Previously on Dark Angel: Max inserted the implant from the South African Goon Squad into her neck. Lydecker blackmails Tinga into giving herself up to save her child. Max promises to bring Tinga back. Brinn is reporting to Nana Visitor, who appears to be trying to double-cross Lydecker. Strange things are afoot at Manticore HQ, apparently. Tinga's in a big tank with tubes attached to her.
Just a meta-note: I'm going to call Cap'n EO "Logan" from now on, because it's easier to type. In case you were wondering. Which you probably weren't.
Logan is talking to Sebastian via computer, getting advice on how to fix up the exoskeleton that Crazy Camera Guy sent. Sebastian says that Logan needs a microchip that they can get in twelve to fourteen weeks from Singapore. Logan wants it sooner. Sebastian says that the same part can be found in robotic arms at nuclear reactors, and suggests that Max could steal one. Yeah, nuclear reactors are generally pretty lax on the security. Logan says that Max "is not on the loop on this little project," and Sebastian suggests that Logan lie to her. I have a question. Since Sebastian doesn't talk in the normal way, or have facial expressions at all, really, why do they need to have a video connection? Oh, so we at home know who the hell Logan is talking to. It just seemed weird to keep seeing Sebastian's blank face. Anyway, Max arrives just then, and Logan signs off quickly and covers up the exoskeleton. Max walks in and asks about a Chinese urn that's missing, and wonders if Logan sold it. Logan spins some story about Pierpont Lempkin wanting to sell a chip to the Taliban, and that Max has to steal the chip before Lempkin can get his hands on it. Max is unimpressed, but agrees to steal the chip. She feels hot, and removes her jacket while remarking that she thinks she might be coming down with something. Logan reminds her that it's been a year since Max broke into his apartment, which means it's been a year since they met, and he'd like to have dinner to celebrate. Max agrees, saying she could use "a little mirth in [her] life." Logan asks about Tinga, and Max reports that Zack found out they didn't take Tinga to Manticore, but they don't know where she is. Logan promises "an abundance of mirth and maybe a little surprise" at their dinner. All the teenage boys watching at home are like, "Is she in heat yet? Are they going to do it? Is she going to take her shirt off?" Simmer.