Sit Room. One of those military bigshots we've seen before is briefing Leo as everyone gets organized for the meeting. Sparky arrives and enters without saying a word; he walks around the table and stands next to the Colonel who interrupted Leo and Jordan. Shouldn't he be saluting the Colonel, and maybe some of the other brass types? I don't know. I'm not versed on all these military niceties. The Colonel introduces Sparky as "Nancy McNally's new man in uniform." Leo welcomes him and asks when he started. Colonel NoName says it was about ten seconds ago. Leo: "Let me say first, this is not a drill." Leo introduces the people in the room: "Major Carson from SOUTHCOM; Adam Hallridge, CIA Venezuela Desk; Troop, Assistant Secretary for Latin American Affairs; and some other people." That last bit made me laugh. Nobody sits for this meeting. It's a veritable mockery of the Sit Room's name. Leo: "Ignacio's two top generals, Martinez and Rojas, threw their support behind Luna, and Martinez placed Ignacio and his Vice-President under arrest." Sparky asks whether their control extends beyond Caracas. Colonel NoName says, "No. Ignacio's got the PDVSA refinery at Punto Fijo." Leo says there are sixty-three Americans in the refinery. Colonel NoName -- whose name I now see from the closed captioning is Whitcomb -- tells Sparky to cull the pertinent intel and put together a two-page briefing for POTUS. Sparky thinks he needs about three hours; the room cracks up. He'll be here all week, people! Well, for two more weeks, anyway. Leo, with a big smile, says, "Twenty minutes, son." Sparky sighs.
Episode Report CardDeborah: A | 743 USERS: C+
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