Jim picks up his briefing at a park and is informed that Anton Malek, a spy working undercover in the Federated People’s Republic, has discovered he has an incurable disease. He plans to go out with a bang, planting a nuclear bomb at the reactor where he works as a military officer. The explosion will set off a nuclear war between the FPR and the West. If the IMF does anything to reveal his presence, Malek will detonate the bomb prematurely but he will detonate it at 4 p.m. the next day regardless...Read the full recap
Guest agents: Wai Lee, the Globe Repertory Company
Special effects man Jonnie Burke received an Emmy nomination for his fake bomb design.
Guard: Special convoy number 43 is at the main entrance, General.
Anton Malek: They're late.
General Brenner: If it were not for the Premier's desire that we work in a culturally-satisfying environment, I would not care if they never arrived. Works of art are for a museum, not for a nuclear reactor complex!
General Brenner: I have no time for discussion of abstract art.
Jim: It is not abstract art, it is cubist!
General Brenner: Whatever. I have neither the time nor the inclination to continue this ridiculous discussion.
Anton Malek: I would not judge General Brenner too harshly, Mr Bocunsky. He's not artistically inclined.
Jim: Yes, I know the General's type very well. He is the kind of man who would refer to a concert violist as a fiddler.
Anton Malek: The time has run out for me.
Wai Lee: No, no it has not.
Anton Malek: Yes, I cannot postpone death any longer.
Wai Lee: But you do not have to die, not now.
Anton Malek: Yes, I do. There is no other way.
Wai Lee: I do not understand you.
Anton Malek: You will.