Recap: Jaime enters the OSI research lab and sneaks up on her new boyfriend, a Native American dude named Tommy Littlehorse, and orders him to pack it in for the night and take her to dinner and a comedy club like he promised. The two then reminisce about how Jaime had recommended him to the OSI's Research Department after seeing how handy he was at fixing car engines - er, OK..? - and I guess this means that her last serious squeeze, Chris Williams, is definitely out of the picture.
Late that night, Dr. Jennings and two bad guy flunkies sneak into the OSI research lab. The lookout warns that the night watchman is coming...and when he enters the lab, peering around with his flashlight, the bad guys clunk him on the head and drag him over to a corner of the room. The bad guys remark that in order to steal Rosebud (the world's most devastating bomb-in-progress, built and designed by Dr. Jennings), they need to make it past "the voltage field". Dr. Jennings says he has that figured out - just as Tommy Littlehorse enters the lab and affably says he got here as quickly as he could, and that he parked his car out back, just as he was instructed. Dr. Jennings condescendingly calls him "a good lad" and opens a sliding door in front of another door labelled Danger, high voltage. Dr. Jennings tells Tommy he needs him to use his backup key to open that door, then pretends to shut the power switch off while Tommy puts in his key and - ack! - gets electrocuted in the process. As Dr. Jennings and his two flunkies step around Tommy's body to get into the high voltage room, one of them stares disdainfully down at Tommy and says, "Now that's a good Indian." Dr. Jennings shoots him the stink-eye and tells him to never make a shitheaded racist remark like that ever again, and the flunky just shrugs and points out that he was the one who killed him. As they wheel Rosebud out of the high voltage room, Tommy's near dead ghost spirit leaves his body and speed-floats over to Jaime's apartment.
Tommy Ghost floats through Jaime's window, and his ghostly backwind causes her curtains to flap around. Max starts whining/growling/barking when he senses the strange presence...and when Jaime also senses it, she turns on the light and climbs out of bed to look around. Tommy Ghost urgently tells Jaime, "It was Jennings!" and tries to draw her attention towards the lovely dovey framed photograph of the two of them. When it's clear that Jaime can't see or hear him, he gives up and speed-floats back to his lifeless body in the OSI research lab. Jaime opens a drawer, pulls out an amulet necklace that he gave her during their off-camera courtship, and stares at it contemplatively.
The next morning, a bra-less Jaime arrives at the OSI research lab and is told by Oscar that Tommy is suspected of stealing Rosebud. Jaime's all, "The fuck?" and tells Oscar and Dr. Jennings that Tommy could not possibly have had anything to do with such a robbery, then demands to know where he's being held. Oscar says he isn't being held anywhere 'cause he's dead...and Jaime tears up and squeaks, "Wuh? He's dead?" A few seconds later, someone runs in to loudly announce that Tommy Littlehorse is still alive, and Jaime perks up and is all, "Wuh? He's alive?" and Oscar scrunches his face perplexedly and says they all need to get to the hospital asap to see whassup with this episode's can't-decide-if-I'm-dead-or-alive guest star.
When Oscar, Jaime, and Dr. Jennings arrive at the hospital, Rudy tells them that Tommy is in a coma and is not expected to pull through. Jaime's all, "Ooooh nooo..", then says she'd like to sit at his bedside and reminisce about their spiritually intense courtship...which was somehow sandwiched between this episode and the time she was still seeing Chris Williams (three episodes ago) and getting all down and flirty with Jed Kimball aboard the Navy boat (two episodes ago).
Jaime flashes back to a time when she and Tommy were once lounging around her apartment together, chatting about his new OSI job, and him telling her how happy he is that white people like herself and Dr. Jennings gave him a chance. He gives her a necklace with a sun-shaped amulet and tells her that if she wears it while he's wearing his, their spirits will be linked forever...forever meaning until the end of this episode, 'cause once the end credits roll, we never see or hear from Tommy again. Tommy makes a hand motion over his heart and says it's a hand signal that means he has welcomed her as a friend into his heart...then makes a dagger-stabbing-the-heart motion and says it signifies the presence of an enemy [that will come in handy later in the episode]. Jaime looks touched and says she definitely likes the friend part of his hand motions...then snaps out of her reverie and sees that Oscar is poking his head in the hospital room, telling her he's ready to head back to the OSI. Jaime says she'd like to stay at the hospital awhile longer, then insists again that Tommy could not have committed the robbery. Oscar grimly says, "I hope so" and exits the room.
Dr. Jennings tells his bad guy flunkies to make sure that Tommy dies tonight...'cause even though he's at death's door, he doesn't want to risk Rudy pulling off a miracle and coaxing the brain dead lad out of his coma. The flunkies promise they'll head over to the hospital after visiting hours and get the job done.
The nurse tells Jaime that, yep, Tommy is still in critical condition, but that the life support machine is helping him through this crisis period. Jaime tells her she's going to take a break and go to the cafeteria for some coffee...but when she walks past Dr. Jennings' flunkies in the hall disguised as doctors, she touches her amulet necklace and senses that something is very wrong. She returns to Tommy's room and sees one of the flunkies trying to unplug his life support machine...and when she asks what in blazes they're doing, the other flunky whirls around and points his gun at her and snarls, "Don't move." Jaime retorts by bionically karate chopping his arm, which causes the gun to fly to the other side of the room...and the other flunky picks it up, and the two flee the room. Jaime bionically shoves a gurney at them, and their stunt doubles fall to the floor and open fire on Jaime, but fortunately the bullet misses her and hits the window. Jaime rushes back into Tommy's room to bionically fuse the disconnected wires together so that his life support machine will kick back into working order - just as the nurse runs over and asks her how she did that. Jaime's like, "Uh, rubber shoes..?" and the nurse refrains from calling her out on her non-answer, and also doesn't appear to notice the giant bullet hole in the window overlooking Tommy's room. Jaime resumes her vigil at his bedside and implores him to get well so he can tell the world what happened to him.
Dr. Jennings is talking to his flunkies on the phone, gets miffed when he learns that Tommy is still alive, and expresses bafflement that "that little slip of a girl" was able to overpower two grown men. Rudy and Oscar enter the lab and report to Dr. Jennings that Tommy will be guarded 24/7, and Jennings wryly says it was damn lucky that Jaime was there to defend him from the bad guys and then kickstart his life support machine. Rudy concurs, then tells him that, according to Jaime, Tommy has been trying to reach her on a subconscious level...and Jennings mulls over that troubling nugget and murmurs, "Hmm.."
Tommy Ghost rises up from his hospital bed and speed-floats over to a municipal power plant, where the two flunkies who just tried to kill him are camped out and plotting their next move. After glaring at them hatefully for a few seconds, he vanishes.
Jaime is at home, relaxing on the couch and staring at photos of her and Tommy while touching her amulet necklace. As she's doing that she suddenly has visions of Rosebud inside a municipal power plant...and Tommy Ghost appears and moans about how badly he wants to reach her. Jaime feels his presence, and reacts by calling up Dr. Jennings to tell him about the visions she just had: flashes of Rosebud in a large, industrial type building. Dr. Jennings looks wigged out by how accurate her visions are, then breezily says he can't really help in any way 'cause he knows nothing about dream analysis. He offers to monitor her brainwaves to see if that could do anything to help pull Tommy out of his coma, and Jaime says she's willing to do anything to help her beloved. She agrees to swing by the lab at 8pm and then go to dinner with him so they can talk about this crackpot idea some more.
Dr. Jennings tells his bad guy flunkies that they can solve the problem of Tommy Ghost communicating with Jaime "at Jaime's end", then starts smashing stuff in the OSI research lab to make it look as if there's been a break-in. After that, the flunkies tamper with the elevator.
Jaime, meanwhile, dolls herself up for dinner while Tommy Ghost tries to warn her that Dr. Jennings is very dangerous.
Jaime arrives at the OSI research lab and sees that everything is smashed up and in complete disarray. When she can't find Dr. Jennings, she heads back to the elevator...which starts hurtling down the elevator shaft. Jaime bionically rips off a piece of the steel hand railing and pokes it through the elevator wall to the shaft, and eventually the elevator slowly comes to a stop. Phew!
Over at the OSI, Oscar and Rudy discuss the apparent kidnapping of Dr. Jennings...and Rudy says that by the looks of how messed up everything is in the research lab, he put up quite a struggle. When the phone rings, Oscar presses record on his tape player before answering, and the caller is one of the bad guys, pretending to be Jennings' kidnapper. Dr. Jennings, who's listening in on the call, takes a break from eating what looks like a very tasty lunch and tells Oscar that he's being treated well - but that his "kidnappers" have Rosebud and want him to do the setup for them, and have threatened to hurt him if he refuses. The "kidnapper" gets back on the phone and tells Oscar he wants $5 million in exchange for Rosebud and Dr. Jennings, and specifies that he wants Rudy to be the go-between: on a rural highway at 4pm. Oscar hangs up, tells Rudy the latest development, and says he'll send Jaime along for reinforcement. He then calls Jaime, who's spacily sitting on her couch, ignoring the ringing phone as she rubs her amulet necklace. Tommy Ghost appears and wails, "It's Dr. Jennings! He stole Rosebud!" ... but when Jaime suddenly brightens and cries, "Dr. Jennings is in danger!", a frustrated Tommy Ghost gives up on her ability to see near-dead people and speed-floats somewhere out in nature to visit with his dead ancestors, who urge him to seek justice - not revenge.
Rudy goes home to change into a smart looking tweed suit, shirt and tie, and silly blue hat, then returns to the OSI to collect the briefcase packed with $5 million. Oscar tells him that there's a homing signal inside the handle, which has a range of five miles. That seems pretty inadequate for a tracking device, but OK.
Tommy Ghost returns to Jaime's apartment, and this time she's able to see his ghostly hologram against the brick of her fireplace. She watches as he does the over-the-heart hand motion that translates to you are my friend, then the dagger motion for Dr. Jennings tried to kill me and is therefore my enemy. Since Jaime isn't able to translate that last thing so well, Tommy Ghost summons a flurry of wind across the room so that a notebook on Jaime's desk opens to a map of a municipal power plant in the area. Fortunately, she twigs onto the fact that is a very important clue.
Rudy is standing on the side of the road, waiting to hand off the cash-filled briefcase in exchange for Rosebud and Dr. Jennings. One of the bad guys drives up in a motorcycle (dressed up like a police officer), relieves Rudy of the briefcase, chirps, "Thanks!" and races off. LOL. As Rudy's all, "Wha-at just happened?", the OSI tactical teams in the area scramble to chase the motorcycle...but then lose him when he suddenly goes off-roading in a mountainous area. Well done, guys.
Jaime arrives at the municipal power plant, spots the bad guy arrive on his motorcycle, and follows him inside...and eventually she reaches the area where Dr. Jennings is "being held". When Dr. Jennings sees her, he pretends to be a hostage and cries, "Help me!", so Jaime bionically karate chops one of the bad men and knocks the gun out of his hand. The bad guy who was riding the motorcycle appears behind her with his gun drawn and wryly says to Dr. Jennings, "Fast thinking, doctor." Jaime glares at Dr. Jennings, who covers his mouth while audibly gasping that he's just been outed as the mastermind behind this episode's cartoonishly sinister plot, then tells Jaime he's sorry she had to get involved in this. That said, he then orders the bad guys to handcuff her to Rosebud so she can meet a particularly grisly end.
Dr. Jennings warns Jaime not to put any pressure on Rosebud, otherwise the thing will blow [and take all of them with her before they've had a chance to abscond]. He then explains that he got really disgruntled with the OSI for refusing to let him develop Rosebud from being any more than 20% efficient, and promptly confiscated it. Well d'yuh, he sounds like a shitty bomb-maker they should have fired [along with the previously disgruntled scientist, Payton Jones from the Biofeedback episode, who bitchily absconded to East Germany with his OSI subsidized coding analyzer]. Dr. Jennings sets a timer, says there's no way to deal with his disgruntlement other than to blow her and this municipal power plant up (!), and makes a break for it with the $5 million. Jaime is somehow able to block a red laser beam that controls the bomb's timer, then gently breaks the handcuff chain. She takes off after Dr. Jennings and bionically leaps down a flight of stairs and lands right in front of him. He's all, "How did you do tha-at?" and doesn't bother putting up a fight when she demands that he hand over the briefcase and surrender himself for arrest.
Jaime is back at Tommy's bedside, imploring him to wake up so she can watch the sunset with him, swim with him under the full moon, listen to him drone on and on about his ancestors, etc. etc. She clutches his hand while staring at him imploringly, and is pleasantly surprised when he opens his eyes and smiles at her. Hurray!
Get well and farewell, Tommy Littlehorse. We hardly knew ye.
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