As we’d expect, the first two hours contained some fine thrills and surprises. And of course, numerous subplots have been introduced, and a red herring or two. The journalist Meredith Reed was a question mark, until we saw that slimy Farhad was in direct contact with Davros. And Farhad figures that Meredith will cop to the affair (yes, there was a full-blown footsie affair), so he counsels, rather he urges Omar Hassan to deny, deny, deny. He hopes to ruin any credibility that perky Meredith might have.
When we last saw Davros, he was making sympathetic faces to Jim and Maggie – in response to Jim’s plea to just leave them alone. Hey, it was worth a shot. Evidently Davros figured as much too, so he shot them. Dead.
Jack arrived shortly after, all energized from the quick pick-up ball game at the court across the street. A great encounter with the locals was worth that $100.00. Right, Jack? Anyway, Jack kicks open the back door, sees the nice dead folk in the kitchen, and skulks around their house to find the perp.
Suddenly there are voices outside! Local NYPD are on the scene in response to a neighbor’s call. Finally Jack confronts one of the cops, who seems at least halfway willing to cooperate, when Jack is tasered from behind by Cop #2. Now #2, who’s name is John, really is a “number two”. Not a very nice man. He starts kicking Jack, claiming he’s a cop killer. He also tells his partner that they won’t call this in just yet, and demands that cop #1/Philip help him drag Jack inside.
And at CTU, there is an attack of slime. No, not that gooey stuff from the Nickelodeon show, it’s a visit to Dana from her stalker Kevin. She meets him outside and he easily convinces her to let him stay the night at her apartment. She offers up her house key as easy as you please. Seriously, this must have been a past abusive relationship, he orders her to beg him, to say his name, to recite the alphabet backwards, to tie a knot in a cherry stem with her tongue…you get the idea.