Tons of "previously on" clips to open up this episode, enough that I think every single episode of Miracles up until now has been represented, and in fact there's a clip that we haven't actually seen before, and that's of Evelyn introducing her son "Matty" to Skeet, and this "Matty" is a cute little kid playing in the SQ HQ, and the "previously on" clips turn out to have pretty much nothing to do with anything, since this episode is, to use an old X-Files term, a Monster of the Week episode. Anyone who reads my recaps regularly should know by now that I hate pointless and insulting "previously on" clips, and now I have to amend that to I hate pointless and insulting and FICTITIOUS "previously on" clips since we haven't heard anything about this so-called "Matty" before, and let me just ask where this supposed "Matty" was last episode when Evelyn was somehow able to drop everything and drive Skeet all the way to Saugerties?
Anyway, Skeet and Evelyn are sitting around the SQ HQ, like, this is some sweet job where they just kind of sit around all day waiting for stuff to happen. I mean, it's not like they're firemen and need to be on call. Shouldn't they be out investigating and researching stuff? And more to the point, if I had to sit around all day waiting for Keel to think of something for me to do, I'd at least demand a brass pole so I could slide down to the first-floor garage.
Keel comes running down the stairs and says they need to go to Virginia immediately, which is probably the first time in history anyone has said that (no offence intended, Virginians; after all, I used to live in Saskatchewan). "You've heard of hurricane weather? This is ghost-like weather," he says, although I think he should say "ghost weather," but now's not the time to worry about semantics. It's time to worry about how frickin' brutal it would be to have to spend ten hours in a car with Keel. Evelyn says she can't go, because it's "Matty"'s birthday party, and it sure is a good thing they put in the fake clip of Evelyn introducing her son, otherwise the apparently brain-dead audience would never have figured out that "Matty" is Evelyn's son. "Besides, when we get there and don't see anything, the trip is just going to drag on. I know how this works," she says, and I sure wish I could turn down assignments from my boss on similar "too boring" grounds. But if Sars accepted that excuse, Deborah wouldn't have to sit through The West Wing, would she? ["Well, as it turns out " -- Sars] But Keel accepts this, and tells Skeet that it looks like it's just the two of them, and Skeet says, "Ten hours," and is obviously hoping his iPod is charged.