Susie (Ksenia Solo) hatches a plan to rid herself of her associate
Just as he is about to quit Project Blue Book, Dr. Hynek is taken hostage (along with Quinn and his secretary) by a man who claims to have been abducted by aliens. Thomas Mann and his wife Valerie (played by Malcolm Goodwin and Khalilah Joi) are from New Hampshire, just like Betty and Barney Hill, the first widely publicized alien abductees whose close encounter happened in September 1961. Thomas gets Valerie to dig an implant out of his neck (an implant that he knows he has only after Hynek hypnotizes him). Shortly after that, Quinn saves Mr. Mann from certain death by knocking him out of the way of a sniper’s bullet, something one might have expected Hynek to do. Quinn’s rescue of Mann could indicate that he developed genuine sympathy for Mann’s plight, or (more likely) that all of Quinn’s actions during the hostage situation were designed to persuade Hynek not to quit the project. Continue reading →
David O’Leary tweeted: “To test the impact effects of an atomic blast on populated areas, military technicians built entire fake towns in remote areas complete with houses, shops, and even mannequin families. These settlements got the ominous nickname ‘doom towns'”
The countdown to a nuclear test inexplicably starts too soon, and stops seconds before detonation. Shortly thereafter, the fake town designed to study the effects of the blast is buzzed by several bright green UFOs. Hynek and Quinn are sent to investigate. Unknown to Quinn, Hynek has gone over the heads of the Generals (to the Secretary of Defense?) and gotten his camera-matrix project approved. He arrives well equipped to photograph whatever flies by.
Green Fireballs are a type of UFO that, after Roswell, began to habitually appear in high-security areas. It seems possible that these are reconaissance probes that are less vulnerable to being shot down than their parent craft.
In 2010, U.S. Air Force Captain Robert Salas told The London Telegraph that he witnessed such an event first-hand on 16 March 1967 at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana (which at that time housed Minuteman nuclear missiles). “I was on duty when an object came over and hovered directly over the site,” he said. “The missiles shut down – 10 Minuteman missiles. And the same thing happened at another site a week later. There’s a strong interest in our missiles by these objects, wherever they come from.”Continue reading →
Susie (Ksenia Solo) listens in on Hynek’s conversations with Quinn .
Professor Hynek figures out that the mysterious sequence of numbers he found in the first episode represents coordinates located in the interior of Antarctica. Just as he is about to investigate this discovery further, Mimi knocks at the door of his study (which she is surprised to find locked). Captain Quinn has arrived to whisk Hynek away to a small town in West Virginia, where the latest UFO sighting has occurred. Susie Miller (Ksenia Solo) shows up shortly after Hynek and Quinn leave, and insists that Mimi show her around town. In the car, Mimi is asked where she’d like to go. “You know, there’s this one place,” she says. “They read poetry, serve cocktails in soup cans, and smoke reefer. I’ve never been. I’ve only heard of it.”
Mimi and Susie preparing to switch drivers while the car is in motion.
After they arrive at the club, the two of them have drinks served (disappointingly) in glasses, not soup cans. Mimi (Laura Mennell) is obviously uncomfortable with the atmosphere of the place, and Susie suggests she needs to loosen up. Susie leaves, saying she’ll be back in a minute. Then two guys sit down next to Mimi and start to make out. Either because of that, or perhaps because a strange woman whispers in her ear offering drugs, Mimi decides to leave without waiting for Susie to return. She also sees Susie talking to a guy in a hat who looks out of place. so it is also possible that she suspects Susie has lured her out of the house for nefarious reasons (which is true). Susie’s associate has placed a bug in Hynek’s study. Continue reading →