Here’s Cath with intel that basically says: there’s one more member of this group, and: these people are British. Show, this is NOT HELPING. Her nose is still very cute though, which IS helping, a bit.
Inside the Map Room, sniffer dogs – which are HUGE!!! – have found LOTS of explosives, but unfortunately not all the explosives the group has. In the Camaro, McG is telling Mom that he can’t tell her anything he knows, while Danny is telling Rachel that he would tell her EVERYTHING he knows. Bless. More detectiving by Chin and Kono, which is too boring to go into, but the upshot is that the target is a ceremony attended by all the military leaders of the Pacific Rim, and the bomb will be in a car.
The VIP being honoured appears to be called General Crack Hour. Surely not? The area is evacuated and McG and Danny find the car containing the explosives. Personally, I would have called the Bomb Squad in at this point, rather than breaking a window and opening the trunk, and I am obviously more sensible than McG because the trunk has a very LARGE bomb in it. At this point they DO call an expert, who looks almost exactly like Q in Encounter At Farpoint (this is for my Trek girls. Peace and long life!).
In all seriousness, bomb disposal people are AMAZING and worthy of ALL THE RESPECT. Thank you Show, for reminding me of that. This whole ‘defusing’ scene is so tense it’s making my toes curl up. Awesome.
In not-at-all-serious-ness, the bomb guy is WELL CUTE. He can defuse me anytime, etc etc.
The team get the guy’s address from the GPS of the car – he’s not there, but he doesn’t have any of his papers with him so he can’t leave the country. McG decides that he and Danny will wait for the guy to get back and we’re back where we started. Danny, apropos of nothing in particular, starts talking about how he is on ‘borrowed time’, because he wasn’t supposed to have been alive for the last ten years, which leads us nicely into back into the flashback. Which I suppose is now a flashbackback.