After the devastating mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the season 4 conclusion of the criminal drama series FBI was postponed indefinitely. Due to the episode’s narrative parallels with the terrible real-life incident, the decision was made to delay its airing out of sensitivity. CBS has announced that the “Prodigal Son” episode will now be broadcast on October 4 at 8 p.m., between the second and third episodes of the current fifth season. The episode “Prodigal Son” had been set to debut on May 24, however, it was subsequently cancelled after the incident in Uvalde. The 12th episode, “Under Pressure,” broadcast in its place. Twenty-one individuals, including 19 students and 2 instructors, were slain in the incident that included an 18-year-old teenager.
The shooter was killed in a shootout with police. The purpose of ‘Prodigal Son’ was to investigate the circumstances surrounding the acquisition of automatic firearms by a student accused of involvement in a violent heist. Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine’s son, Tyler, went to school with the youngster in question. The episode will not feature any “mass shooting, of a school or elsewhere,” despite the fact that this was originally described as a plot point, as reported by Deadline. Even though the Season 4 finale never aired, the first episode of Season 5 debuted on September 20.
The episode, titled “Hero’s Journey,” revisits Jubal’s complicated dynamic with his sick son Tyler, who was diagnosed with leukaemia back in Season 3. On the day when Jubal’s son Tyler turns 15, he is summoned away from his birthday celebration to help with a case involving a missing youngster. The fatal incident in Uvalde has repercussions beyond only the FBI show. Apple TV+ had already postponed a red carpet event for the second season of its show Physical “out of respect” for the victims.
The show’s cast and crew would subsequently announce in a statement that the screening will be held behind closed doors, away from the press. Live PD and Cops were cancelled early in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd by a police officer. The latter was eventually taken up by Fox New Media after waiting a year. Before it was cancelled, Cops was the longest-running reality show in the United States.
The plot summary for “Prodigal Son” remains untouched. “As the squad investigates a violent heist that netted automatic weapons for the killers, they learn that one of the perpetrators is a classmate of Jubal’s son, who is unwilling to help with the investigation.”
The sixth season of FBI has officially been ordered. The programme premieres new episodes every Tuesday night at 8 pm on CBS. Dick Wolf and Craig Turk are responsible for the show’s creation, and its cast includes Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto, Ebonée Noel, Sela Ward, Alana de la Garza, John Boyd, and Katherine Renee Turner.