After the commercials, we're in Hour Nine. Leo walks to the Residence and tells the agent at the door that he's expected. Just as the door is being opened for him, Leo glances around and sees Charlie slumped in a nearby wing chair, looking miserable. He looks like he's waiting to be fired. Jed and Abby are sitting on the couch; Jed has his arm tightly around her shoulder; she's curled up next him, leaning on his chest. Jed: "The kid's asking for immunity?" Leo says they gave it to him: "The dealer's an Algerian friend of his from Paris. They haven't found him yet. Jean-Paul thought he was spiking her drink with Ecstasy, not GHB." Oh, well, then. Abby kind of pulls herself up a bit and asks if there's anything else from the kidnappers. There isn't. She looks like even more hell than usual, but at least now, it makes sense. Leo tells them about all the information they've gotten on the suspects by tracing them to Baltimore. As the phone rings, Jed says they need to stall and give the FBI more time: "What about the Pakistanis?" Leo: "Yeah." Jed: "You're already doing it?" Abby gets up to answer the phone. As she does, Jed tells Leo she's been on the phone for hours; people don't know what to say and she ends up consoling them. Leo says that everyone's calling: twenty-two heads of state, the Queen, the Pope... Jed: "I guess people aren't excited about the idea of our children being in play now." Well, there's a surprise. Man, this dialogue needs a shot in the arm. It's just weak. Jed then talks about how Zoey's been given a case number: "My little girl is a case number now." Seriously, this is what Jed would say at this point? I'm not buying it. He'd more likely have some marginally related yarn about Zoey and the Latin word for teddy bear than this trite commentary. Or he'd have something a lot more genuine and less clichéd to say. But no. That's the line, and there it hangs, like a gym sock on a shower rod. Leo tells Jed that Danny's going to run the Shareef story, and asked if the White House wanted to comment. Jed looks very concerned, and turns to look at Abby, who is commiserating with the King of Norway or whoever. He turns back to Leo and says, "No. No comment." Leo's expression is so controlled that I can't tell what he was hoping Jed would say. Jed asks what Walken's going to do: "'Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war'?" Leo's expression remains even, but his mouth is open a little before he manages to say, "I'm really not at liberty to discuss that with you, sir." Jed: "Right...no. I'm sorry. Of course." Leo stands to leave, saying he should get back, and adds, "Charlie's out in the hall." Jed's surprised to hear it: "What? I sent him home hours ago." Leo says Charlie didn't go. Jed sees that Abby's still on the phone, and goes out into the hall.
Episode Report CardDeborah: B- | 639 USERS: B-
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