PROJECT BLUE BOOK – Season 2 Episode 10 – SPOILERS
Susie (Ksenia Solo) and Mimi (Laura Mennell) in what looks like a classic confrontation between East and West with the Generals between in the background.
NATO’s fleet in the North Atlantic is plagued with UFO sightings which the fleet commander attributes to the Russians, causing him to set a course dangerously close to Soviet waters. Hynek and Quinn must prove the extraterrestrial (or at least non-Soviet) nature of these craft to prevent World War III. The first question that comes to mind is: What are these ETs thinking? Having observed human military activities throughout World War II, they must be aware of how people will respond to their sudden and uncommunicative appearance in such a situation. Are they trying to start a war? Continue reading →
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 →
Mimi (Laura Mennell) talks to Susie (Ksenia Solo) through a bathroom door that symbolizes the barriers between them that must be overcome.
Quinn and Hynek return to the Project Blue Book offices after the events in Washington at the end of Season One, and someone named John (Daryl Sabara) surprises them with a visit. “Hangar 18,” he says. “That’s what they call it but it’s not really a hangar. It looks like a storage building. The real lab is six floors below. That’s where I work; I’m a mechanical engineer. When the Air Force hired me they told me I was working for something called the Technical Air Intelligence Unit. I was supposed to be analyzing, breaking down, and reverse engineering Soviet technology. but the craft we’ve been working on, it’s not Russian.” Hynek asks if he believes it’s of extraterrestrial origin, and John says, “The technology of these things, it’s beyond our capabilities. Way beyond.” John asks them to meet him off base and gives them evidence of his sincerity: a metallic disk just like the one that was found in the neck of Thomas Mann in “Abduction” (Episode 1.9). John is caught trying to smuggle classified materials off the base and Quinn and Hynek are called on the carpet for trying to meet with him. Continue reading →