CHAOS “Love and Rockets” Season 1 Episode 3 - Remember that guy who hangs around in the lobby and halls, accosting Rick to tell him about how he has no job but is still officially employed by the CIA? That’s Blanke, and he gets a leading role this week, accompanying the ODS on a mission to an ex-soviet state. A mission he put together.
Obviously things weren’t going to go to plan. The original aim of detaining a warlord ended up being altered to include ‘obtain and remove dirty bombs’ and ‘get said warlord’s daughters new identities in a safe country’. But this is the ODS – they thrive on challenges. All three objectives are carried out, everyone gets home safe, and Billy even gets a date out of it. Sweet.
This was a great episode. The involvement of Blanke in the mission was a surprising change of pace (it’s only episode 3 and it already feels odd to have someone replaced), but if anything Casey’s minimal screentime only served to make his character even funnier. (I would like to have seen the aftermath of the initial experiment, though. What did he do to the rat?) Read More...