This episode opens with a group of armed men breaking into a young woman’s apartment. She rushes around and some sort of metal butterfly is floating around her. She gets outside of her apartment and blows it up.
Back at the office, Lee and Kathy are going over the budget and she mentions that they are a touch over. They start talking about traveling and Kathy admits that she was an army brat who grew up in some interesting places. Lee is surprised and Kathy admits that when she hiked across Borneo that she threw away the map. Lee admits that he put her in the wrong bus.
At Bill’s, he is watching television and his wife tells him that her friend is pregnant. Janie is upset and asks if Bill still wants kids. He says that it’s a big decision, but she says that they have been thinking about this for years and she doesn’t have forever.
On the way into the office, Lee gets a call from Gary’s mother who says that Gary is sick. She goes upstairs and tells Gary that Lee said that he has the day off. When Gary gets insistent, she simply says not today.
At the office, Hicks is trying to fix his toaster and Nina comments about men and their toys, as Lee is walking past. Lee asks to see Nina in the office to discover if there is some flirting going on between the Nina and Hicks. Nina immediately asks if Rachel said anything. Lee says no and that he is sure it’s perfectly innocent, but he wants to make sure it remains that way. Rachel walks back into the break room and Lee swiftly follows saying that an alpha is missing.
The team goes to Skylar’s apartment and learns that her special ability is to create things that no one has ever seen before. Bill quips that she should have learned to build a better door. Rachel picks up that an assault team was there, and Hicks says that she was ready and had the place rigged to blow. Apparently, Skylar is a catch and release alpha, because she poses no threat. They question one of her suppliers and ask if she in trouble. He goes on a rant about the government, and so Nina gives him a push. He tells them that she stopped by last night talking about needing extra cash and so was arranging to meet a special buyer.
At some sort of fair, Skylar hands over a product to help the buyer sleep. She is once again being chased by an assault team. Rachel looks at the ground and sees the footprints. Once again they are pushing the plausible deniability thread. Skylar releases her metal insect, but before she can get out of the fair, the team grabs her and stuffs her into the van.
At the office, Skylar is not impressed that they were following her and points out that they promised to leave her alone. Lee asks who was chasing her, and she says that people get upset when she turns down an offer. Skylar asks again what they want, and Lee says that she is danger and that they want to help her. I actually believe her questioning Lee, because he is downright skeevy. He has abused his position of power throughout the season. Skylar calls him on it, and asks if she is free to go, and of course he says that there are a few things they need to do first.
Bill pulls Hicks aside and asks if his son is different, but Hicks says he is just a normal boy. Gary confronts his mother Sandra and says that he knows that she lied and that he does not have the day off. Sandra says that Lee lied to her and that he is no longer going to work with him. It seems that she has found him another job doing data entry. Sandra says that it is not safe and that she refuses to allow Lee to endanger Gary again. Gary says that he is an adult and can make his own decisions, but Sandra says not this time. In anger, he tells her to leave. I liked this scene because it had Gary standing up for himself as well as another character acknowledging that Lee is not the honest, harmless doctor that the pretends to be.