Plan B, Part 3: Cross-fire
Connie is reading the intriguing download that AREM sent her. She doesn’t really understand, but before she can continue, Whit comes in. Connie bursts into telling him about the memo and how it says Andromeda is looking for Eugene and how she thinks AREM is really a good guy. Then she trails off. Whit says slowly, “Connie...Mitch is dead.” Before Connie can react, several FBI men break into the room and take the two of them (and Whit’s computer) down to their office.
Meanwhile in Chicago, Jack arrives at the airport with the package and meets Joanne. They open the package and find a computer disk inside.
Back in Odyssey, Whit and Connie are talking to Agent Bourland. He’s trying to find out why AREM sent Whit confidential reports. Connie tries to answer, but reacts in shock to finding out that Mitch was AREM. Bourland insists that they are trying to find whoever did this. He shows them a photo of the “bald guy” and says his name is Mr. Charles. He’s head of security for Andromeda and he does their dirty work. The next photo is of the red-haired woman. Her name is Monica Stone and she’s an expert in high-tech espionage. After their talk, Bourland lets the two of them go with their computer and asks them to tell him if anything happens.
In the Chicago airport, Jack and Joanne see Arthur Dent and the two men who were chasing Jack. Joanne has an idea for the disc.
Meanwhile, Whit pulls up to Connie’s house. Connie is quiet. Whit asks her if there’s anything he can do. Connie says she just wants to go to bed. She gets out of the car, but then gets right back in. She starts crying and Whit tries to comfort her.
Back in Chicago, Jack and Joanne head to their gate to go home. Jack’s tired of all the intrigue.
Whit’s End is quiet the next morning. Whit is reading the paper when Connie comes in. They note that Mitch is being taken to Maine for a funeral. Whit then tells her that he’s talked to Jack and Joanne. They said Eugene and Katrina got married. Connie is disappointed that she wasn’t there, but is glad they’re together at last. The two of them head upstairs to see if Eugene has e-mailed, but Whit notices that the lock has been jimmied. They open the door and see that the office has been ransacked!
Later that morning, Jack and Joanne come into the shop. They can’t understand everything that’s going on. Whit thinks Dent’s package may have some answers. It’s at the post office now registered in Whit’s name. Suddenly, the voices go “tinny.” Mr. Charles and Monica Stone are listening to their conversation. Mr. Charles sends Monica to the post office to intercept the package.
Whit and Jack arrive at the post office and Whit recognizes Monica. He and Jack head inside, pick up the package from Wooton, and head to the back door. Wooton notices a black car out there, so Whit turns around. What are they going to do?
Meanwhile, Mr. Charles is talking to Monica on her cell phone. When she sees them he tells her she has to get that package. Monica revs her engine and runs her car into Whit’s. She gets out and demands the package. Whit hands it over and Monica hops back in her car and peels away. Whit wonders how she knew they were coming to the post office.
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- The broadcast version of this episode included a "Fun Fact" about a scene in the background of a scene in #313: “Top This!”.
- This show finally revealed the full identity of two characters introduced much earlier in the story arc: Bennett Charles (first heard of in #469: “Chains, Part 2”) and Monica Stone (first mentioned in #458: “Red Herring”).
- This episode takes place away from Odyssey: Episodes That Take Place Away from Odyssey
QuotesJohn Whittaker: I have something to tell you.
Connie Kendall: Whit, what's wrong?
John Whittaker: Connie, Mitch. Mitch is dead.
Jack Allen: Whit, what's going on here? People are breaking and entering, and disappearing and dying. What is this all about?
John Whittaker: That's what I'm trying to find out. That package from Arthur Dent should have some answers.
John Whittaker: One thing puzzles me, Jack. How did she know we were going to the post office?