Meanwhile, over at CIA headquarters, Gil "I Made Out With Calista Flockhart And All I Got Was This Lousy Cold Sore" Bellows is running his fingers over some indented stars on a wall. Will Patton, a lifelong member of the "Hey! It's That Guy!" club, approaches and says, "Matt? Jackson Haisley." They shake hands, and Gil says something akin to, "Hey, dude. Whassup an' shit?"
Before going on to recap their conversation, I'd like to announce that from now on, Gil Bellows shall not be referred by either his proper name or his character's name; from now on, he shall be called "Billy" because, quite frankly, that's the only name we readily identify him with. I toyed with the idea of referring to Will Patton as "Nahum," his character in The Spitfire Grill, because that name bugged the hell out of me during that movie, as did Will Patton, but I think calling him by the name "Patton" will be even funnier, as well as affording me the opportunity to dredge up wartime commentary and George C. Scott references.
So anyway, Patton asks Billy how long he's been in town. Billy just got here, and thought he was supposed to be working for recruitment, but he received a call from the CTC that morning. Patton mentions that he got the same call, and that they're (the CTC, I guess) tapping offices from every directory. I have absolutely no idea what this exchange means, but I'm thinking that its sole purpose is to fill us all with the notion that these guys are, you know, being recruited for something special. By the way, I scoured the CIA's official website and couldn't find a single department that applied to "CTC," so I have no idea what they're talking about. ["'Crappy Television Central'?" -- Sars]
Billy looks back up at the wall and says that he was just looking for Eric's name up there; Eric's his brother. "No name," he says, "just a star." "For now," responds Patton. "Come on," he continues, putting his hand on Billy's shoulder, "I'll take you upstairs. Fabrizi's running with us. She's a manager now. Pierce thinks she's the goods." "Really?" says Billy. "Yeah. Since your brother died, Lisa's been all about work."
Get it? Do you get it yet? Billy's brother died while on the job. Lisa Fabrizi was his chick and now, because of Eric's untimely demise, Lisa's devoted herself heart and soul to "the job." Anyone else see where this one's going? Yeah. That's what I thought.