We see what looks like several warehouse buildings and a smokestack next to a set of mountains. The atmosphere is hazy. A title reads, "Black Creek, Montana." Chloe is sitting in a chair dead-staring at flashing images on a screen. There's a sensor attached to her forehead. We pivot behind her to see that on the screen is a fast series of images from somebody's clipart collection. A man in another room is monitoring Chloe as he sits behind several computer monitors. He wears glasses, a white short-sleeved shirt and a tie. He tells Chloe to take her time with this one because it's difficult. Chloe rattles off a list of what the images were: "Barn, tiger, car, hammer, tree, building, cup, phone, toaster, house, doll, football, book, umbrella, bench, paper clip." The man asks about a logarithm and I can't even follow Chloe's answer. I think it was, "Peach." "My God," the man says. Chloe pulls off the sensors and says that she may be smarter than average, but that the government can't treat her like a guinea pig. The man, who is trying hard to look like a nerdy bureaucrat, says that she's special. Chloe says she's just a computer hacker who took a wrong turn. Lab Nerd says that Chloe's cognitive thinking just beat their fastest supercomputer. At what, speed-reading the script? He says it's amazing that such an increase in intelligence could happen practically overnight. Or between seasons. Funny how that happens. Chloe says that she passed out and when she woke up she was different. Lab Nerd wants to do another test. Chloe demands a court date and a lawyer. He reminds her that she hacked into a NASA database and pulled down classified information. Chloe forfeited her rights to anything, in his view. Except that even criminals who do far worse than hacking have those basic rights. Sorry, Lab Nerd. He says she committed an act of treason. "I'm not a spy!" Chloe tells him. She says she doesn't deserve to be held in some "low-rent Gitmo wannabe." Lab Nerd advises Chloe to help and get out in a year rather than get convicted and rot in a federal prison for 20. Chloe has to mull that one over.
Episode Report CardOmar G: B- | 2031 USERS: B-
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