s evident in Beals, Sudano and Amanda Ware’s performances. Ware was a standout in last week’s episode “Gone,” playing an agent named Marie Salt, who finds herself compromised when her husband is taken. But it’s the threat against Sudano’s character Asha, that most compels us to watch tonight.

“I like seeing Brooklyn Sudano’s character getting some time to shine,” Charles said of the episode. “I really like that relationship becoming so much more relatable, you see even in the struggles, in the fight, this isn’t just a cookie cutter TV show. Their relationship is more than a superficial piece of the episode, it’s really something that’s part of the humanity of their experiences.”

TAKEN -- "I Surrender" Episode 110 -- Pictured: (l-r) Gaius Charles as John, Clive Standen as Bryan Mills -- (Photo by: Panagiotis Pantazidis/NBC)

The finale is LITERALLY the moment that we’ve been waiting for all season. A moment that should be so obvious, given the show’s title and the premise for the movie. The woman who is most important to Mills, his love Asha, has been “Taken” by the cartel leader who has been grappling with Mills for revenge since the first episode, a plot twist so obvious we could have kicked ourselves when it happened. But it snuck up on us, much like the show itself.

This Notorious B.I.G. Paper Sculpture Is Mind-Bending

Artist Felix Semper shows his admiration for one of the greatest rappers of all time, the late Notorious B.I.G., through his most recent creation. Semper in turn presents this insane stretchable paper sculpture featuring the likeness of Biggie.

Properly outfitted with a crown, the sculpture then acts as a giant slinky of sorts, stretching from head to neck and back again.

In the video above, Semper provides a moving demonstration of his piece.

Biggie Smalls fans, also be on the lookout for the Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance documentary.

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FBI agent married rapper turned Isis fighter before realising her mistake

FBI agent married rapper turned Isis fighter before realising her mistakeA former FBI interpreter reportedly ran away to marry an Isis terror leader before realising her mistake and coming back to the US to turn herself in. Daniela Greene travelled to Syria where she was wed to German national Denis Cuspert, who rapped under the moniker Deso Dog in his homeland, before changing his name to Abu Talha al-Almani in Syria. Videos featuring the one time musician — whose primary role is to attract Germans to the terror group — show him on bloody battle fields and threatening former President Barack Obama.


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Police: Father, 55, Kills Daughter, 33, In Norwalk Murder-Suicide

NORWALK, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A man fatally shot his 33-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life, police in Connecticut said.

Melissa Wilkinson worked two jobs, and authorities say her co-workers became concerned when she didn’t show up for work Sunday night.

They went to her apartment and spotted her through a window collapsed and bleeding, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported. Her co-workers forced their way into the apartment just after midnight and saw her father on the couch next to her body mumbling to himself and holding a gun.

The co-workers left and called 911, and a standoff ensued.

Armed and incoherent, 55-year-old Mark Wilkinson stayed in his daughter’s apartment for hours while police tried to persuade him to come out.

“It was a variety of ways we tried to contact him,” Norwalk Police Lt. Terry Blake Said. “Via phone, window, loudspeaker, and he did not return communication to us.”

Officers later heard a single gunshot and police forced their way into the apartment where they found the bodies of the father and daughter, shot in the head.

The deaths remain under investigation.

Melissa’s mother Karen told CBS2 Mark had been living with his daughter for two years and that they had been fighting, but she cannot imagine why he would kill her.

“Right now I really don’t know, I really don’t know,” she said. “She was always positive and she had her life together she had a good job.”

Co-workers described Melissa as a great employee with a smile that could light up a room.

Police said they had not received any complaints of arguing from the apartment and there was no record of domestic violence.

Some residents of the neighborhood were evacuated while some were told to stay in their homes during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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