We don’t get to see Susie (Ksenia Solo) at all, but we do hear about her. General Harding (Neal McDonough) tells General Valentine (Michael Harney): “They still can’t crack her, Jim. They’ve been interrogating her for three days and she’ll only say that she was sent to Ohio to find out about our UFO program.”
Only two women appear in this episode. Jean (Kelly-Ruth Mercier) gives Hynek an eyewitness account of the UFO event, and Faye (Jill Morrison) recognizes Senator Kennedy on sight when he comes to see Hynek and Quinn. Other than that it’s an all-boys episode, and Hynek spends most of it trying to bolster Quinn’s self-image after his relationship with Susie causes him to be placed on Administrative Leave. Continue reading →
The Fixer (Ian Tracey), having kidnapped Hynek, allows him to call home (under supervision) to reassure his wife that he’s all right. Hynek tells Mimi to kiss Joel goodnight for him, and that tips her that something’s wrong, since Joel hates being kissed goodnight. Mimi calls Quinn and tells him that Hynek’s in trouble. Quinn goes to Daniel Banks (Jerod Haynes) and explains the situation, suggesting that Rebecca (the clairvoyant from the last episode) might be able to help. Rebecca (Hayley McLaughlin) scribbles a lot and makes a multi-layered picture of the artifact that Hynek stole for The Fixer in Episode 1.6. When Rebecca draws the alien artifact in layers, does that indicate that the device is naturally divided that way? It might give a hint to how the thing functions. Continue reading →
Axel and Phil searching for Jennifer on a dirt road somewhere in a vampire-infested Nebraska.
Departing characters are sometimes featured in an episode that has little or nothing to do with the main storyline just before they leave the show. They did it for Mohamed, Axel (who did not leave) and Scarlett, at the end of Season Three. Jackie May wrote the departure episodes for Axel and Mohamed, as well as this one, which is the send-off episode for Phil.
Axel (Jonathan Scarfe) and Phil (Vincent Gale) follow a dirt road to the east in pursuit of Max, who has taken Phil’s wife and son hostage. (For some reason, Max did not take US Route 30.) Phil begins the episode feeling frustrated and discouraged.
Jennifer and Owen
PHIL:“Why did it take so long for you to get us out of that place?” AXEL:“I’m gonna make it right. I’m gonna find this prick and I’m gonna kill him.” PHIL:“No no no. That’s for me.” AXEL:“If that’s the way you want it.” PHIL:“I gotta make it right, too.”
What Axel doesn’t tell him is that the rescue attempt was delayed by his own attempt to “make things right” by killing Vanessa, which he eventually decided not to do. Continue reading →