Veridian research generates some crazy products. Anything fun coming up?
Harrington: Well, there's a couple of things that I think are funny. Linda gets the opportunity to try to help green the building, because she's sees a commercial -- you know how they do the Veridian Dynamics commercials? -- and it's about greening their offices. So after the commercial break, she talks about how she saw a commercial, and she wants to do that as a project, so I go to Veronica and ask her if she can have some money to do that, and Veronica says, "Well, there is no project to green the building," And I say, "Yes there is, there's a commercial about it," and she says, "I didn't say there wasn't a commercial, we're just not doing the project." So Ted, in his longing for Linda, decides to move some money around in the office and get her some money to do it, and she then goes through a water filtration system made from urine, which I test unknowingly. She goes to Phil and Lem, and they help her with splicing the DNA of fireflies and flowers to create glowing flowers. And then our last one is facial recognition online, for scanning photos. In the meeting, we use Veronica's photo to show the group, and it scans anywhere she's ever been online ever, and up pops a very interesting photo that will take us into a little bit of Veronica's personal life away from the office and the job she's been moonlighting at, and it's really quite funny.
Ted pulls a lot of strings around the office; is he a power player or a cog?
Harrington: I think he's a cog, as much as he'd like to think at times he's a power player, and he and Veronica have that battle between them. In that particular episode, what he then does is cover his tracks, because Veronica notices that there's money being moved, so she asks why. So I come out and tell her it's for the Jabberwocky project, which I see on the back of a shirt, and I say, "Of course you know what that is." And in the corporate world, if you don't know something, that means you're out of the loop. So she plays along, and unfortunately, as things do, it spirals out of control, so that the entire corporation of Veridian Dynamics thinks that there's something called the Jabberwocky project, which is something that does not in fact exist. Which, then Veronica approaches Ted and says, "You have to give a presentation to 2,000 shareholders in an hour about it." So I don't think Ted learns his lessons as quickly as he should, but the nice thing about the character is he's a mover and shaker in way, certainly, but it's always for what he thinks are the right reasons. Whether it's with Linda or his daughter Rose, he's always trying to do right.