The Grid

You know how there’s this unspoken convention in big action movies that the black cop always gets killed? I’m wondering if the new trend in terror dramas is for the good Arab to end up six feet under before the final act. Case in point: The Grid, a TNT movie I had TIVOed because it advertised itself (falsely, I might add) as being to terror what Traffic was to drugs. The Grid‘s good Arab is a CIA Middle-East specialist, played by Piter Marek and, sure enough, the poor guy meets his demise in the last episode.