Hunting cabin. Hawkins taps away at his laptop. Jake bursts in, and after the usual gun-pulling and lowering, Jake gets all accuse-y with Hawkins for having a contact in Beck's camp and not telling him. "He hurt one of my deputies," says Jake. Aw, is it your deputy who got hurt, or your feelings because Hawkins is keeping secrets from you? Hawkins just asks how Jake knows about his guy inside. Jake angrily explains what happened with Chavez's arrest and Chavez's command for Jake to find Hawkins. Understanding, Hawkins snaps his head up. Moving quickly, he puts his gun on the desk and returns to Jake, where, without even asking, he begins to pull at Jake's clothes. Man, Jake is just getting molested all over the place tonight! Jake pushes Hawkins off, and they stare each other down. Hawkins orders, "Check your pockets! Check 'em!" Cautiously, Jake feels himself up. He pulls out a scrap of paper. "Okay," Hawkins breathes, and goes to snatch the paper. But Jake is too quick for the likes of Hawkins! He jerks his hand out of reach and demands an explanation. Hawkins explains about the files from the Situation-mobile, and how he can't open them without the password, which Chavez was supposed to get for him. Hawkins told Chavez that he could trust Jake if he was in trouble. "So, that's what this was all about -- files?" Jake blusters. Oh, Jake, they are never just files -- have you learned nothing?! We're talking about Hawkins, so at the very least they'd be Awesome Files. Hawkins just says, "Conspiracy this big leaves footprints, Jake." Jake glares and thrusts the password at Hawkins. Hawkins thanks him and jumps back on the computer. He explains to Jake that right after the bombs went off, all the blast sites were tested by the military to determine the origin of the fissile material in the bombs. The results said that the bombs were made in North Korea. "Are you saying they doctored the results? They falsified them?" Jake demands. Jake, if you don't start to learn faster, I'm going to start calling you "Eric." However, it's interesting that, after all Jake has been through, after all he's seen -- before the bombs, during the bombs, after the bombs -- he continues to be stubbornly naïve and trusting. A regular person who hasn't done nebulous stuff in Afghanistan and Iraq would be like that. Hell, I'd have a hard time accepting how deep the government's perfidy ran. Yet, Jake the teenage resister of authority, Jake with his Ravenwater-Blackwood background, Jake the accidental killer of a seven-year-old -- he's still not too jaded to hope that shiny, happy things happen. It's sort of sweet. Stupid, but sweet.
Episode Report CardKeckler: A | 1367 USERS: B-
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