Skinner helps Henry dispose of the fake F.B.I. agent's body, and reveals that she is the head of Janus' internal police force. Why is she helping him? Because she and Edward are having one hot and steamy affair.
Back at Janus, Trumble is all over Edward since the fake F.B.I. Agent's disappearance, and goes on a rampage looking for clues that he's broken. He has Skinner interrogate Edward under a super spy lie detector test, but she sets up a secret audio feed of questions he can answer truthfully that only he can hear, so he passes with flying colors.
Edward has to go into the field with a brand new partner, Paula, to rescue Raymond, who is being tortured Lethal Weapon-style in China, and to finally retrieve that Dietrich guy from last week. Edward and Paula manage to accomplish both tasks, but Henry shows up during the getaway, freaks out, and gets Paula shot, putting her into a coma.
When Paula wakes up from her coma, she tells Trumble that Edward called for help during the mission, and that he identified himself as Henry Spivey. Trumble puts termination orders in effect for Edward (which just entails erasing his Edward memory and leaving only the civilian Henry behind, not killing him, which is what we all previously thought a word like termination meant).
To save Edward, Skinner goes to Paula's hospital bed and switches her brain to her civilian identity, Ellen, but (I think?) also figures out a way to leave her with flashes of her Paula memory, because she shows up at Janus waving a gun around and accusing Trumble and Mavis of ruining her life and forcing her to do terrible spy things. Mavis says Paula accused Edward of being broken to disguise that she was. Trumble apologizes to Edward for doubting him, and Paula is terminated. Skinner is quite a girlfriend.
On the homefront, Jack is a kickass martial artist, but is still a totally different ethnicity than both of his parents, which the show is just never going to acknowledge apparently.
Tony outfits Tom with memories of a tawdry affair to shut Mary up. They fight, he feels terrible, and Skinner is their couples counselor, so that pesky Private Investigator won't be necessary from now on.
Hey it's been two weeks since Edward defiled Henry's wife! Yay for boundaries!
But in a real dick move, Edward injects himself with some sort of virus that will kill them both if Janus ever tries to erase him. Henry never gets to have anything.
And next week: Angie's (maybe) a spy! I knew it!
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Death of a Fake F.B.I. Agent revisited. We see Henry's railroad yard exchange with the decoy from last week and Skinner shooting him again. Henry slicks back his hair in disbelief and horror as Skinner explains to Henry that the F.B.I. agent was a Janus plant called a "Watcher," sent by Janus' internal police force, Systems Management. But she's a psychiatrist, how does she know that? Because she happens to be the head of Systems Management, Henry! Now get yourself together and help her dump the body into a corrosive agent before Trumble finds it, will you?
Edward is greeted the next morning by the Spivey German Shepherd, who instinctively hates him. What is with pop culture and dogs "knowing things," by the way? Domestic dogs love everybody, even Terminators I bet, if they existed. If I had a split personality, there's no way a dog that loved the normal me would know the fake me by sight alone and hate her, especially if the fake me had access to cookies or squeaky toys. Anyway.
Edward finds Angie in the kitchen. She has a secret to share -- Mary thinks Tom is having an affair. Edward says that's ridiculous, and Angie agrees, but says Mary won't listen to her and that she's hired a private investigator to tail Tom. I should point out that Edward's "Oh shit!" face is a lot sexier than Henry's. Christian Slater is truly an artist.
Angie says their son Jack has guitar lessons after school. On the way out, Edward bumps into Jack and notices that his knuckles look like ground beef, and Jack mumbles some excuse about how he tripped on something at school. And landed on the back of his hand. Mostly on the knuckle area. OK. He may be a bad ass like Edward, but he's about as quick a thinker as Henry.
Edward leaves Henry a voicemail about how Jack is totally lying about taking guitar lessons, because "You don't get bruised knuckles like that from playing 'A Horse with No Name.'" Sweet America reference, Edward! I know if I were a teenage boy taking guitar lessons in 2008, that's the first band I'd be desperate to master. Well, them and Foghat.
Edward concludes with "But he's a great liar, so chalk one up for my side of the gene pool." And I say, "Is not! Is not!"
He then gets on the horn with Mavis to tattle about Mary's private investigator, saying if the guy's any good, he could lead himself to Raymond.