Credits of people behind frosted glass! You know, I was trying to figure out where I'd seen this before, visually speaking, and I realized that in the classic Sunday-afternoon romantic comedy Doc Hollywood, this is just what the plastic surgeon's office (said plastic surgeon being played by George Hamilton) looks like. It's hard to explain, but true, and if you like to watch that movie whenever it's on as I do ("Get off the interstate, Ben Stone..."), then you know what I mean. It's just another way that everything goes back to George Hamilton, you know?
We return to find Jonas looking at a picture of Jaime's toe, instructing her that she owes him a little more than twenty-seven grand for breaking it. She asks how he found out, and he ignores the question, lecturing her instead on how her bionics are for world-saving, not sister-harassing. She calls him on his "proprietary attitude" about her body (hee), and just then, they're interrupted by Antonio, Brooding Fun-Killer. Jonas shows Antonio and Jaime a video of a guy in a crude-looking video being stood over by masked men as he announces his name, says he's an American doctor, he's working in Paraguay, and that he'll be killed unless...and then it trails off. I'll tell you, I'm very, very uncomfortable with this setup being used for a show this silly. These are not times for campy presentations of people being held captive and shown on video pleading for their lives. Kind of...uncomfortable, at least to my eye. At any rate, Jonas explains that the group holding this fellow, Stevens, claims that he's CIA, and he has "incredibly sensitive information," and he'll be beheaded (and...more of the same, see above re: maybe not as fodder for this show) in forty-eight hours if the CIA doesn't admit that he's working for them. Which, obviously, they will not do. Antonio wonders why this isn't the military's problem, and Jonas explains that Paraguay won't allow the military to do anything there. So Antonio and Jaime are being sent. Jaime protests that she can't just up and leave Becca, but Jonas promises her that Becca will be carefully watched, and that Jaime will just have to make up something to tell her to explain the absence.
Sommershaus. Jaime is making...eggs? It seems to be breakfast, because Becca isn't up yet. At one point, the (burnt) toast pops, and Michelle Ryan jumps, and I'm not sure you can fake that. I think she actually was startled. That qualifies as a highlight, which is like the red flag of all red flags for any show. Jaime goes to close the window against a hail of sirens (?), and she gets distracted and burns the eggs. I'm sorry, but who burns eggs? Maybe she needs a bionic braaaaain. When she comes back to the kitchen, thirty seconds after she left, the entire pan of eggs is in flames. Really, show? Any of you do any cooking? Of course, this is merely an excuse to show that Jaime can put her hand on the bottom of the flaming pan without getting hurt. She is bionic. I get it.. Yeesh.