Friday, April 29, 2011
While Jack recovers, we meet "The Boss" (Tamar Hansen) who has heard that Jack is dead, and informs one of his men, Dominique (Peter Barrett) that "To lose a man is worth it, to keep the others in line. You do know that don't you?" They agree that Jack was one of their best, and attributes the loss to karma. Dominique expresses some concern about the ends taken to achieve their means and the Boss explains "Nobody cares about the means. That's why Jack did the job." When the underling insists on a questioning tone, the Boss gets angry, reminding him that it was his job to keep Jack under control, adding "It all went tits up and I had to deal with it. End of!"
Jack takes some tests at the doctor's insistence. He's concerned that Jack may lose memory or hallucinate due to his brain missing oxygen while he was dead. While discussing this, Jack sees his dead partner Sid, (Neil Maskell) although he denies hallucinating to the doctor. Against the doctor's advisement, Jack insists on leaving. The doctor cautions him against exerting himself, as it could start him bleeding again. While making a call from a payphone Jack is interrupted by his dead girlfriend saying "You can't trust him." before vanishing. Jack drops the phone and walks away and we see the Boss speaking to the air. We then see the Boss speaking with a hit man, about Jack's body not being found, and then about Carter. The hitman insists that Jack is dead and refuses to help with Carter as it would be a conflict of interest.
Meanwhile, Jack quickly disregards the doctor's caution in order to save a baby, whose stroller got away and fell in a river. The grateful parents want to celebrate his action but Jack insists that he wants no attention, asking the father to keep the cops away from him. Alone, his dead partner Sid again confronts him, saying "Saving babies now are ya? It won't be enough. Go back to London. Finish it. For me." Jack tells him to leave but Sid comes back with "You'd jump into a rat infested river for a total stranger, but you weren't there for me. I thought we had each other's backs"
Jack and Natasha spend some time "laying low." in Amsterdam. Jack tells her that he will take care of Carter as well as get her her "inheritance. He tells her that her father, the previous crime boss, had all kinds of money hidden away, which appears to be a surprise to her. They discuss Carter locking her out of the family business and Jack assures her that he trusts her and they return to London.
We find Carter giving orders to his dimwitted thugs, and then criticizing his young girlfriend, Xanthe's (Annie Cooper) shopping habits, shooting holes in one of her unworn dresses. She tells him to relax as they have more money than they can spend. Carter complains that since he controls everything things have gotten too easy. He "misses the fight." Xanthe manages to calm him down.
Jack and Natasha find an apartment to hide in, although unknown to them they're spotted entering it. They fight over the fact that Jack hasn't thanked her for saving his life and it comes out that she saw the hitman aiming at him, and shot him in the arm. Sid appears, cautioning Jack not to trust her. Natasha storms out and Jack's dead girlfriend Erin (Rita Ramnani) appears again, telling him he should leave, as nothing good will happen here. She calls him away from the door he's standing in front of just before some thugs shoot holes in it. He has enough notice to get the better of them, using an ice skate to incapacitate one.
He leaves the apartment and finds his old friend Carly (Jing Lusi) who lets him stay at her place. She tells him her brother has been looking for him. Natasha has showed up at Carter's in the meantime, attempting to claim her part of the business. Carter isn't very kindly disposed towards her, and tells her the only thing he can offer is a job as a prostitute if she wants it. She's enraged when she sees her father's ring on his finger. Carter has her escorted out.
Jack looks through photos of Erin, reading a note she wrote him telling him to leave his life behind and look for her, (if it's not too late, which of course, it is) and then dreaming of her. We then meet Detective Edwards (Dexter Fletcher) investigating the scene Jack made at Natasha's apartment. He has a glass sent out for fingerprinting and asks that the results be sent to him personally
Jack, back at Carly's is feeling bad about not saving Erin and Sid. Carly offers to stay with him, but Jack argues with his SId hallucination, which she assumes is directed at her and leaves. Detective Edwards runs into Carly at the bar where she bartends, and gets a call about the glass, confirming that the prints are Jack's.
Jack narrates that the only cop he ever knew that was "straight down the line" was Edwards, and we see Jack finding Edwards on a bus. Edwards reveals that he has trouble keeping secrets since he was assigned a partner to keep tabs on him. Jack tells Edwards that Carter had him killed, but Edwards doesn't believe it, saying Carter doesn't have it in him.
Officer Domique finds Natasha on the street and has her taken to the station despite her protests. Jack gets a gun and goes looking for Carter. Natasha is questioned about Jack's death. She insists that he was dead and has an outburst when she's needled about callin Carter Daddy. The Boss ends up taking over the interrogation telling her they need to talk about Jack.
Carter meanwhile has a meeting with the hitman that the Boss had seen earlier. Carter guesses that he has him to thank for taking out his "favorite undercover pig," (Jack) and thanks him, revealing that he didn't pay for it. Carter shows him a picture of his intended target (the Boss) and the hitman exclaims (Jesus, you two really don't like each other do ya?"
Jack continues trying to figure out what happened, while wresttling with his ghosts, while the Boss', Carter's and Natasha's interests start converging, leading after a few complications, to a showdown with a different ending than you might expect.