The Cape. Monday night's episode is the first of a two-parter. Orwell got a tip about a man being held in an asylum/care center against his will. Illeana Douglas played the nurse who tipped Orwell off (and she was surprised that Orwell was a woman -- although Orwell insisted "Orwell sent me" to keep her cover). So there's a man who's Conrad but he won't admit he's Conrad. And he's the son of a prominent family.
And the family's annual parade is taking place and a terrorist target. So the Cape is trying to work that and keep people safe.
But there's someone going around blowing dust that kills people and this person? He's dead.
It's all connected we find out in the final moments.
The dead man was a doctor at the asylum. He is now controlled by Conrad. Who is seeking revenge on the town and his family's legacy because he was placed in the asylum by his mother when he was a newborn. Due to a disease he had. As a child, he was tortured by workers there. But he studied and apparently chemicals. He then ended up learning to control people with the drugs he cooked up (including the doctor).
The Cape realizes they're chasing the wrong angle just as Conrad pulls off his mask (his face has burns all over it, it turns out) and blows the dust on Orwell.
This was a really strong episode and already The Cape is a better show than V ever was. I hear V's getting the axe and, if so, I really don't give a damn.
Alan e-mailed me to ask what kind of chicken I like best because he was getting chicken at his local grocery store deli and was surprised at all the choices now: fried (as they've always had), baked, bbq. My favorite is chipolte. But only if it's fresh. If it's not, they just drag some tired (fried) chicken through some seasoning and pretend like it was cooked with the seasoning. (Meaning the skin has a taste but not the chicken meat.)
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"