Then we flash to two years before the blackout, and Janis is heading into a brasserie for yet another meeting with someone. But -- surprise, surprise! -- this someone turns out to be Vogel, and Janis was told to meet with him by "Assistant Director Bramwell." She sits on his invitation, and Vogel congratulates her on surviving Quantico. Janis says, "I'm told this is about a special assignment, but I'm actually starting in the L.A. office next month." Vogel then makes his sales pitch: "I'll get right to the point. I'm not with the Bureau. As I'm sure you're aware, historically, the Bureau and the Agency haven't always operated as closely as they might have. I'm trying to change that. As part of a still-classified operation, we've assessed your graduating class and found half a dozen candidates potentially vulnerable to hostile recruitment." Janis confirms that she's among them. Vogel nods, "Your financial situation, your sexual orientation, your unconventional upbringing -- they all make you a potential target." Janis vehemently refutes the notion, and Vogel says, "We know. We know. We've done our homework. Your reputation among your classmates and your instructors is impeccable, and Bramwell says you're one of the finest students he's seen in years." Janis is slightly mollified, but still taken aback that the CIA's fingered her as Miss Most Likely To Flip 2007. Vogel says, "We need a dangle. We know something big is going down, something that will make 9/11 look like a fender bender. We need someone on the inside. We have reason to believe an organization may approach you soon and ask you to be a mole in the L.A. office. We want you to say yes." Janis spells it out for the slow viewers: "You want me to be a double agent?" Yes, Vogel does. Are you happy now, viewers? Are we all relieved she's secretly working on the side of the angels? Can Janis now return to her rightful place as the ass-kickingest chick on this show? Vogel wastes a few more minutes giving the world's worst sales pitch about how hard it will suck to be a double agent, what with constantly betraying people's confidence in her and being a handmaiden to evil and not being able to tell anyone, ever. Yet Janis apparently took the job. At least, we don't see her saying no, so we're allowed to hope she's secretly working for the good.
Episode Report CardSobell: B | 1016 USERS: B-
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