In less lovey-dovey news, CIA girl Kate is pissed. She wants out. How does one do that, anywaybe jumped out of the CIA? Kate doesn't get a chance to find out, however, as she's tasked with switching a list locked in a Soviet's safe. While sneaky stuff is going down, the fire alarm in the building where Kate is up to CIA business goes off (it's a hotelwe'll get back to this in a minute), and Kate intercepts her list-switching target about to shoot her CIA hottie contact. Kate shoots! Bad communist dies! CIA love interest saved! Thus, the episode ends with Kate becoming even more entwine in shady spy stuff than before, despite her desire to leave all of it behind.
Back to the lovey stuff again, co-pilot Ted is finally getting some action, but not with Laura (the blonde flight attendant) as he'd wish, but with his old debutante flame, Amanda (played by Ashley Greene). She's kind of mean and we immediately dislike her, like what's she doing up in our television drama? Guess what! Laura doesn't like her either, but ultimately Laura in a slinky black dress can't even turn Ted's head back on straight. Amanda will be back, and we're guessing she'll feature in a love triangle for the next few episodes.
Back to the hotel. The fire is all Maggie's (Christina Ricci) fault! You see, she's gone and had another personality crisis (is she a rebel who protests for the good of the world or a good little FA who does her job making people happy?) and nuclear testing is the issue du jour. As you can tell from our past episode reviews, Maggie is our least favorite character. She's consistently annoying, spastic and her plotlines are the hardest to believe (even though Kate is a supposed CIA operative who now murders Commies). The short of it is that Maggie ends up in bed at their London hotel with a pro-nuclear senator heading to an atomic conference to give a very important speech. Maggie burns her own principles in bed with him, then promptly burns his speech, which sets the hotel alight.
Finally, let's get onto the plane. With Dean gone haystacking with Colette, a substitute pilot (Thornton) boards and immediately begins scoping out his crew. No, really; he attempts to look down Laura's blouse and she responds by spilling hot coffee all over him. Whoopsies! Of course, this had to happen in order for Ted to step in and save Laura from disciplinary action, so that she owes him a favor, which ends up being her arrival at Ted's date with Amanda. Whew. Dra-ma!