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Episode 12: What's Our Plan? Discussion Post

ep 1: Oct 11 -- Nate Palmer's on the run.
ep 2: Oct 5 -- the football game.
ep 3: Oct 8 -- Nate flirts, remarkably unsuccessfully, with who we know is an agent for a covert organization that functions outside the gov't, resulting in Beth not liking Nate at all.
ep 4: -- Nate is approached by a man in an abandoned factory (?) and told to JOIN OR ELSE.
ep 5: -- October 12: Nate is mysteriously bailed out and he and Jen hit the road, while the 145 team moves toward Palmer Preserve to try to find him.
ep 6: Oct 9: Beth tells Nate about the IC-187 chip, which is a nano-micro-co-processor. It's 'the future' and contains the "first sustained thinking brain made out of purely organic material." October 12: Palmer Preserve: Beth fetches Nate and tries to ditch Jen. No go. Turns out Jen? Is, to quote Nate, a "165" who graduated college a semester early at (I think?) the age of 16. So she breached the 145 HQ, but her skills are sufficient, which seems to piss off Beth.
ep 7: -- Oct 12: Ben Compost is at Icon Technologies to see Mr. Leonard. We then shift to M.O.M., for some banter between Beth and Nate about whether or not Beth worries about or missed Nate. Flashback: October 9, Navy Pier: Is Beth an alien? We get a discussion of the murders at the hockey games and his best friend was beat up.
ep 8: --Oct 12: Jake, Beth, Jen and Nate meet up for snacks and talk in the M.O.M. conference room. Beth still has a thing about Nate's manners judging by the looks she gives him as he eats. We find out that MIQIIN is IQ-145's parent organisation according to Nate, who only found out about this yesterday. Jake told him about his father possibly being murdered by the Townes and his project stolen, and Nate's understandably upset. Nate's dad created IQ-145, but the Townes ran it and MIQIIN - the Townes were members of IQ-145 and the only ones his father trusted. Nate suspected Congressman Dryden as he saw him having an argument with his father the night before his father died. Congressman Dryden is now dead and Jake thinks Nate will be connected to it. MIQIIN is an acronym for 'Mary Is Quite Interested In Nothing'. Meanwhile, a new character - Mr Leonard of ICON Technologies - is introduced - he says he's not interested in Ben Compost's offer to his colleague, but then has to mysteriously go out to buy an anniversary present...
ep. 9--Nothing comes easy, we're told. M.O.M. turns back from its path to Florida to Chicago
ep 10 --M.O.M is back online and connections are traced between MIQIIN and Icon

ep 11 -- Convergence is our voiceover! And time. No one wants to say "next time." Beth tells us about M.O.M. and her pensiveness, about the calm before the storm. We have a sweet moment between Nate and Beth that isn't only kind of ruined when she says that she thinks he's a jerk.
Back at Compost's desk, his buddy tells Compost about Nate getting bailed out so quickly. There's another set of prints on the gun, so the buddy thinks that there's someone else to blame, not Nate. Ben then lures the forensics guy away and mucks with the evidence, taking away the prints, we're assuming.



Having a plan is basing things on what we know. Improving is changing course mid-stream. The team is back in Chicago and Nate, as team leader, decides that he and Beth need to investigate the 63rd floor to try to get some answers. They have 45 minutes. They get to an alley, they're going to take a package and pretend to make a delivery. Ben Compost is there! Someone else confronts them and Nate runs, leaving Beth to face Compost, though in the next scene, they seem to be talking. In a bar, Nate runs into Max, who he's surprised to see and Mr. Leonard.

Flash to M.O.M. and Nate and Beth are attempting to reconstruct events in a 3-D computer generated simulation when Nate is "virtually" attacked by a "virtual" Max, who is hitting him. Beth finds this amusing; Nate does not.

Flash again, back to Nate facing Max and Max introducing Nate as Nate Berringer to Mr. Leonard.

To be continued... we're told.

It's now clear that all the ties are wound together. We never saw Jake outside of M.O.M. but for that one time-- maybe? By ep. 12, Nate was clearly the leader of the operation.

Thoughts? Questions? Predictions?

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