Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) has a simple job — all he must do is protect someone from harm by those with a bad intent. This someone might not be the one who hires him to begin with, but that makes no difference to Chance. And, despite the risks, Chance is who you want as a defender.
This week, the someone is one Martin Gleason (Kevin Weisman, Alias). Papa G needs Chance to get Martin out of the hands of the company for whom Martin works and which is holding him hostage. Why? Apparently, the place produces the technology for some pretty special weapons and then builds said weapons.
Who better than Weisman to play the main guest role? He played a techie on the Jennifer Garner spy series and here takes on the part of a weapons technology expert.
Also on board this week is Mitch Pileggi. He takes a slight departure from the character he made famous on The X-Files. Was his part overdone? Perhaps, but it works in the context of the episode. Valley and Pileggi get to duke over the course of the episode. I'll let you see for yourself who comes out on top.
If actors from quirky shows are to be the theme for the premiere season, allow me to offer a few suggestions for guest stars. Joss Whedon has created four series which call for diversity and range. Assuming a cast member is not already a regular elsewhere, pick one and it will be a good choice. Sean Maher (Firefly) got the ball rolling ("Embassy Row"), but more please! My personal favorite choice for great guest stars are actually not from a Whedon show, but rather The Lone Gunmen (Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, and Dean Haglund) from The X-Files. Those guys are tops when it comes to quirk. Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) would have the time of his life as he would fit right in.