There Leo finds Jed and Casper and a bunch of other guys. Jed announces, "They did it! Casper's boys." Jed attempts to let Casper tell it, but keeps interrupting him and prompting him. Anyway, one suspect was killed and another was wounded in the leg; the FBI guys are all fine. They seized high-explosive gun powder, galvinized steel pipes, time fuses, blasting caps, and blueprints for the KSU pool. Somebody comes in and hands one of the other guys a note. The kid with heart failure is in hospital in stable condition. Jed announces, "Mike, pick yourself out a daughter. My oldest is married, but I can have it annulled. The Pope said he'd do it, I swear to God." Gee, I bet this remark offended a number of people on at least a couple of different levels. Casper: "Actually, sir, with all due respect, I'd rather have that blonde number, Josh's assistant -- Donna." Jed: "Consider it done! I'll also throw in twenty head of my best cattle, one hundred baskets of rice, and a small silk purse filled with gold coins. Real ones, not the chocolate kind." No, Casper simply replies, "That's very friendly of you, sir. Thank you." Jed wonders whether the note that was brought in is anything he needs to know about. The guy who accepted it -- Jerry -- says, "I don't know. Israeli Search and Rescue's looking for a transport that fell off the radar about twelve hours...uh, twelve hours and twenty-two minutes into the flight..." Jed and Leo look at each other with grave expressions. Jerry continues, "...About fifteen, um...I'm sorry, about twenty-five minutes before it was scheduled to land at Ben Gurion airport." Leo turns his face away from the rest of them, looking pretty ill, as Jed asks where the flight originated. Jerry: "It originated...oh God. Mr. President, I think Ben Yosef is on that plane." Leo's slightly unsteady as the realization seeps into him. Leo: "He is." Another fellow asks Jerry if they gave coordinates. Jerry says it's 33¢ª51' N, 34¢ª47' E. They figure out that that's southern Lebanon. I actually used the TerraServer with these coordinates and came up with nothing -- not even ocean. Maybe I did it wrong. Also, would an Israeli flight be passing through Lebanese airspace? Jed and Leo are very quiet. Jerry restates that the search and rescue has just gotten underway. Jed says someone will keep him posted; they thank him and leave. As they're going, Jed says to Casper: "No kidding -- thank you." The Music of Stark Realization plays as Leo gloomily says, "Ben Yosef's plane is missing. Now, how did I not see this coming?" He looks down. Good work by John Spencer, as usual. Time for commercials.
Episode Report CardDeborah: C | 700 USERS: C+
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