Kind. Rewind: Anna has her hands on a chemical bomb
and is giving it to CRF. Nadia got shot after possibly finding
out what they were going to do with it. And Sark is back and
supposedly helping the CIA track down Ms. Espinosa.
A Man of His Word
original air-date: 03-02-05
I know that there’s a plot in this episode, and it
was a fairly good one, but I just have to say that this
was one messed installment.
First of all, you’ve got Sark and
his demands that must be met in order for him to lead APO
to CRF. It’s bad enough that he wanted to go see Lauren’s
body, but to have Vaughn tag along and be forced to look
at his dead wife while Sark talks about how much he loved
her? That was just wrong. I mean, it was fun to watch, any
time Vaughn and Sark mess with each other it’s fun
to watch, but it was still wrong.
why is Lauren looking like she died yesterday? She has to
have been dead for months now and she looks just as pretty
as a picture, minus the bullet holes that Sark just had
to reach out and touch…to quote Summer from The
But, seriously, has Lauren gone the way
of Ted Williams? Is the government preserving her body for
some weird reason? There are no answers given, but it seems
odd that they would get Melissa George to come back for
a two second shot that they could have easily glossed over
with some clever lighting and camera work. This leads me
to believe that this isn’t the last we’ve seen
of Lauren, or her body as it may be, and that she may be
resurrected in some form or another, especially when May
sweeps roll around. Because, as we all know, nobody ever
seems to REALLY die on this show.
You’d think that the whole watching
Sark caress a dead body thing would be enough nastiness
for one episode, but it didn’t end there. Even though
Sark said that he usually met this San’ko guy alone,
he convinces Spy Girl to pose as Ms. Reed when they meet
with this man whom they hope can give them the location
of Anna and the chemical bomb that she stole. Meanwhile,
poor Vaughn had to watch his girlfriend dress up as his
murderous wife and help her with the accent. Sheesh! Boy
Scout never gets a break in this episode.
At the club, we learn that San’ko,
of course, wants something in return for his cooperation
and he tells Syd and Sark that he likes to watch. After
Vaughn tells her over the wire that she has permission to
kill this guy, Syd pretends to kiss Sark and really just
bites him. Ha! Which just seems to turn San’ko on…EW!
That was as far as it went thanks to Anna shooting San’ko
in the head and then escaping with Sark.
a lot the freaky stuff ends here, except for Jack waking
Nadia from her coma early to find out who Anna’s selling
the bomb to, but such behavior is not all that uncommon
for Spy Daddy and he rationalizes it all pretty well.
and Julian strike up a brief partnership after she informs
him that CRF is a weak organization, and it ends when he
allows her to get caught by Spy Girl while escaping. This
seems to undermine his whole “I’m a man of my
word” motto that he mentions a million times during
the episode. I mean he may have helped Syd get Ms. Espinosa
into custody, but I’m sure Anna wouldn’t vouch
for his good word from behind bars. What Sark is up
to next is anybody’s guess, but his newfound freedom
allows the writers to play with the character and, hopefully,
bring him back more often now.
a few brief mentions by Sloane about his faith, all the
Rambaldi stuff is pushed to the back burner in this episode.
It’s not that I mind it all that much. I didn’t
feel that it really fit in last week’s episode anyway,
but it seems odd to just let it just float around in the
background when it seemed so prominent in Echoes. They may
pick it up again next week, or they might not. Like I mentioned
before, it seems like they only use Rambaldi when it’s
convenient, and that is a little disappointing when the
rest of the show is usually so good. But if they manage
to tie it all up later, like J.J. Abrams does so often,
I may find myself eating these words in a few weeks’
of His Word, despite being extra freaky with all the Lauren/Sark
stuff, was a fun episode to watch. Being grossed out by
stuff like that can be very entertaining, even if it causes
you to wonder what kind of drugs the writers are taking.
But, if the episode has been completely revolting or uninteresting,
I wouldn’t have had anything to write about…except
how bad it was.
I have just one request to the producers: No more Russian
dudes that like to watch…“EW!”