A girl is kidnapped at her birthday party by the clown. The father (Neil Patrick Harris of ‘Starship Troopers’) is noncooperative. The kidnapping has to do with his work on the Riemann Hypothesis. Meanwhile Alan plans to sell the house.
TPTB hint at Don/Amita again. Don and co work to foil the kidnappers. Don chews gum. Charlie buys the house as he and his dad blather about equity reminding one this was made pre crash. This was okay.
“Get down. On the floor.”
“There’s a wrench in the basement, I’m sure you can figure it out.”
Don wears jeans instead of his suit. Train wrecks are being caused by a nut saboteur (Keith Szarabaika of ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Angel’ and ‘Profit’). The nut leaves mysterious notes which only Charlie and not the NTSB can solve. Charlie has no social graces and worries about Don. The nutter rants and Terry nearly makes Charlie do a spit take. This was good.
“Your paper on H-infinity control of nonlinear systems blew my mind.”
“They’re like the Hells Angels of the rails or something.”
“Some government tool.”
“Shoot me and there’ll be a radioactive cloud hanging over the LA basin for a week.”
Bizarre hold ups, a shopping spree and murders lead to a counterfeiting ring. A Secret Service agent named Kim Hall (Sarah Wayne Callies of ‘Prison Break’ and ‘The Walking Dead’) shows up to help. She used to be FBI, used to work for Don and they used to be engaged when they lived in New Mexico. Charlie is amazed he didn’t know any of that.
The team have to find a kidnapped artist who is being forced to hand render the bills. This was very good. Don’s apartment is finally seen and there is an unbelievable amount of subtext in this ep.
“I don’t need this in my life.”
“I buy rib eye and you just materialise.”
“Well actually, did you say rib eye?”
“With like a baked potato?”
“A guy drops 70 bucks in a dive bar, he’s either buying rounds for the house or he’s wasted off his ass.”
“So after two minutes and 48 seconds of profanity...”
Don went to college on a baseball scholarship and played minor league baseball but realised he was a mediocre player and joined the FBI. He won’t play on the FBI baseball team though. Don wears a backwards baseball cap and looks ridiculous. There is a murder which prompts Don to wonder if the wrong man went to jail for a previous murder. Don broods, Charlie is smug and really annoying. This was bad.
“I had to call the funeral home handcuffed to a table.”
“White male, 20s, stunningly poor hygiene.”
A sniper strikes and there is panic on the streets of LA. Charlie tells everyone how to do their jobs. FBI sniper Ian Edgerton (Lou Diamond Phillips of ‘The Triangle’, ‘SGU’ and ‘Wolf Lake’) debuts. Immediately all the fans writing D/C fic began writing D/I/C fic.
Larry blathers like a mental patient, this man taught Charlie?. Ian and Charlie have issues. Terry wears glasses and talks about an ex-husband. Lots of people die. Charlie can win at poker and chess without even trying. This was very good.