With Brad Turner’s Trigger Point, things get off to a shaky start with a chaotic opening scene of silencer rounds and pistol lights as random victims tumble to the ground. It seems like a television show’s cold open (Turner has worked on shows like 24, Homeland, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., among many others) and therefore the forerunner to what would eventually seem like a made-for-TV actioner. The fact that we soon jump to Nicolas Shaw’s (Barry Pepper) day in the life, complete with high-tech devices in a low-tech small-town environment with chatty friends at the restaurant and bookstore, doesn’t help things because it all feels so contrived. IMDB
Michael Vickerman, a screenwriter, has invented a guy in hiding. It’s been a year since the bodies that fell at the start. And Nicolas might have had a role in their deaths. He has no recollection of it, but his old coworkers at an undisclosed covert operators agency do. Nicolas handed away their identity after being kidnapped, tortured, and drugged. The only reason he’s still alive is because those who kidnapped him knew his guilt would drive him underground, and those who remained (Colm Feore’s Elias Kane) knew his relationship would be useful. After all this time living the tranquil (if paranoid) life, the past finally comes back to haunt him now that Elias’ daughter (Eve Harlow’s Monica) has passed away.