11:51 AM. The transit control center looks just like you'd imagine a transit control center to look -- all blinking lights and neon maps, and it totally reminds me of this episode of Blind Date I saw recently, where for the first part of the date (you know, the "wacky activity" section, which is generally followed by "awkward dinner" and then "trampy hot-tub action" or "cab ride of rejection"), the couple got to go into the transit control center for the New York subways, and learn about how the trains run, and what keeps them running, and so on, and the couple was totally bored, but I was really interested in it, and that entire episode of Blind Date just totally made me realize that I am a dork. The Orchestra of Public Transport soars as Scully hooks herself up to a microphone like Madonna wore on the Blonde Ambition tour, and a little more Madonna is exactly what this episode needs, let me tell you. She and Doggett are all set up so that they can talk to one another. Whatever he's seeing is projected onto a fancy screen in the middle of the transport center -- and, wow, were they prepared, to have thought to bring all this complex electronic equipment with them. Scully tells Doggett that they've "powered down" the line, and that he, Lyle, Tubby, and Dickhead are cleared to hit the subway floor. As Scully peers at the screen, Crappy Transit Tsar Karas glares at her back, arms crossed. Scully turns to look at him, sighs, and just looks generally put-upon -- an expression that Gillian Anderson has down to an art.
Episode Report CardJessica: B | 454 USERS: C+
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