Jimmy Reardon (Ian Tracey) gets more than a money machine in the latest episode of CBC's Intelligence, one driven by stylish camera work, insistent music, and characters getting quite possibly deeper and deeper in over their heads. He gets a truckload of money machines, a fake security company to protect the money machines, an unreliable brother in charge of replenishing the money machines, a stake in a restaurant chain to protect the distribution of the money machines, a commitment to help find a less curious bank for the vending company fronting the money machines, and, for some strange reason, he gets laughed at when he tells Mary Spalding (Klea Scott) that he's on a mission to go legit in five years. Aww, he's so cute for a gangster.
Mary is possibly a little clueless herself, thinking she's impressing the CSIS bigwigs who have the power to hand her a promotion, while they express their doubts and confer about plan B behind her back. As she tries to build a network of supporters to bring with her from the Vancouver Organized Crime Unit, her deputy, Ted, and the man she's being groomed to replaced, Roger, build a network of conspiracies against her.
The American DEA is plotting to entrap Reardon, her prized informant, Roger and Ted are getting dirt on her personal life, and everywhere she turns, she's faced with an old boy network who look at her with suspicion. She does, however, realize if she can't convert the mole in her wireroom, her career is possibly doomed.
Jimmy's got problems of his own. He's stymied in his attempts to find out why he and Ronnie were shot at last episode. After hearing a rumour that he's being connected to the death of his own distributor, Colin, Jimmy goes to meet with the biker gang boss — a frightening-looking Robert Duvall type — he suspects is moving in on his territory. Jimmy's declaration that he doesn't want a war is met with cold silence.