Before I begin, let me state that I'm Kim, and I'll be guest recapping for a while. I haven't seen the show before this episode; I read all the recaps so hopefully I'm all caught up, but I want to apologize in advance if I make a mistake in terms of a character name or background. I appreciate your understanding, and hopefully by my next recap, I'll be all set! So enough about me -- let's start with the show.
Either the producers knew that I was recapping this episode, or the show has been pre-empted so much that they figured people would have forgotten the premise by now. Or, now that I've read the recaps, I realize that they do this every week. Regardless, they start out with a quick discussion of the show's backstory, which is helpful to me, and might be to you, if you're new to the recaps. In the near future, Max was "designed to be the perfect soldier" and "trained to be the perfect weapon." As a child, she escaped the lab, and a few months later, terrorists set off an electromagnetic bomb, which caused the U.S. to turn into a Third World country. Max now works as a bike messenger and drives her motorcycle really fast around Seattle, but she's always looking over her shoulder. She made a friend in Logan Cale, who is rich and working as an "underground journalist" named "Eyes Only." For the purposes of these recaps, he'll be known as "Cap'n The Cap'n." Max wants to find the others who escaped with her.
Max enters Cap'n The Cap'n's apartment, but he's not there. Some guy that I later find out is unfortunately named Bling explains that Cap'n is out somewhere. Max can't believe that Cap'n "spaced" that they were going to "hang." The other guy says that Cap'n has been acting weird lately. Max doesn't seem that upset that he stood her up as she explains that they were supposed to go to a basketball game. The other guy says that he'll go to the game with her, and Max gives him both tickets because she's "not a big sports fan." Max turns to leave, and notices that a painting is missing from the wall. You might think it's because of her photographic memory, but really it's because there's a mark on the wall where it was hanging. Plus, it's dirtier where the picture was than where it wasn't, which doesn't really make any sense. Other guy explains that Cap'n sold the painting, and supposes that he "got tired of it." Max contemplates this as she leaves.