Nolan: "So they show up saying they come in peace, right, but actually they were abducting and studying us, like the ultimate alien nightmare. I mean we just got done having an apocalypse."
McClintock takes Amanda's measure when Nolan introduces her. He doesn't visibly react when Nolan mentions she's the Mayor, but it's worth noting here that something is happening and we don't yet know that it's happening. So that when the Doc pronounces him "fine" and tries to scan his eyes, and he flips the fuck out on her -- seeing briefly other Indogene doctors, probing at his face -- already we can see multiple things are happening, and not what they are: There's at least one more we can't even guess.
Tirra, the hooker that caused Kenya all those Blue Devil problems, is not what Datak Tarr was expecting. He lets her grab his junk, though, before throwing her across the room.
Kenya: "Favi Tarr, what the fuck is the problem?"
Datak: "I didn't make an appointment with this person. Why are you not right now on that bed taking off my clothes?"
Kenya: "I cut back my client list, sorry..."
Datak: "Am I not the last person you'd cut?"
Kenya: "Who's to say you're not? But professional pride demands that I point out Tirra is very good at sex for money. Be nice."
Datak is not nice, and hurls around some funny insults -- like Tirra has fat monster knuckles! -- before spitting on his hands to clean them, and heading out. Kenya is very good at a lot of things, but she does tend to play favorites with her clientele from what we've seen. She's still taking Stahma's money, as we've seen, but it wasn't that long ago that she grossed herself out so much by refusing to work with Nolan's best friend that she was forced to dump him, and now she's making the same mistake. Difference is, Eddie Braddock was a good dude and Datak Tarr is not.
Reporter Charlie Rivers is visiting from "the Bay area," a.k.a. the video game, which is how you knew the plague was going to show up this week since even if you don't follow the game stuff you couldn't avoid the trailers for the in-game plague. It did make me wonder if she, the actress, was a gameplayer herself, since that was part of the added-value of the game, but I haven't seen anything about that around. I guess she's just cute in a particularly gamer way, but you do run across her voice in a recording in the game, regarding her brother's contraction of the plague before she came here. They were doing an Irath oral history when it happened, which makes it sadder somehow; she's keeping it up, though, and came here with an Irathient caravan and wants to get Gordon's story now.