Now if you want to talk real charm, how about Wedeck? He is chilling in the manky motel room where Aaron's hunkered down, and he does not even blink when Aaron pulls a gun. Then he reveals how he used his detective-fu to track down Aaron (via a computer in Echo Park doing Web searches of "Jericho" "Parwar" and "Afghanistan" and "Jericho murder U.S. soldiers" and some shoe leather), and makes an offer Aaron can't refuse: "Mark didn't want to tell me why you're so interested in Jericho. But some very powerful people would love to take them down, and all they need is proof." Aaron unspools his sad tale about Tracy and how he's headed back to Afghanistan to get his daughter back. Wedeck stammers in disbelief, "You're-you're going to Afghanistan?" and gently steers Aaron to the harsh realities of his current plan: "I know you were in the service, but how were you planning on getting there?" Aaron was planning to fly to Uzbekistan and cross the border at Termis. "And you're doing this with a U.S. passport," Wedeck inquires, still politely skeptical. Aaron is. "You'll be dead before you leave Hairaton," Wedeck says firmly. He then cleverly plays on Aaron's desperation: "If I could help you get to Tracy, do you think she could tell us the whole story?" Silence as Aaron thinks it over.
Across town, Wedeck's underlings are feting Demetri on the eve of his nuptials. Janis is delighted to learn that thanks to the power of the Internet, Vreede can officiate at the wedding. He'll even do it for free as a wedding gift. Demetri drunkenly embraces Vreede with "Have I ever told you how awesome you are, Shelly Vreede?" "Awww," Vreede says, patting Demetri's back, "You make me feel awesome." You know, we are two-thirds of the way through the first (and very likely only) season of this series and it's too late to correct the course now, but if we had time, I would say: Every episode would be greatly improved if you had Vreede and Demetri in a bar, getting their drink on while Benford glowers in dour sobriety. Since Demetri is now hailing everyone as awesome, Mark is like, "Time to go home, tipsy!"