Next, we're in Big Cheese's office as Patton hands Cheese the secret file he was looking at earlier. "Restricted handling," Cheese says after glancing at it. "Since 1968," says Patton. I think Cheese asks Patton if there's a "pick it" list, but I'm not sure. Patton says, "Yes, sir. Six people with need to know, plus Director and President. You can get it unlocked and authorize me to look." This helps me to understand that they're talking about file access. I still don't know what "pick it" is, however. Big Cheese okays this; Patton thanks him.
"Why now?" says Big Cheese, walking over to look pensively out the window. "Castro's seventy-five. You know he passed out while giving a speech a few months ago." "Yeah," says Patton, smiling for the very first time. "And then he got up and proceeded to speak for another four hours." "He's not going to live forever," says Cheese. "Why is this happening now?" He turns around and looks at Patton as if he's going to have the answer. Patton checks his mental bank for an answer and only comes up with the porn shots of cheerleaders he downloaded off the Internet last night.
Hacker Designs, Inc. Jeanie's getting her picture taken by Paige, who then whips up a quick fake special investigator ID. Miles exits his office and asks Jeanie, "If you were asked to go to a funeral, but you despise the honored guest --" "Who at one time just happened to be your wife," pipes Paige. Miles ignores her and asks Jeanie, "Would you go?" Jeanie, also not sure what in the hell this has to do with the CIA or her job, humors him and says that she wouldn't feel obligated to attend. "What if the family wanted you there?" interjects Paige. "For emotional support?" "Well, then," says Jeanie, "I guess it would depend how close I was to the man and...if he was my first love." Miles is confused. "What's that matter?" Jeanie smiles sweetly. "Well, I believe that no matter where you go in life, your first love is always a part of you." Miles looks pained and exits back to his office to make travel arrangements to attend his dead ex-wife's funeral.
Okay. I promise that in future recaps for this show I will NOT transcribe scenes like this in such detail. But it's pretty obvious that the writers are doing their best to try to establish these characters in one fell swoop. Let's do a little sum-up session for every character we've met so far. Y'all can use this as a cheat sheet for future episodes. If there are any, that is.